Friday, April 25, 2003 4:10 PM
Since this coaster is an older one, it has been hard for me to get photos, I have already gone to rcdb.com and badnitrus for the 3d model and the layout. I plan on modeling "The Bat" this summer that hopefully will be working. Thanks in advance for help!
Friday, April 25, 2003 4:19 PM
I have a few sites ive collected over the years that I happen to find since their seem to be so little of them. These aren't my sites I just have them in my favorites. http://members.iquest.net/~davel/bat.html
Those are both good sites, hope they help. I cant wait to see your model
Friday, April 25, 2003 4:19 PM
coasterglobe.com has some. Is that what you want? The other two sites you mentioned are the only other places I know of. Well, there's an Angelfire or Geocities (free site, I think) somewhere with some really small pictures of it operating. You're modeling it? That's awesome. What do you have done so far?
Beast Rocks, you beat me to it! Those are what I was talking about.
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Friday, April 25, 2003 4:27 PM
Thank you very much for those sites, that will help me a lot. Haux, right now I am planning it and am going to test some ways to do it. I choose the Bat because it doesn't have extreme banking which will make it easier for supports and it looks like a fun coaster. I probably won't start making it for a couple weeks. I will try to keep you guys updated!
Saturday, April 26, 2003 5:20 AM
A very close friend of mine, Roger Brock, posted some personal pictures from "The Bat" that he took. His site includes the only on-ride photo I have ever seen.
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Saturday, April 26, 2003 5:28 AM
Check out the BADNITRUS website. There's a nice overview photo.
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Saturday, April 26, 2003 9:55 PM
Tyrant, good luck with the model! I too would like to make a suspended coaster someday, probably O gauge. Be sure to take a good look at pics of Iron Dragon, XLR8 and Big Bad Wolf, as they bear the closest resemblence to the Bat's train design, most notably the wheel asseblies. Later models, like Top Gun at PKI, have larger wheels and track better.
Look at hobby stores and plastic suppliers for tubing. You need something sturdy like ABS or butryate, which are flexible if thin enough, and thicker tubing can be used for supports, or heat and bend it for track spine. Wooden dowel rods make nice supports too. As for track ties, the Bat had straight ones, unlike the V-shaped ones u see on the modern suspendeds. And as I tell everyone else, stainless steel bearings are best for wheels. U may be able to get mini hobby chain, or even lawnmower chain to work for you.
Here are more great shots for reference:
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Monday, April 28, 2003 1:27 PM
Thanks for the tips ArrowGuy. I was wondering what you think I should do for footers? Right now I am thinking of screwing wooden rods into the base board (1/4in. thick) but I am not sure wheter or not the dowels will crack. Any other ideas?
Thanks for the help so far!