K'NEX Coaster

Monday, June 11, 2001 8:40 PM
I have recently posted a topic about the knex LIM coaster. This coaster did not work. So i started a new coaster project.

I have completed the first hill and drop and it tested perfect. I am currently trying to think of what i should do with the next element of track. I will either do a overbanked turn or a second hill. Still not sure.

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CP in 2002, get to the point
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Monday, June 11, 2001 9:00 PM

Sounds good...keep us informed.
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Ghostrider = good
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Tuesday, June 12, 2001 1:29 AM
Same here. Is it difficult as there are no upstop wheels or have you done that?

I have plans for building a 6ft TA2K out of LEGO using the setup as described in the previous topic. Dunno when will get a chance to build it.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2001 5:49 AM
We attempted to make upstops, but i dont think we have enough pieces, we had to make the track super huge to do it, and it was harder to manuever.
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Tuesday, June 12, 2001 8:25 AM
Yeah, our track have to of been double wide in order to make the upstops and we were running low on some pieces. What i am trying to do with this coaster is make it so i wont have to use any type of up-stops, by making all the drops less steep. I can still make them 60 to 70 degree drops but its difficult to build up supports for those angles.

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CP in 2002, get to the point
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Tuesday, June 12, 2001 3:16 PM
Im looking for a suggestion of what to do with the second element of the ride.

Im varying between an overbanked turn, a second hill, or just turning this into a multi-looper. You tell me what to do?

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CP in 2002, get to the point
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Tuesday, June 12, 2001 11:41 PM
It's up to you, whatever you like. The o.t. might be difficult to make it work (I have no idea, have no K'NEX of my own.)

It depends on your preferences, I love multi-loopers & build them.

Yeah, that makes sense about the track & upstop wheels.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 8:12 AM
Try building a multilooper. It might work.

This summer, I am going to build a coaster out of a model train with what is called "flex track", track that will bend anyway possible. If neone has some good ideas, then send them this way!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2001 8:55 AM
I built a k'nex inverted coaster with to loops, went through a lot of k'nex though.

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Saturday, June 16, 2001 7:20 PM
Hey, if you make the track very steep on the first drop, any manuever is possible if you can build it. I built a 6 foot lift hill, with a 65 degree drop. And the pure force of the speed can make corkscrews possible, even without uptop wheels
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Thursday, July 19, 2001 8:12 AM
try this: put the upstop wheels farther back than the other wheels. This might work, because the wheels would still be tight enough to hold the car on, but it would also not interfear with the other wheels

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Thursday, July 19, 2001 9:50 AM

PKI Freak said:
"This summer, I am going to build a coaster out of a model train with what is called "flex track", track that will bend anyway possible. If neone has some good ideas, then send them this way


whoa, where did you get this stuff?
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Thursday, July 19, 2001 12:04 PM
SmartAce, you should make it an overbanked turn. Even though it's no loop, it would still look really cool. Maybe a loop after that or a corkscrew.

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Thursday, July 19, 2001 6:57 PM
(formerly SmArtAce{still post on that sn} now point2002)
I did an overbanked turn, it worked, but it lost to much speed, so this projest was also dropped because of friction (yes i know, friction is always going to be there). But now, announcing a coaster that i will actually finish, a Ivertigo Boomerang coaster that I am going to call Backlash. Sorry about the projects being dropped but i need to build something that has an easier layout and that I know how to make work.

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CP in 2002, get to the point
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Thursday, July 19, 2001 7:02 PM

Blind_4_you said:
whoa, where did you get this stuff?"

Just go to your local hobby store that sells model trains and ask for some. It comes in 3` sections that can be cut and molded anyway you want. Its actually kinda cool. I havent bought any yet, but im working on it. The advantage with small model trains is that 1)less room it takes up, 2) its relatively cheap, if you know where to buy your goods, and 3) upstop wheels could be made easier cause they arent as big.

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Thursday, July 19, 2001 10:03 PM
I have some of that stuff. But how will you keep it on the track? You can't have upstops without taking out the ties, then it loses its form. The rails arent big enough to hold the train on? I guess you could stick two peices back o back....

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Red Wings Suck!!!
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Saturday, July 21, 2001 4:49 PM
I was thinking about putting it back to back. My dad, who is really into model railroading, gave me this idea.

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