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Dave

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The weird section of track on Goliath at SFMM is always odd. Where it didn't line up and they had to fill it with a tiny bit of track.

 

Xpress

Well-Known Member
^That is probably what it is, but they definitely aren't connected to each other on the actual support itself.

Dave said:
The weird section of track on Goliath at SFMM is always odd. Where it didn't line up and they had to fill it with a tiny bit of track.

I swear I've never noticed that before. Now I have something to look for next time lol. I wonder if titian has the same bit of track too? :?
 

Xpress

Well-Known Member
How about an open top water support base? :?



Laser also has a cutout in one of the lift supports to allow for wheel clearance :lol: (cannot find the pic for the life of me)
 

ECG

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Thekingin64 said:


What About this support on Grand Canyon at Fraispertuis City?
I guess it's built that way because it sits on top of the tunnel & needs to distribute the load across that beam. Nice find. :)

Xpress said:
How about an open top water support base? :?
Actually very common on German traveling coasters, especially on Schwarzkopf models.
 

CMonster

Active Member
^^ I love those bricks holding that support up, it really screams "safe!!" :lol:

(Yes, I know German traveling coasters are really well upkept and stuff)
 

s15c

Member
Another coaster that has always struck me as odd is Twister at Knoebels. The lift hill is just sort of awkward the way it is in two parts that are directly above/below each other.
http://www.coastergallery.com/1999/K08.html -Image from the lower lift of it.



Also, Desperado. The location is just bizarre. It's built around a casino over a giant parking lot with a giant highway off to the side with no actual amusement park and just a neighboring log flume.
http://www.CoasterGallery.com/2007/Bills02.html



Also also, Joker's Jinx just looks too impossible to be a roller coaster. When you finally realize that you're looking at a coaster and not a sculpture, it's pretty awesome.
http://www.coastergallery.com/SF/SFA05.html


And you know, I've always found G-Force and whatever that other coaster with the upside down lift hill to be odd. I'm not brilliant with European coasters.
 

Martyn B

Well-Known Member
East Coast(er) General said:
Xpress said:
How about an open top water support base? :?
Actually very common on German traveling coasters, especially on Schwarzkopf models.
Are they made specifically for water? I always presumed they were made for gravel.
 

Jer

Well-Known Member
s15c said:
Another coaster that has always struck me as odd is Twister at Knoebels. The lift hill is just sort of awkward the way it is in two parts that are directly above/below each other.
http://www.coastergallery.com/1999/K08.html -Image from the lower lift of it.
Twister has a very strange lift indeed, but it was built that way in order to save space and keep the ride relatively compact.
 

Xpress

Well-Known Member
East Coast(er) General said:
Xpress said:
How about an open top water support base? :?
Actually very common on German traveling coasters, especially on Schwarzkopf models.
I could have sworn I saw them with a lid ontop to keep the water in from vibrations and whatever method of escape Murphy may allow for.
 

Tim

New Member
Jer said:
I cannot believe no one pointed out these strange supports on Powder Keg:

Powdet Keg was a replacement coaster, they probably wanted to re-use as many of the footers as they could, thus the far-reaching supports.

In fact, some of the track is recycled too, yet has a different spine. That probably also looks weird at the joining sections too. I've never seen photos of those points
 

Hixee

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Well one is going to be the supports on the first drop. Not sure about the second.
 

Thekingin64

Well-Known Member
It's the horizantal bars on the airtime hill that strike me as weird as weel as the supports on the first drop. Correct me if I'm wrong.
 

s15c

Member
Wow. Can't believe I never noticed this. The front of the second and third cars don't have wheels. I mean, I can see how it would be practical because the trains are so short. And correct me if I'm wrong and this is a normal occurrence, I don't tend to look at the wheels of a train.

Couldn't find a Fahrenheit pic, but the one that shows up at the top when you're randomly browsing has one.
http://www.coastergallery.com/CP/Maverick12.jpg
 
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