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    Default Ferris Wheel and Roller Coaster

    We completed our Ferris Wheel and Roller Coaster tonight. The Ferris Wheel is 20 foot in Diameter and the Roller Coaster is 30 foot long and 20 foot high.

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    Nice facebook page... Was expecting some pictures of the Ferris Wheel and Coaster....

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    Quote Originally Posted by melwelch View Post
    Nice facebook page... Was expecting some pictures of the Ferris Wheel and Coaster....
    They are there, including videos, but you have to friend him to see them on his wall first.

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    There are videos of the Ferris Wheel and Coaster on the Facebook page.

    Here are the Vimeo Videos.





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    Nicely done Larry.

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    I agree a very nice job.... Will you be my friend??? lol

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    Awesome Larry. But what do they look like in daylight ? What materials were used? How were they built and mounted? How will they break down and store? How many Channels ? What type of bulbs ... ? Etc !
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    The frames are built from 1/2" PVC Pipe and 1/2" metal conduit. The lights on the frame are C7's and the lights on the cars are mini. The pipe and conduit are bolted together and the lights are ty-wrapped. I dug 7 holes by hand 2' deep with post hole diggers and cemented 2 1/2" diameter pipe in the ground to support the frame and fastened the frame with stainless steel clamps to the pipes. We did not build these from scratch, they are part of the Blue Ridge Lights Display that we purchased in January. They were dismantled and brought down on flatbed trucks from Woodlawn VA. We had to re-assemble the frames and build the supports to mount them to. They had them held up with rebar and guy wires. The Ferris wheel is operated by a two channel controller and the roller coasted is operated by a three channel controller. Here are daylight pictures.

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    Looking great Larry, I really want to bring the family up this season to check out your show.
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    Larry,

    That is FANTASTIC !
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    Larry, great work!

    Can I stop by one evening and pick them up, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbottomley View Post
    Larry, great work!

    Can I stop by one evening and pick them up, lol.
    OK, they would look great at the fire station next to that american flag.
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