Anti Chain Break

Tuesday, August 8, 2000 2:46 PM
With many chains breaking, I got thinking. I was thinking that cars have anti roll backs why not the chain also? I don't mean all the way up the hill. Just at the bottom, middle, and top of the lift hill. What do you think? If you any idea how to get it to work even better post them.
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Tuesday, August 8, 2000 4:27 PM
First of all, chains break every year, it just happens to be a couple of high-profile rides this year. Second, if the chain breaks, particularly on the underside of the track, you can't easily repair that one link.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Tuesday, August 8, 2000 7:50 PM
Jeff's got it right. A chain is a part of a coaster expected to fail eventually, just like wheels that need to be replaced, brake pads and fins that wear over time, etc.

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Scott W. Short
sshort@mediaone.net
http://www.midwestcoastercentral.com
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Wednesday, August 9, 2000 4:59 AM
I think he means that having an anti-rollback for the chain would prevent it from sliding down into a big tangled mess. Weren't people hurt on CP's Corkscrew last year by the chain sliding down the hill?
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Wednesday, August 9, 2000 5:05 AM
No, someone got some minor scratches because it piled up in front of the train. Most chain tracks have a lip on them now that keeps the chain from going anywhere, but Corkscrew didn't at the time, presumably because of its age (it does now). It is best for the chain to slide out, because working to remove it at extreme heights is dangerous.

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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