Miscellaneous Amusement Park Rides

March 14, 2014 · by David Gilbert · Allmen, Bob, Amusement Park Rides, Erector Sets, Galler, Bob, Washeck, Tom

Bob Allmen’s Ferris Wheel

Bob Writes: This picture shows a full view of my double Ferris wheel built with type 3 erector parts. The model is 58 inches high and is powered by 2 erector battery controller boxes and 4 plastic gear box motors. Transfer of power is by erector chain, sprockets, custom built drive pulley mechanisms, auto string tightening system and flax waxed string. The wheels with gondolas can be run with the main H frame at a standstill which simulates the real operation of a full size unit.

Bob Galler’s 8 Parachute Jump

Here is Bob’s first place model of a giant parachute jump (8 parachutes, 8 feet high) from the 2003 ACGHS convention in Tulsa.

Tom Washeck’s Merry-Go-Round

Also see Tom’s notes in the Model Building Tips Section.

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