Roller Coaster Model Selection

Thursday, April 25, 2002 3:22 PM

I am going to be building a scale model around 1/32 scale or larger, just depends. Anyways, I have the capabilities of making any type of track i want. The thing is, I dont know what I should build. I really do not want to build a B&M or anything with box track because it is way to complex to bend.

So what i am looking for is feedback from the coaster community as to what i should build. I would like if everyone reply because I would like to do something that is liked by the coaster community. I can takes peoples request of a real coaster, or you can send me a drawing or 3d model of a fantasy roller coaster you would like to see built.

Thanks in advance to all those who reply.

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Thursday, April 25, 2002 6:45 PM
If you can get it to operate, anyone will like it! :) 1/32 is large enough to have a working train, so if you are going to do something that large you might as well make it work. Seems like a certain ride at Disney should be your subject matter though. ;) You'll probably get more suggestions for steel, and since they go together much quicker you may want to try that. Just find a consistent and reliable source of crossties.....U-shaped staples or flat staples easily punch into plastic tubing, so the track itself can go up pretty quickly. Use bearings for wheels if you can afford it. It is easiest to build track that resembles Schwarzkopf or Intamin, since the wheels can wrap around the outside and be easily accessible. Keep us updated with pics.
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Thursday, April 25, 2002 6:55 PM

I am building a vekoma flying dutchaman. Its a 1:20 scale and right now it will have about 110ft of track. When I find a place to build a free we site I will post pics.

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Friday, April 26, 2002 3:26 AM
You should build a Morgan hyper. I woulda told you to build an intamin, but can you make Intamin track? If you can, make an INtamin hyper or invert.

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Friday, April 26, 2002 3:30 AM
yea, im all for an intamin if you can make one. but do whatever you would like. its your model.
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Friday, April 26, 2002 6:35 AM

The spine doesn't have to be square to look like a Beemer. Have you seen my 1:20 model? Here's a big pic (300K.) I got my s/n from it, now you know what it's called. :) What you see is all there is, read on for why.

I used the method Arrow mentioned, didn't work for me, the track was so uneven the train didn't get anywhere. Are you using Plastruct? Dunno if I'll re-track it, would use styrene, same thing. Only thing is I'm after 4 foot 22mm tubing for the spine & 5mm for the rails. What I don't like is the layout is permanent. The track gauge is 50mm or 2 inches. I reckon the train could fit on the K'nex Screamin' Serpent, been trying to get hold of one or more of these.

Yeah, my track looks like Schwarzkopf / Premier track. Pretty simple really. You could do Intamin flat track, tri or box track is more complex, but can be done.

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Friday, April 26, 2002 11:51 AM
How do you guy make them? What materials do ya use? And how do you go about making it work?
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Friday, April 26, 2002 4:39 PM
Well, for me: Go here. Making them work takes a lot of patience and magic!
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