B&M Track question

Wednesday, May 15, 2002 10:12 AM
I'm just curious... Is all B&M track the same size?

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 10:15 AM

nope, dive machine track guage is larger than other B&M style track as it has to hold 8 across trains. i think all other track is the same guage though.

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*** This post was edited by laurence on 5/15/2002. ***

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 11:16 AM

The depth of the spine varies as well. If you search for some photos of Silverstar the spine is huge on the drop, while sections in Talon are much smaller. It kind of goes on the theory of distance between supports, I suppose, like the differences between two, three and four-rail Intamin track.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 12:07 PM
Yea, it goes by distance between supports, If you look at Madusa east and then batman the nitro it is all dirrerent sizes.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 12:35 PM
Cool. Thanks.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 1:32 PM
And also on brake track, the rails are elevated a considerable amount compared to the rest of the track. This kind of track is on Iron Wolf, too, for some reason. It's right before the corkscrew, but no brakes are on it. That kind of track might just be thier straight flat track style.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 11:57 PM
I'm pretty sure the flying coasters had larger rails, not sure about the guage though, however I'd probably bet its bigger too.

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Friday, May 17, 2002 2:13 AM

Alton Towers actually has three different gauges of track. Nemesis is the standard sicve for Inverteds and is the smallest. AIR has slightly wider tack, my guess is for the tilting equipment above the station since a lot is over the track. Then Oblivion has wider track still to maybe 1 and a half times the Nemesis track. It looks huge.

Wilko

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