Monday, May 07, 2018

Cyclone CDX Blocks (Coaster Dynamix)



We're back with another CDX Blocks build.  This time we are building the much larger Cyclone roller coaster model.

Here's the back of the box.

Unpacking all of the parts to the model.  It's easy to see that there are a lot more pieces than the Little Dipper model.

Step 1: Build the foundation for the final curve into the lift hill.

Step 2: Adding another layer to the base.

Step 3: We get to add a little bump where a smaller hill will go.

Step 4: Add the cross ties and connection points.

Step 5: Next we move to the first turn around area.

Step 6: Adding another layer to this section.

Step 7: Adding yet another layer to this section.

Step 8: Finishing up with a few more braces.

Step 9: Begin adding cross ties and connection points.

Step 10: Finishing up adding cross ties and connection points to this section.

Step 11: This is the base of the lift hill and the hill that runs along the lift hill.

Step 12: Continuing our build up of the lift hill.

Step 13: The lift hill is starting to near its final peak.

Step 14: Adding some major cross ties as we near the peak of the lift hill

Step 15: We reach the top and add the top fear for the lift hill chain.

Step 16: Adding the other two gears for the lift hill chain.

Step 17: Pulling the chain.

Step 18: Adding height to the hill that runs next to the lift hill.

Step 19: Filling out the supports for the hill in front of the lift hill.

Step 20: Adding the cross ties and connection points.

Step 21: Adding the CYCLONE marquee to the lift hill.

Step 22: Put the 3 sections together.

Step 23: Time to add the track and additional cross ties.
This is the most time consuming step in the process.

Step 24: Connect the ends of the track together with the connection pieces and put the train chassis on the track.

Step 25: Build the train.

The following photos are some close ups of the details of the CYCLONE model.








Personal Thoughts:  I am extremely impressed with this model.  We were able to get the model on sale so it was definitely worth the price we paid.  

It is a lot bigger than the Little Dipper Model and displaying it will take up quite a bit of space.  However, it is by far the most detailed, working model we've ever built and we are extremely happy with the end product.