Coaster Dynamics releases more pictures of The Comet wood coaster model

Sunday, July 10, 2005 2:37 PM
This thing looks super cool! I can't wait until more info is released. The best thing is that it runs too!

Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 3

Picture 4

*** Edited 7/11/2005 4:32:52 AM UTC by coasterpunk***

Sunday, July 10, 2005 4:31 PM
Just wait until you see it in person! They had it running at the National Model Train Show in Cincinnati this weekend and it is really an amazing little model.

It will be the perfect addition to that little park mentioned in my signature.

Sunday, July 10, 2005 5:33 PM
Wow, I can't wait until this comes out. Does anyone remember how much this is going to cost, or haven't they said yet? It looks amazing from the pictures.
Sunday, July 10, 2005 5:43 PM
They said it would go for $160, but seeing it now I don't think it's worth it. You could build the same thing out of Balsa wood for less I'm sure.
Sunday, July 10, 2005 5:46 PM
But could yours run?? ;)
Sunday, July 10, 2005 5:54 PM
hahaha. That would be perfect for my room.(its coaster themed corner to corner)

Sunday, July 10, 2005 9:16 PM
You could build the same thing out of Balsa Wood, But it would take up so much time and effort (and probably loads of cash) do make it do what this thing does, including run a train, that I'd much rather spend $160 on this. Not worth it? Whatever.
Sunday, July 10, 2005 9:53 PM
You would be amazed at the amount of balsa wood you blow through on even a small coaster like this. And the price does add up. Not to mention the tedium of building 5 million bents that are almost but not quite identical! And trying to get it to actually operate is another headache in itself.

I've been there, unsuccessfully :) $160 is a good price. Especially compared to other HO items made for the model railroading market. These days you're talking around $100 + for a good quality engine. How much does the Faller coaster go for now? And that isn't even half as cool.

Sunday, July 10, 2005 11:01 PM
I think it would be worth it. By the way Picture 2 is here:
the link above both for picture 1 and 2 are the theres the fix.
Sunday, July 10, 2005 11:29 PM
I think it looks pretty sweet. Also you can just click the "next" button at the top of the page to see all four pictures. ;)
Sunday, July 10, 2005 11:35 PM
I'm glad I wasn't the only one who figured that out. :)
Monday, July 11, 2005 2:37 AM
The model received rave reviews at the show, thankfully. Young and old alike were amazed by the fact that it worked so consistently. In fact, it ran for 3 days with 1800 cycles per day. Try to get your Faller Big Dipper to do that. lol. We will have more pictures, including ones with passengers in the trains and lights in the high turns (way cool) coming soon.
Monday, July 11, 2005 1:00 PM
Anyone thinking they can build the same from balsa wood should give up on those thoughts. I have been building operating models for many years, and have sold a couple also. To build a model on the scale CoasterDynamix does, and have it work, is not easy. Building a model out of balsa and having it work will cost more that what thier kit does. Trust me I know, as I have tried. Everyone do yourself a favor and just buy the kit. You will have something that works and is nice to look at in the end. I can't wait to get my hands on one myself.
Monday, July 11, 2005 1:03 PM
How extensible is the kit going to be? For example, can I buy two kits and make a longer layout with a little scratch building and the parts from the kit? Can I make something that is more akin to a figure eight layout using these pieces?
Monday, July 11, 2005 1:08 PM
I heard you could but it would take a very long time and alot of effort. I heard the model isn't supposed to be taken apart and rebuilt in a different layout. You could if you wanted but it would be a very long process.
Monday, July 11, 2005 1:29 PM
I am sure it would be possible and anyone who has done kitbashing before would likely be one who would be more likely to try this.

I would like buy a few...maybe up to 5...Keep one of this layout. And then with the remaining kit try to build an out and back model. That would be fun to try anyway.

Monday, July 11, 2005 4:41 PM
I grew up on Lego's, Lincoln Logs and Erector sets. That being said, I'd pay 160.00 for it. I've worked with balsa, and it's fine to make planes with but the time to do that from scratch for a coaster would be insane. Hell, a big set of Knex or Lego's could cost you close to 160 bucks anyway, so buy the CDynamics instead.
Looks fun to me.
Monday, July 11, 2005 6:03 PM
I guess I was wrong about Balsa being cheaper. Oh well, the only thing I don't like about this model mainly is the layout. I hope they have a larger one in the works, then I'd be all for buying.
Monday, July 11, 2005 6:24 PM
Don't call it "Legos" or "Lego's." It pisses off the company. It's simply "Lego."
Monday, July 11, 2005 6:33 PM
Which is Danish for "play well" -- actually its both Dutch words combined: leg [play] and godt [well].

And thus ends your Dutch lesson for the day! ;)


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