I built a pretty nice model!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 6:43 PM
The model is made mostly out of bass wood and is an original design.

I am a senior in high school and have been working on this for a good 8 months. I calculated each turn and drop to ensure that the coaster would make the course if I had a train to run. It is at a scale of 1 inch equals 10 feet. Overall it is 2 feet wide and 5 feet long. I named it Fury and I enterd it in MITEA a regional cad fair in michigan where it placed first, and then qualified for state where it took 3rd place.

Fury Stats: (real life)-122.5 feet tall-approximatly 60 mph on first drop.-Many head choppers, on drops and turns. Realistic banking and design.

Here are some pictures http://community.webshots.com/user/furymodel Please sign the guest book so I can get an idea of the amount of people visiting.

I designed the layout of the ride from november to february in Autocad then plotted it out 1:1 and put together supports with templates I drew myelf. From november to two weeks ago I have been working on it including from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm during spring break.

If anyone has any questions on how to complete a project of this size let me know and would be glad to help, I found a lot of short cuts to help manage my time. It was alot of fun.

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 6:49 PM
Congratulations on your placings. Very nice work.

"If you make it too smooth, it'll be like sitting in your living room."
-Bill Cobb - Designer, Texas Cyclone

Tuesday, May 20, 2003 6:53 PM
Thank you.
Tuesday, May 20, 2003 7:03 PM
Thats awesome. I just wish I had 8 months of spare time. Ive always wanted to build a coaster model.
Wednesday, May 21, 2003 3:05 AM
And since I was able to work on it at school I was able to get out of easier classes, so some times I was able to spend close to 4 hours on it, just at school.
Wednesday, May 21, 2003 3:17 AM
Great job. You should be very proud. You do nice work. Do you plan on an engineering career?

Lets go Drag racing.

Wednesday, May 21, 2003 4:49 AM
very very nice! i see a true coaster enthusiast! lol can't spell


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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 5:33 AM
Excellent work. Which school do you attend?
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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 12:22 PM
Yes, very nice work. Only complaint i have about the model is that there arent any curves. For instance, the tops of the drops look like triangle points. Other than that, it looks very well put together, and nicely crafted.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2003 1:05 PM
I go to Sturgis High School and plan on going to Western Michigan University where they just built a brand new engineering school opening this fall when I enrole. The turns probably look wierd from the angle I took the picture. I had to hand bend all the turns and they are definetly circular. 8 )
Wednesday, May 21, 2003 1:46 PM
Looks great! Except the tops and bottoms of the hills look angular instead of curves, but I couldn't imagine how hard it was to build that. :)

Mike T.
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Thursday, May 22, 2003 5:56 PM
That is very impressive. I was raised to appreciate fine model railroads, and I've since seen various outstanding amusement park models. But yours ranks right up there. Have you seen Cedar Point's display of models of its coasters? They were built by the companies that built the real coasters, and the ones of Gemini and Mean Streak are particularly worth seeing.
*** This post was edited by Trekker Park 5/22/2003 9:58:47 PM ***

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