Lego Roller Coaster!


Look at this awesome new Lego set! This is the Creator Expert Roller Coaster 10261, released 1st June 2018.

The set features two roller coaster trains, working lift hill and station, and even a transfer/traverser track for adding and removing the second train.


Take a ride on this Meccano Top Buzz model!


Take a seat on Michael Molden’s amazing Meccano Top Buzz ride! This latest video comes in 60fps and really shows just how smooth this model runs.


Loughborough Fair Model Show 2017


The 2017 Loughborough Fair Model Show. This show is special in that it is one of the only shows where models of different exhibitors are all combined into one big diorama display.


Model Superstar ride by S&B Models


This model fun fair ride was built by S&B Models, for more information and pricing please contact them directly:

info@sandbmodels.com

http://sandbmodels.com

The Superstar is a 1/24th scale working model fairground ride. It can be bought as a kit or pre-assembled – visit the above link for more details! Filmed here at the Nottingham Goose Fair Model Show 2017


This model Waltzer looks just like the real thing!


You won’t believe that this is a model and not the real thing! S&B Models’ latest kit is this amazing detailed Waltzer ride.

This model fun fair ride was built by S&B Models, for more information and pricing please contact them directly:

info@sandbmodels.com http://sandbmodels.com

 

Take a close-up look at the latest model now available from S&B Models, a 1/24th scale miniature Waltzer ride. This is the first one to be completed and was built for Ray Grieve. It features a stunning light show, made using thousands of RGB colour-changing LEDs.


The Nottingham Goose Fair model show 2017


Take a look at the fantastic fairground models on display at the Nottingham Goose Fair Model Show.

The event took place on 7th October 2017, coinciding with the famous Goose Fair. This year’s event featured a new “dark room” where some of the best-lit models were on show.


Meccano Wild Mouse – a huge working roller coaster model!


All the fun of the model fair! This is one miniature working roller coaster that you’re going to want to see.

This massive roller coaster model was built by John and Michael Molden. It is based on the travelling Reverchon spinning coasters that can be found all over the globe at funfairs and theme parks alike.

Filmed at the National Funfair Extravaganza, Churchdown (UK) 2017.


HTR Build It! Faller Power Tower | Episode 6 | Faulty control box!


Join Hold Tight Riders as we build the Faller Power Tower fairground model (kit 140325) in this brand new series! 

This is a shorter episode than normal due to the fact that we’re experiencing problems with the control box that was supplied with the kit. In this episode we compare the faulty box with the older-style box supplied with a Power Tower we built last year. Faller have offered to send a new box to me, but only if I post the faulty one to them first – something that I am not willing to cover expenses for at this time.

The model is HO/OO scale and includes 427 plastic parts. It is based on the Maurer Sohne freefall tower that was travelled by German showman Schneider between 1998 and 2001.


HTR Build It! Faller Power Tower | Episode 5 | Threading the tower & first test attempt!


Join Hold Tight Riders as we build the Faller Power Tower fairground model (kit 140325) in this brand new series! 

In episode 5 we thread the string onto the tower and wire up the control box before attempting the first test ride!

Apologies that this episode has taken so long to upload – as you’ll see, we’ve had a few issues in getting the ride to run and are waiting to hopefully receive a replacement control box from Faller – but struggling to contact them.

The model is HO/OO scale and includes 427 plastic parts. It is based on the Maurer Sohne freefall tower that was travelled by German showman Schneider between 1998 and 2001


Awesome LED light-show on a model Ferris Wheel!


This awesome miniature Ferris Wheel has 3640 RGB colour-changing lights! It was built by S&B Models for David Wragg.

We posted a video of this model being built-up last year, but since then the lighting has been completely reprogrammed by Steven Wilcox.

☆ Model Statistics
Based on: Lamberink RL45 Ferris Wheel
Scale: 1/24th
Wheel Diameter: 1760mm
Wheel Height: 1870mm
36 Arms and Gondolas
3640 RGB SMDs/LEDs
Build up time 3.5 hours
Model designed and built by S&B Models
Lighting programmed by Steven Wilcox

☆ Model Ferris Wheel on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ModelFerrisWheel/?fref=ts

☆ FOR MORE INFO & PRICING, please contact
info@sandbmodels.com
Unfortunately Hold Tight Riders are unable to respond to requests for purchase information, please contact S&B Models directly.


Meccano “Wild Mouse” Rollercoaster build-up timelapse


Watch as this huge working model of a Wild Mouse roller coaster is built up! 

The Wild Mouse was built by father-and-son duo John and Michael Molden, and is based on the compact spinning coasters built by Reverchon. The model is fully functional and absolutely massive!

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From start to finish it takes approximately four hours to set up the model. This starts with the installation of the purpose-built table, followed by the loading station, supports, track and then finally decoration. Each section of track is bolted into place every time the model is erected.

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Complete! A superb model that is well worth making a trip to see. These pictures and videos were taken prior to the 2017 Funfair Extravaganza in Churchdown, but the model has also been seen at various other events throughout the UK.


HTR Build It! Faller Power Tower | Episode 4 | Tower lights and vertical assembly


Join Hold Tight Riders every Thursday as we build the Faller Power Tower fairground model (kit 140325) in this brand new series! 

In episode 4 we complete the tower structure by adding the lighting strips before then assembling the two halves together and attaching it all to the base.

The model is HO/OO scale and includes 427 plastic parts. It is based on the Maurer Sohne freefall tower that was travelled by German showman Schneider between 1998 and 2001.


A look at the 2017 National Funfair Extravaganza


The National Funfair Extravaganza is one of the biggest and best fairground model shows the UK has to offer. We take a look at some of this year’s exhibits.

The 2017 show was held on 21st January at the Churchdown community centre in Gloucestershire. Over 65 exhibitors were in attendance, displaying a huge range of working models from the past to present day.

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Take a virtual ride on the Meccano Wild Mouse rollercoaster!


Take a ride on this awesome model rollercoaster built by John and Michael Molden.

The Wild Mouse is made using Meccano and is based upon the Reverchon Spinning coasters that are common at funfairs in the UK and Europe alike.

Filmed at the National Funfair Extravaganza, Churchdown (UK), 2017.


HTR Build It! Faller Power Tower | Episode 3 | Tower assembly


Join Hold Tight Riders every Thursday as we build the Faller Power Tower fairground model (kit 140325) in this brand new series!

 In episode 3 we begin constructing the tower itself. Watch as we build the two sections that will eventually be stuck together to form the full height tower. This episode also covers the return pulley assembly for the top of the tower.

The model is HO/OO scale and includes 427 plastic parts. It is based on the Maurer Sohne freefall tower that was travelled by German showman Schneider between 1998 and 2001.

 


National Funfair Extravaganza to take place Saturday 21st January 2017


The National Funfair Extravaganza will take place on 21st January 2017 in Churchdown, Gloucestershire. With over 65 model attractions booked to attend, we have all the details you’ll need if you’re thinking of visiting.

Previously known as the Churchdown Funfair Extravaganza, this year sees the event rebrand to the National Funfair Extravaganza. Whilst model rides and attractions make up a large part of the event, there’s far more for you to enjoy beyond the miniatures!

The 2017 show includes a showman’s transport display, slide shows, sales stands, refreshments and a licensed bar from 12.00 – 17.00.

The Details

Location: Churchdown Community Centre, Parton Road, Churchdown, Gloucester GL3 2JH

Date: Saturday 21st January 2017

Opening times: Show open 10.30 – 17.00, Bar open 12.00 – 17.00

Admission: FREE entry – donations to the Fairground Heritage Trust welcome

Slide shows: Three shows from Steve Perry, Ian Trowell & Stephen Smith. Timings available upon arrival.

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This promises to be a great event with some models never seen before at the show. We look forward to seeing you there!


HTR Build It! Faller Power Tower | Episode 2 | Gondola


Join Hold Tight Riders every Thursday as we build the Faller Power Tower fairground model (kit 140325) in this brand new series! 

In episode 2 we add the steps to the platform before concentrating on building the gondola that will travel up and down the tower. A very rewarding part of the build!

The model is HO/OO scale and includes 427 plastic parts. It is based on the Maurer Sohne freefall tower that was travelled by German showman Schneider between 1998 and 2001.


Watch as we build the Faller Power Tower model in new video series


Join Hold Tight Riders every Thursday as we build the Faller Power Tower fairground model (kit 140325) in this brand new series! In this, the first episode, we introduce the model and begin work on the base and motor assembly.

The model is HO/OO scale and includes 427 plastic parts. It is based on the Maurer Sohne freefall tower that was travelled by German showman Schneider between 1998 and 2001.

Join us next week for part 2!