Posted Wednesday, April 4, 2001 5:04 AM | Contributed by Jeff
You've seen the seats on Intamin hypers and giant flumes, now you'll see them on wood coasters as well. The giant Intamin-built Colossos at Germany's Heide-Park sports new wood trains.
Check the photos from this German site.
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 5:33 AM
Sexy? Please tell me you're being sarcastic. I say forget the fiberglass 'box.' Viola! Intamin Floorless Trains.
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 5:38 AM
Yes, those are completely sexy. *thumbs up*
Don't touch the watch.
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 6:11 AM
Haha, Millennium Force style trains on a woodie. Go figure! Looks fun to me.
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 8:18 AM
Question: Why can't designers make a wooden train that looks exactly like a steel train?
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 8:35 AM
I may be seeing it wrong but it looks like there is a synthetic tire of some kind on the road and quide wheel. Anyone know for sure?
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 8:40 AM
Answer: Don't Know
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 8:43 AM
Lawnchairs on rollerskates!
.:| Brandon Rodriguez |:.
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 8:44 AM
We must get one of these coasters in the states, now! The first drop looks just as steep as some of Intamin's other recent coasters.
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 9:22 AM
Georgeous structure!!! The fog added to it.
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Wednesday, April 4, 2001 10:41 AM
this ride looks sweet!
Juan Jose Rdz
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 11:06 AM
I dont know if notice this too!!
The rails are made all of the of steel, doesnt made of wood, so only the structure is wood, all the rest is a Steel Coaster!!
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 11:12 AM
Inatim Fan, we already have a hyper woody in the states. Its called Son of Beast, plus I think a lot of people in the states would complain about the OTSR.
You build it, I'll ride it...eventually
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 11:16 AM
Juan Jose Rdz,
That is how most track for wooden coasters is built. Several layers of wood topped with a steel plate that is lubed up.
Im from Kansas, boy do we need some roller coasters in Kansas.
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 11:25 AM
I deffinatly see Rubber on thoses wheels.......I also think that that the rails look like steel with steel plates bolted on top
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 11:52 AM
I think those trains look ugly :( I guess they're using polyurithane(sp?) wheels instead of metal greased wheels, its still considered a woodie :)
Why live on the edge when you can jump off! -AJ Hackett
*** This post was edited by Nevis on 4/4/2001. ***
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 11:54 AM
Wow Jeff your right this post did get alot more attention in the news section. Those trains are so sexy.
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 11:57 AM
RandyHutchinson: What OSTR's???????? they are the same Lap Bars used on MF they come over your head onto your lap by the looks of it.
And as for the steel thing
Looks pretty much all wood to me
except the very top of the rails.
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 12:52 PM
Wednesday, April 4, 2001 1:07 PM
They look like folding chairs from a Friday night poker game at the local ELKS Lodge stuffed into a Buster Brown shoe box. They finally found something worse than the trains on SFMM's Colossus. Roll on PTC.