Double Stations

Monday, January 28, 2002 3:27 PM
I was looking at pics of BatWing on rcdb.com, and on the 1st pic there is a station w/ two loading compartments.  Go to the website and you'll see. 
 
How do They word, cuase isnt there upstop weels to keep the track from falling off, and the track over laps when they arrive at the station.
*** This post was edited by brett1019 on 1/28/2002. ***

*** This post was edited by brett1019 on 1/28/2002. ***

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Monday, January 28, 2002 3:48 PM
There are many coasters like this.  A piece of transfer track rotates providing the correct path to the correct station. 
Unfortunatly, neither coater (X-flight or Batwing) spent pretty much any time operating 3 trains (or not even 2 in many cases!) so I personally didn't see it in action.  A good pic would be easiest for you to understand it.

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Monday, January 28, 2002 3:51 PM
http://www.refreshinglook.com/2001Construction/Construction2001/HHT2k/HHT2Ktransfermotor.htm

Here's a picture of the "Station Dividing track"

http://www.refreshinglook.com/2001Construction/Construction2001/HHT2k/HHT2Kloadingright.htm

And another...

*** This post was edited by SFMWManiac87 on 1/28/2002. ***

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Monday, January 28, 2002 6:01 PM
Neither ran three trains or reclined on the lift to the public.  Xflight did run two trains pretty often though.
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Monday, January 28, 2002 7:47 PM
Fantastic idea, especially for coasters that are tricky to load/unload.  The big problem IMO is that it takes a lot of staff to run two stations...

$15M for a coaster isn't too much, but $40/hr IS?  (Assuming 4 people at $10/hr, pretty fair I think, including benefits).  Please feel free to comment on this, as it has puzzled me for quite some time...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2002 7:27 AM
I heard that Batwing operated both sides of the station one day, but with only 2 trains.  I didn't see it myself though.  The only time I've ever seen the Batwing switches rotate was for the Discovery Channel filming.  They didn't use both sides of the station.  They just showed how they work.

I have seen the similar but overhead switch rotate for the storage track for Big Bad Wolf, but this isn't a dual station, just access to the storage track.

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Saturday, February 2, 2002 7:19 AM
The line splits and goes up on the outside of each side of the station so kind of like this:

Queue[train][launchtube][train]Queue

I know crude illustration, but hey, this is a forum.

If you don't get it, I'll try and find a pic to show you.

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Saturday, February 2, 2002 7:56 AM
Could you find a picture?
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Saturday, February 2, 2002 8:01 AM
When I went to WoA I rode X-Flight when it had two trains and it was using both stations.  It didn't save on the loadtime at all.  I still waited about two hours.
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