Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Latest Cantilevered Coaster model video update

Check out the status on my Cantilevered roller coaster concept model. I completed some of the fine details for the main course like the cross-ties, support columns, and cement footers. I also attempted to make a banked track section, which turned out OK minus the rails which look bumpy, twisted, and are generally terrible. Refinement coming your way!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

My 3D Model in PRISM Magazine

My 3D Model in PRISM Magazine

I received a copy of the November issue of PRISM Magazine the other day. Flip to page three and what do I see? My model of the cantilevered roller coaster sponsored by Dassault Systems! PRISM magazine is ASEE's monthly publication (the American Society for Engineering Educators).

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Beech Bend Park Map 2007

Pictured here is an overhead map of Beech Bend Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, home of the great Kentucky Rumbler wooden coaster designed by Great Coasters International. I've embedded a video of my trip to the park in 2007 below.

Monday, January 10, 2011

S&S Spaceshot CAD Model Recreation

I started a 3d computer model recreation of a 3x3 size Spaceshot launched thrill ride attraction engineered by S&S Worldwide.

Friday, January 7, 2011

What’s the rail to rail distance on a B&M Floorless Coaster?

I've always wondered what the rail center to rail center distance was on a B&M floorless coaster. Today, I stumbled across one of their maintenance manuals and inside it has a nice drawing of a profile view of the track. The rail to rail dimension is 1200mm.