Micro Coaster Track | a K'nex Ball Machine Path

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About: Hey there! as my name kind of suggests, I'm Linkin_J! A 14 year old K'nex and fallout enthusiast! I highly advise you check out my 'ibles if you like either of them, or are just interested!

Intro: Micro Coaster Track | a K'nex Ball Machine Path

Hello again! I have for you a NEW k'nex ball machine path! This utilises the micro k'nex rollercoaster track, turned on its side so the ball can roll along it! Right, here are the pros and cons!

Pros:
• Low friction so the ball slides along it quickly
• A great substitute for tubing path
• Makes micro k'nex useful

Cons:
• Not as simple to connect it to original k'nex
• Can't turn vertically

Step 1: How to Build It!

The track is extremely simple to build, just follow the pictures!

1: Overview
2: Build these
3: Assemble
4: Assemble

Step 2: How to Connect It to Original K'nex!

So, I bet you were wondering how does it connect?

1: Overview
2: Build these
3: Assemble

Now, how does it connect from below? There are many ways however this is one simple way.

1: Overview
2: Build this
3: Asemble

Step 3: Finished!

Let me know what you think of this new path! Bye for now!

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    sandroknexmaster

    2 years ago

    Looks good!

    I think I have seen something like this though, it might not be entirely new.

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    Thank you a third time xD. So did I but I found that track didn't work. the ball went through the middle with the track on either side as rails.

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    www139

    2 years ago

    nice element! Now all it needs is a ball machine to go under it! :P

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    Linkin_J_Knexwww139

    Reply 2 years ago

    Lol, or above! xD this comment didn't come in my emails :(

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    www139Linkin_J_Knex

    Reply 2 years ago

    If it went above the track, it would crush it! No, I think below is better.

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    Linkin_J_Knexwww139

    Reply 2 years ago

    erm... I'm confused...lol. If it went below the ball machine the ball machine would crush it xD. lol

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    www139Linkin_J_Knex

    Reply 2 years ago

    no, if you were to build a frame and drop it on top of the track, it would crush the track, right??? :P

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    Linkin_J_Knexwww139

    Reply 2 years ago

    That's what I just said by accident because I was confused lol. But, if the half the ball machine was above it and half below it would be in the ball machine where its supposed to be not above or below xD I'm so happy, I got 3 more k'nex balls so now I have 4!!!!!!

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    www139Linkin_J_Knex

    Reply 2 years ago

    well, if the machine were on top of the element, and the element were inside the frame, the ball wouldn't make it to the lift because the lift starts just off the ground, not on the ground :P

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    www139

    2 years ago

    "Can't turn vertically"

    well, actually it can turn vertically. Just use a rollercoaster turn piece!

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    Linkin_J_Knexwww139

    Reply 2 years ago

    probably, I got my first (and only) micro coaster when micro k'nex was fairly new :)

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    Linkin_J_KnexLexi Knex

    Reply 2 years ago

    Hmmm, well I don't tend to do piece counts. Would you find it useful if I included them in my ibles?

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    Lexi KnexLinkin_J_Knex

    Reply 2 years ago

    yeah beacause my storage is tricky and then its hard when there is no piece count but ... its your choise not mine (+=

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    Linkin_J_KnexLexi Knex

    Reply 2 years ago

    Well, if enough people request them I'm likely to do them. I may make one for my dinosaur ible (Which is sort of my trial for instruction-making) and see how it goes :D