Can a coaster test without a station?

Saturday, April 20, 2002 9:35 PM
Can a coaster test without a station and all the operating equipment in it? This is carried over from another thread? Look at the Xcelerator overbank threat.
Saturday, April 20, 2002 9:48 PM

Yeah look at the first TASK built up in Utah at the S&S Factory

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Sunday, April 21, 2002 8:50 AM

It can test with no station and no operating equipment, if it's gravity based. The train would need to manually be pushed to the top of the lift, then it could run through, and of course it would fly through where the brakes would be, and go partially up the lift, then roll back down, and do that for a little while.

However, as Fred said, it can test without a station. In TA2K's case, just as any coaster that would test without a station, it would have operating equipment :)

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Sunday, April 21, 2002 9:17 AM
Yes. So long as there is enough of a control system in place to operate the systems being tested. And that wouln't even have to be the final control system.

If I remember correctly, when they were building Millennium Force, Cedar Point was testing the lift system with no train on the track before the track was even completely built!

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Sunday, April 21, 2002 10:44 AM
I would belive that as long as all of the control equpment (sp?) (panel, Station brakes computer)is up then they can test the ride while they build the station as we will see it when we go on it. but im sure that if the computers work fine then they can.
Monday, April 22, 2002 2:13 PM
I recently watched Casino Piers' Star Jet coaster being tested at Miler Coaster Co.There was no station in place,in fact the lift chain was not installed at the time of testing.They pulled the train to the top of the lift hill with ropes,pulleys,and a forklift.Miler Coaster is located in Portland,Oregon.

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