I probably should be working...
- Oct 2, 2018
Just wondered if anyone here has ever, or plans on building a backyard coaster. I certainly plan on it, but will wait until I am at the place where I can do it "right," with all the bells and whistles, and have a lot more disposable income. My plans so far will probably involve a pneumatic or drive tire launch(s), with a relatively short height, but have zippy turns. A good model for how I want this ride to feel would be Juvelen in Denmark. Again, a track layout wont be established until I actually have land I own, not rent. I hope to build at least 2 two or three car trains, seating 8-12 people, with western theming throughout. In the meantime, I have picked out a soundtrack for the ride, based on numerous old western movies and American folk music. This is for both in queue and area music. The main source of music on the ride (yes, either on-ride, or beside track in certain spots) will be "Race to Durango" from TSFH. I have also done a fair amount of drawing creation already for basic design of the trains, track, station, and, you guessed it, control system. I would guess that I probably won't start actually acquiring anything for another 10-15 years or so, mainly due to having to first get land and money to actually build this. Anyways, anyone else here want to build their own ride someday/have already done it? Doesn't have to be as detailed, thorough, or expensive as my plans, but I'm just curious who else here is a BYRC engineer/engineering hopeful.