HO Scale Amusement Park Model Construction Logs - FAQs
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1. What is supplied with each kit?
2. What Power Supplies are needed?
3. Do you sell any prebuilt models?
4. Where do you get the kits?
5. Which kits are the easiest to build?
6. Which kits are the hardest to build?
7. Which kits are the most technical?
8. Which kits are your favourites?
9. Any other Questions?


1. What is supplied with each kit?
Each Faller kit shown on this website is supplied with all the necessary plastic parts, decoration and an appropriate motor (unless stated otherwise). Lighting is generally an optional extra, although some kits come supplied with a limited number of lights. Those models with more sophisticated mechanisms also come with a Control Box to control the motors.
All you need to supply is the glue, small screwdrivers (occasionally necessary), power supply and patience.


60mA motor
Requires a 12v - 16v AC supply

220mA motor
This motor is usually powered by a supplied Control Box

A typical Control Box
Require a 12v - 16v AC supply.
The Power/Free-Fall Tower Control Boxes also accept a DC supply.

35mA Light
Requires a 12v - 16v AC or DC supply

Plugs
To connect power, motors, reed switches etc to Control Box

Terminal block (optional)
Designed to allow multiple lights and/or motors to be connected to a single power source.


2. What Power Supplies are needed?
Most of the kits built on this site require a 12v - 16v AC (not DC) supply.
I use a 240v to 16v AC/AC transformer designed for UK use (search for "AC/AC 16v" on eBay). This model has a DC style plug, so I usually solder a DC socket on to the ends of the motor wires.



3. Do you sell any prebuilt models?
No, I'm only building them for myself at the moment.


4. Where do you buy the kits from?
I've bought many of the Faller kits from German sellers on eBay.
A non-eBay German supplier than I've used on a number of occasions is Modellbahn Kramm.
In the UK, I have bought the odd accessory from Gaugemaster or OnTracks.
The official Faller website lists other Dealers Worldwide.

The IHC Carnival kits were (I believe) discontinued many years ago, but most of them can still be found.
HobbyLoco.com is a useful website that has a page dedicated to links to IHC Carnival kits for sale on eBay: http://hobbyloco.com/ihc.html.
GrandCentralRail Online (located in Australia) has a large selection of IHC kits available.


5. Which kits are the easiest to build?
Of those currently being manufactured, I would classify the easiest to build as those models that I didn't need to "tweak" after building in order to make them work as designed.
So applying that logic, the easiest would be:
Music Express or Jungle Train
Flipper
Top-In


6. Which kits are the hardest to build?
Circus World (only because I spent many hours of frustration trying to find a way of keeping the cars on the track).
Big Dipper (a long build, and tricky to get working, and keep working)
Paris-Dakar Go-Kart Ride (a somewhat fragile model and again, I had difficulty getting it working. Once built, access to the track is very difficult).


7. Which kits are the most technical?
Top Spin (lots of gears, motors & reed switches - but the instructions are clear)
Power Tower


8. Which kits are your favourites?
My favourites would have to be those that are the most fun to watch, and also happen to be the ones most viewed on YouTube:
Octopussy
Power Tower
Top Spin
Wild Mouse


9. Any other Questions?
Please email me.



Faller Amusement Park models, as featured in the movie Superman Returns and the 'Making of' documentary:







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