gp and rollback on TTD

Monday, March 3, 2003 11:42 AM
Can you imagine the general public when there is a rollback on ttd and they are waiting in the next train to launch. It will look it is coming straight at you until those brakes catch. Presumably the vehicle will hit 120 on the way down as that will happen on the normal descent. There will be some serious screaming happening. How do they get it back to the launch position if it short shots. are there kicker wheels to push it backwards presuming the retractable brakes are gonna stop it far ahead of the station.
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Monday, March 3, 2003 11:50 AM
Well, the launch track is angled upwards, so in the case of a short-shot, no kicker wheels would be necessary as gravity would "pull" the train back to the launch position.

Personally, I would be wishing for a short-shot so I could get both the TTD experience along with S:TE experience ;) ;)

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Monday, March 3, 2003 11:52 AM
Anyone who barely had enough courage to get on it isn't going to like anything that looks like a malfunction on something this extreme.
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Monday, March 3, 2003 11:57 AM
Should be a very interesting sight to see. :)

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Monday, March 3, 2003 11:58 AM
True, since rollbacks will happen many times, I wonder if it would be smart to put up a sign saying not to freak out if it happens :)

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Monday, March 3, 2003 12:04 PM

redman822 said:
Well, the launch track is angled upwards, so in the case of a short-shot, no kicker wheels would be necessary as gravity would "pull" the train back to the launch position.

Personally, I would be wishing for a short-shot so I could get both the TTD experience along with S:TE experience ;) ;)


Although the track is angled, I dont know if it enough to pull a full stopped train back into the station. It would have a bit of resistance to overcome. I also hope to get a rollback.

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Monday, March 3, 2003 12:07 PM
It's can't go back to the station. It will have to stop at the launch position. By the time a rollback occurs there will still be a train in the ready position, plus 2 in the station.

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Monday, March 3, 2003 12:12 PM
I woud also hope for a rollback, what a rush. What do they do after a rollback, just fire it up and try sending you over again? Or do they have to get you off the train and close the ride to check for problems?
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Monday, March 3, 2003 12:13 PM
All I can say is there will be a lot of seat cleaning after one of those rollbacks (i.e. brown trousers time) The GP is gonna absolutely freak when it happens. Me personally, I hope it happens when I am on it :)

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Monday, March 3, 2003 12:18 PM
I did get to see rollbacks on Xcelerator during testing, and it was pretty cool....of course, that's only HALF the height of TTD...;). Before the GP gets to it, it'll be prety thoroughly tested and rollbacks should be extremely RARE...

bill, who would also volunteer for the *rollback train*...:)

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Monday, March 3, 2003 12:19 PM
I have a lot of faith in Intamin, but it is sure to happen. Cedar Point would pry tell the Sandusky Register exactly what happened, but the media really likes to twist stories at the expence of the ones who tell the truth. So, my point is; who knows?

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Monday, March 3, 2003 12:26 PM
First time I see a rollback, I am gonna be watching the riders in the next train 'cause you know they are watching the train ahead of them going up. Gonna be funny/scary to see them braces themselves for impact that aint gonna happen. scary thing is, if those brakes fail its gonna hit the next train and the next train and the next. would be ugly. bad day to have 5 trains stacked up.

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Monday, March 3, 2003 12:28 PM
Hmmm. Intentional rollbacks on TTD would make for one heck of a draw for an enthusiast event, don't you think?
Instead of L-TH-B it would be L-RB-L-TH-B.
I'd be there in a jiffy for that.

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Monday, March 3, 2003 12:49 PM
Do you think any sort of weather would make it roll back?

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Monday, March 3, 2003 1:02 PM
I hope it doesnt rollback, at least before i can catch that flight.:)

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Monday, March 3, 2003 1:05 PM
There is no way that the breaks would fail because breaks made today are made so at rest they are closed and it takes energy to open them up. But having said that, wouldnt it be cool if they had to make a "runaway track" like the runaway roads you see in the Rockies come off the track just think not one trip up and down but at least two!;)

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Monday, March 3, 2003 1:06 PM
This is about the 8th topic about TTD rollback

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Monday, March 3, 2003 2:03 PM
Well on Xcel the TV's in the station have a clip showing a rollback and saying that its just nomal and not too panic. So I think CP will do the same and it won't be a big deal.

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Monday, March 3, 2003 2:35 PM
The question isn't will it roll back, but how often.

And I would wait in line for "intended under-shots".

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Monday, March 3, 2003 3:28 PM
Touchdown: Ever hear of S:RoS SFNE? That had a brake failure through even though it had "default closed" brakes.

It will be able to roll (although quite slowly) back into the launch position because the magnetic brakes' force is proportional to the speed of the train -> low speed = low force.

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