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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:31 pm
by Spideyfreak
Intamin does have a train that is similar to a GCI running on one of their steel coasters. It's somewhere in Japan and is an indoor coaster. Since half of the engineering is already done, I wouldn't be surprised to see that design converted for wood and using El Toro type restraints.

Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:19 am
by A.J.
Here's the train in question. It's on the coaster Galaxy Express 999 (based off of a cartoon with the same name I think), which is in the Aqua Stadium indoor complex in Tokyo. It has a tire-propelled launch into a small loop.

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I'm not familiar with ASTM standards, but if they were to use this train design they may have to heighten the backrests.

Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:17 am
by Wes
^ I kinda remember those trains being not that good, but my memory stinks and I can't think of why. I'm sure the 90 minute pre-show you have to watch before getting on the coaster ruined my recollection.

Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:20 am
by cfc
^The main thing I remember is getting lectured by two robots. One very odd coaster, indeed.

I wouldn't mind seeing Gerstlauer trains on SDC's new coaster. The ones they built for New Texas Giant are pretty good.

Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:32 am
by Guy T. Koepp
^I have a feeling that RMC's coaster design will be loosely based on the NTAG trains. Obviously designed with different themeing. But that's just a guess, and I'm an idiot. Soooooooo take from that what you will. :?r

Guy "Why do I even open my mouth? " Koepp

Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:37 am
by imawesome1124
Guy T. Koepp wrote:
"Why do I even open my mouth? "

Good question. ;)

But seriously, with how far technology's come and what has been learned from past failures I'm sure whatever RMC comes up with will be good.

Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:45 am
by cfc
Guy T. Koepp wrote:^I have a feeling that RMC's coaster design will be loosely based on the NTAG trains. Obviously designed with different themeing. But that's just a guess, and I'm an idiot. Soooooooo take from that what you will. :?r

Guy "Why do I even open my mouth? " Koepp



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Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:14 pm
by Guy T. Koepp
Chuck, I laughed so hard when I saw that. I had to post it on FB. Just awesome! :lmao:

Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:12 pm
by chadster
Howdy neighbors, Construction Chadster here bringing you the latest update on the movie theatre, erm, Outlaw Run! While there hasn't been too much in the way of track going in since media day, a ton of work has been completed on the station area. The 'Top' track is also now in place on the lift and drop. The park was packed today, and that's no joke. For anyone familiar with the park they were using tram stops 1-All which means every available space the park has.

Ok, so enough chatter, let's take a look at what I have.

Re: Silver Dollar City (SDC) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:52 pm
by Mrlittle
Outlaw Run just looks like it will be amazing.