Introduction: Knex Roller Coaster Station

This is a boarding station for roller coasters that I actually built a long time ago, while I was building the Death Trap. The whole thing is made out of micro pieces*. All you need to build it is the Vertical Vengeance set, but I still made a parts count in the next step. The cars simply go slowly through the station, and there's a walkway to make it more realistic. It can be extended to make it longer, and another walkway could be added to the other side, but there aren't enough pieces in one Vertical Vengeance set to do so.

*If you don't like/have micro pieces to build this, I made a standard piece version right here.

Enjoy!

Step 1: Parts List

Here's all the parts you'll need. The rods are named by their real colors, but the connectors are named after original classic-colored connectors. Please tell me if you don't know what a certain piece is.

Note: All of these are micro parts.

Rods-138
Short black-17
Silver-21
Metallic blue-12
Grey-36
Metallic green-9
Blue-36
Long black-6
Red-1

Connectors-130
Dark gray-15
Light gray-2
Red-15
Green-2
Yellow-8
White-2
Blue-20
Purple-34
Orange-32

Other-117
Track piece-1
Chain link-56
Gray gear-4
White spacer-17
Blue spacer-12
Black Y clip-11
Black snap cap-5
Chain guide-7
Motor-1
Orange end piece-1
Tan lock-2
Cars-at least 1

Total pieces: 385

If you have all these pieces, then let's get building!


Step 2: The Motor Section

This section will hold the motor. It consists of three parts: A,B, and C. After you build those you'll connect all parts together. Pay attention to the image notes.

Step 3: The Bottom

This section includes the back gears. You'll build parts A and B, and then you'll combine the two parts.

Step 4: The Boarding Platform

This platform will be beside the track. It also has two parts. You'll combine them to complete step 4.

Step 5: The Track

This track goes through the middle of the station. The cars will move from the back end to the front. Make sure it is facing the right way!

Step 6: Combining Steps 2-5

In this step you're combining all the stuff you've built so far.

Step 7: The Chain

Your station will be nothing without chain, so put it on! It does matter which way you attach it, so pay close attention to the pictures. Make sure all the chain links are facing in the same direction.

Step 8: The Top

You're almost done! Simply build the top and add it to the station.

Step 9: Finished!

Congrats, you are finished with your creation! Just put the cars on and you'll be able to add the station to a roller coaster.
As always, feel free to ask any questions!

Thanks for viewing, and have fun!

Comments

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Randomguy65 (author)2011-04-14

I am REALLY not a fan of that bump in the track where the motor is. :-P But still nice.

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Shadowman39 (author)Randomguy652011-04-15

The only reason that was there was to allow more speed to attach to the next chain lift. But it is annoying, because you'd be able to make the boarding platform bigger.

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The_Lost_Carrot (author)2011-01-23

Do the cars from the new roller coaster sets work with the old screamin serpent track (i'm guessing not but just to make sure)

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No, the new cars only work with new roller coaster track.

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nevetzap (author)2010-12-18

I have the set serpent's spiral coaster
which color rod is what?
like
red for ssc= blue for (urs)

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Shadowman39 (author)nevetzap2010-12-19

All of the rods used in this are from Vertical Vengeance.

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kevkillerke (author)2010-11-10

how f***** many cars do you have!

nice work btw

p.s. youre ball machines are very good!

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Shadowman39 (author)kevkillerke2010-11-10

Thanks, I have the cars that are in the picture.

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instruct39 (author)2010-10-12

hey i own vertical vengance, i take it u do 2!

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Shadowman39 (author)instruct392010-10-13

Yeah, I do.

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Vynash (author)2009-11-17

Fart



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Shadowman39 (author)Vynash2009-11-18

Go fart somewhere else. :-P

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Vynash (author)Shadowman392009-11-18

Maybe... make something else.

Fart

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Shadowman39 (author)Vynash2009-11-18

I am. I'm making a normal part version of this.

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Vynash (author)Shadowman392009-11-18

Ok..

Try making a better one like the one on Hydra, or Goliath.

But keep up the good work anyways :3

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Shadowman39 (author)Vynash2009-11-19

I know the design of the station is very basic, but I'm not very good with coasters. I'm more of a ball machine person. :-)


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Vynash (author)Shadowman392009-11-19

Same with me...

But I can't build anything even by myself only stuff posted with instructions ;p

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DJ Radio (author)2009-11-16

Why micro parts?

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Shadowman39 (author)DJ Radio2009-11-16

Because I had them available at the time I built it. But I am making a normal piece version.

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I_am_Canadian (author)2009-11-15

Bravo. Very well done, good job.

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Thanks!

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indivara (author)2009-11-15

Hmmm... you built this with a cat in the same room? Was (s)he drugged?
;-)

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Shadowman39 (author)indivara2009-11-15

Actually, there were three cats in the same room (they like hanging out in the living room). :-)

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Killer~SafeCracker (author)2009-11-14

I wish it didn't use minis. But it's still cool.

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Sorry, I made it mostly for people who like micros or have the pieces to make it. But I could build one that uses standard pieces.

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Make one that's not mini pieces.

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OK, it'll take about a week if it isn't overcast next weekend.

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Jesus. (author)Shadowman392009-11-15

why cant it be overcast?

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Shadowman39 (author)Jesus.2009-11-15

I like using pure sunlight for my pictures instead of light bulbs. It makes them look better. :-)

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Should it still use micro track/cars, or should it use Screamin Serpent cars?

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Use Screamin serpent cars. I think more people have them.

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smilee (author)Shadowman392009-11-14

Do it!

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Shadowman39 (author)smilee2009-11-14

I'll think about it....

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Mr. Muggle (author)2009-11-15

nice, you should make one for screamin serpent tracks too

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Shadowman39 (author)Mr. Muggle2009-11-15

Yeah, I'm making one like that.

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~KGB~ (author)2009-11-15

cool

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smilee (author)2009-11-14

Huh, Cool!

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