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Castle Roller Coaster (July 2002)
The following page memorializes my (largely failed) attempt to create a compelling roller coaster using 9-volt train equipment. This display, while technically a train layout, is not labeled as such anywhere else on MOC Pages.
About this creation
NOTE: I rewrote this page on June 12, 2011.


FAST FACTS:

Total Number of Bricks: 3,400 (Estimate)
Total Number of Construction Hours: 5 to 10 (Estimate)
Total number of Minifigs: 24
Total Number of Buildings: 17
Oldest Building: Unknown
Newest Building: Unknown


FOREWARD:

Following the demise of my first true LEGO train layout, Legoville II, I attempted to build a roller coaster using conventional electric track. I was too lazy to devise a proper lift mechanism, so the nine-volt system offered a simple and effective alternative.

On July 14, 2002, I completed the so-called "Castle Coaster". The poorly-planned ride was riddled with problems from the very start. The cars frequently derailed along its curves.

Like many of its successors, the Castle Coaster eventually fell into disrepair. It was torn down in September 2002 to make way for a more conventional layout, Sand Beach.


GALLERY:



The mighty roller coaster, in all of its nonexistent glory. Note that no one is in line to ride it. This may have something to do with the fact that the biggest drop on the coaster's route is a petrifying 15 scale feet. It's probably easier to get a thrill out of 'It's a Small World' than this coaster.




A close-up of the abandoned castle, which may or may not be the latest casualty of the current foreclosure crisis.




While most people are happy to fish for, well... fish, these knights choose to do battle with stingrays and octopi. The fact that they even found such creatures in a freshwater lake is amazing.




The coaster soars through a 180-degree curve at a dizzying 28 scale miles/hour. At such breakneck speeds, it's a wonder that park management doesn't supply barf bags... NOT.




A view from the bottom of the petrifying fifteen foot drop. Scary, ain't it? As in, scary that somebody could classify a fifteen foot drop as scary. Right?

Oh, nevermind.




After apparently slaying Fluffy the Three-Headed Dog (see upper right), the noble King fights the Black Knight on top of of Tower Rock. The winner gets to repossess the foreclosed castle.



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 I like it 
  November 17, 2010
love the concept!,i have a phantassy about buying 4 indy cart ride kits for something similar!
 I like it 
  March 14, 2009
**Jumps in front row seat and puts hands up** WEEEEE! ~ Chris.
 
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