Well mine is made of steel.
Basically, they approached B&M to build the ride, but B&M was far too busy with building 2 standup coasters, as well as their first inverted coaster. The layout was going to feature a loop around the lift hill as well as a cobra roll and 2 interlocking corkscrews- a lot of signature B&M elements that B&M had no problems accomplishing with their rather maneuverable trains.SFOGRICH said:I mentioned Drachen Fire in an earlier post. (No, I'm not recreating that!) Is anyone familiar with the story behind it? As I understand it, BGE approached B & M to do a coaster for their 1992 season, but B & M was busy with their first inverted jobbie. They said they wouldn't be able to build it, but could still design it. BGE then turned to Arrow, who had done their Nessie and Wolfie coasters, but Arrow pointed out that their track and trains couldn't do what the B & M plans called for, and that they'd have to modify the design. For whatever the reasons, the combination of the two companies' designs caused trouble the whole time the ride was operating. Some of the inversions were removed, as was eventually the entire ride.
Again, that's the story as I know it. If anyone knows differently, let me know - or better yet, PM me, since I probably shouldn't take up any more of the thread for it than I already have!
Now I know which coaster will be yours. The one that kills everybodySFOGRICH said:I had what may have been an NL first today. It was definitely the first time I've ever seen it happen! I was E-stop testing my track, and when I disabled the E-stop, the train that was in the station dispatched, with the OTSRs in the "up" position! Talk about having another reason for E-stopping the ride! I'm sure the riders could pull them down while the train's on the lift, but with nobody checking them, that would certainly be bad on a real coaster. I started to take a screenshot of the train out on the track with the bars up and then post it, but I didn't want to start an epidemic of posting photos!