Coney Island 1950 - The Tornado debuts!

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Re: Coney Island 1950! "A Functional Maze..."
« Reply #270 on: August 10, 2018, 01:03 PM »
I really love the small metal fencing around the merry-go-round. Reminds me to use the stock fences more. Also love how colorful the kids area looks.

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Re: Coney Island 1950! "A Functional Maze..."
« Reply #271 on: August 10, 2018, 02:33 PM »
I wonder if Captain Lockjaw has to water the flowers on top of the lamp posts...  It all looks so wonderful, Rich!   :o

Re: Coney Island 1950! "A Functional Maze..."
« Reply #272 on: August 10, 2018, 03:02 PM »
Thank you all!

Here's one of the in-game vintage buildings, think it was a info booth. I converted it to a hotdog stand!



The Loop Da Loop also made into Kiddie Land because it's small!



Was trolling through the workshop and found this wonderful item. With the kind permission of Mr. Orange, this beautiful skin for the ferris wheel has found a home in Coney Island;



It's absolutely gorgeous, and it really fits the style of the adjoining structures. Kudos to Mr. Orange!!!



Coney Island has always had a reputation as a dump. Empty buildings, broken lights and signs, and uncollected trash hardly add up to "family entertainment!"




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Re: Coney Island 1950! "A Functional Maze..."
« Reply #273 on: August 10, 2018, 04:18 PM »
Wow, that's gorgeous!  Yes indeed, kudos to Mr. Orange. (I can't remember which one he was in Reservoir Dogs :D )

If you're going for the seedy look in places, I have a "Skid Row Flophouse" hotel you might be interested in.  It's not on the Workshop yet but will be later this evening.  It's small, only like a dozen rooms wedged into it.
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Re: Coney Island 1950! "A Functional Maze..."
« Reply #274 on: August 11, 2018, 08:08 AM »
Thank you for the flophouse! I have indeed added it to the Bowery, it fits right in. I did make a few adjustments, adding some windows, changing up some colors, and removing one floor from the flophouse itself. I hope you like!


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Re: Coney Island 1950! "A Functional Maze..."
« Reply #275 on: August 11, 2018, 01:34 PM »
Heheh, it looks even seedier that before ;).  Great job!  I'm quite flattered.  I really enjoyed the tour, too.
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Re: Coney Island 1950! "A Functional Maze..."
« Reply #276 on: August 12, 2018, 04:25 PM »
A small stage has been added to McCulloughs, where the Dapper Dans are performing today!





Stage available on the Workshop;

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1477064448

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« Reply #277 on: August 12, 2018, 10:23 PM »
There's quite some ingenuity in that stage.  I'll be stealing some of those ideas ;)
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Re: Coney Island 1950
« Reply #278 on: August 12, 2018, 11:25 PM »
That is a super detailed stage. Looks perfect for any midway themed area and can host a variety of live entertainment offerings. Amazing design!

Re: Coney Island 1950
« Reply #279 on: March 12, 2019, 07:24 PM »
I can't believe it's been seven months since I've updated this thread!

So teh combination of the update and my buying a new computer has led me to reopening this park. It now runs smooth as silk, and only slows down when I let in more than 6000 peeps, so I pretty pleased.

Anyway, a little new construction;

The real Clement Hotel and Crown Bar on 15th Street;



My version;



The fire house is next!

Here's just a few pics to remind you all of how big this sucker is;

The Hurricane on the boardwalk;



The Wonders of Fairy Land;



The Thunderbolt facade at night;



Tilt-A-Whirl and one of a dozen amusement parlors;



A Fascination parlor;



Miles of Boardwalk;



A private club on the Bowery;



Rides literally crammed into every vacant lot;



And finally, an overview of most of the bench;



Enjoy!

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Re: Coney Island 1950
« Reply #280 on: March 12, 2019, 07:43 PM »
Congrats on the new computer!  That can make all the difference.  I did that half-way through building Ghost Mine.  What a difference.  Of course now I need an upgrade again.  ha ha.

The park looks so good, Rich.  I love all the details and the nod to SGW is really nice.

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« Reply #281 on: March 12, 2019, 08:19 PM »
Great to see this again.  I love the overhead, but I think even more than that I like the "miles of boardwalk" shot...  it really gives a sense of scope on this massive project.   :up:

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« Reply #282 on: March 13, 2019, 11:15 AM »
Amazing boardwalk!!! Such a fantastic project! :)
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Re: Coney Island 1950
« Reply #283 on: March 13, 2019, 04:27 PM »
Hey CT -

Yeah, making my usual  yearly appearance - hopefully I can find time to stick around for once. Just wanted to jump back in and commend you on a great job. Some of those shots look like the days I was there as a kid. The Cyclone in the distance off the boardwalk. I remember that view from Coney Island Beach. I would sit there in the sand and stare at the Cyclone and Parachute practically all day, while everyone else jumping in and out of the water. The next-to-last shot is very reminiscent of that one street that had all the crazy flat rides, lined up, snuggly side by side (during the period I was there which began in the 60's).
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Re: Coney Island 1950
« Reply #284 on: March 15, 2019, 01:43 PM »
Thank you guys so much for all the kind comments!

Just finished up 15th street. The Fire Station, the Crown Bar, and Clement Hotel;



Only three square blocks to go!

Re: Coney Island 1950
« Reply #285 on: March 15, 2019, 07:29 PM »
I love projects that are about more than just a park.  You're doing some justice to that city!

Re: Coney Island 1950
« Reply #286 on: March 17, 2019, 01:09 PM »
I love projects that are about more than just a park.  You're doing some justice to that city!

Thanks buddy! It's a daunting task!

Art imitating life imitating Planet Coaster! I found several pictures online from Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel film, that takes place in the 1950's, and they did film on Coney Island, where they redecorated a number of buildings for the film. Here's one example;



My version;



Thank you chewiebacco for the roll up doors. You can find them on the workshop here;

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1380246154

I may change up a few of the signs, but I kind of like it!

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Re: Coney Island 1950
« Reply #287 on: March 17, 2019, 01:16 PM »
Looks really good, Rich.  Nice mix of old and new with the signs and billboards.

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Re: Coney Island 1950
« Reply #288 on: March 18, 2019, 12:38 PM »
So glad to see this project continue. Love all the new additions.
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« Reply #289 on: March 19, 2019, 07:49 PM »
Looks really good, Rich.  Nice mix of old and new with the signs and billboards.

So glad to see this project continue. Love all the new additions.

Thank you guys! I really appreciate the nice comments!

The amusement area under the Thunderbolt is starting to take shape;


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Re: Coney Island 1950
« Reply #290 on: March 20, 2019, 05:45 AM »
I love the variety of architectural styles.  And the billboard images for the curtains on the photo booths!  WOW!  How did you find something like that?  It's perfect!

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« Reply #291 on: March 20, 2019, 06:24 AM »
Exactly how I'd expect it to look in real life.  But WOW on that photo booth.  Holy billboards, batman!   :love:

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« Reply #292 on: March 21, 2019, 03:29 AM »
I love the variety of architectural styles.  And the billboard images for the curtains on the photo booths!  WOW!  How did you find something like that?  It's perfect!

Exactly how I'd expect it to look in real life.  But WOW on that photo booth.  Holy billboards, batman!   :love:

Thanks guys! I found a pic of the old time photo booth, and just added the boards and lights to give it a bit of dimension. No real trick at all!

Central Baths was one of several smaller bath houses that rented out beach equipment;



My version;


Re: Coney Island 1950
« Reply #293 on: March 22, 2019, 07:49 PM »
Found this pic of a small dark ride, and tried to recreate it;



This facade just about finishes up the Tornado Bobs businesses;


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Re: Coney Island 1950
« Reply #294 on: March 22, 2019, 09:03 PM »
I LOVE how dedicated you are to the history!  It's looking so nice!

Re: Coney Island 1950
« Reply #295 on: March 23, 2019, 04:09 AM »
It's just so cheap looking! Even at a dime, I can't imagine it made money!

My understanding is it was just a small pretzel.

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Re: Coney Island 1950
« Reply #296 on: March 23, 2019, 11:17 AM »
Fantastic atmosphere on that pics! :)
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Re: Coney Island 1950
« Reply #297 on: March 24, 2019, 04:25 AM »
The iconic Tornado Bobs;


Re: Coney Island 1950 - The Tornado debuts!
« Reply #298 on: March 24, 2019, 05:08 AM »
ooh... that filter was made for this project!   :o

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Re: Coney Island 1950 - The Tornado debuts!
« Reply #299 on: March 24, 2019, 11:27 AM »
Rich, I love this!!