Monday, December 1, 2003 11:06 PM
Has anybody had or have a Top Spin. If so how was it,and is it hard to put together and do you know where to get one cheaper than what Faller sales it.
Tuesday, December 2, 2003 1:00 AM
what site are these coming from?
I'd love to see what else they offer.
Tuesday, December 2, 2003 1:36 AM
Faller has manufactured quite a few models of German rides, especially spectaculars. They are definitely not for the novice modeler. The tooling used to make the kits is excellent, and the design engineering is first rate, considering the limitaions of the size. The only problem is that production is limited. Once they are sold out it may be years before they are produced again. I have seen old Faller rides go for ten times their original price on eBay. They have a website, but it tends to show only the newest releases.You used to be able check a great many of them out on the Wm. K. Walthers website, but the last time I looked they had absolutely no stock. There is several amusement model builders sites on the web, I just don't have them in front of me right at the moment.
Wednesday, December 3, 2003 11:34 AM
My brother is constructing a Faller Top Spin. I was impressed by how many tiny pieces there were. But with only a little bit of technical skill he was able to put together the working mechanism in just a couple of days. It operates smoothly and the program coded into the PIC chip is quite realistic and a lot of fun to watch.