JetScream

Model Roller Coaster


This model is Dedicated to my good friend, Scott Phares. This was his first upside down coaster, as we used to say back in the day. Today kids would call it a looping coaster or coaster with inversions. 

The JetScream operated at Six Flags Over Mid-America (now Six Flags St. Louis) from 1981 - 1988. It was the parks first looping coaster and for many in the St. Louis area, it was their first upside down roller coaster. It had an simple airplane theme. This was one of 8 "Looping Star" models manufactured by Anton Schwarzkopf and designed by Werner Stengel. Most of these were designed as traveling (!) coasters that went from fairs and events in Europe and the United States. The "JetScream" and "Looping Star" were permanent versions of this model, designed to be attached to concrete footers instead of a portable metal frame. Only one Looping Star model still operates in the United States - The Silver Bullet at Frontier City, Oklahoma City, OK. The Silver Bullet, was actually the first Looping Star model produced in 1978. 

STATS:

Category:     Actual Roller Coaster Built By Anton Schwarzkopf (Looping Star permanent park model)

Model Built:            May 2016

Base Size:   40 inches X 64 inches (1.01 m X 1.62 m)

Height:         20.5 inches (82 scale feet) - 52.07 cm ( 25 scale meters)

Length:         40.5 feet (1,944 scale feet) -  12.34m (592 scale meters)

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

Train:         Designed and 3D Printed by John Hunter