A Chance Track Sighting

Wednesday, March 26, 2003 5:57 AM
Quite a while back, I made a post about several coaster supports I spotted at the Chance-Morgan manufacturing facility in Wichita. Here's a possibly tantalizing follow-up: I was in Wichita again this past weekend and of course took a requisite swing around the Chance-Morgan complex. On the south side, where before there were a FEW supports, are now DOZENS of huge coaster supports.
And the really interesting part: now there are also DOZENS of Morgan-type track pieces. Some are stacked next to the supports. There are also several difficult-to-see stacks in a lot further within the complex. The track appeared to be standard-gauge Morgan track, but the pieces closest to the street had an unusual box-beam spine instead of cylindrical. (Perhaps transfer or station track?) The track and ties are yellow and the spine is orange. The supports remain silver.
Any ideas?
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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 6:09 AM
Dang it! I specifically requested *orange* ties and *yellow* spine for my backyard hyper! ;)

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 6:23 AM
Well Den, guess I got my order in first, so nyah....;)
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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 6:40 AM
For SF Mexico's Long delayed hyper?

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 6:46 AM
Nope, Jeff. I've seen the Morgan parts at SFM in person...they are white and red, as seen here [they look pink, but are indeed red].

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 7:55 AM
That's what they have to be: SFM's hyper. I can't wait to see that thing built. I wonder if it'll stray from the traditional out n back Morgan hyper layout. I heard somewhere that it might be a twister.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 7:59 AM
unless....perhaps...SFWoA's *long-rumored* hyper....;)
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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 8:10 AM
Why does it have to be for a park here in the US? Steel Dragon's track and supports were manufactured at Morgan's old headquarters in La Selva Beach, CA [near Santa Cruz].

Haux - see my earlier reply for a pic of the SFM coaster parts on-site...the colors do not match.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 8:14 AM
SFH's Superman coaster was bright green and purple when the first track parts were put on public display at Vekoma's headquarters. So that color-thing really isn't that important. Coaster track can be repainted you know.. ;)

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 8:41 AM
It's gotta be for the rumored Morgan hyper at Camden! What? There's no rumored hyper at Camden? Well, there should be...

I hereby claim that Morgan is going to build a hyper at Camden Park in Huntington, WV. I heard it from my father's cousin's half-sister's nephew's friend, who works at the park...so it must be true!

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*** This post was edited by Vater 3/26/2003 1:41:45 PM ***

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 8:58 AM
DRNK - or Vekoma just displayed what pieces they had *on-site* and passed them off as Superman track.

Moosh

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 9:19 AM
I don't doubt you Moosh, but I wonder if they are really building another hyper with Steve Okomoto gone, and Dana Morgan just working as a consultant. Interesting stuff.

Edit, perhaps they are building a mine train or other small coaster?

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*** This post was edited by Peabody 3/26/2003 2:20:00 PM ***

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 9:31 AM
Moosh - You can still see the green and purple paint underneath the Superman pink/brown/used-to-be-red paint.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 10:11 AM

Mamoosh said:
Haux - see my earlier reply for a pic of the SFM coaster parts on-site...the colors do not match.

In that picture on Screamscape, they only show a good shot of the supports. The stuff in the background may be track, but it's hard to point out. I bet the track pieces are for SFM's hyper. Of course, we can't be sure.


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thingintheworldhelpmeIamgoingtodieAHHHH!!!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 10:36 AM
Or, it could be the rumored hypers finally going to the Paramount parks in 2004. Maybe they went with Chance/Morgan instead of B&M?

Moosh - rumor monger

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 2:36 PM
Maybe its the hyper Michigan Adventure would be getting. Maybe.... I can have my own dreams can't I.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2003 7:43 PM
Or maybe the employees at the Chance-Morgan factory are sitting at their computers right now, laughing to enjoyment at thier accomplishment of totally boggling a quaint little forum on coasterbuzz.com ;)

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