Eculid Beach Roller Coaster Cars

Monday, March 6, 2006 10:57 AM
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They look to be from the Thriller roller coaster. The problem is that I cant see anyone buying them because the amount of restoration would be ridicilious, you would almost have to rebuild the car from scratch. Anyway just thought it was interesting. *** Edited 3/6/2006 4:01:08 PM UTC by Jeff***

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Monday, March 6, 2006 11:03 AM
That's just in the next town. Interesting. I'm half tempted to get a closer look. Not sure though how you can really tell where they're from.

Agreed that I don't know you could restore them much without rebuilding.

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Monday, March 6, 2006 11:06 AM
The comments under the listing say that these cars are from the racing coaster. That
s probably correct because these appear to be three-bench cars and The Thriller used 4 bench cars (I think).

But wow, there's hardly anything left of them. That's a shame.

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Monday, March 6, 2006 11:07 AM
Wow, those look terrible. Maybe the chasis is salvageable.
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Monday, March 6, 2006 1:23 PM
I asked if the frame was metal or wood and he couldn't tell me. He said he might be able to go look at the end of the week. If it's wood then they are completely done for and would take a complete rebuilding. He won't let me look at them in the yard, he said he wants to pull them out for me and I think that's a BAD idea because they will just fall apart. I would rather take them out myself. I have taken military trucks out of yards with 7 foot tall weeds, so I think can handle taking these out! :)

If nothing else I just want to document how they were made so that isn't lost as well.

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Monday, March 6, 2006 4:21 PM
Wood coaster cars of that vintage have wooden frames, with metal castings that bolt into the body of the car for the wheel assemblies
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Monday, March 6, 2006 5:17 PM
One of the coasters burned were the trains taken off of them. The problem is i know the turns werent burned from watching the old mans video he bought a few years back. Im thinking its either the thriller or the racer. I might have to consult that video, but another interesting point is the video of the flying turns on it. I know it is called Euclid Beach is Closed for the season, but it will be hard to watch it tonight with constrictions.
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Monday, March 6, 2006 10:33 PM
It'd be nice to have them restored for the future ACE Museum...
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Tuesday, March 7, 2006 8:23 AM
Hopefully they could be moved without falling apart.

Have Fun

Paul

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Tuesday, March 7, 2006 10:49 AM
Slide some wood underneath them and carefully lift them. I told the guy I don't want them moved by him if I am going to buy them. I am pretty sure they would fall apart then!
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Tuesday, March 7, 2006 12:59 PM
If any of you do win the auction and decide to move it yourself, do some extensive photography first. That way if it does fall apart, at least you have pictures of how to try and put it back to gether or rebuild it.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2006 4:33 PM
I would say they are from the Racing Coaster. Those cars had a movable bar, like in the photos, and the Thriller had slide-in style bars, similar to what is on the Kennywood Jack Rabbit. The paint looks familiar, too, I seem to remember one was green and the other was red.
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Friday, March 10, 2006 2:30 PM
EBP's Aero Dips (sp?) used the same cars as the Racing Coaster. They may be from that ride.
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Saturday, March 11, 2006 2:54 AM
Could be- it seems to me that on Racing Coasters demolition day they removed most of the ride except the lift-then as a (completely sick) stunt ran the trains to the top of the lift and let them crash in pieces to the ground. I always assumed nothing was left to salvage. However--seeing the condition of this car...
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Saturday, March 11, 2006 4:44 AM
What a fun project that would be though. If I really had the time and money to invest into this I would jump on it in a second. I still havent made up my mind if im not.

It would be awesome to own a restored Euclid coaster train.

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Saturday, March 11, 2006 10:29 AM
Yeowch, they just jumped up past what I have to put into them at this point in time! Looks like some antique collectors want them too from their past auctions. Unless they are experienced with this sort of thing they might get a nasty surprise when they try to transport them :( Even worse, they end up in an antique shop for thousands of dollars and someone else buys them and sits them outside in the grass again to "save" them. I see that all the time with military stuff and it's sad. One guy has a whole yard full of unrestored vehicles and he claims it's a musuem. Nothing under them, they are just rotting away in his outside "musuem" And he charges to go and look at them!
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Saturday, March 11, 2006 5:42 PM
Well here is another one. nearly $250 bid and the reserve didn't even get met. This guy wants these cars to rot to nothing.
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