Ok, so here is what I want to do...I want to create a "working" model of Splash Mountain...I'm probably not going to make all the different interior set pieces...but currently I'm thinking I will carve the flume out of foam probably and then seal it with some sort of a resin...any other ideas on materials? The thing I'm most scared about is making the rock-work look realistic.
As far as the ride components go...since Splash is basically a "flow" ride I will just need to pump water to the top of the lift hills and let it go from there. I saw someone was thinking about buying a kit for $300 to use the lift hills...but I don't think it would be that expensive to manufacture something...especially since it doesn't require much power to move a little belt...(I'm thinking like the old K'nex roller coaster motors on the lift hill, or something like that)
And does anyone have good info to base scaling off of? I know the mountain is 87 feet tall, but I'm looking at other dimensions, might use google earth somehow...anyone have track info? (layout etc?) I am planning on updating this post and a blog about it as I go.
I'm thinking for a scale 1/64 or 1/43