The Model Cyclone Racer

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Re: The Model Cyclone Racer

Postby hillflyer » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:06 pm

Well, its getting there, what more can I say. Decided to do a photo session yesterday. Aside from short runs of bents yet to be built, and the track, which from here on are just easy long-board construction, the next big challenge I face is making all the various sections fit into place.
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The south tip
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The west side.
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The way the cars exit down from this curve must have truley been like spiraling down into the funnel of a Cyclone.
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Looking forward to when I can take this somewhere where I can get shots with no buildings in the background.
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The Cyclone Racer was a triple stacked racer, there was no other like it. Even Colossus is barely a double deck.
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Exactly at the ride's halfway point, the trains split a level so they can switch sides
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Inspired by the film Strike Me Pink
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One train is completed
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This is the original train for side A (if you're looking at the station, the left). Side B will be what the trains looked like after they were modified with higher sides and a different looking grill in the front. If I have it in me, I'll make a matching pair.

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Re: The Model Cyclone Racer

Postby chaos » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:36 pm

It's looking really good! I love the detail in those trains!

Also, do you anticipate showing this off to fellow enthusiasts in June?

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Re: The Model Cyclone Racer

Postby hillflyer » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:14 pm

chaos wrote:It's looking really good! I love the detail in those trains!

Also, do you anticipate showing this off to fellow enthusiasts in June?


Thanks! I hope to have it done by the covention, absolutely.
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Re: The Model Cyclone Racer

Postby hillflyer » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:46 am

I don't post a whole lot of photos of the real Cyclone Racer, but this one just came out yesterday.

Stunning, one of the best images of the west side in its entirety that I have ever seen.

There was no other coaster like it, and certainly no other like it today.

A triple stacked racer, from tip to tip. Colossus was barely a double stack. The switcharoo at the exact halfway point of the ride was a brilliant design.

While there was no extreme airtime, this ride was safely rideable using no lap bars, which was not all that uncommon back in the day, even Belmont's Giant Dipper had no moveable lap bars nor seat belts from 1925 - 1976.

Since everyone is used to lap bars, riding without them today, would certainly offer a really unsettling experience.
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