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P. 288: New B&M Dive Machine Announced!

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The plate may be on top for added smoothness. Any bumbs that are created in the track during fabrication can easily be smoothed over with the plate on top. It also lessens wear on the track and the top plate can just be replaced when it gets worn rather than the entire track. RCM seems to really care about making the track last as long as possible and keep it as smooth as possible.

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I think they are on Gen 2 of I box track. The added top has the plate I would imagine for RMC own trains that would allow for easy replacement. That is just my guess and observations.

 

Now that makes sense. Looking at NTAG you can see there isn't a top layer of steel: http://rcdb.com/2.htm?p=29291

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I think they are on Gen 2 of I box track. The added top has the plate I would imagine for RMC own trains that would allow for easy replacement. That is just my guess and observations.

 

Now that makes sense. Looking at NTAG you can see there isn't a top layer of steel: http://rcdb.com/2.htm?p=29291

 

iRat on the other hand is different. It doesn't have the bolt plates (lol) and will have a top layer of steel added:

 

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Interesting. NTAG is already the epitome of a smooth coaster and I can't imagine how they could possibly make it any more so. I wonder how this affects the price of the coaster. All that extra steel and labor probably contributed to the cost, explaining how this is costing about the same as NTAG.

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^Although extra labor is most certainly a big cost, I'd imagine the location of this ride has also caused a much higher price tag in proportion to NTaG. Building on the side of a quarry is going to be far more expensive for various reasons than building on flat land.

 

These RMC rides are so amazing looking. It's like we have finally reached the point where we can build those crazy rides we've all dreamed of. The shaping of elements and the pacing is so insane that they set themselves apart from any other rides out there. Hopefully I won't have to wait too long before I get to ride one.

*Please let this be done to Mean Streak*

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I think they are on Gen 2 of I box track. The added top has the plate I would imagine for RMC own trains that would allow for easy replacement. That is just my guess and observations.

 

Now that makes sense. Looking at NTAG you can see there isn't a top layer of steel: http://rcdb.com/2.htm?p=29291

 

iRat on the other hand is different. It doesn't have the bolt plates (lol) and will have a top layer of steel added:

 

Thanks for the sanity check. I was almost positive NTAG didn't have additional bolted-on sheet metal.

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More Photos from Rocky Mountain's Construction Facebook:

 

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The 0g roll and overbanks over the cliff look AMAZING!!!

 

All that's left is the dive off the cliff and the tunnel!

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