I need help building model coaster

I need help building model coaster

Post by VIPER19 » Sat, 31 May 1997 04:00:00


I live in Southern California in the L.A. area, does anyone know where i
can buy a model coaster kit . I would really like to build one. if you
know please e-mail me.

Coaster Joe

 
 
 

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Post by robbi » Sun, 01 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Joe,

Check out this URL.
http://www.walthers.com/htbin/waltprodinfo?part_no=272-430

They also have a Ferris Wheel, several Round-a-Bouts, a log ride, a Indiago
carousel, and many carnival attractions.

Robbie



Quote:
> I live in Southern California in the L.A. area, does anyone know where i
> can buy a model coaster kit . I would really like to build one. if you
> know please e-mail me.

> Coaster Joe


 
 
 

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Post by robbi » Sun, 01 Jun 1997 04:00:00

The previously posted URL was for the log flume.
The Big Dipper URL is,
http://www.walthers.com/htbin/waltprodinfo?part_no=272-451

robbie



Quote:
> I live in Southern California in the L.A. area, does anyone know where i
> can buy a model coaster kit . I would really like to build one. if you
> know please e-mail me.

> Coaster Joe


 
 
 

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Post by Steven Konop » Sun, 01 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
> I live in Southern California in the L.A. area, does anyone know where i
> can buy a model coaster kit . I would really like to build one. if you
> know please e-mail me.

> Coaster Joe

You may also want to check your local toy store.  I remember seeing a K-nex
set that featured a working roller coaster as one of the things you could
build.  That set cost about $100 at the local Toys-R-Us here in
Fredericksburg.

Steve Konopa
Fredericksburg, VA

 
 
 

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Post by Don Yacktm » Sun, 01 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> You may also want to check your local toy store.  I remember seeing a K-nex
> set that featured a working roller coaster as one of the things you could
> build.  That set cost about $100 at the local Toys-R-Us here in
> Fredericksburg.

Note on size:  the Faller HO scale model will be about 2'x3' and 18" high or
so.  The Knex model is more like 3'x3'x8' if I recall  (ie, it is huge).  So
make sure you buy what you can fit into your home!  I'm not saying to get one
over the other;  the Faller model has one track layout and you better like
it, because that's all you get.  The K*Nex can be made into other layouts and
you can buy extra parts, etc.  If you want this flexibility and a smaller
footprint, though, you may want to look into the SpaceWarp from Bandai.  It
isn't a real roller coaster, just ball bearings on a track, but it is still a
lot of fun to play with.  :-)

--
Later,

-Don Yacktman

<a href="http://www.misckit.com/don.html">My home page</a>

 
 
 

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Post by Corp K » Wed, 04 Jun 1997 04:00:00

I bought that K'nex set, and it's really not worth the money...it's REALLY
BIG, but only goes up a hill down it, into a vertical loop and 360 degree
turn then ends...takes all of about 3 seconds to complete the circuit, and
about 24 hours to build....

                                                    dom

 
 
 

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Post by Bob Harbiso » Wed, 04 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I bought that K'nex set, and it's really not worth the money

I don't know if you can still find them, but there is/was a
construction set that uses steel marbles on a plastic track,
very similar to that of a steel coaster. The marbles aren't
very realistic, but it's quite fun to build. It's like an
erector set, so you modify the track in a lot of ways.

It's called Spacewarp, and I found mine in a chain toy
store. They have a variety of sets, I bought the largest
and paid about $80 for it, quite a few years ago...

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Post by Mr. Michael J. Van tree » Wed, 04 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Don Yacktman wrote on 31 May 1997 21:11:18 GMT:

Quote:

> > You may also want to check your local toy store.  I remember seeing
a K-nex
> > set that featured a working roller coaster as one of the things you
could
> > build.  That set cost about $100 at the local Toys-R-Us here in
> > Fredericksburg.

> Note on size:  the Faller HO scale model will be about 2'x3' and 18"
high or
> so.  The Knex model is more like 3'x3'x8' if I recall  (ie, it is
huge).  So
> make sure you buy what you can fit into your home!  I'm not saying to
get one
> over the other;  the Faller model has one track layout and you better
like
> it, because that's all you get.  The K*Nex can be made into other
layouts and
> you can buy extra parts, etc.  If you want this flexibility and a
smaller
> footprint, though, you may want to look into the SpaceWarp from
Bandai.  It
> isn't a real roller coaster, just ball bearings on a track, but it is
still a
> lot of fun to play with.  :-)

Does anyone know where I can get one of the SpaceWarp things?  I've
been looking for it.  Any help would be appreciated.

Michael Van Treese

"There has never been any great talent without an element of Madness."
-
Roman Proverb

 
 
 

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Post by Mr. Michael J. Van tree » Wed, 04 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Don Yacktman wrote on 31 May 1997 21:11:18 GMT:

Quote:

> > You may also want to check your local toy store.  I remember seeing
a K-nex
> > set that featured a working roller coaster as one of the things you
could
> > build.  That set cost about $100 at the local Toys-R-Us here in
> > Fredericksburg.

> Note on size:  the Faller HO scale model will be about 2'x3' and 18"
high or
> so.  The Knex model is more like 3'x3'x8' if I recall  (ie, it is
huge).  So
> make sure you buy what you can fit into your home!  I'm not saying to
get one
> over the other;  the Faller model has one track layout and you better
like
> it, because that's all you get.  The K*Nex can be made into other
layouts and
> you can buy extra parts, etc.  If you want this flexibility and a
smaller
> footprint, though, you may want to look into the SpaceWarp from
Bandai.  It
> isn't a real roller coaster, just ball bearings on a track, but it is
still a
> lot of fun to play with.  :-)

Does anyone know where I can get one of the SpaceWarp things?  I've
been looking for it.  Any help would be appreciated.

Michael Van Treese

"There has never been any great talent without an element of Madness."
-
Roman Proverb

 
 
 

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Post by Tim Howe » Wed, 04 Jun 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Does anyone know where I can get one of the SpaceWarp things?  I've
> been looking for it.  Any help would be appreciated.

Yeah, get a Bandai catalog, or go to their web site.  Good luck, Tim
 
 
 

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Post by Corp K » Thu, 05 Jun 1997 04:00:00

I spent the greater part of today looking for Spacewarp...Checked several
chains, all with no luck...someone had told me SEARS had it, so I checked
there, but again, no luck....but I did find this little hobby store called
Uncle Bunkle's, and I filled out a "special order" form, and they think
that they can get it for me....I know it's made by Bandai Inc...the
address is available from a regular on this group...as I got it and wrote
them (in california) in request for this and the several accesories about
2 weeks ago, but still haven't gotten a response..
                                                     later...
                                                       Dom

 
 
 

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Post by Ted Ansl » Thu, 05 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>Don Yacktman wrote on 31 May 1997 21:11:18 GMT:

>> > You may also want to check your local toy store.  I remember seeing
>a K-nex
>> > set that featured a working roller coaster as one of the things you
>could
>> > build.  That set cost about $100 at the local Toys-R-Us here in
>> > Fredericksburg.

>> Note on size:  the Faller HO scale model will be about 2'x3' and 18"
>high or
>> so.  The Knex model is more like 3'x3'x8' if I recall  (ie, it is
>huge).  So
>> make sure you buy what you can fit into your home!  I'm not saying to
>get one
>> over the other;  the Faller model has one track layout and you better
>like
>> it, because that's all you get.  The K*Nex can be made into other
>layouts and
>> you can buy extra parts, etc.  If you want this flexibility and a
>smaller
>> footprint, though, you may want to look into the SpaceWarp from
>Bandai.  It
>> isn't a real roller coaster, just ball bearings on a track, but it is
>still a
>> lot of fun to play with.  :-)

>Does anyone know where I can get one of the SpaceWarp things?  I've
>been looking for it.  Any help would be appreciated.

>Michael Van Treese

>"There has never been any great talent without an element of Madness."
>-
>Roman Proverb

Unfortunately, Spacewarp kits have been discontinued.  I spoke with
someone from Bandai, the spacewarp manufacturer, last year.  You can
still find some, I beleive Nancy Stillwagon? of Gunther Hall, she sells
amu***t park/rollercoaster related stuff.  Unfortunately I don't have
the phone number available, could someone else post it?  You may want
to try calling Bandai of America directly too, they are located in the LA
area.

Ted
---------------

Ted Ansley
**Rollercoaster Fan<atic>**

 
 
 

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Post by Richard Bonn » Thu, 05 Jun 1997 04:00:00

: I live in Southern California in the L.A. area, does anyone know where i
: can buy a model coaster kit . I would really like to build one. if you
: know please e-mail me.

: Coaster Joe

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Post by KeyJ » Thu, 05 Jun 1997 04:00:00

I just got a spacewarp set and it was only $20. i found it at a noddle
kidodool.I am sorry if I speeled that wrong.

 
 
 

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Post by YL21 » Sun, 29 Jun 1997 04:00:00

i brought the knex set also.
it is really not worth the money
i wish there was some other kind of set.
if there, is let me no