Delirium and Drop Zone Models

Monday, October 13, 2003 10:02 AM
The two rides both at Kings Island. What would I need to make one. How hard would it be. Can you guys give me any info or suggestions.
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Monday, October 13, 2003 10:09 AM
You mean build one in your back yard?

Here's a list to start:
*An engineering degree
*A lot of steel
*A few cranes
*Some motors
*Some cable
*Easy-going neighbors

[edit: I realized that when you said "models" you didn't mean the ride model... you meant a scale model of the ride]

How experienced with modeling are you? Are you trying to build a working model? How big/what scale? Plastic, fiberglass, wood, or cardboard?
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- John
Homepark: CP Home-away-from-homepark: PKI
My Campusfish Blog

*** This post was edited by Michael Darling 10/13/2003 2:12:27 PM ***

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Monday, October 13, 2003 10:12 AM
Not to mention a very lenient local government.

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Monday, October 13, 2003 11:19 AM
And lots of insurance if you plan on inviting anyone to ride it.

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-Rob
A.C.E. member since 1990
Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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Monday, October 13, 2003 12:05 PM
Or a well-written release form. :) Hey, why not just jump off your roof into the pool instead? ;)

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"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza

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Monday, October 13, 2003 12:07 PM
Faller once offered a model of a free-fall tower. I suppose you could kitbash it into a reasonable fascimile of Drop Zone.

Here's a picture of an Evolution model. It's somewhat similar to what a Delirium model would entail.

You can make a model of just about anything if you put your mind to it.
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Ripple Rock Amusement Park

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Monday, October 13, 2003 2:30 PM
I don't have yahhoo

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Monday, October 13, 2003 8:40 PM
Well first do you want it to be a working model or not. If you want it to work you have to pay attention to detail and make sure and think it out before building anything. I then would look at the ride and try to find things to build it out of. I would go to a local hobby store or call one and see what they have for making model rides. When I build models I use round dowel rods. You can buy them at walmart and other stores. If you want square balasa wood poles and flat sheets, you would be better off going to a hobby store. I hope this helped a little bit. I have been working on a model of Wicked Twister, its not coming along to good, darn Intamin and their complex track. I have built two models of the Eiffel tower, a non-working roller coaster, a couple cranes two over six feet tall and my newest model of Wicked Twister. I have used dowel rods in everyone one of those models. I think you will be pleased with what you can do with dowel rods and they are pretty cheap too.
*** This post was edited by Maynard 10/14/2003 12:59:45 AM ***
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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 6:43 AM
Maynard could you post pictures of your models. Just as a refrence for me.

Thanks

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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 7:15 AM

Jacob Green said:
I don't have yahhoo

Then sign up. It's free. That is, if you're the age of 13 or older... otherwise it'd be illegal.

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- John
Homepark: CP Home-away-from-homepark: PKI
My Campusfish Blog

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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 8:31 AM
I have some pictures, they're not the best quality. If someone can help me post the pictures I will gladly try to post some.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 12:20 PM
Plerase try to. Thanks

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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 12:25 PM
I sent you an e-mail hopefully that works.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 12:36 PM
Maynard,

Please send me the rest. That one looked great.

Thanks

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Tuesday, October 14, 2003 12:43 PM
Couldn't that have just as easily been something you just replied to the e-mail for?

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- John
Homepark: CP Home-away-from-homepark: PKI
My Campusfish Blog

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 11:09 AM
Does anyone know how to make brakes for the drop zone model, im doing. Also how do you make the car.

Thanks

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 11:12 AM
Maynar,

Could you e-mail me or post pics of your eiffeil tower.

Thanks

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