The Model Cyclone Racer

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Re: The Model Cyclone Racer

Postby hillflyer » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:59 pm

Plodding along...
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Re: The Model Cyclone Racer

Postby hillflyer » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:25 pm

Not too much to update. Had about a week to redo something I did wrong, but check out a rendering of a table and case I'd like to add.
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The right pair of track - The mysterious 'split' where trains a and b switch sides
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What it's supposed to look like. Please excuse my notes.
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The mysterious 'split' where trains a and b switch sides - using photo above to get all the details.
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A little more fudging to do, but otherwise, fairly convincing
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Not EVEN Colossus....
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December or January?
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The case I've designed for the finished model. I'm hoping to find someone who will build it for $500

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Re: The Model Cyclone Racer

Postby hillflyer » Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:54 pm

An update on where the model stands in terms of construction. Don't be fooled, the parts I'm saving for last are uber easy. Once I finish that turn....Blue lines are track that exists on the model, the red are bents that are up, just not tracked yet.
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Art shot. Would be August in a calendar.

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Re: The Model Cyclone Racer

Postby hillflyer » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:48 pm

Happy labor day! Appropriately laboring on the Cyclone today. The South ocean turn is half done, and half the bents for the other half of the turn are almost ready to go up.
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Re: The Model Cyclone Racer

Postby JT325 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:13 pm

Looking excellent! Your models are impressive!

That geometry drawing takes me back the 80s... looking at roller coaster pictures and magazines/books with a protractor, figuring out angles and super-geeky stuff.
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Re: The Model Cyclone Racer

Postby hillflyer » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:10 pm

JT325 wrote:Looking excellent! Your models are impressive!

That geometry drawing takes me back the 80s... looking at roller coaster pictures and magazines/books with a protractor, figuring out angles and super-geeky stuff.


Thanks and...

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Re: The Model Cyclone Racer

Postby hillflyer » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:17 pm

Another Maker Faire fast approaching.

Working hard to get the south turn frame built by the end of this week, and work on the middle and north section a little the next week.

Maker Faire is 10/6 and 7 in Balboa Park. I'll be on the property of the Old Globe theater which by TOTAL COINCIDENCE I happen to work!
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Can't wait to take this one on the beach.
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I don't know what's up with the clips, turned out they were quite useless for clamping but they sure add pretty!
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Built the track outwards first, before sliding in a 9-bent section
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Trains would be racing from right to left in this shot. The final curve before heading back towards the station.
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When it's trimmed and handrailed, I'll take again.

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Re: The Model Cyclone Racer

Postby coasterbill » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:54 am

Despite the fact that I have no interest in the effort to bring the coaster back, the model is impressive and you should be proud of it. Great work.

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Re: The Model Cyclone Racer

Postby hillflyer » Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:10 am

coasterbill wrote:Despite the fact that I have no interest in the effort to bring the coaster back, the model is impressive and you should be proud of it. Great work.


Thanks for that.

Here's what someone with spirit can do!
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Re: The Model Cyclone Racer

Postby JT325 » Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:37 pm

^Heck yeah! Positive attitude and persistence pays off. Thank you for your big part in saving and getting the San Diego Giant Dipper back open. It sat there, completely dilapidated and now look at it! Good work.
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