Curved loading station question

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 8:29 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Does M:TR use skid brakes or *squeeze* brakes? ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007 8:37 PM
Moosh, We're not talking Tower of Terror here.

Down boy!

Chuck :)

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007 9:49 PM
We saw a happy accident happen with Twister on our first visit to Knoebels. The guy at the control panel forgot to press the button to activate the skid brakes and the train went roaring through the station. No one onboard seemed upset as they got a free ride!:) *** Edited 3/22/2007 1:49:36 AM UTC by Intamin Fan***
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Wednesday, March 21, 2007 9:58 PM

Intamin Fan said:
The big problem with using a curved station is that you can't use fin-braking.

Magic Mountain's Ninja would beg to differ.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007 11:12 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar Ninja's station has a bend in the middle. It's not curved over all. ;)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Thursday, March 22, 2007 3:30 AM
I worked on the CP Blue Streak the last 2 years before they mussed it up, 1992-93. Those old skid brakes, if properly maintained and run my a proficient crew, work great. But I did have a couple "scary close call" experiences on the streak during storms.

Either way, too bad about the Blue Streak, that was a beautiful and beautifully maintained ride...

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