So it counts as a new cred right?
Huh, didn't think it could be done so swiftly given modern steel coasters are built to millimeter precision. TILIt's possible that they could have temporarily removed that section of track on Nemesis for non destructive testing or preventative maintenance. I know Sea World Orlando was removing one section of track/support per night to perform NDT and perform any necessary welding as a means of extending the ride's service life.
Agreed, I believe first time any of the big one has been retrackedIt's easy to mistake removal for inspection, repairs, grit blasting and repainting as new pieces of track. If what is being installed is precisely the same dimensionally, I'd suggest that new pieces are fabricated far less than what is assumed.
Wardley was quoted in the last decade as saying all of Nemesis' track is original - and we'd had pieces taken out and replaced as sparkling new prior to that. It doesn't matter too much of course!
Nope, this isn't the case. In 1997, the entire first drop was re-tracked and re-profiled, and so was the main turnaround a few years later. I know small sections of rail have been replaced (they wouldn't be selling bits of them in the Flying Machines shop otherwise) and I know some small bits have been repainted. I believe this is the first time in many years that a significant section of the ride has had track replacement, replacing original 1994 track which still exists for about 80% of the ride.Agreed, I believe first time any of the big one has been retracked