Model Roller Coaster "Drop Tower"

Sunday, June 29, 2003 3:35 PM
I was skimming around the web when I came across this. I know Faller made working coasters, but working drop towers? Anybody ever seen or heard of this before?

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LeWiS

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Sunday, June 29, 2003 4:05 PM
I've see that one before and I wouldn't mind picking up one for myself.

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Sunday, June 29, 2003 4:27 PM
Faller usually releases one operating carnival/amusement park ride per season.

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--Maddie--
What do I Listen-To?

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Sunday, June 29, 2003 4:45 PM
I have heard that it is quite a difficult build - definitely not for the novice builder. A picture of the entire ride can be found here.

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http://CoasterFuge.vze.com

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Sunday, June 29, 2003 6:06 PM
I have one and it works quite well. Mine is somewhat fragile though because I had a HARD time Building it.
Faller's HO Scale rides are very nice, if you can get them built to start with. I also have a Faller Sky Tower and Faller Log Flume.

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Sunday, June 29, 2003 6:28 PM
That seems huge! I need to convince the wife that I need some of these and a room to put them all in.:)

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Sunday, June 29, 2003 8:49 PM
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The Other Siebert

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Monday, June 30, 2003 4:36 AM
http://www.reynaulds.com/faller/fal140470.asp

Here's a sweet looking ferris wheel from the same company. Anyone have any links to the working coasters models? Would love to see them.

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Monday, June 30, 2003 9:05 AM
There are two coasters - Big Dipper and a Wild Mouse. You can see pictures of the coasters here and here.

You can purchase all the Faller models online through Walthers. Here is a list of the models here.

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http://CoasterFuge.vze.com

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Monday, June 30, 2003 6:25 PM
Hey that drop tower is only 120 bucks some 1 should buy it and put it in there back yard! LOL

Wait a second, the models are HO. Who would buy a HO scale model for 120 bucks i would if it was lionel cause there reliable but HO is way to cheap for me.

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*** This post was edited by steelphantom 6/30/2003 10:29:27 PM ***

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Monday, June 30, 2003 6:32 PM
Uh? HO is a scale, not a company. How can the scale of something determine its quality?

Lionel (or O-Scale) things can be amazingly shoddy.

The Faller models are detailed and working and definitely seem to be worth the money.

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--Maddie--
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Monday, June 30, 2003 8:49 PM
I don't know, but a 2 foot tall drop towere doesn't grab my attention, regardless of accuracy.

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Monday, June 30, 2003 9:58 PM
steelphantom...If that last bit was an attempt to make youself seem richer, it definantly didn't work.

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LeWiS

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 12:04 PM
No the HO scale is smaller than lionel so there for its less quality than lionel. Trust me I have lionel stuff and bought a HO house that was entirly hard to build because the peices are smaller than crumbs.

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No bashing please

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 1:06 PM
You mean less detail right? I find that HO has a more realistic quality while Lioner has a more toylike quality. Not that one is better than the other, they are just for different crowds.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 1:11 PM

steelphantom said:
No the HO scale is smaller than lionel so there for its less quality than lionel. Trust me I have lionel stuff and bought a HO house that was entirly hard to build because the peices are smaller than crumbs.

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No bashing please


Trust me, I've spent my entire life around model trains. I've even sold them in a fine, overpriced retail establishment that went out of business.

Some of Lionel's products are very detailed -- their $600+ locomotives come to mind. Some of their stuff is not -- their $150 switchers.

HO Scale is just a *scale*. The quality of manufacturing varies according to where you're buying your product. There are some very high quality, high detail models produced in HO Scale. Faller's amusement rides fall into that category.

I can promise you that if someone like Lionel or MTH produced a drop ride of the same caliber as Faller in O or O27 Scale, it'd be much, much, much more expensive than $120.

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--Maddie--
What do I Listen-To?

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 6:40 PM
I'm wondering, when people who've built this say "difficult," what exactly do you mean (what poses the greatest problems)?

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Tuesday, July 1, 2003 6:45 PM
I think N scale looks the best on the trains, Although its hard to work with...It saves pace, While keeping all the detail.

Anyway, That drop tower is crazy. I wouldnt spend $120 on a little toy. Looks really cool though.

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-Dennis
www.Drinkduff.com

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