Screamin Serpant Transfer track?

Monday, February 11, 2002 2:23 PM
Has anyboyd succesfully built a transfer track with "one" kit of the SS? I already drew a layout including a transfer in school today with 2 kits but I only have one kit right now. Any ideas Im still building it right now but Im only on the curving first drop right now so I have time.

I was thinking of Vekoma's idea with the twisting track for the multiple stations. But I dont know where I could put the track on the bottom without the upstops hitting the top.

Need help...

Monday, February 11, 2002 2:28 PM
The best I did was put lights on mine here is the link  Http// -----------------

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Monday, February 11, 2002 2:34 PM
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But I going to put lights on mine (from Radio Shack probaly) and have lights facing up through the structure like on some coasters you know?

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Monday, February 11, 2002 3:12 PM
Wow, funny you say that, because I've made new SS model within the last two days thats a hammerhead stall of sorts.  I've made a transfer table of sorts, but its more of a Mr. Freeze-type station.  You load the tain apart from the track, and using the motor and chain, the track moves over and aligns with the rest of the track, I snap the track on using the brown connectors, and it is launched.  It's fairly successful, but I'd recommend two motors and chains for stability.
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Monday, February 11, 2002 4:20 PM
Good idea V2Fiend but Im talking about using SS only built like its supposed to be. Any other ideas using the real layout of SS?
Tuesday, February 12, 2002 1:50 PM
CoasterBGW: Those lights are awesome!

RememberIdora: I like your thinking! And now that I have 2 kits I should try to put a transfer in as well. Hmmm....let's see. This could be done similar to Big Bad Wolf at BGW. The method of having a short section (long enough for the S-curved side to meet with a parallel track) rotate requires you to build an opposing track that had a curve to it. You would have to have a lot of room beneath the main track so that another level of track can be below it. The center of pivot would be the bottom of the top X tie. You could run a pivot shaft through the center hole in the top X tie, but as you observed it would create an obstruction for the upstops. But try this: have the X ties that are on the S-curve transfer at a 90 degree angle sideways to that of the main track....this may keep the bottom of the X's out of the path of the upstops. As you rotate the transfer, the curved track comes up and meets with the transfer siding. Simply push the rail pins into the next section and voila!

Now you could also try a sliding transfer, but it would have to be as long as the train. You would have to create a track for it to follow, which could work by sliding the center hole of pieces over long straights.....then build a framework that attaches to those round pieces. I can show ya a sketch if you are confused.
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