Any woodies that go right from station to lift?

Wednesday, August 27, 2003 7:48 PM
I noticed that almost all woodies either have a small drop or a turnaround instead of some rides, like Millennium Force or SLCs for example that go directly out of the station onto the lift. Are there any woodies that do that?

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 8:06 PM
Hershey's Comet goes right onto the lift from the station. I want to see more woodies built with the traditional tunnel run to the lift though. It helps set the tone of the ride so much better that way.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 8:08 PM
Timber Terror and Tremors both drive right up the hill from their respective stations.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 8:19 PM
I think he means that the lift hill is directly attached to the station. Hersheys Comet has a tiny runout of maybe a train length to the lift.

I don't think there are any woodies like that. I have two guesses though.

One: I think it may have somthing to do with the chain engaging properly and the momentem of the train.

Two: My guess its that it could be for an added block section. If the lift is hooked to the station the lift and station would be one block instead of two, leaving only the brakes for another block section.

I'm sure Ride Man will have the answer. Good question.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 8:21 PM
Tremors turns left before climbing. It also gets shorter and shorter on each consecutive ride, not that I'm complaining. CAC rules. :)
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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 8:35 PM
I think (which means I'm probably wrong) that Screamin' Eagle at SFStL goes directly into the lift after the station...

d8 - who was just there two weeks ago. You think I'd remember...

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 8:36 PM
I believe all of the rides that go directly from station from lift either have advancing tires in the station or (in the case of MF and a few others) a cable lift. *Most* wooden coasters do not have any advancing system other than gravity, so there's a run out to the lift in order for the train to gain some speed before engaging the lift.

-Nate

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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 9:25 PM
Ok, so I was wrong. ;)
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Wednesday, August 27, 2003 9:49 PM
Screamin' Eagle at SFstl goes straight out of the station into the lift but the lift is not directly after you dispatch, you go straight about 15 feet and then go up the lift.
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Thursday, August 28, 2003 2:02 AM
Colossos at Heide Park has the lift directly after the station.

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Thursday, August 28, 2003 5:11 AM
Does this count as going right into the lift?

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery327.htm?Picture=2

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Thursday, August 28, 2003 6:18 AM
That may be one there onceler. I can't really tell but it looks as if it may not have a runout. Although it could have a very, very short run out. look at the end of the platform where the people are queued up. It looks like there may be a small runout of maybe 5 feet to the lifthill. I guess it would depend on where the chain starts. I guess someone has to go check this out and get a better picture now!

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Thursday, August 28, 2003 6:24 AM
The Wyandot Lake Sea Dragon has a similar setup.

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Thursday, August 28, 2003 6:55 AM
Williams Grove Cyclone goes directly out of the station to the lifthill. One of the many great quirks this ride has.

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Thursday, August 28, 2003 6:57 AM
Another one that goes from station to lift is Leap the Dips.

Chuck, who says they push it to the lifthill :)

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Thursday, August 28, 2003 10:33 AM
MegaZeph and Timberwolf both roll out of the station directly onto the lift hill.

Rampage and Megafobia also have the lift hill directly in front of the station, but there may be a slight bend.


*** This post was edited by Jeffrey Seifert 8/28/2003 2:34:16 PM ***

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Thursday, August 28, 2003 2:11 PM
As you can see here there's a good 30-50 feet of track between Timberwolf's station and the start of the lift.

I think what the original author had in mind was a woody that goes *directly* into the lift from the station. A steel example of that would be Lazer Loop at Dorney or Revolution at SFMM.

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Thursday, August 28, 2003 2:30 PM

Jeffrey Seifert said:
MegaZeph and Timberwolf both roll out of the station directly onto the lift hill.

Mega Zeph has a transfer table before its lift.
*** This post was edited by Cameraman 8/28/2003 6:30:36 PM ***

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Thursday, August 28, 2003 2:37 PM
I think Rampage does to. It's been a couple years since I've been though.
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Thursday, August 28, 2003 6:47 PM
Arkansas Twister at Magic Springs also goes out of the station and right into the lift hill.

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