Bayern Kurve Horn?

Friday, February 13, 2015 10:38 PM

Nice find with instructions. Looks like the ones that Morgan Hughes typed up as the factory supplied sheets were in technical German. I'm not even sure that they were ever translated when Intamin started selling Schwarzkopf.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018 11:06 AM

the Bayern kurve at miracle strip amusement park the air horn switch was on the floor next to the air break peddle (much like the high beam light switch on an older car). The air compressor ran both the horn and ride breaks. And you only gave the horn a short blast because you still needed air to stop the ride. In general I would hit the horn at the same time I hit the fast speed drive for the last time.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018 11:55 AM

Pretty sure that Kings Island's used the horn only to announce the start of the ride, and theirs was a bus bar. Once it got moved to Sydney it got the tether modification, and of course lost the infield decorations

Could be wrong on the horn, but I don't remember it being a "carny" installation, (KI thought they were above such things). Absolutely my favorite flat ride as a kid. KI's definitely raised the sleds while still going at a good speed, so the front few sleds definitely got a wild ride over the hump on the last two spins.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018 12:30 PM

When the Bayern Kure was st Kings Isksnd toward the end, it had lost all backdrop and decorations. It was really sad looking. That marked the beginning of the park neglect during the 80s

This is an excellent flat ride. So many parks had them and removed them. I would really like to see a Super Bob with Bayern speed and theming.

http://schwarzkopf-coaster.net/ESsuperbobGF.htm

Even though a version of it was produced, ie was not Olympic themed. The videos I saw showed it operated slower although it did go both directions

Last edited by super7*, Saturday, September 8, 2018 12:32 PM
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Saturday, September 8, 2018 9:57 PM

super7* said:

That marked the beginning of the park neglect during the 80s

I think you're off by a decade. Kings Island through the 80's, and then up until the Paramount sale was at its peak.

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Sunday, September 9, 2018 6:39 PM

CreditWh0re said:[/i

I think you're off by a decade. Kings Island through the 80's, and then up until the Paramount sale was at its peak.

The ride removals without replacement began under KECO in the 80s. Carowinds really went downhill in the late 80s. But it did get worse under Paramount with a major ride removals and detheming. The golden years were under Taft ownership which unfortunately didn’t last long enough.

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Monday, September 10, 2018 11:44 AM

super7* said:
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The ride removals without replacement began under KECO in the 80s. Carowinds really went downhill in the late 80s. But it did get worse under Paramount with a major ride removals and detheming. The golden years were under Taft ownership which unfortunately didn’t last long enough.

I can't speak for Carowinds, so take them out of the discussion. Let's be honest here, most of the ride removals you are probably speaking of were "classic" rides that were relocated from Coney Island and or flat rides that almost ALL major theme parks took out during the late 80's/90's. Rotors, Cuddle-ups, Galaxy coasters, Round-ups, and almost any other puke inducing flat ride (barrels), etc all found themselves exiting the major theme parks as they moved from local park to regional tourist mecca. As for KI, specifically, you can group these into three concepts:

1) Coney era flat rides that were at end of service life (i.e. 60 year old attractions)- Cuddle up, Tumble bug, Haley's Comet (round up), Rotor, Galaxy coaster, Giant Slide,

2) Flat/family rides of a more modern era that fell out of favor as the years went on - Barrels, Turnpike cars (remember KI opened with 4 tracks (2 turnpikes and two Antique cars), the Intamin Wooden shoe swing (may have been 1990), Chance Trabant,

3) RIdes that got sacrificed by KECO for the opening of Australia's Wonderland: Bayern Kurve, Zodiac (Intamin Double Wheel), can't remember if anything else went.

But remember that KI added other flat rides in that era too, Giant Enterprise (since removed as it was a POS), Wave Swinger, Giant Swinging Ship, Intamin Flight Trainer (another POS), and the water rides, Splashwater falls, and Whitewater Canyon (an Intamin raft ride), new modern bumper cars (a retirement of another Coney transplant).

Not sure you can complain about ride removals at KI compared to other parks. I was at Magic Mountain yesterday, and the park is littered with the still sitting husks of conveyance systems (sky rides, monorail, dragon incline), and old non-untilized pads for Bayern Kurve, Rotor, Barrels (until just this year), Tilt-a-whirl, Trabant, perhaps 1 more, I just don't know the park history that well; and a plot of land where 4 different coasters were removed (Shockwave, Psyclone, Bobsleds, Deja Vu), and another site where Z-Force stood for a couple of years, and an old Wildcat coaster, and the loss of a totally unique (perhaps one of a kind) Intamin wheel

Be thankful that they kept the Monster, Flying Eagles, Scrambler as long as they did/have.

Last edited by CreditWh0re, Monday, September 10, 2018 12:57 PM
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Monday, September 10, 2018 12:45 PM

Exactly ^ that.
You just saved me a whole lot of typing.

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Monday, September 10, 2018 5:46 PM

To hear the horn, it plays at 1:27 in this video - Bayern Kurve from CW

I couldn't remember what they sounded like so I added this link to the thread for others that are unaware.

Last edited by SVLFever, Monday, September 10, 2018 5:48 PM
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Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:39 PM

Kennywood blows the horn as the ride travels its fastest. That is my favorite flat ride at the park.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:22 AM

I think here in Germany we still have 20-30 of those around that travel the fairs. Usually the horn blows at the start and during the ride. It is up to the operator when the horn blows

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