Coaster Model Kits!

Sunday, July 29, 2001 7:55 AM
Wouldn't it be nice if the plastic and wooden model companies made roller coaster model kits like they do with airplanes, cars and ships? They could make kits featuring the best coasters out there classic and new. This could be a nice little alternative to those of us who can't easily make a coaster model from scratch. I would love to see this happen sometime soon, how about you?
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 8:02 AM
Sure, it's definetely possibly. I could easily picture it with todays modern steel coasters. Assembly would be much like the actual construction. The track would come in peices, and so could the supports. I think it might be interesting to have a full scale model of Nitro, or Millenium Force on my desk. However, unless they were sold in the park gift shops, I really don't think that there would be much of a market for it beyond the enthusiasts.

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I'd Rather Be Riding Rollercoasters
www.mycoasters.homestead.com/mycoasters.html
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 8:18 AM
that would be really cool! it would be even better if it was working.

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Best woodie: The Beast
Best steel: MF
Best park: IOA! Get to the point... cedar point!
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 8:19 AM
I saw a website -I can't remember where- about a company that is developing kits that they hope to release in time for Christmas.

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Sunday, July 29, 2001 10:40 AM
I'd love to build coaster models, but unfortunately I'm nowhere near skilled enough to even handle the cheapie snap-together models! My husband does some modeling though, and coaster models would be a great challenge. And even if they were only available through parks (either gift shops or websites even), I still think they'd see a tidy profit.

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Po!nt of View: A different look at Roller Coasters.
http://www.crosswinds.net/~justmayntz/thrills/index.html
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 4:47 PM
There is the Faller Big Dipper kit for model train sets.

Choc, you left out the hypen, it's www.coaster-tech.com

For those who want one now, there is the K'NEX Screamin' Serpent kit. Do a search below for more threads on this (Just type in K'NEX.)
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 5:16 PM
Faller also makes a Wild Mouse model as well as a flume ride.They both work,and the flume actually uses water. They also offer a nice selection of models of German Spectactular rides as well.
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 7:53 PM
That would be sweet.
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 8:40 PM
that site it so cool i want one right now! :-)

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Best woodie: The Beast
Best steel: MF
Best park: IOA! Get to the point... cedar point!
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 8:51 PM
Hi, I am builoding my own roller coaster model! All the supplies were like $20 all together. It is made popcicle sticks. I will put up picks when I'm done.

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I know so much about roller coasters. Have any qustions just E-Mail me at agomez@afes.com
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Monday, July 30, 2001 6:13 AM
Good Luck coastermaster! (you will need it) I'm build mine out of match sticks, and I'm about 75% done. (I've been working on it since Feb.) ;)

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-Matthew Couts
Rct Recreations (just e-mail me for these)
1.Cedar Point(voted best CP Recreation ever)
2.King's Island (only pki recreation)
3.coming soon... Idlewild
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Monday, July 30, 2001 7:13 AM
I'm in the final stretch of an operating woodie. Sort of a cross between the Wyandot Lake Sea Dragon and Stricker's Grove Teddy Bear. I've been working on it off an on for a while. The basic structure is completed and I'm about 25% finished laying track. I built it of basswood strips. The track is N scale model railroad flex track bent very carefully with pliers. I guess it is technically a steel coaster. :)

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everything's better with a banjo
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Monday, July 30, 2001 10:14 AM
does it have a running train and everything?

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Best woodie: The Beast
Best steel: MF
Best park: IOA! Get to the point... cedar point!
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Monday, July 30, 2001 11:40 AM
Yeah, the train runs. I used N scale railroad car trucks. It will run the course, I'm sure of that. The iffy part is the lift mechanism. I haven't really found a suitable chain. I experimented with a model ship chain with variable results. If anybody knows a source of miniature roller chains, please share! Yes, I considered the screw action of a stretched out spring in lieu of a chain - not convinced that it is appropriate for this project though.


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everything's better with a banjo
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