Balder Intamin trains: ugly?

Friday, February 7, 2003 6:42 AM
Check out the pic of Balder's blue train at the bottom of this page. It it just me or is that one of the ugliest, boxy-looking wood coaster trains since SFAW Cyclone's "coffin" cars? That's not a complaint, merely an observation, and I'm sure they'll have little to no effect on what looks to be a great ride!

Moosh

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"It looks smaller than I imagined, but still looks to be a great ride." -- CPLady


edited for clarity.
*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 2/7/2003 1:30:22 PM ***

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Friday, February 7, 2003 6:43 AM
They are kinda hideous...

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--George H
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Friday, February 7, 2003 6:48 AM
They look they were made out of refrigerator boxes. Wow, such a beautiful coaster, with so ugly cars.
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Joe Barnett
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Friday, February 7, 2003 6:50 AM
They are ugly, but if they are comfortable, who cares? We'll have to wait till someone gets to ride them. I'm still a big fan of Millenium Flyers.
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Friday, February 7, 2003 6:58 AM
Those are pretty weird looking.

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I lost my hat on Poison Ivy. How pathetic.

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Friday, February 7, 2003 7:12 AM
Yeah those are pretty ugly trains. This ride looks great! Look at the 2nd from bottom pic on the "Third Page". That's a low clearance!. I even started to slouch (sp?) in my chair when I saw how low the headroom is.

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Friday, February 7, 2003 7:24 AM
LOL! Those do look like refrigerators. The coaster looks awersome though.

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-Sean Newman

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Friday, February 7, 2003 7:29 AM
Again, there's no argument that the coaster looks great. My observation about the trains was not a complaint, merely an observation.

Moosh

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"It looks smaller than I imagined, but still looks to be a great ride." -- CPLady


*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 2/7/2003 1:30:45 PM ***

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Friday, February 7, 2003 7:36 AM
I personally could care less what they look like. It's the ride that counts. I hear that the restraint system is the exact same as Millie so thats FINE by ME. No Dividers and bars that stay put.

Chuck, who don't worry bout restraints till they hurt you like some coasters out there.

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Charles Nungester.
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Friday, February 7, 2003 7:41 AM
If they ride as well as Intamin's steel cars, who cares what they look like?
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Friday, February 7, 2003 7:43 AM
This are Intamin's standard trains for their new Wooden Coasters. Colossos at Heide Park also has them (Pics here). Although they look ugly, they are comfortable to sit in (although not as comfortable as the Vekoma Wooden Trains ;) ) and have Stadium Seating.
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Friday, February 7, 2003 7:43 AM
I would have liked to see them keep the giga coaster style train and just modify the wheel system to run on a wooden track. Now that would look awsome.

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Chris Tyson
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Friday, February 7, 2003 7:53 AM
I like the trains, they look so comfortable. Colossos looks like an awesome airtime machine, I can't wait till a park brings one over here in the U.S.

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Friday, February 7, 2003 7:59 AM
Bad looking cars definately dont mean a bad ride, look at Magnum. Those are the ugliest trains I have ever seen on a coaster!

Honestly though, the rest of the coaster looks sweeeet and I wish they would build a clone of it on this side of the ocean...

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Bob Hansen

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Friday, February 7, 2003 8:10 AM
What you have there is basically a three bench giga train with steel wheels.

And different strokes for different folks Bob but Magnum's trains are some of the best looking and most recognizable trains out there IMO.

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Da Poodle

Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!

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Friday, February 7, 2003 8:13 AM
Especially when worn as headgear, Brent! ;)

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--George H
---Superman the ride...coming to a SF park near you soon...
Currency tracking experiment... http://www.wheresgeorge.com (Referring to The "George" on the $1 bill - Not Me)

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Friday, February 7, 2003 8:19 AM
Exactly George ;)

Anyone not sure of my passion for Magnum's trains check out my info.

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Da Poodle

Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!

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Friday, February 7, 2003 8:29 AM

MagnumForce said:
What you have there is basically a three bench giga train with steel wheels.

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Actually, I think that Intamin's "new-style" wooden coasters have polyurethane wheels, not steel ones.

-Rob


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Friday, February 7, 2003 8:36 AM
By steel wheels I meant woodie style setup more then anything. But I wasn't aware the wheels were plastic.

How smooth and quiet are these things?

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Da Poodle

Coming in 2003-The Spawn Of Magnum!


*** This post was edited by MagnumForce 2/7/2003 1:37:32 PM ***

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Friday, February 7, 2003 8:45 AM
Xcelerator gets the '57 Chevy look, TTD gets TFD look, you'd think they could put a little more effort into the *look* of their *woodie* trains. Maybe just a copy of a flatbed rail car (no sides at all) would be an improvement.
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