Drayton Manor Hotel Carousel
Size of the carousel
The carousel was built with a 2-metre diameter by 2-metre high, the exhibit was installed in the reception of the new Drayton Manor Hotel only weeks before its grand opening on the 15th of August 2011.
The fully working model was a combined effort by all departments at MNL. Using a combination of traditional model-making and 3D printing techniques the carousel took shape. The horses that would circle the carousel, were all the names of some of the grandchildren of both Malcolm Nicholls and Mr Colin Bryan, one of the owners of Drayton Manor, these very same horses were hand carved by Malcolm and then replicated by MNL’s soft tooling (silicone tooling) and vacuum casting.
The curved “drapes” that make up the roof sections were drawn in 3D CAD and produced on a large frame Stereolithography (SLA) machine. Again the sections were replicated using vacuum casting in a durable Polyurethane.
If you want to see the carousel in-person visit the Drayton Manor Hotel