Working Model Coaster

Thursday, November 21, 2002 10:55 AM

Well havent had an udate in a while you guys proboly got scared I quit =p. LOL Well I didn't!

One Month into the construstion and here are some new pics.

1.Took down first drop you can see that in the new pics didnt work out the way I wanted it to.

2. The station is almost complete still working on it.

3. Footing have been made!

4. Last turn into station has been complete almost.



Thursday, November 21, 2002 11:00 AM
That is so awesome man! I hope you know your layout so you dont end up with a non-complete circuit. I have a question though, how did you bend your Balso wood? I tries soaking a stick of it in water for 3 days, and it still would not bend. Any tips on how to bend the track?

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Thursday, November 21, 2002 11:06 AM
Wow, that's really cool! does a real coaster run on it? you could put like pet hamsters in it and everything. I remember at Carowinds they have a coaster model convention, and they were really cool - just like this one! way to go...
Thursday, November 21, 2002 4:48 PM
May I ask where you got this kit and how much it cost?
Thursday, November 21, 2002 5:47 PM

Wow, that's beautiful. My only worry is that there won't be enough grade for it to roll... but i assume you've tested that by now


Thursday, November 21, 2002 6:07 PM

speedbuggy76 said:
May I ask where you got this kit and how much it cost?

It's not a kit. It's a self project that he just decided to make. He actually planned the layout out and everything. I saw the first thread he made about this model, but then, it was only just his "breaking the ice" announcement. In that thread, it had a few pics of partly assembled supports.

It's great to see this thing go up so fast. Good work!

Thursday, November 21, 2002 6:30 PM
Looks Great!

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Thursday, November 21, 2002 8:39 PM
I am very impressed with your progress. Nice job! Not sure if I should be wearing 3-D glasses for pic #29 though LOL. :) Nice trains too.
Brad Sherman
"I had a good summer. I went to Great America, then I got Mono." - Wayne Campbell, SNL
Model coasters and rides
Thursday, November 21, 2002 8:43 PM

Pic 24 is making me drool. What realism.

Awesome very awesome.

Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!


Saturday, November 23, 2002 9:17 AM


any ideas on what to ad?

Saturday, November 23, 2002 10:07 AM
That is so cool. You do really nice work. Maybe you could get Minute Maid to sponsor this ride. ;)

There is a new twist in the Top-Hat. :)

Saturday, November 23, 2002 10:56 AM

Very, very nice. Keep up the great work. Your construction process looks very familiar. The work area looks like it could be in my garage. Best of luck. - Chris


Saturday, November 23, 2002 11:46 AM


You inspired me to build this I sent you some eamils.

But you never responded lol

IT ok tho I m doing fine.

Saturday, November 23, 2002 3:43 PM

Props, Mat. It's looking great! Arrow Guy has some pretty sweet models, too. I'm hoping to build my own wooden coaster model, but first I need to get the funding for the materials. Do you have a rough estimate of how much it costs, Brad or Mat?


Saturday, November 23, 2002 5:40 PM


How do you get your balsa to bend for the track? Obviously for supports you don't bend it. I hope to make a model eventually. Cost is the main problem for me.

Saturday, November 23, 2002 5:49 PM
A loop! Awesome job!

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Saturday, November 23, 2002 5:50 PM

well I think it will coast anyware from 500 -600 for me

and bending the wood use 1/8 by 1/8 balsa 4 of them per rail it bends fine.


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