skydiver77
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Friday, January 16, 2009 7:33:35 AM
How many on here have a nice Sky Diver model, Cummons, RAH, scratchbuilt, whatever? Also, how many have one of Tim Eaton's balsa wood Sky Diver? I know of someone in Sanford, NC with his Sky Diver, but i don't know if he still has it. Last time i talked to him, he didn't want to part with it. Tim did a super good job on making / building the Sky Diver! It looked perfect to a T!...in my opinion. It had the "bicycle wheel effect" to it, dead-on. I don't care if it didn't move, it was a pleasure just to stare at it & look at it. I don't remember if my friend's Sky Diver Tim built, if it had the eagles on the hoods of the Diver cars or not. That part i do not remember, but i do remember it being very very authentic! [:o)] I've tried doing a Sky Diver from K'nex parts, but the only thing i can come up with is the scissor-lift.

It would take quite a few more K'nex pieces to make the Wheel itself look true to the real Diver's wheel, sweeps, & hills/points, as well as the Diver cars. Thought about buying another RAH Sky Diver and taking my time on it to make it look half way decent. Wether or not it moves, it's a great looking ride to display in a room or office. What was your favorite color scissor-lift? Mine?, the maroon-orange scissor-lift...like Tolve' Presentations used to have their Diver looking like back in the 80's/early 90's, before they painted it ugly purple, yuck! [B)]

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Skywheelrider
Friday, January 16, 2009 7:50:30 AM
Working on an RAH Sky Diver right now. It will have red towers/trailer, white sweeps, multi-coloured tubs. Not even close to being done yet.
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Matt C.
Friday, January 16, 2009 8:39:16 AM
I have a sky diver... in a cardboard box waiting for a rainy day LOL.
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Friday, January 16, 2009 1:39:58 PM
I have one of the late Tim Eaton's Sky Divers. I don't know how to bring up the photo to here, but if you go to my website below, go into the photo gallery and go to the Green unit photos. It is the 2nd photo. He did do a beautiful job on it.
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Saturday, January 17, 2009 8:00:07 AM
http://good-times.websho...463164222078213442nCQppR 

Got a couple of Diver pics on here from my layout. This diver has traveled all over. Went from Matt Cook, BSAMike and now on my show. Most Cummons Divers all look the same except for Bretts. Would love to see Matt do his up after Funtastics for something different
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Saturday, January 17, 2009 9:23:16 AM
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Got a couple of Diver pics on here from my layout. This diver has traveled all over. Went from Matt Cook, BSAMike and now on my show. Most Cummons Divers all look the same except for Bretts. Would love to see Matt do his up after Funtastics for something different



Heard she got real beat up over there on your show Sean.
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Saturday, January 17, 2009 9:32:44 AM
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http://good-times.websho...463164222078213442nCQppR 

Got a couple of Diver pics on here from my layout. This diver has traveled all over. Went from Matt Cook, BSAMike and now on my show. Most Cummons Divers all look the same except for Bretts. Would love to see Matt do his up after Funtastics for something different



Heard she got real beat up over there on your show Sean.



Yup Yup, The wife and her unit are really hard on the equipment. Thats why my unit gets all the new stuff [:D]
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Saturday, January 17, 2009 9:38:52 AM
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http://good-times.websho...463164222078213442nCQppR 

Got a couple of Diver pics on here from my layout. This diver has traveled all over. Went from Matt Cook, BSAMike and now on my show. Most Cummons Divers all look the same except for Bretts. Would love to see Matt do his up after Funtastics for something different



Yeah, mine is based on Gillette's. The trailer is maroon, it was ordered that way, it should have been red, but I like the maroon. Tubs are painted in the correct colors, but are strung differently than theirs was. Sweep, and Intermediate lights were repainted to match how theirs was.
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SideWinder
Sunday, January 18, 2009 3:04:30 AM
Amusements of Rochester SKYDIVER:

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ringmaster
Sunday, January 18, 2009 7:36:48 AM
I'm doing mine in that flat red orange With those white ding-bats if I can find decent reference photos. It might end up an Astro Wheel. Aluminum tread plate or anodized aluminum on the possum belly doors.
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Thursday, January 22, 2009 11:09:23 AM
Here is mine. It is roughly 42 inches tall & was built around 1989 (I think). I really need to take it apart & align the sweeps better, but it is still one of my favorites.
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Skywheelrider
Thursday, January 22, 2009 7:27:49 PM
I like it Greg, very colourful, really stands out. Great job.
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Friday, January 23, 2009 2:01:06 AM
THanks! When I built it it was based on the one Murphy Brothers had in Birmingham for the fair. The trailer was blue & the sweeps were tan.
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