bladerunner
Thursday, January 15, 2004 3:05:00 PM
would it be cool if ho scale rides could be racked, then be assembled and vise versa.i think that would be an interesting idea.
squirrel
Thursday, January 15, 2004 3:13:08 PM
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Originally posted by bladerunner

would it be cool if ho scale rides could be racked, then be assembled and vise versa.i think that would be an interesting idea.


I think this is something like daniel was talking about too...
bigeli
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Thursday, January 15, 2004 3:36:58 PM
So they don't have racked ride models [?]
So, in a few years, if you're walking down a midway and see a Sixcat or a Swinger or a bucket, look around. You might recognize an old man with a smile on his face. Especially if he's saying, "Hey Buddy, can I ask ya?" -sixcat,circa. 2007
cny_chris
Thursday, January 15, 2004 3:38:42 PM
That's the beauty of the Lego models that some folks build -- they can be racked and set up. The scale might be a bit larger than HO to get it to work, but I don't see another real easy way to do it.

Picture your favorite ride, now picture all the pieces 1/87th of the size that they actually are. Makes for a lot of little pieces that are easy to lose or hard to put together. I've gotta believe that this is why you can either build them racked or set up, but not both.

But then again, I'm not a modeler (yet), so I could be wrong.
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bigeli
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Thursday, January 15, 2004 3:39:58 PM
Oh, okay ho scale .......
So, in a few years, if you're walking down a midway and see a Sixcat or a Swinger or a bucket, look around. You might recognize an old man with a smile on his face. Especially if he's saying, "Hey Buddy, can I ask ya?" -sixcat,circa. 2007
Skywheelrider
Thursday, January 15, 2004 3:45:28 PM
Well, it depends on the ride. I have put together many HO scale model rides, and some, like the Scrambler, Hamptons, Octopus, Spider, Swinger, those would be fairly easy to rack and and unrack and set up and tear down, but others would be much more difficult. The IHC rides would be fairly easy, but the Faller rides would be next to impossible, as would RAH. Like I said, depends on the ride model. [:)]
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Mamatiger
Thursday, January 15, 2004 4:27:23 PM
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Originally posted by cny_chris

Picture your favorite ride, now picture all the pieces 1/87th of the size that they actually are.

It'd sure make the Tilt easier to move, wouldn't it? [;)]
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Thursday, January 15, 2004 9:07:31 PM
I have taken an IHC Spider and managed to turn it into something that your can setup and teardown, my only problem is the tubs on it, I have managed to break off the little balls on the bottom of the seats, I have to get another kit, Seems like a Real Spider, I have to get new tubs. As for the rest, I have an entire carnival made out of Knex because I wanted to setup and teardown, some of them are not as detailed as real models, but hey, when I started making them I was just a kid and well I wanted to play carnival. I also have my collection of models, so I guess I have both, toys and models. I like to watch the models and play with the toys. But no matter how you look at it, the Cummons Models I have are the best.

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Bill P
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Thursday, January 15, 2004 9:14:27 PM
IHC is selling Spider tubs for 29 cents per package of 8!
Order thru their web site at:

http://www.ihc-hobby.com/cgi-bin/bsc.cgi 

When I ordered some they sent me some packages of red and white tubs and others of yellow and purple. Not bad for less than 4 cents a tub!
Stock up before they're gone.
tamadachi76
Thursday, January 15, 2004 9:27:34 PM
They got "pink" merry go round horses on the IHC site too. I only like racked ho rides when they're on or near a ho scale train, with tons of flatbed cars. I seem to remember an old issue of Carousel with a racked Himalaya and Yo Yo, back in the B&W days. I remember going to a train show recently where they were trying to put as many cars as possible on the engine, imagine if they were chok full o' racked rides! That'd be sweet! [:p][:D][8D]
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Skywheelrider
Friday, January 16, 2004 7:07:47 AM
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Originally posted by Bill P

IHC is selling Spider tubs for 29 cents per package of 8!
Order thru their web site at:

http://www.ihc-hobby.com/cgi-bin/bsc.cgi 

When I ordered some they sent me some packages of red and white tubs and others of yellow and purple. Not bad for less than 4 cents a tub!
Stock up before they're gone.

Well, I found the pink merry-go-round horses at 20 for $1.98, but could not find the Spider tubs. Would be cool if I still could, I would definitely like to have some extra, they could come in handy. [:)]
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Friday, January 16, 2004 2:10:32 PM
The whole racking of the rode would be good because i can build it and when i move i can rackit and it wont be has hard to moce it.All i have to deal with is breakage.
tiltawhirl
Friday, January 16, 2004 3:28:47 PM
I guess most of us carnival lovers really LOVE the way rides rack up. That's a good deal of the appeal to me. Generally in the scale that I work in(I have NO IDEA what that is, maybe someone can tell me?) my trouble is not with building them to rack, so much as getting wheels for Lego in the scale I work in. They simply don't make em big enough. I did get a recommendation to start using R.C. car wheels, as they are available in many sizes. That would be O.K. I guess. On my Enterprise I am going to go this route of having non- Lego wheels for the center trailer to see how it looks.
Either way, I DROOL over real racked ride photos(some of the folks here have some GREAT photo albums!) and love how the parts integrate to set-up and be functional.


tilt[:)]
cny_chris
Friday, January 16, 2004 6:30:39 PM
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Posted - 01/16/2004 : 3:28:47 PM by tiltawhirl

Generally in the scale that I work in(I have NO IDEA what that is, maybe someone can tell me?) my trouble is not with building them to rack, so much as getting wheels for Lego in the scale I work in.



Well, kinda depends on the actual size of the finished pieces. Compare the size of several key pieces on your models to the actual size on the real ride. Say diameter of the "wagon wheels" on the zipper, or the length of the boom, etc.

If I remember right, your models are pretty sizeable, so they're definitely not HO, but check the table from http://www.nmra.org/beginner/scale.html 

Essentially, Z is 1:220, N is 1:160, HO is 1:87, S is 1:64, O is 1:48. I'd bet you're modeling bigger than O scale. Hope this helps.

PS -- Regarding the wheels, you might want to look at some of the large oversized Technic wheels that were made a while back (check ebay). Not sure just how large of a diameter you're looking for, but they're probably in the 3-4" diameter range.


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Matthew
Saturday, January 17, 2004 8:19:57 AM
From what I see, making HO ride models rackable appears to be a very delicate task unless if your ride models are made from metal.