Thursday, August 16, 2001 4:22 PM
I noticed that somebody said they made a LIM for a model coaster using a battery. Could that person please tell me how? I built a S:TE type ride and I need to know how to launch it. I was thinking rubber bands, but the car flies off the track. (Using Original K'NEX coaster car and track design)
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Thursday, August 16, 2001 4:28 PM
Sounds complicated! I'd like to hear more too!
Thursday, August 16, 2001 5:41 PM
Same here. Me and my friend made an 8ft tall model of STE a while back, but we tore it down becuase we couldnt figure out how to luanch it
heres the thread, if you need some other ideas.
Thursday, August 16, 2001 7:45 PM
Although I can't answer the LIM part, I can lead you in an easier direction if you are willing to spend about $80. KNEX now has a newer coaster called the Screamin' Serpent (which you're probably already aware of). Instead of a single car that flies any which way it can, you have a 3 car train that is locked to the rails with guide and upstop wheels. I have already made numerous designs including elements like cobra rolls and heartlines!!!!
This would at least let you experiment with something that will follow the track well. The track gauge is different than that of the original, but you can use the same pieces to combine kits. The only requirement is that you use the green "x" crossties that are necessary for the new Serpent train to operate. The wheel assemblies wrap around the outside of the rails, akin to a real Schwarzkopf or Premier shuttle! Your biggest challenge may be pushing the train since there is a significant amount of play between the wheels......it has a slight shuffle to it.
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Thursday, August 16, 2001 10:12 PM
um... just wrap a wire around a long piece of metal and connect it to a switch and a battery
then tape a long piece of alumminum foil along the cars
Thursday, August 16, 2001 10:39 PM
Yeah thats not a bad idea
Thursday, August 16, 2001 10:43 PM
I was the person who made the model of the coaster that shot forward. http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=12307
I really do not want to write out how I made the coaster here..... it involved batteries and copper wires... if you really want to know email me.
Friday, August 17, 2001 4:19 AM
I always wanted to know that