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roller coaster loop banked turns

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#1 Gijserman

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:29 AM

Made this last weekend. Enjoy! :laugh:



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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:38 AM

Really nice!! Too bad you need so many pieces for a really large track ;)
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:16 AM

Sweet!!

A really nice to touch to mount a cam to the front car. And the looping runs very smooth. Well done. :thumbup:

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:25 AM

That's just plain awesome... congratulations on a fantastic creation!

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:23 AM

Gijserman, congratulations on making it work, this is awesome :sweet: :sweet: :sweet:
If I'm not mistaking, you keep the cars in the looping and on the banked curved purely by the use of gravitational forces ? I'm asking because I don't see any side or underwheels.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:50 AM

I love the speed and the loop part is amazing. How did you bend the tracks? Or can you possibly post some photos?

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

This is awesome.  The view from the front car was pretty much like the real deal.  Some photos would be nice so we can have a closer look.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:41 PM

Gijserman is known as "Hoezer2" on his YouTube Channel.  He's a "roller-coaster junkie" :cry_happy:   and has been refining his designs for several years.  He's a member of LowLUG, and his new LowLUG Forum topic has no images so far -- only the video.  However, this LowLUG Forum topic has this image:

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

Hoezer2/ gijserman had posted this YouTube video about "The Making of a Lego Rollercoaster".  He wrote this about the parts used:  "We´╗┐ bought them at bricklink. It's from the old lego train track system. The car wheels are lego 9V train wheels, they run really smooth."



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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:13 PM

View PostStrikeman, on 22 November 2012 - 09:23 AM, said:

Gijserman, congratulations on making it work, this is awesome :sweet: :sweet: :sweet:
If I'm not mistaking, you keep the cars in the looping and on the banked curved purely by the use of gravitational forces ? I'm asking because I don't see any side or underwheels.

Thanks! You are not mistaking the cars are really ON the rails, with nothing but gravitational forces to keep it on there. We did 2 runs with 24 minifigs in the seats and once that reached the banked curve, it just fell off.

View Postgrohl, on 22 November 2012 - 10:50 AM, said:

I love the speed and the loop part is amazing. How did you bend the tracks? Or can you possibly post some photos?

View PostKristel, on 22 November 2012 - 11:19 AM, said:

This is awesome.  The view from the front car was pretty much like the real deal.  Some photos would be nice so we can have a closer look.

I'll see if I have some good images that show what's going on. The roller coaster itself was taken apart at the end of the weekend, as it takes a lot of space in the living room :wink:

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:26 PM

So awesome. Clever using sideways curved rails for the loop too.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:33 AM

If I had the space and the cash for the bits this is what I would be doing, very nice way to spend a weekend I would say. did it all have to come down or did you break donw into smaller sections to make re-creating this possible?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:43 AM

View Postkieran, on 23 November 2012 - 09:33 AM, said:

If I had the space and the cash for the bits this is what I would be doing, very nice way to spend a weekend I would say. did it all have to come down or did you break donw into smaller sections to make re-creating this possible?

It really is a nice way to spend your weekend, although it brings some frustrations :wink:
Some parts (the lift, the loop and all the supports) are intact, so we have a head start for the next one

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 12:49 AM

That's amazing work...I appreciate the time you spent trying to get it all to work right! Good job!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

Very good roller coaster!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:02 AM

Some people might wonder what would happen with minifigs on this track. We actually tested! See for yourself :tongue:


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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:04 AM

At least those poor minfigs died with smiles on their faces!   :tongue:

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

View PostDLuders, on 27 November 2012 - 02:04 AM, said:

At least those poor minfigs died with smiles on their faces!   :tongue:
May they rest in pieces

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:42 PM

Only minor damages, they want to run on it again!!

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:13 PM

I hope you can fix the error in the banking to run it with minifigs, it is really an awesome design! :thumbup:
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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:04 AM

Congratulations! its a really smooth working rollercoaster, thats for sure!

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 03:20 PM

This is fantastic. The video taken from the roller coaster seat is amazing, feels like a real experience. Excellent creation!

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:21 AM

I keep watching this and know the kids would love something similar. I may have to look at building one over the Christmas break, looks a lot of fun, I know they would love a crash as well

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

View Postkieran, on 05 December 2012 - 09:21 AM, said:

I keep watching this and know the kids would love something similar. I may have to look at building one over the Christmas break, looks a lot of fun, I know they would love a crash as well
Cool! Let me warn you though: It requires a lot of work, patience and lego
If you do make a roller coaster I'd love to see a video of it!
Let me know if you need and tips

View PostCommander Red Hat, on 01 December 2012 - 09:13 PM, said:

I hope you can fix the error in the banking to run it with minifigs, it is really an awesome design! :thumbup:
It's definitely fixable. Next time we will start testing the track with minifigs right from the start

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:00 PM

View PostGijserman, on 05 December 2012 - 11:14 AM, said:

Cool! Let me warn you though: It requires a lot of work, patience and lego
If you do make a roller coaster I'd love to see a video of it!
Let me know if you need and tips


It's definitely fixable. Next time we will start testing the track with minifigs right from the start

thanks for the offer, the only bits i am missing is the old style train track, I have plenty of the 9V style but not the separate rails and it looks like i will need a fair few. Do you also need the connector plates or do the old rails snap onto regular plates



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