idea for Intamin track

Sunday, March 18, 2001 1:41 PM
Anyone else noticed that Intamin could run a sit down coaster and an inverted coaster on the same track? Just imagine it: ride sitting down if you are smaller, and if you are bigger, and its hard to fit into the sitdown cars, ride the invert. It would be a good idea.


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tom
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Sunday, March 18, 2001 3:54 PM
i really doubt that one big guy
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Sunday, March 18, 2001 5:02 PM
Can you say extreme amounts of stress on the track? :)
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Sunday, March 18, 2001 5:33 PM
This would also be very limiting on track layout. The g-forces would be very different on the oppisite sides of the track. The design would have to be so constrained by this that both sides would probably be very dull.
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Sunday, March 18, 2001 5:38 PM
How about running the trains at different times. One ride could be inverted, the next sit down, there's crazier ideas out there.
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Sunday, March 18, 2001 5:47 PM
Rather than keeping both sides on a parallel lateral angle, each side could be angled accordingly & separate when needed. As for the supports, make the track vertically rectangular to allow more room for joins. Yeah, if it was just a drop into a loop, the SD side would experience more Gs than the Inverted side.

Old topic started by me; http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=11&TopicID=2799

Seizmic; http://www.coasterbuzz.com/news/news.asp?NewsID=831 Check out the photos.

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Sunday, March 18, 2001 6:59 PM
I don't see any reason why they couldn't do it. (One should note that "typical" Intamin track has largely been two-rail track to this point, with more three-rail in recent years, and four-rail track on The Force and the Impulses.) The only real issue is that I suspect they'd use more supports than the typical four-rail track, where supports are as much as an entire train length apart.

Setpoint has a similar design with similar track using side-by-side trains:
http://www.coasterbuzz.com/features/iaapa2000/gallery/img.asp?img=ia00setmodel1.jpg

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Jeff
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Sunday, March 18, 2001 7:02 PM
Just have a look at the support for the model and you'll be convinced. For the on-top/below-track design, just extend this support out on both sides.

*** This post was edited by CoasterGod on 3/19/2001. ***
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Monday, March 19, 2001 11:01 AM
Yeah. I did mean the trains at different times. It is just an idea thou.

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tom
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Monday, March 19, 2001 2:35 PM
Sorry, RSR already has a patent on it. ANybody know the 2 guys that are in RS;) ?
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Monday, March 19, 2001 2:37 PM
What's RSR? It's a cool idea.
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Monday, March 19, 2001 7:04 PM
Heck I think running top and bottom at the same time would be a great idea. think of the capacity

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