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So You Wanna Build Your Own Rollercoaster?
« on: May 01, 2018, 01:10:28 PM »
Recently purchased the CDX Blocks Littler Dipper "Lego" style coaster and did a report on building it.
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/cdxlittledipper.html

I got to admit, it was a lot of fun to build and I think it turned out great. 
Definitely recommend purchasing.  It was just under $40 with shipping.

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Re: So You Wanna Build Your Own Rollercoaster?
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 01:15:38 PM »
Thats cool Swoosh...

When I saw the title,. I expected something like this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPzEppZN3q4

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Re: So You Wanna Build Your Own Rollercoaster?
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 01:36:11 PM »
My brother has room in his backyard to build one like that.  We havenít been able to convince his wife yet to let us do it... yet. 
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Re: So You Wanna Build Your Own Rollercoaster?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2018, 05:24:24 PM »
We built a nice K'Nex coaster.  It ended up pretty cool.
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Re: So You Wanna Build Your Own Rollercoaster?
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2018, 10:10:05 PM »
We built a nice K'Nex coaster.  It ended up pretty cool.

Yeah I had the original K'Nex Coaster Set (back when they didn't have upstops) when I was younger and we had some wild creations (we being myself and my brother). 

I'll have to see if I can find some of those old photos and scan them to post.  Yay Young Swoosh and Dj.

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Re: So You Wanna Build Your Own Rollercoaster?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2018, 10:12:33 PM »
UPDATE:  While CDX Blocks is out of stock of their smaller Little Dipper sets (like what I posted above), they are running a special on their larger CYCLONE model and it's pretty much 50% OFF. 

We bought one and will do another build report when it arrives.
If you're interested, here's their site
https://cdxblocks.com/collections/kits/products/the-cyclone-roller-coaster-kit-scratch-and-dent


*Note to self* Sometime soon I need to do a photo report of my LEMAX Carnival Village.
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Re: So You Wanna Build Your Own Rollercoaster?
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2018, 01:45:59 PM »
UPDATE:  While CDX Blocks is out of stock of their smaller Little Dipper sets (like what I posted above), they are running a special on their larger CYCLONE model and it's pretty much 50% OFF. 

We bought one and will do another build report when it arrives.
If you're interested, here's their site
https://cdxblocks.com/collections/kits/products/the-cyclone-roller-coaster-kit-scratch-and-dent


*Note to self* Sometime soon I need to do a photo report of my LEMAX Carnival Village.

And after assembly, you find a small, slow revolution electric motor and use a small rubber band drive system to run lift chain.. 8)

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Re: So You Wanna Build Your Own Rollercoaster?
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2018, 02:09:18 PM »
You donít need rubber bands.  This thing has a legit chain lift.   Iím pretty sure my KíNex motor will work on the lift to power it.  Iím headed home this week and plan to dig it out to bring back with me to JC
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Re: So You Wanna Build Your Own Rollercoaster?
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2018, 03:50:00 PM »
You donít need rubber bands.  This thing has a legit chain lift.   Iím pretty sure my KíNex motor will work on the lift to power it.  Iím headed home this week and plan to dig it out to bring back with me to JC

yes i saw the chain lift..
 didnt know how the motor would drive the lift station.... thus rubber band to connect motor to drive. 
Not like you could use a chain drive from motor to lift chain..... OR could you........ ??? ???

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Re: So You Wanna Build Your Own Rollercoaster?
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2018, 04:29:46 PM »
CDX Blocks recently ran a sale on their larger Cyclone Model and we scored one.
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/cyclone-cdx-blocks.html

I got to admit, this thing is pretty impressive.




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Re: So You Wanna Build Your Own Rollercoaster?
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2018, 10:57:00 PM »
Coaster Dynamics also sells Nanocoasters which are static models of coasters.
My brother recently bought me the Coney Island Cyclone and here is our report on its construction

https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/05/cyclone-nanocoaster-coaster-dynamix.html



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Re: So You Wanna Build Your Own Rollercoaster?
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2018, 07:54:02 AM »
OK Swoosh..  That is just cool!

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Re: So You Wanna Build Your Own Rollercoaster?
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2018, 11:44:24 PM »
Pretty cool stuff you have.

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Re: So You Wanna Build Your Own Rollercoaster?
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2018, 08:46:06 PM »
Pretty cool stuff you have.


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Re: So You Wanna Build Your Own Rollercoaster?
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2018, 10:14:48 PM »
I'm back with another build.  This time, it's Millennium Force at Cedar Point.
https://www.midwestinfoguide.com/2018/08/millennium-force-nanocoaster-coaster.html



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