This is a video of Roger Thorpe, Barry Wilcox and Steven Wilcox’s model of the Extreme Orbiter ride, filmed at Long Eaton model show 2008.
The model is in 1/8th scale and took them 18 months to build. It is made with Meccano, but you wouldn’t be able to tell, this thing is SO realistic. Enhancing the ride are literally thousands of LEDs, but the fact that the model functions exactly as the real ride does is dam impressive!
The model quite rightfully won the ‘Best Modern Thrill Ride Model’ trophy at the Long Eaton show.
The video really doesn’t do the model justice, but gives a good idea of just how..awesome.. the model is.