Friday, June 22, 2001 8:15 PM
Okay so its late and I was playing RCT, but I thought this would be the appropriate place to put this subject in. So you have a coaster lets say from B&M, (remember its late) you make the first train a Stand-Up, second train a Floorless, and last but not least the Hulk style train as your third train. It has been bothering me and I know since we haven't seen it, it probably isn't possible but I wanted to tap into the vast knowledge here at Coasterbuzz to see reasons why this would not work.
Friday, June 22, 2001 8:21 PM
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Friday, June 22, 2001 8:55 PM
You could have a really long station where each train stops and loads at a different point. That would allow the differences required for each style of train.
I have to add, that if something like this were built, that I feel it would be best if they DIDN'T allow you to choose which style train you get to ride. That would keep it interesting and make it more re-ride-able in my opinion.
Friday, June 22, 2001 9:07 PM
The station problem is easy. Make it like X-Flight/Batwing, except 3 tracks. Just have different floors for the proper train.
The problem would come between the stand-up and the floorless/sitdown. Stand-ups have a different center of gravity than the floorless and sitdown. To keep it rideable for all 3, it would be very, very boring. A few small hills up, a few small hills down, maybe a vertical loop if the trains all could get enough speed on the hills without putting too much stress on riders.
Another problem would be inertia. Stand-ups are largest, and have the most mass (I think), followed by sit-downs, and then floorless. This would change the speeds throught the ride for each train, meaning a gentler layout so all 3 can get around the track.
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Friday, June 22, 2001 9:11 PM
Well, I don't think Riddler's Revenge's track would be boring if it were a floorless or sitdown. Same goes for Chang's track.
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Friday, June 22, 2001 9:45 PM
All u need is one station and still have the retracting floor panels for the floorles, but when the sit-down and stand-up come into the station have sensors so the floor panels wont come up.
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Saturday, June 23, 2001 6:56 AM
This would mean no zero-g rolls which are my favorite.
Saturday, June 23, 2001 7:07 AM
A sit down and a stand up on one track are possible, it's already been done by TOGO (blah!), but the floorless would present the only problem. Since now B&M sit-downs are elevated, the heartline is about the same as a stand up.
Saturday, June 23, 2001 7:25 AM
What you have to make is a loading dock like batwing. On one side you would have the standing and sit-down, and on the other you would have only the floorless. This would be very interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!