CoasterDynamix launches Web site

Posted Friday, March 12, 2004 8:41 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Coaster model kit maker CoasterDynamix has started taking reservations for their new product. The kits will begin to ship this spring.

Read more, see photos and video at CoasterDynamix.

Friday, March 12, 2004 9:40 AM
Very nice, but rather steep for my wallet.
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Friday, March 12, 2004 11:01 AM
WOW! Very nicely designed. The only "Slightly" bad part about it I noticed is how fast it goes through the course from the video. Overall I think it looks to be the best coaster building kit out there.

Now the price of $500+tax etc. That's a little up there, but it might be worth it for those who collect every single coaster kit out there. I would like to put it in my office with all my other coaster models, but a $500 model might take a little more convincing from the wife ;)

"The Future of Roller Coasters"
-RollerCoasterGod

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Friday, March 12, 2004 11:04 AM
Soggy's avatar Reserved mine. Sure five-hundge is steep, but this looks way too cool to not get one. I'll probablly be selling my K'nex and Spacewarp sets on e-bay and should get almost enough for the coasterdynamix set.
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Friday, March 12, 2004 11:35 AM
No wife means I answer to NO ONE when it comes to finances. I just have to answer to the girlfriend when it comes to finding a home for it! I got mine reserved, and I am thrilled about getting it! You get what you pay for... five bucks is steep, but I have a good feeling about this one!
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Friday, March 12, 2004 11:38 AM
Yah, it does look really fast....did they speed up the video?

Either way I'm sure you could make it go slower with different heights of track.

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Friday, March 12, 2004 12:19 PM
Kick The Sky's avatar Thank God for huge tax returns! (just got the amounts from H&R Block) Now this will be a piece of cake :)
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Friday, March 12, 2004 12:37 PM
Jeff's avatar Guys... gravity doesn't scale with size. Gravity is the same no matter how big the model, that's why it appears (and is) fast.

Great looking site. ;)

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Friday, March 12, 2004 12:58 PM
Well if you don't like the way gravity scales down, you could build a model like this:

http://community.webshots.com/user/thrillerman

Wood - anything else is an imitation

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Friday, March 12, 2004 2:33 PM
The Mole's avatar Yeah, but look at that acceleration off the lift! HOLY! Great job, I'm saving up my money! I can't wait to see a launch coaster from you guys!

AW MAN! You guys are in VA, I HAVE TO PAY TAX :( !!!
*** This post was edited by The Mole 3/12/2004 2:34:22 PM ***

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Friday, March 12, 2004 4:43 PM
That is one beautiful coaster model Thrillerman. Way cool!
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Friday, March 12, 2004 5:41 PM
This blows mt K'nex set out of the box. Nice.
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Friday, March 12, 2004 10:52 PM
This is a question for the model's makers: I filled out the form on your webpage to reserve a copy. Are we going to receive any confirmation that we are on your list?
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Saturday, March 13, 2004 5:32 AM
Thrillerman's toothpick creations ARE impressive! ;) BTW Jon, have you run out of ceiling space? LOL

As for CoasterDynamix, it is worth every penny. I've tinkered with it enough that I can vouch for the levels of realism and detail. You simply cannot find anything like this in stores......anywhere. And SO much easier than the FALLER Big Dipper (but it won't look right against your H.O. trains! Instead, Lionel (and MTH) collectors can rejoice, and add this to their collection of Lionel rides). I like the homage to Spacewarp bases. :D

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Saturday, March 13, 2004 9:32 AM
Thank you guys for your kind comments about my Thriller model. Now everone can see, and knows why I love wood so much. Oh, and Arrow Guy, only Mike hangs his coasters from the ceiling. I just need to find more floor and wallspace!! ;) ;)

Wood - anything else is an imitation

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Saturday, March 13, 2004 2:00 PM
I love watching people try to follow the train around the circuit. Imagine the fun with cats and dogs.

Gravitational acceleration is the same regardless of mass, but you could slow it down with friction, and add weight for enough momentum to complete the circuit. But with the small scale there's not a lot to work with and I imagine the designers have already done this as much as possible without driving the price up more.

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Saturday, March 13, 2004 11:39 PM
Lookin good guys. I still think i'm in on this one. Keep up the great work and I can't wait to mess around with it myself.
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Sunday, March 14, 2004 12:27 AM
Unfortunately the exchange doesn't work in an Aussie's favour. $500 is steep but not out of the question, however it'd be closer to $700 for me, and throw in international shipping. That there has almost paid for my flight to America. And which do you think I would prefer? :)

Jeff, I'm guessing by your earlier remark, the use of .aspx and the familiar design of the site that it's your work?

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Sunday, March 14, 2004 10:19 AM
I'm really impressed by the entire kit. The way I see it, look how much we spend doing this hobby traveling and what not. $500 isn't all that much. It's not a toy...it's a hobby and I know people who will gladly spend twice that amount on a model trains and other things that serve the same purpose. I may not have the money today, but I want one bad. This kit is way too cool for my blood, and I like woodies!! So go figure.

Here comes the Wood Coaster Fan Club*** This post was edited by Thrillerman 3/14/2004 12:52:36 PM ***

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