Does NAD still make trains?

Saturday, January 26, 2002 8:55 AM
Is NAD still in biz and/or do they still make trains?
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Saturday, January 26, 2002 9:41 AM
Yes they are still in buisness, its the #1 way to remove hair safely and efectivly, while also being natural. Just apply the gel to your legs *Notice how it melts with your body heat* take the strip and rub hard, and pull in the opposite direction of the hair growth. *This is when you say...OUCH!* Yep. Nads is sure in the business alright....

Sorry, to many infomercials this morning. Actually I don't think NAD's makes trains anymore. Can you name a coaster that has a Nads train that was built in the last 10-15 years?
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Sunday, January 27, 2002 6:28 AM
NAD became Internaitonal Amusement Devices.  I can't find specifics, but I believe that they have been out of business for quite some time.
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Sunday, January 27, 2002 7:32 AM
Didn't IAD make Colossus at SFMM?
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Sunday, January 27, 2002 7:37 AM
I think Colossus was their last coaster.
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Monday, January 28, 2002 3:53 AM
NAD/IAD is no longer in business.
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Monday, January 28, 2002 8:08 AM
NAD/IAD was bought out by PTC in the mid '70's  and soon after that the buzzbar and dividerless ride became almost extinct!  :(

Chuck, Latterals with dividers?  Bummer!

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Monday, January 28, 2002 8:12 AM
Pardon my stupidity, but what does NAD and IAD stand for?
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Monday, January 28, 2002 8:14 AM

THE BEASTmaster said:
Pardon my stupidity, but what does NAD and IAD stand for?
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NATIONAL AMUSEMENT DEVICE,
I believe the company was originally in Dayton OH.
Chuck

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Monday, January 28, 2002 8:24 AM
National Amusement Device became International Amusement Device (as if that wasn't a no-brainer).
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Monday, January 28, 2002 10:01 AM
So could PTC make some of those nice NAD trains? Ala Conneaut Blue Streak?
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Monday, January 28, 2002 10:16 AM
It's so sad...i love the way the century flyer trains look :(
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Monday, January 28, 2002 10:18 AM
They probably could. Functionally, they were pretty identical. Some NAD's had the really cool Mars Light or the grillework, but PTC has indicated willingness to do non-standard train styling if people want it.

Both PTC and NAD/IAD seemed to get out of the coaster industry at the same time. NAD/IAD in 1978 and PTC in 1981. PTC still makes trains, though.

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Monday, January 28, 2002 12:59 PM
NAD was not bought out by PTC.

NAD was started as the Dayton Fun House and Riding Device company, later became National Amusement Device. Later still...I'm talking 1970's here...NAD became International Amusement Device and moved its headquarters up OH-4 from Dayton to Sandusky. I forget whether it was Roose or Munger who had a stake in the company, but I remember hearing someplace that there was, in fact, a Cedar Point connection. Which is interesting because Cedar Point has no NAD product.

The latest IAD product I can think of off-hand is the carousel at Darien Lake. I think that one opened with the park but I don't remember what year that was.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Monday, January 28, 2002 4:12 PM
Rideman, It was George's son Bill Roose who was the principal behind IAD. They did park design work as well as being ride brokers. As far as building rides I'm not sure how much they actually did versus what work they farmed out to outside sources. There were a lot of former CP people in the Sandusky area that set up shop serving the amusement industry. At least three that refurbished antique caarousels,and couple that did dark rides that I can recall. None of them are in business today.
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Monday, January 28, 2002 8:39 PM

Wolf said:
They probably could. Functionally, they were pretty identical. Some NAD's had the really cool Mars Light or the grillework, but PTC has indicated willingness to do non-standard train styling if people want it.
Both PTC and NAD/IAD seemed to get out of the coaster industry at the same time. NAD/IAD in 1978 and PTC in 1981. PTC still makes trains, though.

Hum,  Wonder why people were blown off when they mentioned open front trains?
Chuck,  Just calling it as he sees it.

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Monday, January 28, 2002 8:44 PM
My book must be wrong.  I have a book at home that says PTC bought out IAD's wooden coaster train rights and pattens.

I believe also that IAD is not the only company to be bought out by PTC.

Chuck, who is not making false statements but admits he dose not have all the facts.

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Charles Nungester
Park Jockey :)

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Monday, January 28, 2002 8:54 PM

Charles Nungester said:


THE BEASTmaster said:
Pardon my stupidity, but what does NAD and IAD stand for?
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Bill Yost
http://www.small-business-webs.com/pkizone

NATIONAL AMUSEMENT DEVICE,
I believe the company was originally in Dayton OH.
Chuck
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Charles Nungester
Park Jockey


OOOOHHHHH!!!!:)  (stupidity kicks in :))

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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 4:46 AM
Morgan sold their wooden coaster train designs to PTC a couple of years ago.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 11:17 AM
Charles, maybe they did buy the design, but not the physical company (factory, machinery, etc.) that's what I thought of. How would we feel with a PTC nad design? Great because thay are giving us a great classic look for a coaster (and the comfy seats), or gyped because they are replicas?
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