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Model of LP Sydney on display.

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Hi,Im colin ive got a 6 by 4 ho scale model of sydneys lunapark based on the 2004 - ? version of the park with lights,sound & movement made of balsa,plastic,{cliffs plaster},{faceclay} hand made & painted buildings & faller kits it has 10 working rides,lights up,complete with interior of coney island even the murals & slides most rides are faller>>>Spider,tango,wild mouse,caroursel,ferris wheel,dodgems {octopus demolished} kids rides {hand made rides>>>tumble bug,flying saucer,ranger,{2x big dippers demolished} if anyone is interested in having a look or who want to give me tips or help with wiring tips im 10 mins from parramatta station & close to m4 the restoring of my model should be complete by mid october 07.The 95/2001 vers took 12 months to build at a cost of $13.000 to demolished & rebuild to todays look took 2 months to complete starting late aug & completeing mid oct 07 ive had all versions of the park 1935 to 1979,1982 to 1988,1995 to 2001.I still have the ghosttrain & palais de dance c.1986.Rivercaves 35-81 vers demolished 95-2001 vers i still have,Melb entry face model i built in 2004 plus other bits off all the park versions ive had overtime.The model of my 70s face was stolen in 97 so i built another how it looked from 95-2007 i have also overtime built models of the {all gone}>>>astro spin,hurricane,zipper,spider,cha cha,old and new big dippers.11/4/05 operating rides>>>tumble bug,spider,ranger,ferris wheel,carousel,tango,flying saucer,dodgem cars,boatride, and night it lights up 100 xmas tree lights are positioned under the board to light up buildings & attractions plus other small lights around the whole model for effect plus the highrise backdrops of milsons pt & north syd.Now open just for fun for more info or for a viewing of the model please contact me on 0411305322 or www.lunaparkmodel@zoomshare.com to see pics of the model & more info go to its official site www.lunaparkmodel.zoomshare.com {below are new pics since ive rebuilt it oct 07} to how the park looks today.It really is 1 of a kind.

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If I'm correct this would be the same Model seen on the LunaPark History Video. The snippets that I have seen looks amazing. It would be good if you could make it look like the original! Good on ya Screammachine

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i went and saw this model on the weekend and it is fantastic. attention detail etc id amazing. well done LPM. we tried to get pics but camera died. Lets organise a trip to Luna soon and we can all compare notes etc.

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If I'm correct this would be the same Model seen on the LunaPark History Video. The snippets that I have seen looks amazing. It would be good if you could make it look like the original! Good on ya Screammachine
NO ITS NOT THAT MODEL. THIS ONES A LOT BETTER.

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I would love to see you post pictures man. That would be great.
YES I HAVE POSTED PICS OF THE MODEL. Here are the new ones of it rebuilt oct 07

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Good stuff Colin, I think you may have contacted me a few years ago. Wow, you've dedicated a lot of time, effort and money into it - but what a unique, one-off. I would love to see some higher resolution photo's of your model. Particularly interested in your scratch built ride models. Does the Mad Mouse work?

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Now surely those 4 posts within 4 minutes could have been rolled into one and surely you know how to turn the caps lock off or take your finger off the shift key. "The Bus is now leaving for Mandarin Caps, South Australia"

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I tell you what Colin, the current Luna Park would certainly be an easier model to build. All you'd have to do is add a few conference buildings, a big warehouse/shed (Big Top), an office block, a brasserie building, a large ticket booth with a car park ramp behind it and a large flat area out behind Coney Island with a few portable pieces of junk scattered around randomly. Not nearly as fun as the old models though :)

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The 2 Huss rides out the back aren't junk, they just are treated badly!.... they are very expensive, and nice rides! Get the Breakdance trailerised, with backdrop etc, and get them both back onto the road! would be much more successful! chris

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I agree Huss. The rides are definitely not junk!! They are just in need of a little TLC and the addition of each having a succesful bridge being added to them(ie SOME sort of theming!!) Goboi, although I dont agree in essence the spirit of your post I do believe that the current rides at LPS could do with MUCH better positioning in the park. Your comment about them being "scattered randomly" isnt that far off the mark. Huss. Bad boy!! You leave LPS rides alone. They would NOT be better travelling or trailerised. They are quite fine being a part of LPS IMHO!!!. Or the obverse of this argument is for LPS to get a Rainbow!!! Would be MUCH better than having it travel randomly around the country. Put it at LPS with the best backdrop in Australia as its scenery!! Would be MUCH more succesful!!! *smile* Cheers Jobe

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We are all (apart from myself) are complaining about the state of "LPS" in it's current condition. What you don't know is Parks such as the Coney Island, and Deno's Wonder Wheel Park are in a much worse condition. Attached are some photographs. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/Coa...ll/HPIM0468.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/Coa...ll/HPIM0474.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/Coa...ll/HPIM0475.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/Coa...ll/HPIM0476.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/Coa...ll/HPIM0477.jpg Now compare this to LPS.

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I tell you what Colin, the current Luna Park would certainly be an easier model to build. All you'd have to do is add a few conference buildings, a big warehouse/shed (Big Top), an office block, a brasserie building, a large ticket booth with a car park ramp behind it and a large flat area out behind Coney Island with a few portable pieces of junk scattered around randomly. Not nearly as fun as the old models though :)
no.. your right there mate its the worst its looked in its entire history..if i had the money or owned it i restore it with a mixture of what was there between 1935 to 1979...but its a dream.

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Now surely those 4 posts within 4 minutes could have been rolled into one and surely you know how to turn the caps lock off or take your finger off the shift key. "The Bus is now leaving for Mandarin Caps, South Australia"
you, dont happen to live at milson,s point do you.

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The 2 Huss rides out the back aren't junk, they just are treated badly!.... they are very expensive, and nice rides! Get the Breakdance trailerised, with backdrop etc, and get them both back onto the road! would be much more successful! chris
i worked with the ranger,spider breakdance,ufo,tumble bug tristar. at darling harbour carnival for wittingslows, the poor things are nearly 40.they dont look good at the back.

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We are all (apart from myself) are complaining about the state of "LPS" in it's current condition. What you don't know is Parks such as the Coney Island, and Deno's Wonder Wheel Park are in a much worse condition. Attached are some photographs. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/Coa...ll/HPIM0468.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/Coa...ll/HPIM0474.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/Coa...ll/HPIM0475.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/Coa...ll/HPIM0476.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v413/Coa...ll/HPIM0477.jpg Now compare this to LPS.
lps any day.

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i worked with the ranger,spider breakdance,ufo,tumble bug tristar. at darling harbour carnival for wittingslows, the poor things are nearly 40.they dont look good at the back.
Ranger is only 16..... and its in pretty good condition, looks wise...I hear differently on the operational side of it. The Rainbow has also been kept rather well, as Wittingslow purchased that direct from Germany! a very good investment! I feel sorry for them, how they have to see it nowadays, des and tom would be soo devastated to see their big Huss rides in the hands of other people! chris

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If I'm correct this would be the same Model seen on the LunaPark History Video. The snippets that I have seen looks amazing. It would be good if you could make it look like the original! Good on ya Screammachine i did have the original at one time yes i only have coney island & the palais & ghosttrain left.
I would love to see you post pictures man. That would be great.www.lunapark model.zoomshare.com
id love to see how you made ranger...that was easy ive got that,looks good too.

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