SCALE MODEL FERRIS WHEEL OF THE COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION. FABULOUS EARLY SCALE MODEL WHICH HAS 26 OF 36 CARS. BASE MEASURES 24 X 22. HEIGHT 37". WHEEL DIAMETER 31 1/2" DIAMETER. A FABULOUS ADDITION TO ANY WORLDS FAIR COLLECTION. RARE AND DESIRABLE.
After a hot summer you may find that your family can collect quite a few Popsicle sticks. Instead of throwing them away, why not reuse them to build a model Ferris Wheel that really spins.
This is my first finished creation for 2012. It is also very significant in that it is also my first commissioned work. During the 2011 Royal Adelaide Show the chief executive of the show saw my original model Ferris wheel (not based on anything in particular) and asked me if I would make them a model of the Wayville Ferris Wheel to be displayed in the Wayville Showgrounds office. The model had some very time consuming sub-assemblies to do but I'm happy with how it turned out, it was delivered to the showgrounds on the 12th of February.
A time-lapse video showing the complete set-up of my scratch-built scale model Ferris Wheel. (Video only- no audio). It has a 28" diameter wheel, is 34" tall and the trailer is 27" long. The ride base has a 17" width. There are 1440 LED lights and four worklights. The entire ride is controlled with a custom designed and programmed circuit which includes 35 unique lighting patterns, two operating modes, and timed passenger loading and running sequences. See my other videos showing the ride in operation and an alternate time lapse video of the ride being set up. Visit;