New CoasterDynamics model - Scorpion

Thursday, October 14, 2004 1:34 PM
Didn't see this already posted, but it looks like CoasterDynamics has finally put on sale their smaller more affordable coaster model - Scorpion:

Thursday, October 14, 2004 3:05 PM
At PPP they had a model made by GCI's Chris Gray. It was a Dragon plus expansion pack and was WAY cool! And it was conveniently placed next to the S&D booth so we could point to it and say "You can win one of those!"

I'm definitely playing Santa to myself and buying a Dragon and expansion pack before the end of the year ;)


Thursday, October 14, 2004 3:09 PM
Ohhhh-I think the trains look SO much better on the Scorpion. At half the cost, I might actually be able to afford one of these now!
Thursday, October 14, 2004 3:15 PM
if you did, moosh, that's false advertising since his model was not just the "base" Dragon set... ;)
Thursday, October 14, 2004 3:16 PM
Want to play Santa and buy me one too, Moosh?

-Rob "Can't blame a guy for trying" Ascough

Thursday, October 14, 2004 3:59 PM
Ya know George...I used to like you :)

Rob - depends...whats in it for me?

mOOSH [who made sure to say "a model similar to that..." when he pointed]

Thursday, October 14, 2004 4:14 PM
Have you seen one in person? I have and think it's worth every penny!
Thursday, October 14, 2004 4:21 PM
Hey Santa Moosh, I don't celebrate XMas, but if you want to drop one off to me as well, I'll be happy...

I will eventually get one of these, when I get a few trips out of the way, and move to SC. Dang, they're so cool to look at.

Thursday, October 14, 2004 4:24 PM
I'll ask the same question to you as I did Rob: whats in it for me? :)

mOOSH [nuttin is for free!]

Thursday, October 14, 2004 4:25 PM
I'll second Good ol' 'Moosh on that one. This isn't cheap stuff- this is the stuff hardcore model builders (Brad Sherman and friends) snatch up.

If you're looking for just a toy, get a K'nex set. If you're looking for high-quality model-type stuff... you've found it.

-John, who doesn't even own a set but spent hours drooling over the Raptor model

Thursday, October 14, 2004 4:31 PM
Hey, did I not make M:TR into something a little more 'real'?;)

And didn't I say I'd transfer it into 3D?;)

I think I deserve it just for that!

Thursday, October 14, 2004 4:41 PM
Whatever.... ;)
Thursday, October 14, 2004 4:54 PM
Moosh, you could always buy alot of your cards and calendars and hope you win! ;)

At PPP the coaster wasn't running up to par. The slight breeze, unlevel table, and putting it back together made it not run the entire course. Chris had to dismantle some parts to get it out of his house, drive it to the park in the back of a truck and set it back up. I have seen that same layout run hours on end with no stopping at his house.

Although this is a working model and the price is a little more than most people will pay it just does things a Knex model will never do. The price may seem a bit high untill you actually see one in person running. It's amazing how much detail the trains have. I'd say this is the closest thing anyone will ever get to owning their own B&M invert unless you own a park.

Thursday, October 14, 2004 4:59 PM
LOL I wish I could win it myself, but that wouldn't be fair. I'll buy one for sure ;)
Thursday, October 14, 2004 5:10 PM
What's in it for you? Guess you'll find out next time you're in the area! ;)
Thursday, October 14, 2004 7:05 PM
It is worth every single penny!


Thursday, October 14, 2004 7:19 PM
Just realize that while it took 3 Dragon kits to recreate CP's giant green bird of prey, it will take twice as many Scorpions! I don't even want to know what IOA's Dragons will require. 8O
Thursday, October 14, 2004 7:23 PM
"Will" require or "would" require?

Brad, what have you gotten yourself into!? ;)

Thursday, October 14, 2004 9:15 PM
I've got five Dragon kits. :)
Thursday, October 14, 2004 9:26 PM
Jeff, do you really? Was that some sort of kickback because so many people who bought one mentioned that they heard about it from here? If so, good for you!! We'd better be seeing some kickass photos of what you're doing with those soon.

BTW, I mentioned that when I bought mine I heard about it from here, how 'bout a little sumpin' sumpin'?


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