BGE 2007 Teaser Poster!

Monday, July 10, 2006 10:55 PM
http://www.screamscape.com/html/busch_gardens.htm

I'm 99% sure it's gonna be a Dive Machine. If the rumor about floorless trains is true...how cool would that be?!

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Monday, July 10, 2006 11:25 PM
I beleave in the last issue of ACE news it said it was going to be a Sheikra clone at BGE
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Monday, July 10, 2006 11:44 PM
rollergator's avatar Yeah, I think the information kinda got "out there". I was never TOLD anything specific, but ALL the arrows pointed in that direction (or maybe I just got lost going to Kennywood, LOL)... :)
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 7:39 AM
i know everyone has said its definitely going to be a dive machine....but what about a B&M flyer???
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 7:53 AM
SFoGswim's avatar Um... the last two rows of SheiKra are floorless.
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 9:35 AM
They are? I'm pretty sure they're not. Elevated, perhaps (my memory is fuzzy on that), but I'm quite sure the trains have floors.

As for "Sheikra clone", I don't think ACE news didn't use that wording, but I don't have my copy handy to check that.


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"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 1:36 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar The last two rows of Sheikra are definitely elevated, but with a floor. There aren't platform combs in the station.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 2:49 PM
rollergator's avatar True, SheiKra DOES in fact have floors. That's where the ops walk to check your restraints, and they DON'T split off like floorlesses do...however, it isn't hard to see how the floor COULD split out just like the current floorless models do. Only difference is the wider train, which in reality should pose NO problems at all to take the floor away after checking restraints and before dispatch...
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 2:59 PM
Except that on floorless coasters the seats are supported by a horizontal bar spliting off from the main central support, the wider trains create a much larger stress (think back to your days of playing with levers folks) and create a much more difficult engineering problem then the simple short 2 seat floorless model they currently make.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 4:10 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar But it's not like the floor is bearing any of that load.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 4:19 PM
I'm caught up on the "like nothing else in the world" bit.

A similar ride 4 states away makes that hard to swallow.


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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 4:52 PM
Given my "one trip a year" limit, it's going to be a tough choice between BGE, Dollywood and Hershey/Knoebels. Especially since I'm moving to Florida next year! ;)
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 6:51 PM

Touchdown said:
Except that on floorless coasters the seats are supported by a horizontal bar spliting off from the main central support, the wider trains create a much larger stress (think back to your days of playing with levers folks) and create a much more difficult engineering problem then the simple short 2 seat floorless model they currently make.

Er? Current models are 4 seats wide, not two.

And there are easy ways to get around the fact that the cars are wider. Use a deeper or wider beam, or make the thickness of the support tube greater. I honestly doubt that B&M uses the floor to aid in lateral support of the cars, or at least not much. Since the majority of the weight of the car is under the seats, the majority of the support is likely under the seats, just like in a floorless. The greater challenge will be creating a half-floor in the station 4 seats wide that can 'dissapear'.


- DJ

"When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Cincinnati because it's always twenty years behind the times." - Mark Twain

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 8:24 PM
^Central beam=2 horizontal beams supporting 2 seats each (ie there are two of these per row ;))

Otherwise your arguement makes sense.


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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 9:59 PM
rollergator's avatar

DWeaver said:Especially since I'm moving to Florida next year!

You're THAT old? ;)

:)

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