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Re: Green Bay's Bay Beach to get the Zippin Pippin

Postby palmerleeberry » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:25 pm

Now that the ground has been broken and the structure will start to rise, I think it's time for everyone to eat a peanut butter and banana sandwich to celebrate this occasion (if you want to eat this sandwich fried, then go ahead lest you want your belly to stick out so much you cannot fit into the restraints and be denied to ride unless you are already a skinny wink and the extra calories won't hurt you).

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Re: Green Bay's Bay Beach to get the Zippin Pippin

Postby deathbydinn » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:49 pm

Construction photos can be found here http://www.ci.green-bay.wi.us/ZippinPippin/photos.html
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Zippin Pippen Reconstruction Goes Vertical

Postby uwgbdork » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:40 am

My wife and I took a detour on the way to the grocery store to check out the progress of the contruction first hand. I had been keeping an eye on construction. Had been away for a week or so decided to drive past and luck would have it my wife's camera was in her purse! I present to you our findings!
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Welcome to the construction site
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a woodie has to start somewhere!
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I love wood!!!
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making use of the zooooooooom
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east side of the construction fence
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wood and footer work
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zooooooooom
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rebar for additional footers
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thru the fence
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Thanks for checking these out photos! Can't wait till spring till it opens.!!! Finally i coaster i don't have to drive 3+ hours to get to!

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Re: Zippin Pippen Reconstruction Goes Vertical

Postby mightbeawannabe » Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:47 am

Yay! It looks like it's coming along finally!

Just a question-is all of the structure new and built to the original specs or is some of it original?
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Re: Green Bay's Bay Beach to get the Zippin Pippin

Postby SeaWhippet » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:39 am

Despite the publicity material using a Morgan train to promote this recreation of the Zippin Pippin, the coaster will actually utilize standard PTC three-bench rolling stock. While not new, these are rehabbed trains that operated briefly on Thunder Eagle in Pigeon Forge, TN. (More info on TE and Carl Ragan's pic can be found at: http://rcdb.com/606.htm)
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Re: Green Bay's Bay Beach to get the Zippin Pippin

Postby thornberger » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:26 pm

The track layout is the same as the original, according to one of the workers laying the foundation the footings and structure have been redesigned. There are no original parts and pieces being used. Green Bay is bringing some of the original hardware up to Bay Beach for display purposes. I'm updating the progress about every week and have gained access to go inside the fence, a couple of posts ago they even let me snap a couple of pictures of the blueprints. You can keep up to date at: http://zippinpippin.blogspot.com/
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Re: Green Bay's Bay Beach to get the Zippin Pippin

Postby thornberger » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:26 pm

Some great progress at the job site this week, the first drop frameworks is nearly complete, check out the latest at http://www.zippinpippin.blogspot.com
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Re: Green Bay's Bay Beach to get the Zippin Pippin

Postby larrygator » Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:46 pm

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Re: Green Bay's Bay Beach to get the Zippin Pippin

Postby thornberger » Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:15 pm

Things are really moving along now, check out all of the latest news and pictures at http://www.zippinpippin.blogspot.com, here is a quick sample.
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Re: Green Bay's Bay Beach to get the Zippin Pippin

Postby angryemobeaver » Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:34 pm

I feel like not many people are following Zippin' Pippin'. It's being built pretty fast (or atleast it seems like it). Summer 11' I'll probably try to make a trip to Valley Fair, Bay Beach, and the Dells. Can't wait!
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