B96 has photos of SFGAm S:UF pics

Monday, February 10, 2003 9:17 AM
I searched to see if anyone had found this, but couldn't find anything..ohwell..sorry if someone already did.

I can't seem to get a direct link..but just go to.. www.b96.com and look for the sixflags banner.

The site has pics of the layout of the coaster and a few other pics...hope this is cool...

Nick~
*** This post was edited by Nickster 2/10/2003 2:18:51 PM ***

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Monday, February 10, 2003 9:22 AM
Did I read that right when it said *2* trains??...yikes, if it is!

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Monday, February 10, 2003 9:24 AM
If there were three trains, one would always be stacked as there is no MCBR.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 9:29 AM
I know they don't have MCBR;however, I just made that comment in lieu of the long lines it will have.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 9:31 AM
Ok, so can someone figure out why SFGAm isn't using the 2 train loading configuration? The only reason why I could think they wouldn't have is because the one at SFOG has problems, maybe? I have no clue, its’s just a guess. But isn't SFGAm the 3rd busiest Six Flags park? And if a better and faster design was available then why wasn't it being built.

Just more question I've been pondering!

Nick~


*** This post was edited by Nickster 2/10/2003 2:32:34 PM ***

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Monday, February 10, 2003 9:40 AM
I remember that I heard, at one point, someone said that the second station wasn't used that often at SFoG and that when it was used it didn't enhance the PPH enough...But I don't know that as fact.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 9:41 AM
Gadv only has two trains and one station as well.

There is 8 rows instead of 7 on these trains and I think they got all loading issues figured out plenty well. This is not slower then molasses Vekoma type loading. One station will do plenty well, and does B:TR only have 2 trains?

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Monday, February 10, 2003 9:48 AM
Gotta love Great America's "First Ever Pretzel Shaped Inverted Loop" according to the article...

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Monday, February 10, 2003 9:49 AM
I agree wholeheartedly that two trains and one station will do pretty well keeping a decent throughput...but what happens when one of those two trains needs some work done on it....capacity *issues* I would imagine....Heaven forbid that happens on a weekend...;)

Dorito Dawg, those Vekomas are a giant pain in the butt, capacity-wise, huh...:)

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Monday, February 10, 2003 9:50 AM
What is it with people saying the lines will be slow because of 2-trains? This is going to be a 2800ft long circuit. 3-trains is pretty much useless in this case.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 10:13 AM
Post Whore, the Vekoma loading is so bad that if not for Q-Bot I would likely never ride X-Flight again. ;)


Heck it has two stations and they only ever use one, whats the difference?
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Monday, February 10, 2003 10:33 AM
LOL, Brent....I was told by an op at SFA that *the other station* was used ONLY on Saturdays...;). When we were at SFWoA, the line was SO short (about 45 mins) that we rode twice....SFA and PGA got one ride each, for just that reason - LOW capacity.

People of Chicago, celebrate the fact that you DIDN'T get one of those *first-gen* flyers....at SFGAm, they'd run 3 hour lines at least...
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Monday, February 10, 2003 10:47 AM

rollergator said:
...but what happens when one of those two trains needs some work done on it....capacity *issues* I would imagine....Heaven forbid that happens on a weekend...;)

It looks like they have, based on this artist rendition, enough transfer track for three trains, so maybe the ride will get three trains, run two and have a spare. Forward thinking for one of the busiest parks in the chain?

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Monday, February 10, 2003 10:53 AM
Don't IW and B:TR both only have 2 trains?

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Monday, February 10, 2003 10:56 AM
I know Batman has three trains, but I am not sure about Iron Wolf. I believe they both have three trains, though, but only run two.
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Monday, February 10, 2003 11:21 AM

CobraRoller said:
I know Batman has three trains, but I am not sure about Iron Wolf. I believe they both have three trains, though, but only run two.
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Batman has always had only 2 trains.

Mike
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Monday, February 10, 2003 11:36 AM
Iron Wolf only has two as well.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 11:58 AM
SUF will have 2 trains, just as it says.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 12:00 PM
Statistics in Georgia showed that the thoroughput they got with three trains was rarely any more than what they could get with two. Thus, Six Flags decided to not spend the extra cash on two stations and an additional train, and instead run the new coasters with two trains and four more seats. It's logical, IMO.

Depending on crews (which shouldn't be a reason to worry at SFGAm), S:UF should have an almost identical capacity to B:TR. There's nothing to worry about.

-Nate

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Monday, February 10, 2003 12:29 PM
But based on the illustration (yes I know it isnt a picture of the actual ride but it is all that we have right now), there is two transfer tracks which means they could concievably have three trains so that if one of the trains goes barmy you got an extra one. Like I said before, run two, have a spare to keep up capacity if one breaks. At Great America, with it's level of crowds this may have been done for that very reason and if it was I applaud them for their proactive thinking.

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