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Want to build a ride in shop

 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:53 am    Post subject: Want to build a ride in shop Reply with quote

Hi,
My cousin and I were riding Mr. Toads Wild Ride and we thought it would be really cool to build something like it in a shop of ours. Do you know of a place were we can find out how to do something like this, like materials and the whole mechanical side of it? We can come up with a design and things, we just need to know what we will need and some information on it. Thanks!

Holly3216
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(2/6/07 12:49 pm)
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Check out:

www.dafe.org/projects/okc...roject.htm
www.dafe.org/attractions/...ream01.htm

These people have built their own dark rides (I am sure there are more people who have as well). You may be able to contact them through DAFE (the main site) and get more info about wiring, electrical, where to find certain supplies... I think there are also still model train affectionados out there -- people who make ridable trains for their back yards... You might be able to find usable wheels, tracks or motors from thoses sources... There are also very small parks closing every year in the US (ex. in Florida there was one in Panama City that closed a year or so back). Some of them just leave dark ride cars to rot... ex.:

www.opacity.us/image3239_...castle.htm

So you might be able to get a "deal" with the owner to haul away a couple ride cars, some track, and other electrical if you are fortunate enough to find the right circumstances (and location)...

Sorry I can't be of more help... I know next-to-nothing about such things... Good luck!

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(2/7/07 1:17 am)
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New Post Re: Want to build a ride in shop P.S. It sounds very exciting. Please keep us posted on your progress!
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