Thursday, December 27, 2001 12:57 PM
Does anyone know any B&M train crashes or rollbacks that happened this year or any other times before?
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Thursday, December 27, 2001 1:05 PM
B&M has never had a crash, Wildfire slipped throught its station once.
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Thursday, December 27, 2001 1:09 PM
What if BKF slipped in the station? It's got those gates over the track. Ouch.
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Thursday, December 27, 2001 2:35 PM
 As far as rollbacks, I have seen Raptor roll back during a VERY windy day the first week it was opened.  I have heard that Mantis has had a rollback, but I didn't see it.

Superman: Krypton Coaster stopped in the middle of the cobra roll last year due to high winds also. I don't know of any B&M crashes.

-Sean (who witnessed MF's first roll back last year as well)F.

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Thursday, December 27, 2001 5:06 PM
Riddler's Revenge has had a rollback.  The mechanics simply remove the upstops and pull off each car with a crane.  Trains are re-assembled on the transfer track.
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Thursday, December 27, 2001 5:44 PM
I have seen a couple things go wrong with a B&M before.  Raptor has rolled back once.  Not a windy day, no one knew what happened.  It went to the brake run, stopped, and drifted backwards.  Raptor was down for the day until later that night.  Still not sure what happened, but almost caused a collison with the other train that was heading up the lift.  If it would have crested, it would have been ugly.  Thankfully everything turned out ok.

The only other thing that I know of is that I heard **key word** that Apollos Chariot had a roll through at the station.  It is unconfirmed, but I heard it so I figure I would toss it out.

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Thursday, December 27, 2001 5:57 PM
A high wind can cause a heavy train like that  to roll back?.. woa!!
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Thursday, December 27, 2001 7:33 PM
Bigkirby, the gates on the floorless coasters don't close until the train comes to a stop, so that wouldn't be a problem.
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Friday, December 28, 2001 4:58 AM
Apollo's Chariot crashed with a bird once!
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Friday, December 28, 2001 5:20 AM
Yeah, Fabio's face got in the way. Poor bird!!!! lol
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Friday, December 28, 2001 5:36 AM
Well I wouldn't call that a crash, but it sure is fun to always find a way to bring up fabio's ride on AC =)
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Friday, December 28, 2001 6:00 AM
Poor bird! Does anyone know if he's afraid to ride roller coasters now?  
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Friday, December 28, 2001 6:01 AM
Can anyone provide me with a link to see these gates that are on floorless coasters? Do you know if they will be on the new SFNE coaster? What are they used for?
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Friday, December 28, 2001 6:05 AM
I don't have a pic, but I think there are more decorative than anything else.
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Friday, December 28, 2001 6:17 AM
Those front gates are help to prevent someone in the first row of riders from falling out of the station while boarding (hey, accidents happen).  Some (all?) of B&M's inverteds have similar gates, that drop down instead of to the sides.
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*** This post was edited by GregLeg on 12/28/2001. ***

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Friday, December 28, 2001 6:44 AM
Really? I never knew that. I though it was supposed to look high tech for the Batman theme. Thanks Greg :)
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Friday, December 28, 2001 6:49 AM
On those floorless coasters, if you went over the front edge of the loading platform, you'd have a pretty severe fall...the stations all seem to be fairly....elevated.
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Friday, December 28, 2001 7:20 AM
Does Alpengeist have those gates?  If I remember right, the station is level with the ground, so falling off would not be a problem.
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Friday, December 28, 2001 7:49 AM

GregLeg said:
"Some (all?) of B&M's inverteds have similar gates, that drop down instead of to the sides."

Nemesis does not have a gate, which I found weird.
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Friday, December 28, 2001 7:53 AM
Explain this "gate" more.  I can't picture what you are talking about--so I don't know if B:TR at SFGAm has this or not.  The only gates we have are the air gates.

*** This post was edited by SFGRAMBoy20 on 12/28/2001. ***

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