CMG Models has released photos of the Idora Wildcat model. The yellow and blue structure is over 50% complete and being built to the original profile (using the curving first drop).
Link: CMG Model Coasters
Chris is one of the finer modelers out there. Take a few minutes to see his site, and note how a static model can be just as rewarding (if not more so) than an operating one. Though not as challenging, they can be accurate in scale and visuals, and make a great display. You can get a lot of detail in one of these, and they are fairly simple to construct (but take awhile). I also encourage beginners to try their hand at static models before taking on an operating one!
Don't.....look.....back! The Headless Horseman awaits you in 2002!
Model coasters and rides
Of picuters of models I have seen, the static ones appear to be more realistic looking because their details and scale are more accurate to the original. As for "operating" models... some things (including layout) would have to be out of scale in order to get them to work. In my opinion, I would take a more ralistic look over the functionality any day.
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