Step right up, hop aboard the Faller 140470 Jupiter Ferris Wheel and hold on for the ride of your life! Proving that bigger is better, Jupiter is your gateway to a breathtaking view. Just as Jupiter is the king of the planets, so is Jupiter the king of HO Scale Ferris wheels. Standing a hair under 150 scale feet tall, this fascinating motorized model brings all the glitz and action you could ask for to your midway. Since the 1890s, Ferris wheels (named for inventor George Ferris) have delighted millions of fair, carnival and amusement park goers. This model is based on the huge wheel from Nauta-Bussing and operated by Barth-Kipp in Bonn, Germany, beginning in the 1970s. While based on a German prototype, the model is a real eye-catcher anywhere.
From its intricate wheel and 36 colorful gondolas to its detailed entrance pavilion, this goliath of models has all the trappings of a flashy amusement park ride including colorful support trusses and decorative rooftop ornaments for the ticket booth.
This detailed kit includes a 12-16-volt motor, 1210 single parts in 11 colours, window foil, decals and detailed instructions. By adding* the Jupiter Ferris Wheel Lighting Kit (Part #140471 sold separately), you can illuminate each of the gondolas, the front supporting pillars and the large Jupiter sign. Other structures and figures shown are not included. (Requires Part# 163053 16VAC Power Supply)
* Can be retrofitted but really is a must-have.
HO Scale: 11-1/4 x 8-7/8 x 20-3/4" 28 x 22 x 52cm.