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Life-size replica of CCI "Great White" at Morey's Piers, Wildwood, NJ, USA. I think this came out very close to the real thing, including the custom roof on the station. It's a bit over 2000 parts as she stands and that's without most of the pier deck. E 5.6, F 3.5, N 0.5 so fun for the whole family.

NOTE: Pier deck show in screens is NOT included to keep part count down. Only the tunnel is fully built, the rest you'll have to build for yourself. I just built the pier to show you how it will look when you're done. To make the pier, follow these instructions:

1. NOTES ON THE REAL THING:
If you want to set this up like the real thing, know that about 1/2 the real coaster sticks off the end the seaward end of the pier (but only onto sand, not out into the water). The end of the pier is about even with the crest of the lift and the center of the turn-around curve. The blueprint includes a long row of "Modern Wood" flat tiles marking the pier end. You'll need to build from there inland. The pier is only as wide as the coaster so the bluepring also has "Modern Wood" tiles marking the pier's edges. See this Google Maps view for how the real thing looks in relation to its pier.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/38%C2%B058'58.3%22N+74%C2%B048'46.3%22W/@38.9828575,-74.8125439,243m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d38.982855!4d-74.812872

Of course, you're free to do whatever you want with it. I said the above for those trying to make it look like the original.

2. VERTICAL PLACEMENT OF BLUEPRINT
The "Ground Level" arrow to aid you in vertically adjusting this ride puts the floor of the tunnel about 1 pixel above ground level (assuming you leveled the ground under where you want the coaster, which you should do. This will put the pier deck 4m above ground level. In real life, it's more like 2m. If you want to do things more like the original, understand that you'll have to dig out the tunnel as the track in there will be underground.

3. ROTATION OF THE BLUEPRINT
At least some of your pier deck will be path, not parts. The wooden board path textures are fixed to align with the world axes. Thus, to get these textures to run straight across the pier, the blueprint must be aligned to the world axes. It spawns this way so you can only rotate it 90, 180, or 270^. If you put it at any other angle, the wood plank path textures will be at an angle to the pier.

4. PIER DECK
If you put path under the track, the supports will vanish. Thus, to keep from having to custom-support the whole coaster, you need to use "Modern Wood" tiles under all parts of the track. The rest of the pier, however, can be gridded path plaza. To make the plaza, place any shop on top of one of the existing deck tiles, then build 8m of path out from it. Select that path as the grid for the remainder of the plaza, and build most of the pier out wood plank path texture without railing on elevated.

5. COASTER SUPPORT FOOTERS
The footers (the concrete blocks that the supports sit on) only happen at ground level. Which means they're under any part of the pier made out of "Modern Wood" tiles. To get the footers up on the pier deck, you'll have to raise the terrain under the deck to just below the top of the deck tiles.