Falcon

Model Roller Coaster


 I built the Falcon so my friend René Jachmich who built the Schwarzkopf trains for my Shock Wave (Six Flags Over Texas) model (which had been taken down by the time he visited) could see the train running on a model.  He, his wife Bea and their friend Kalle came to the US from Germany to tour parks in the Midwest and they visited me during their trip. As you'll see in the video how the model looked before and landscaping was done and how the original ending was a hop up into the brake run and the original transfer track was on the right.  I rebuilt the ending to take the track back down to ground level into a curved tunnel/helix and then up into the brake run which required me to move the transfer track to the left side of the model. 

STATS:

Category:      Original Design

Built:              June, 2010

Base Size:     4 feet X 8 feet - 1.21 m X 2.43 m

Height:          48 inches (192 scale feet) - 121.92 cm (58.53 scale meters)

Length:         60 feet (2,880 scale feet) - 18.28 m (877.82 scale meters)

Duration:      28 seconds, station to station

Scale:           O Scale 1:48 (1 inch equals 4 feet)