Check out this Swiss "Miniature" Coaster

Saturday, June 16, 2012 3:59 PM

I am traveling thru Europe currently and there was a big streetfestival in my hometown of Frankfurt/Germany.

The featured guest was Switzerland and the tourist office went all out with a "coaster" that advertised there country. I could have watched it all day, but some beers had my name on it, so I took a quick handy video which I think you might like to check out aswell..

Saturday, June 16, 2012 10:35 PM

The Franklin Institute Science Museum in Philadelphia has something similar:

I used to spend a lot of time standing there watching it when I used to go there a few times a year.

Saturday, June 16, 2012 11:41 PM

The Fleet Science Center in San Diego has a similar device that uses billiard balls.

Sunday, June 17, 2012 9:42 AM

The roller coaster connection with Switzerland was fitting. It looked like an Intamin miniature, but it was B&M reliable.

Sunday, June 17, 2012 12:03 PM

lol@Jeph. Well played my friend!

Sunday, June 17, 2012 9:43 PM

Most of the big ones that you see in the science museums and airports (the ones that use billiard balls or in the case of the Franklin Institution, golf balls) were made by George Rhoads.

He is one of my heroes! I would love to replicate some of his stuff using K'nex, but youtube has a bunch of people who could do it far better than me.

Great Stuff!

Here's To Shorter Lines & Longer Trip Reports!


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