Well, the pandemic has brought a lot of skills that were unveiled or unnoticed before. In a similar way, an uncle made his nephew’s heartiest wish come true by building a roller coaster of 230-foot-long in his backyard. Apparently, the main catch was the roller coaster’s design as it was based on the young nephew’s drawing.
Leigh Downing, the uncle claimed that he used plastic pipes to construct the rail and wooden material to build the frame. While describing the same thing in his own words, Leigh said, “Calden has been rollercoaster mad for as long as I can remember. Even before he was tall enough to ride, he was designing them on a computer. It all started a couple of years ago when I had an operation and was off work for a couple of months. I gave Calden a wooden marble rollercoaster kit I had when I was a child. He was so thrilled with it. We built it with a wooden frame for the structure, PVC pipe for the rails, and 462 wooden bearers that we mounted the rails on, all of which Charlie cut and filed a 40mm profile in.”
Leigh claimed that they built it in just eight days and reiterated that his nephew was very happy when he saw it building as he had given his hands on the building by preparing the drawing for it. “We said to Calden, you do the design. He designed it from start to finish including every twist, turn, and bunny hop. We had to rein in his expectations. At first, we thought we could do the drop two meters. We built the car and put it down and then went to three meters,” Leigh added.