I cannot forget the other great coaster modelers that have inspired me over the last 5 years. Models are a way to relive a favorite memory from a coaster or park. I find them relaxing (though I suggest working as large as space and budget allow for ease of construction!), and a great way to pass the offseason (yes we have those in the midwest!). Tidal Wave was simply my favorite ride at SFGAm, and I couldn’t pass up the chance to recreate it, even though the model represents its cousin. We are all artists in one way or another, and I hope that you’ll all find a medium that helps you bring a favorite ride to life. Whether its photography, drawing or sculpture, there is no wrong approach to interpretation.
Rollergator, I can’t for the life of me snap the ones at Americana or Holiday World! LOL. SWIMDEJ, you DO have an Xacto knife right? I think we can make something out of the old Streak bolts! Bring some glue! Heh heh.....anything is better than that darn puzzle. I wonder if it is still set up....Janfrederick & BullGuy, I have had a larger scale version in mind for a couple years. Once I get my side friction done (hopefully by Sept), and tackle the operating Demon, I plan to build a Tidal Wave, large enough to launch realistically (small models lose momentum quickly). It will have the chaser light waves, and as much detail as I can cram into it! I’ll probably launch it with a motor, even though I’ll still model a weight tower and cable. It will probably be at least 8’-10’ long. SFGAm Man, don’t go to the emergency room over this! Its just a toy! LOL. SFgadvMAN, as shown at the top of my page, I used plastic ladder from a hobby store. It has a few more ties than Schwarzkopf track would have, but when you have a track gauge of 1/4”, you need all the support you can get! It simply glues right on to 1/8” plastic tubing. V2 Fiend, it does not operate because it is so small. the train fits right over the track, and will slide for the option of positioning it differently, but that’s it. For more pics on the trip out west, see this link:
Brad's California Adventure: 8 days, 18 parks, 55 coasters, 2 TV shoots & a winner, Matterhorn!
http://sixflagsthrills.tripod.com/sixflagsthrills visit for some great thrills!
"enough is enough"-?
Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone
Brad, if anyone ever snaps those tubs at HW, you may just fall into second place....they move too slow, I can't even get a decent "pre-snap swing".
I got a bunch of spins on KBF's Monte during ERT, me and Elliot Fong in the backseat. Finally, we convinced a few employees to ride with us, and once we got them "hands up" through the backwards loop, they were HOOKED. The back spike provides some serious air on the drop back into the station.....
A good friend Steve re-worked the model of Phoenix for Knoebel's (the one out in front of the ride)....yet to see how his work turned out.
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"So you think your'e really brave, gonna see the DEMONS cave.
You silly dude, your'e only food, for the DEMON"
Cedar Point vs. SFMM-like 15 isnt enough?
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