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Carnival Ride Model Kits

Currently, there are several manufacturers that produce and sell carnival model kits.  Two of the larger, corporate companies are IHC of the USA and Faller of Germany, who both produce reasonably priced ride model kits.  Other smaller based companies include RAH Models and Model Tech Studios.  For more information, please check their company profiles below, or visit their web site for ordering information

International Hobby Corporation (IHC)
Kits produced:
  • Thunder Bolt
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Sky Wheel
  • Carousel
  • Octopus
  • Spider
  • Falling Star
  • Sea Dragon
  • Tornado
  • Break Dance
  • Mega Dance
  • Hampton Motorcycles and Boats
  • James E. Strates Shows carnival train rail coaches
  • and more..

IHC Swinger

IHC Octopus

Quality:  Fair quality, painting and some modification helps but not necessary.  Kits can be motorized with IHC motor unit, but generally run somewhat poor.
Price:  Reasonable kits priced between $10 - $25

Company web site:
Phone:  (800) 875-1600

Kits produced:
  • Top Spin
  • Break Dancer
  • Pirate Island Flume
  • Wild Maus Coaster
  • Wave Swinger
  • Musik Express
  • Drop Tower
  • Indiago
  • Various booths and accessories
  • and more..

Top Spin

Quality:  Excellent quality.   Painting and customizing is left up to the discretion of the modeler.  Faller does not build any American rides, mostly all are German.  Models are all built to be motorized and most include the drive unit.  Some kits are more complicated then others.
Price:  Intermediately priced kits between $20 - $200

Ordering information:  Orders may be placed through Faller's American distributor, Walthers, Inc.  Please visit

Faller Company web site:
Faller Email:

RAH Models
Kits produced:
  • Tilt-A-Whirl
  • Scrambler
  • Kamikaze
  • Orbiter
  • Pirate
  • Sky Diver
  • Fun Slide
  • Bumper Cars
  • Ring of Fire
  • Gravitron
  • Starship 2000
  • Scrambler
  • Cobra
  • Twister
  • Zipper
  • Chaos
  • Round Up
  • Rock O Plane
  • Various booths and accessories
  • and more..

RAH Ring of Fire

RAH Scrambler

Quality:  Painting is required and parts are provided to assemble the basic ride.  Any extra detailing or modifications are left up to the modeler.
Price:  Intermediately priced kits between $10 - $30

Web Site:

Phone:  763-566-7814

Model Tech Studios
Kits produced:
  • Venture Mini Himalaya
  • Crazy Bus
  • Astroliner
  • Kiddy Bumper Boats
  • Ghost Train
  • Various booths and accessories
  • and more..

Model Tech Studios Mini Himalaya

Quality:  Although I have not personally assembled a MTS kit, I have heard very positive comments from those who have done so.
Price:  Intermediately priced kits between $10 - $150

Web Site:
Phone:  603-964-5995

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