More of Dave Ware’s Amusement Park Rides

March 14, 2014 · by David Gilbert · Amusement Park Rides, Erector Sets, Ware, Dave

Dave Ware’s Carousel

Dave Ware writes: The horses for the carousel were made from a photograph of a real carousel horse. My wife traced them and colored them for me. Flashing lights were added to the base.

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Dave Ware’s Hand Operated Airplane Ride

Turn the crank and duck!

  • Watch a video of the Hand Operated Airplane Ride

Dave Ware’s Parachute Jump

Dave Ware writes: This is the model as revised by Gilbert in 1949. Use of the OI segment of 72 tooth gear allowed for a simpler mechanism. This innovation and the increase of the height to almost 6 feet made for a much improved model. The action was now completely automatic. Parachutes were homemade using silk cloth and swizzle sticks.

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