Atlantis the Ride: Intamin Box-track?

Sunday, May 27, 2001 7:18 PM
What kind of track does this thing have? Is it a box track like the 'next-gen' intamin coasters? I hope so. From a little mock-up, it looked like real ugly track (lethal weapon persuit)

p.s why does intamin have box track anyway? (MF)
what are the advantages?

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PCW needs something taller than a boomerang
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 7:38 PM
Box track is very rigid, and can span long distances with fewer supports. That comes in handy when you have huge lift hill towers in particular.

Generally speaking, you can see the differences on the three types of track. Two rails, very frequent supports (the Supermen of SFDL and SFA), three rails can go quite a bit more (all Supermen, low parts of The Force) and four rails, the box track can go an entire train length without support (The Force, the Impulse coasters).

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 8:58 PM
Watching S:UE sway back and foth freaks the hell out of me
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Sunday, May 27, 2001 9:28 PM
That's half the fun, man! You ever see the S:ROS "non inverting corkscrew camel back thingy" sway BIG TIME after a train goes through it? I think it's freaky too, but they are meant to do that. Every large structure is designed that way. A coaster show a few years put it pretty well "If it doesn't shake (or sway in this case) it will break"

Another advantage of the box track (although I'm sure this isn't a factor in whether it's used) is that it is quieter that "regular" track like B&Ms. Since there is no central spine, it's harder for the "roar" that many Nylon wheel coasters produce to be carried.

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- Peabody *** This post was edited by Peabody on 5/28/2001. ***
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Monday, May 28, 2001 3:49 AM
Atlatis: The Ride (Tentative Name) will be an Intamin Sit-Down Steel Freeform with the usual box-section spine track that is used on these multi-inversion rides. The reason, is exactly what Jeff said.
You are right though, Intamin's Steel Freeform Coasters look UGLY with a capital "O"!! They need to ride Dragon Khan and take some notes and those 2-seats-to-a-row trains look uncomfortable. Time will tell if this ride will shine, in my book, it wont.
Oh I don't no what Peabody is talking about, You might of made a grammatical error; B&M's are famous for their BOX-SECTION ROAR. You'll hear this deafening sound on any B&M except Kraken and Talon, who's box-sections are filled with sand.
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Editor - CoasterForce
http://www.coasterforce.com *** This post was edited by Dan Farrell on 5/28/2001. ***
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Monday, May 28, 2001 6:17 AM
Hmmm, try reading what I wrote again. I said exactly what you did. The Intamin (S:ROS, MF) track without that central spine doesn't carry noise like B&M, Premier, and other tracks do. (Which can be quite noisy.)

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- Peabody
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Monday, May 28, 2001 7:44 AM
Sorry, with myself being English - We have different ways of writing than American's!! - If you are American, of course!! To me it read as though you were contradicting yourself. I understand you now though. I'm completely besmirched by my mistake. Appologies, please.
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Editor - CoasterForce
http://www.coasterforce.com *** This post was edited by Dan Farrell on 5/28/2001. ***
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Monday, May 28, 2001 9:46 AM
No biggie! :)
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- Peabody
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