The first machining project to tackle now that the mill is up and running is to make bent building forms. The bents, on a wood coaster, are the frame style supports. Now, we had previously machined the structure components, but this time we will be making them by hand to speed up the process. This also doesn’t cover the mill in saw dust.
The metal forms will allow proper alignment and bolt hole locations. From the bent drawings, I will have proper dimensions to each member of the structure. Keep in mind, the rides are all built with similar components found in real rides...just smaller. This means, bolts, washers, nuts, anchor rods, etc...
I’ll have more updates this week and a video of bent building once the forms are made.
A few lift hill bents from Wickerman at Alton Towers.