Check out the Feb 4th entry...
"The word is out, by the way, that the two other trains we are building are, in fact, for Hershey's Wildcat."
"We're supposed to get the chassis for the other train of Wildcat this week, so we hope to report more progress in the coming days. Stay tuned."
It appears VERY likely at this pont that Sonny is getting "G-2s", the re-engineered trains that Gerstlauer built that are currently running on Falken (well, ya know, during the operating season, LOL)... ;)
Just curious if there has been any other year when 3 coasters have had their trains replaced by different models?
Might actually give it another try if I get to Hershey anytime soon...
Therefore, I get first dibs....er, Gwazi does... ;)
Rob Ascough said:
Probably, but likely not as many high-profile rides. Sheikra is a weird situation because the coaster is only two years old!
But The Legend was two years old, too! :-P
I wish I got to ride Legend with the Gerstlauers. I heard that the ride was pretty good with them as well. I don't think I've been on a single ride that ran one train and then when I rode it again, ran another. If I can get myself out to Conneaut Lake Park, I could change that.
I experienced The Legend shortly after its first SRM appearance. It wasn't that bad, but I really enjoy The Boss. Still I prefer PTC's to anything else. *** Edited 2/5/2007 9:16:18 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***
The *riders* suffer NOW (ouch!) from G-trains when the lats hit, like TTwins or Cheetah or Boss. On a ride like Villain, the damage is harder to detect until you view the ride over time....there's GOOD reason Legend's trains were replaced SO early in its life...and I think we know WHO asked that the park replace them... ;)
The PTCs are certainly *infinitely* more forgiving to the rider hitting the lapbar or the seat...IMO.
Finally, (also IMO) Wildcat will NOT be harmed by the MFlyers...although the maintenance guys may suffer a bit when they get less overtime pay... :)
*** Edited 2/5/2007 9:17:08 PM UTC by rollergator***
Sad thing about Boss... I love the layout... hate the trains.
Cheetah... well I must be odd... I didn't think it was all that bad with its Gerstlauer's.
The Gerstlauers on Hurricane at Myrtle Beach Pavillion are the main reasons why I am not shedding any tears over that coaster's demise.
^^BGA runs twleve months a year, and has truly *substandard* wood-coaster maintenance. SFA honestly does a better job, IMO, of "routine maintenance".
Therefore, I get first dibs....er, Gwazi does...
Have you ridden Roar east lately Gator? That thing has been running pretty rough lately & could use a set of trains that can track properly through it's course....as well as a decent re-tracking.
Of course it would be up to SFA,as well as corporate to have a desire to foot the bill for new trains...then again if ridership drops significantly & trains have to be pulled more frequently for maintenance then they just might be inclined to make the switch.
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