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Another Prototype on the Vekoma Test Site

Lofty

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Whatever it is, it looks like it has REALLY wide trains, based on the width of the track and the headlining at the bottom of the drop/ride on the left of most pics. This furthers me to think that it's more than likely a spinner, or could even be the water coaster.
 

CrashCoaster

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Well it's definitely a kind of shuttle, as one of those track pieces has bent up ends to stop the rail from travelling any further.
 

JoshC.

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Really want to see it as a spinner; the idea sounds really cool and I don't think a boomerang water coaster would work as well. A full circuit Vekoma water coaster has tonnes more potential tbh

Plus I really just want to legitimately say Spoomerang.
 

CrashCoaster

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Maybe they've made it a shuttle because it's more compact for the Vekoma test site, and the version they build at theme parks may be full circuit?
 

Lofty

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Look at the time they built just a lift hill (Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars if I remember correctly) as a prototype. I have a feeling that the 'drop' on this isn't one that's going to be used IRL, I think that's merely to just build momentum for the test.
 

Lofty

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Yeah, this is definitely a new-gen boomerang.
Not necessarily. They could just be doing this so the train definitely doesn't have fault at the end. I'm not saying that it definitely isn't one, but it's certainly NOT a definite that it's a shuttle. You know, unless you teleport on the train/car because up to now there's no ****ing loading area if this was a 'true' prototype test of a new boomerang.
 

mrrc

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Here some more pics :




Still no train and no lift motor on the test site.

I have my NL2 model updated :
Old version :


New version :

 
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mrrc

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Today Feb 3rd still no winch motor and no train on the track or at the site. (no pictures)
Same on 5 Feb
Same on 8 Feb
 
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mrrc

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Did a couple visits, they still working on electrical mostly lifthill, like sensors and wiring.
 
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