I.B. Galaxie

Tuesday, November 11, 2003 5:57 AM
Does anyone know if Galaxie ever opened this year? I was at the park in June and it was down. I also heard that it had been closed the entire year. If so does anyone know why? I think they should take it out and put a new Huss ride out on the pair that would be great.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 6:17 AM
What??! Remove a rollercoaster???!! sacrilege!

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*** This post was edited by janfrederick 11/11/2003 11:17:43 AM ***

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 6:20 AM
Galaxi opened sometime in June and was open through the end of the season.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 11:37 AM
Galaxi received a new control system this year. When the controller on CE burned out, the new one on Galaxi was installed on CE. The supplier does not stock these anymore, they are only made to order. IB has developed a list of common parts that they can stock themselves to prevent this issue from hapening again. The Galaxi will not be removed soon due to the cost of reworking the controllers.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 12:48 PM
From what I know IB has no intention of removing any coasters. In fact, I fully expect to see another one crammed in there in the next few years ;)

mOOSH

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 1:07 PM
Yah yah...one like that Atlantis thingy in Korea! Intamin water coaster. Yeee haaaawww! ;)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 1:15 PM
I am not so sure about those controllers being replaced. Here is a picture I took of the controls in late June. I took the picture basically because they looked so old and frankly dangerous.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 2:25 PM
That's not the controllers. They are circut boards hidden inside boxes or panels.
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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 6:32 PM
The push buttons they use now to send the trains out was installed year before last. That was when I first noticed them.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2003 6:38 PM
The IB Galaxi was open when I went there at the end of August. That ride looks very old. There is some nice airtime in the back which is scary with everything looming above.

I just love how everything is crammed together on that pier.

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Thursday, November 13, 2003 12:25 AM
I rode Galaxi this season, back in July. I was a little surprised that it was running with single cars instead of with the 2-car trains. The operator commented that the motor had been replaced and the new motor couldn't reliably operate with the heavier trains.

Combine that with the comments in this thread, and I'll bet it was a motor controller that got replaced...probably a VFD or something.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Thursday, November 13, 2003 4:34 PM
By the end of the season I believe (IIRC) it was running 2-car trains again.
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