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Faller Free Fall - Construction Log

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Construction has started on my Faller Free Fall model tonight. There are 409 parts, excluding the motor parts & wires. Every night I will post photos of what I put together that day. For now, I have attached a photo of all the parts that came with the kit. Expect the first update later tonight.

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No Gazza, if you look in the right corner, they are actually sides, so you contruct the tower by each panel...... and 409 parts is actually pretty good, this is how much parts my rides have.. RAINBOW - 228 parts in 5 colours WAVE SWINGER - 334 parts in 10 colours TOPSPIN - 389 parts in 5 colours BREAKDANCE - 357 parts in 8 colours FERRIS WHEEL - 267 parts in 7 colours TOP IN - 186 parts in 13 colours really 409 isnt many parts, I don't look at the box and go oh damn 409 parts, im not gonna buy it, the more the better in my case! I'll also be getting my FreeFall sometime this week, so Ill also provide some pictures when building commences :D

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Monday 19th April, 2004 Today was a living hell. It was my first day on this model, and I made little progress (despite spending more than 4 hours on the thing!). I came across many problems, the motor being the main headache. However, I have completed the motor, finished the base of the station and am now half way through the contruction of the car. I have found that the instructions are very vague, they are simply not detailed enough in where it's needed. Here is an attached picture of what I completed today. The photo is fairly large in resolution, but fairly small in size (somewhere around 200-400kb). In this picture you will see everything I constructed today (including the insanely small wheels!). Trust me, it's a lot more work than it looks.

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Looking pretty good liam, just smooth out the long sticker, I can see it curving between the joins, just get a piece of cardboard and run it along, so it will stick, and the wheels arent that small actually the little screw bits that are with topspin are wayyyyy smaller! and yes rich it is 1:87, and really I think its a perfect size also liam, you finally understood the motor, hehe EASY :D

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Thanks for the comments guys. Unfortunately due to an unexpected trip down south I have to delay construction until Thursday. Oh well, I prefer fishing off the warf than spending long, frustrating days glueing insanely small pieces together anyway! :D

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Whats happend to the construction log? Hows the model going? Well after seeing the models (and complaining about the prices) i have brought a couple. lol. Well i got the Jungle train (completed) and the Flipper roundabout. Its 90% complete just customizing it to look more like a theme park ride and not a "show" ride, Next model is the topspin and freefall. Cya Simon

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Admittedly, I was dreading the return of this thread. Unfortunately due to Faller's pathetic cutting, some holes that were meant to be cut for the wheels to pop in weren't cut at all. I've been meaning to get dad to try and cut them for me, but work has been hell for him. If I can get ahold of him today construction will resume. If not, it'll be sitting there until he's available.

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Liam, some faller parts are just like that, they can't always be precise, which most of the time they are. Like I said, if you have a problem, just email them, and they will send out the piece within 10 days.

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I'm not too sure what part it is, but you have to be precise when cutting these parts, its happened once before with my Rainbow model, so I just emailed Faller and they sent out the part, free of charge.

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So whats happening with the Freefall? Have you done anymore since your little problem with it? I got one yesterday and i am a bit over 1/2 way. Anyway cya's

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I have to order some new parts from Faller as I found more problems with my pieces. I am regretting this purchase more and more, I'm VERY dissappointed with the "professional" cutting etc.
You must have just got the unlucky box, Whats parts are they and why dont they work or line up? I got no problems at all with mine.

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Thanks to HussRainbow, new parts are on their way free of charge. Nearly all of the parts for the car were not cut properly, mostly the holes where the wheels pop into place. BTW, how did you go with setting up the base motor? That was a real pain!

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The base motor was easy. No problems at all for me. I am just tryn to work out the threading for the cables. the diagram isnt that clear.

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