CMG Models completes the Idora Wildcat model

Posted Wednesday, February 27, 2002 6:14 AM | Contributed by CMG

CMG Models has just released three new photo galleries of the completed Idora Wildcat model. The model was built using the original plans from 1930. Construction of the model has also been documented with three photo galleries that take the project from the ground up.

Link: CMG Model Coasters

Wednesday, February 27, 2002 8:46 AM
WOOOOOOHHHHHHOOOOOO!!!!Great job.Hope to hear more from thim!
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 10:06 AM
Great job guys! I know I don't have the ability to take on such a painstaking project with all that accuracy. Any idea why it was changed from a curving drop to a flat turn?
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Off with the trims!
My fellow Americans; Let's Roll!
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 10:10 AM
janfrederick's avatar Wow, it sure looks an aweful lot like the Belmont Giant Dipper.
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"I'll bet that thing hits 5 Gs going through that loop.....faaar ooouut!"
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 11:57 AM
CMG ROCKS!!
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 12:29 PM
Super re-creation of this classic1920's wooden coaster.  Patrick Duffy would be proud.  It's "sister" coaster, the Jack Rabbit, was the first true rollercoaster I ever rode.     
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...Frau Farbissina - founder of the militant wing of the Salvation Army....
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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 12:40 PM
Bigkirby:  I'm not sure of the exact date it was changed or why but the coaster was ROUGH even by today's standards - it's my guess it was modified to attract more of a broad based group of riders.  The modification certainly happened before my time, that's for sure, and from what I've heard about it, it was no less thrilling after the modification.  The coaster had several unusual elements, including the fan turn and several great banking sections.   

Unfortunately, when the Lost River flume attraction (which was built in close proximity to the Wild Cat) was accidentally set ablaze by welders, the fan turn and all of the elements beneath it were destroyed.  From what I can remember, Idora could not finance reconstruction.  The rest is all history. 

This would be a great coaster for a park to rebuild (blueprints are still available).  Even by today's standards, it would still be a smash hit.   

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...Frau Farbissina - founder of the militant wing of the Salvation Army....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2002 1:50 PM
Chris, hats off to you again for this wonderful recreation. Be sure to keep us posted on your next project. Hope you were able to use that piece of memorabilia I sent ya!

Brad Sherman
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Don't.....look.....back! The Headless Horseman awaits you in 2002!
Model coasters and rides

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Thursday, February 28, 2002 1:54 PM
Thanks for all the great comments. I'm glad all of you enjoy the models. Also thanks Ophthodoc for the modification explanation. Chris M. Gray
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