B&M track spotted in Ohio!

Monday, June 21, 2004 8:39 PM
While driving north yesterday on my way to the PO!NT for day 1 of CoasterCon, I happened to catch this on a northbound freight close to Rt. 4 (the old Pennsy line to Sandusky). You can imagine my surprise.....it looked like Raptor track but was hard to tell from a distance. I doubt it was headed for Geauga but who knows. Any ideas?
Monday, June 21, 2004 8:42 PM
Isn't B&M track manufactured in Ohio?

If so, it could be going anywhere.

Monday, June 21, 2004 8:45 PM
Picture looks a little fake to me.

*** Edited 6/22/2004 12:50:50 AM UTC by SFGAdv lover***

Monday, June 21, 2004 8:46 PM
Could be for Dorney Park, and their new Hydra coaster.
Monday, June 21, 2004 8:48 PM
Green... Hydra... checks out in my book, but we won't know for a while.

*** Edited 6/22/2004 12:48:29 AM UTC by Neuski***

Monday, June 21, 2004 8:48 PM
Same here, too fake.
Monday, June 21, 2004 8:50 PM
It's fake... unless there is now a CoasterDynamix set that is lifesize.... look at the ties and such... its not real...
Monday, June 21, 2004 8:54 PM
I don't think Brad would post fake pics.

It looks like coaster track on a train to me.

Monday, June 21, 2004 8:56 PM
Definitely fake. The crossties on the track are too think. B&M cross ties are about half that size in thickness. Also, B&M ship their track via truck, not train.
Monday, June 21, 2004 8:59 PM
It might not be fake, but it ain't no B&M.
Monday, June 21, 2004 9:01 PM

Not the photo the track was taken from but it is CoasterDynamics track...

Monday, June 21, 2004 9:14 PM
It's fake because:

- The lighting in the image of the flatbed and track is completely off

- That piece of track, if it were real, would not have been placed on the flatbed in that way nor would it have been tied down like that

- The rails are extremely pixelated and are not smooth

- The track ties are another big giveaway that it's fake

Monday, June 21, 2004 9:18 PM
You are pretty observant grasshopper!
Monday, June 21, 2004 9:29 PM
The picture defies gravity. There is no way the track could sit on the car like that. There would need to be something in the center in the back for it to balance in that position. Also, magnified, the reopes look terrible. Speaking of that, they are not true ties, tehy are lines that would look like rope. Looked good for a minute, but on magnification.... no go.

Monday, June 21, 2004 9:30 PM
Here's another view of the picture... enhanced with a high pass in photoshop... I still think you should draw your own conclusions.


Monday, June 21, 2004 9:40 PM
Well, Brad is an animator/artist...
Monday, June 21, 2004 10:08 PM
So *that's* how you got the Raptor model to CoasterCon! And here I thought you put it in a truck..silly me. Is that HO scale? Bet that trip took awhile all the way from Columbus to Sandusky, unless the rest of it got there via RC cars and airplanes ;) 10 points for CoasterDynamix track creativity though.
Monday, June 21, 2004 10:32 PM
Its on a train. Rollercoaster track traveling by Train? Give me a break. Fake.
Monday, June 21, 2004 10:36 PM
Well, if it is fake, then I feel like an ass. :)

Brad, you going to respond?

Monday, June 21, 2004 10:38 PM
As much as I'd like to believe Brad, I believe he pulled a fast one on us.....looks fake to me:)

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