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Coaster-Lab Interview

I recently stumbled across a website with some incredible looking theme park concepts and I just had to know more! The inventor and owner of the website agreed to answer a few of our questions. C101: Can you please introduce yourself –...

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Cantilevered Coaster Update

I’ve been modeling a new chassis configuration for the cantilevered roller coaster. Here’s a quick preview video showing the range of motion of the car. Sorry for the bad quality. Hopefully, we’ll have a full track layout next time. The...

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Interview with Jonathon England

Have you ever wondered how a roller coaster can operate multiple trains without having a collision? Coaster101 had the opportunity to interview Jonathon England, an amusement industry professional with experience in controls and more.  Enjoy! Could you tell us a...

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Robocoaster CAD Model

I created a Kuka robo coaster model in CATIA. I used the car from my cantilevered roller coaster simulations to save time. The track is created using three sketches with laws (one overhead, one side profile, and one for banking)....

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Coasters-101: Track Modeling

Welcome to the latest edition of Coasters-101. Let’s talk about modeling a roller coaster track on the computer. There are many different 2D and 3D CAD packages you can use. This example utilizes a 3D CAD software called CATIA (which...

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Cantilevered Coaster Model Update

Check out the latest video of the cantilevered roller coaster concept model. I completed some of the fine details for the main layout including the cross-ties, support columns, and cement footers. I also attempted to add a banked track section...