Introduction: Knex Roller Coaster Station V2

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This is version 2 of my roller coaster station, in standard pieces. It is in Screamin' Serpent style, instead of Vertical Vengeance style like the original. It's very basic, but it can always be modified to have a better roof, walkways, etc. It's meant to be added to your roller coaster, so the 2 outside strands of tubing don't have to be a certain length and end where the track ends. I just did that for looks :-).

Hope you like it!

Step 1: Parts List

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Before we begin, let's gather all the parts we'll need.

Connectors:  153
dark gray-14
light gray-2
red-10
green-2
yellow-19
orange-36
white-2
purple-43
blue-14
crosstie-11

Rods:  163
green-9
white-42
blue-16
yellow-37
red-20
gray-39

Other:  144
blue spacer-20
silver spacer-30
red gear-5
small blue gear-1
Y-clip-23
tan clip-5
blue (metallic) clip-2
chain link-54
motor-1
3 pieces of tubing; the shorter piece should be 21 inches long (middle strand).
Screamin' Serpent cars

Total:  460

When you've gathered all of these pieces, it's time to move on to step two!


Step 2: The Front Section

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This is the longest step; you'll build the front that holds the motor and gears. There are five parts; A,B,C,D, and E. After you build those, you'll combine all of them and finish the front.

Step 3: The Back

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Build parts A and B, and then combine them.

Step 4: The Track

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Don't worry about tubing or parts in this easy step. But try to space everything out like it is in the pictures.

Step 5: The Boarding Platform

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The boarding platform consists of parts A and B. After those are built you'll combine them.

Step 6: Assembling Steps 2-5

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Put steps 2-5 together to complete step 6.

Step 7: Tubing and Chain

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Now you'll add the tubing and chain. Attach the middle strand of tubing first, and then the chain. After that you'll be able to put the two outside strands on.

Step 8: The Top

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In this step you'll build the top and then attach it to the model.

Step 9: Finished!

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You are now done with version 2 of my roller coaster station! Add it to a coaster, and have fun!
Feel free to ask any questions!

Comments

2fast4youdude (author)2016-06-17

I used this on my coaster and showed how to build the coaster including the station but I gave you all the credit. I hope that's okay.

That's alright, thanks for building and including it in your coaster!

Randomguy65 (author)2011-04-12

Would build if I had tubing and a coaster. (I have crossties)

The_Lost_Carrot (author)2011-01-21

i wish they still sold the original roller coaster sets and normal pieces rather than the bricks :'(

Yeah, I miss the old sets.

k-n-e-x(leaved ibls) (author)2010-12-15

3.5 *
it is more a rollercoaster box..

It was meant to be a basic coaster station. I could do better nowadays though, since this was posted over a year ago.

knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2010-01-11

very nice station a modded version will be featured in my new coaster

Sounds cool. :-)

I_am_Canadian (author)2009-11-22

Your photography is spot on. Keep it up! I'd say more, but I've only mad a roller coaster once, and it was terrible.

builder968 (author)I_am_Canadian2009-12-22

Yeah, I'm not that great at roller coasters, either. My best one was destroyed by my sister before I could take pictures. It was called "Warzone", and these knex guns shot at the cars as they went by. It was actually pretty cool, I had a docking station in the middle where all the mechanics were located.

Thanks! I try to take the best photos in my Ibles. :-)

I can only build micro style coasters, not Screaming Serpent ones.

That's a real shame. :-(

But this micro coaster is pretty cool.
I just wouldn't buy all those micro pieces. :-P

Yup, cuz other than those things they have no use.

Yeah.

smattman22 (author)I_am_Canadian2009-11-25

haha no worries im not too good with em either. i have to work on it sometime

smilee (author)I_am_Canadian2009-11-22

I want a picture of it!

I_am_Canadian (author)smilee2009-11-22

It was a piece of crap, I didn't want to embarrass myself by taking photos of it :-p

I wish I could have gotten a picture of my first coaster, it looked hilarious. Tubing was all over the place, and it looked like a tornado had come through. :-P

smilee (author)I_am_Canadian2009-11-24

lol

the_me_man (author)2009-12-05

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pls (author)2009-11-26

 Made one myself,



Killer~SafeCracker (author)pls2009-11-26

That's cool, Man.

Shadowman39 (author)pls2009-11-26

Cool!

Jesus. (author)2009-11-21

thats cool!!. i like the pics they are very good!.

Shadowman39 (author)Jesus.2009-11-21

Thanks! It took about 2 hours to take the pictures :-P.

Jesus. (author)Shadowman392009-11-22

wow so thats why they are so good.

Shadowman39 (author)Jesus.2009-11-22

That and the fact that it was sunny yesterday.

getoutofhere623 (author)2009-11-22

 hey when are you gonna post the ball machine stair lift?

I'm planning on posting it sometime next week.

Killer~SafeCracker (author)2009-11-22

This is much better than the other. Good job. 5*

~KGB~ (author)2009-11-22

cool!

Mr. Muggle (author)2009-11-22

nice, better than the other! 4*

smilee (author)2009-11-21

That's better.

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