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Rocky Mountain Construction Models by Brad Corben

Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) builds some amazing roller coasters. Outlaw Run. Goliath at Six Flags Great America. And those are just their “built from scratch” coasters. The company has turned dying wooden roller coasters into the amazing hybrid coasters we now...

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Update on the Rye Airplane Model

Last October, we interviewed Tim Cole, a roller coaster enthusiast who is building a model of the infamous Airplane Coaster that operated at Rye Playland from 1928 to 1957. He recently sent us some spectacular images of his progress on the...

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Chance Rides Reveals HyperLite

Chance Rides recently revealed a new coaster model dubbed the “HyperLite.” The model features a 100 ft. tall lift hill, an 80° first drop, 2,500 ft track length and a max speed of 55 mph. The coaster can accommodate 800 people per...

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Brad Sherman’s Amusement Ride Models

Welcome to our first interview feature of 2012! Brad Sherman is a builder of amusement ride models. Thanks to Brad for taking the time to answering a few of our questions about model building. 101: 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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Demon Drop K’nex Model

In honor of Math and Science Week, Cedar Point has teamed up with K’NEX for the first ever Great Thrill Ride Build-Off! Cedar Point Facebook fans can win a pair of tickets by building their own amusement park ride out...

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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...