Intamin- Pure Genious! (regarding SFNE accident..)

Monday, August 6, 2001 9:12 PM
ok, I just had to bring this up.. (feel free to move it to the news item).. but anyway, I want to point this out.

Typically.. most companies would shut down ALL there rides for the investigation of exactly what went wrong. Intamin, was smarter than that... instead of closing down all the S:ROS's, it looks like they will just be running the rides with ONE TRAIN. Makes sense, no? Amen!

This was reported after SFDL ran S:ros with one train after the accident happened.... [and you DON'T want to leave 50 thousand people w/o Superman.... {its Kingdom Bound sun-wed at SFDL} and having Superman with one train {although it will probably be at least a 3 hour wait, literally} is better than nothing [well, not for the average Joe, but for the rest of the people from around the world]}

I wanted to bring that to your attention, expect SFDL and SFA's superman rides to be running one train... it only makes sense! As for SFNE's, I don't know...

Alan Jacyszyn
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 4:59 AM
Sounds like a good plan to me. Too Bad the wait just got doubled. I really dont understand how come they cant have one train at about the top of the lift and the other train loaded.

And send the trains off so that as one is hitting the breaks at the end of the ride the other one is starting up the hill, that way neither of them are in the station at one time. Anyone else feel the same?

I hope they get Superman running for next week! *** This post was edited by Eddie D on 8/7/2001. ***
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 5:07 AM
I agree with Eddie. I might be going to SFA very soon and I want a short line for SROS and Batwing

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 6:20 AM
the last 2 posts are just sstupid that is what is supposed to happen but sometimes it takes longer to load because of handicapped people or people who cant get the seatbelts on right
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 6:47 AM
Mike is right. When people get in quickly and buckle up right, I've seen the SFA train dispatch while the other train is in the 2nd helix. Unfortunately, one can not always depend on that to happen cause people are slow.
jeremy

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 7:25 AM
Hymmm, One train operation. Sounds like just another day on a Superman ride to me. ;)

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 7:26 AM
It works the same way in Rollercoaster Tycoon. Whenever one of mine crash I close it down and run it then with one train until I can figure out how I avoid the same thing. Though seriously I'm glad to here they're doing it this way instead of shutting them all down. The crowds to SFNE's Superman might be smaller- "I'm not going on Superman- It isn't safe." ;)
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 8:14 AM
I thought S:ROS at SFDL and SFA used a different type of track. Also wouldn't they have to do the same thing with MF.I thought MF was more simillar to SFNE ROS. Just a thought.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 9:53 AM
Im going to SFDl tomorrow too, ones better than none.

Only a true genius would spell it with an O

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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 12:47 PM
well first of all i dont get is if the sensors failed in the station on SROS in SFNE. why would they shut down the other two. it was just a malfunction which should have been spotted by a worker if not happened during the riding period. It's just a mechanical problem and the odds of the same thing happening to another coaster is very unlikely particularly if SROS @ SFDL & SFA are completely different from the one at SFNE. If I were the owner of the park I would keep the two trains going and just another note about the SROS @ SFDL. This is probably the stupidest thing ever. On a Canadian Holiday with the park filled with hundreds of people, why the heck would you close lines at 9PM when the rides close at 10PM. they said they needed to put a train away what for, i saw about 200 people enter and exit the superman area cause they wanted to ride superman and left cause they couldn't. every train would have been filled for the last remaining hour, i find it rather unimpressive to close your best ride with an hour left.
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Tuesday, August 7, 2001 1:06 PM
BeastNum, the park *closes* at 10:00.. therefore the rides are alose closed. If people still got in line at 10:00, it defeats the purpose, because the line/wait and the ride will be running until AFTER 10:00...

...it also states in the rules that rides close earlier so everyone can get ON by closing time, and that is NOT when they close down the lines.

Alan Jacyszyn
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 8:36 AM
During normal interval when should the second train be leaving the station. If it is when the first train is hitting the breaks that sounds kinda dumb.

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Thursday, August 9, 2001 9:00 AM
The failure on SROS at SFNE was probably a controls (computer) failure or a mechanical (brake) failure. It is unlikely that it was a sensor failure. A sensor failure would only have caused this accident if the rest of the control system was poorly designed. Control systems designed properly will detect a sensor failure. For example, the control system would require not only that the station sensor say that the train has left the station, but also that the lift sensor says the train is on the lift before allowing the next train to enter the station.
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 1:36 PM
I agree that one train operation might occur...

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Thursday, August 9, 2001 5:18 PM

DWeaver said:
"Hymmm, One train operation. Sounds like just another day on a Superman ride to me. ;)




Hmmmm.... We must have both been at SFMM waiting for the ONE superman car on the same......
....calendar year

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Thursday, August 9, 2001 6:11 PM
maybe if Superman times its releases from the station this wouldnt have happened! if the 1st train is at the top of the lift hill when the second enters the staion, and the brakes fale, to bad too bad it will just go up the hill
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Thursday, August 9, 2001 8:25 PM
Actually, the context of him saying genious, I have no problem with...genious has to do with religious meanings, so it's kind of like saying Intamin-Pure God (or something to that effect). Okay if you ask me!

...I was very happy with MF. :)
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 5:11 AM
Blackpool's Big One in the UK has been running with one train for ages, mind you, there's been two train shunt incidents on it. After the first incident they ran with 2 trains instead of 3, after the second incident, 1 train instead of 2. Any more incidents and we'll be walking round.........
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Saturday, August 11, 2001 9:07 AM
How do you know that it's just a mechanical or computer failure? If it was a software bug, then there's a good chance that every superman has the problem.

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