Small Model Coasters for a Model Railroad.

Monday, September 17, 2001 10:32 AM
I have been looking all over for model coasters that are about HO train size.  I found a Carousel and a Ferris Wheel.  I am hoping one of the buzzers could help.   Thanks in advance.
Monday, September 17, 2001 11:12 AM
I saw a model of a wild mouse coaster for HO on eBay might have to go to a hobby store and special order it, or keep checking on eBay. They might not even make them anymore.
Monday, September 17, 2001 11:20 AM
I'm not 100% sure on this but Walthers makes working ones. One is called the Faller Wild Mouse and the other is called the Big Dipper. They require a lotof construction though. You'd have to use glue because the peices don't snap together. I'm not sure what the url is but you could find the site with a little bit of researching I'm sure.

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Monday, September 17, 2001 11:29 AM
Faller makes two different coasters, "Big Dipper" which is a Schwarzkopf Achter Bahn and "Wild Mouse" which is a typical Wild Mouse (anybody know which particular model it is?).  These two models are in HO scale and they have everything else you would need for a carnival tableaux. Even a log flume.


I just purchased the Big Dipper kit from Walters.  The website has it for $159.95 but they sometimes run specials.  For example at the end of last month it was $113.00

I have not started the Big Dipper yet, so I can't comment on ease.

David Bowers
Mayor, Coasterville

Tuesday, September 18, 2001 3:53 AM
Thanks a bunch for the info. I can not wait to find these so I can build a mini park.   Thanks again.
Tuesday, September 18, 2001 4:08 AM
I built the faller big dipper when it first came out in the mid 90s. It was fun but it derailed alot.Theres really nothing you an do to stop it either but its worth the money in my opinion.
also its made by faller and distributed by walthers.
I have built several of thier models including the log flume and sky tower. They are supposed to come out with a free fall ride this fall that looks like a cross between a intamin drop ride and a space shot
Tuesday, September 18, 2001 9:47 AM
hey Coasterville Dave, whats the URL for walthers?
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Tuesday, September 18, 2001 9:53 AM
Wednesday, September 19, 2001 1:06 AM
The Faller Wilde maus model is an exact replica of the Mack ride, it has the Mack logo on the side of the kits box. Its not difficult to assemble, but more difficult to get it to work, some of the components are tiny and very fiddly!!
Wednesday, September 19, 2001 11:23 AM
Ahhh! I bought the Faller Big Dipper last year and still haven't got it up yet! It is so hard to build! The structure IMO was pretty easy but the track kept snapping, I still haven't got it up yet. Any tips?

*** This post was edited by cdrpointcrazy4 on 9/19/2001. ***

Wednesday, September 19, 2001 2:31 PM
Cdrpointcrazy4 - take thin flat strips of plastic and use them as a connecting tab that is glued to the outside bottom of the trough.
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