i'm Looking for Rollercoasters

Discussion in 'Dream Kits & Wish Lists' started by dnalor, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for rollercoasters..
    i tried my friend google but it wasn't a big succes

    i'm looking more of replica's of real rollercoasters.

    anyone a hint where i can find them?

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  2. cgutzmer

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    WHOA! A paper coaster??? That would be COOL AS HECK! Never seen one but man, I may just have to suggest it to a designer or two....

    The first requirement will be LOTS of pics from different angles ;)
    Chris
  3. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    hum...
    Then first i will search for a lot of pictures and stuff.

    i would love to have one of these sitting on my shelf.:)
  4. Bhelliom

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    The only paper coaster I've seen so far...

    Scott K.

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  5. allhallowseve

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    Hi

    There only 2 paper coaster model out there that i know of !! Now one on Canons paper model site
    http://cp.c-ij.com/ja/contents/1006/index.html


    The also a designer on http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ridemodelers/

    But his are Not free or down loadable !! click on the above link the look at the bottom middle it said Paper model it has a pic of a Airplane rider , the coaster on page 2 Hope this help

    Bhelliom <-- where do you find that coaster ! I like to find it ???

    thanks
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    Sorry forgot to add once you click on the link ! then click on "Photo" on the left side !!
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    Sorry, I should've mentioned the model was a design prototype for a full-sized coaster builder somewhere.

    Scott K.
  8. Zathros

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    Even a simple working roller coaster would be cool. Air would make a good power source.
  9. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    air?..
    how do you mean?
    how do you make a turn with the wind?
    Maybe multiple blow-holes
  10. Zathros

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    I had a friend that had a train that had a flexible tube with slots aimed forward. When the train passed over it, the air would push it along. It was from the 1960's World Fair. So, in fact yes, you can blow around a turn. Roller coasters work by getting the car to the highest point then letting them "Roll" the rest of the way. They are not powered unless going up another very steep rise.

    Did someone just want a model of one or a working one?
  11. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    well i would like to have a paper replica of the first rollercoaster my dad build.
    just a static one.

    It''s the Python from the Efteling, Netherlands.

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  12. Zathros

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    Geez, my town would never let you build that in your yard!!:rolleyes:

    Seriously though, doesn't your Dad have some blueprints of this thing? A .dxf, .dwg, or any kind of CAD drawing would be a great start.
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    yeah! if you can get a cad drawing thats an awesome start - three view too if ya got one.
  14. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    I don't think that that rollercoaster was build with blueprints created with autocad.
    that rollercoaster was build in 1981.
    As far as i can remember i always saw paper-drawings and they were handcrafted..

    i have to look in to that..maybe i find something..
  15. Zathros

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    If you can find really good three way drawings, I can make that into a 3D model. The drawings don't have to be in scale to each other, I can do that. They must be accurate thought, Front, Side and Top. :)
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    dnalor Active Member

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    but need to be dwg/dxf..
    or is JPG also good?
  17. Zathros

    Zathros Guest

    Post what you have.
  18. dnalor

    dnalor Active Member

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    still searching
    i've mailed the themepark efteling..nothing yet
    I've also mailed the company that constructed the rollercoaster..

    but didn't recieve any answer yet
  19. inky

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    Wal-mart has this roller coaster toy set. You can design any coaster you want. Not sure if this is what you are looking for but it might be a start if you are looking to design one. This could be helpful in getting the angles and dimensions. http://www.walmart.com/ip/K-NEX-51047/16929268

    ==EDIT==

    Just read the write up on it and I was wrong, you can't build your own sets, it is just that coaster.
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    dnalor Active Member

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    Ah a Knex rollercoaster..
    i've got one but it is a fantasy rollercoaster..
    no i'm looking for the python.
    it doesn't need to work only look great :)