Intamin inversion trains

Saturday, October 13, 2001 7:28 PM
Does anybody know what the Intamin trains for Colossus at Thorpe Park look like.  I'm wondering how Intamin makes their trains for their looping coasters.  The constructions pics of Colossus look very cool.  It's neat to see Intamin track twist and go up-side-down.  I hope this type of coaster gets popular.
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Saturday, October 13, 2001 8:17 PM
I read on an overseas board that the trains looked some what like MF's trains, but the lap bars are wider and it uses a double seat belt.  I don't know for sure it's just something that I read and thought would probably be pretty cool on a looping coaster.

*** This post was edited by rob4420 on 10/14/2001. ***

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Saturday, October 13, 2001 8:25 PM
Weren't they supposed to be like the trains on California Screamin'?

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Saturday, October 13, 2001 8:39 PM
Yes, they are very similar to California Screamin, minus the on-board sound system.

Here is a pic of Lethal Weapon Pursuit , at Warner Bros movie World in Germany.  This twin track looper has short trains due to it's tight course.Here is a pic: http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery970.htm?Picture=7

The current full length style of Intamin sit down looper trains can also be found on Monte Makaya, which is at Terra Encantada in Brazil.  It features 8 inversions and is VERY similar to the new Colossus.  I can't find any online pics of it, but the trains are also identical more or less to the California Screamin trains, minus the sound system.
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Saturday, October 13, 2001 9:15 PM
Here are some pics of Monte Makaya!:
http://coaster-network.com/bm/intamin/monte.htm

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Saturday, October 13, 2001 9:25 PM
yeah, i was just about to post that link ;)  but anyway, thats a damn beutiful coaster, monte makaya.  i too love to see the intamin track style do inversions n stuff.   shame colossus is only like 115ft tall, for a coaster with that many inversions, it deserves at least 160ft, but im sure there was a good reason for the hight (height restrictions?).
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Saturday, October 13, 2001 11:48 PM
it looks like Colossus is almost exactly like Monte Makaya, except with two more zero-g rolls...

i wish they'd build a colossus with an extra inversion at cedar point.... :(

seems the only cool intamin coasters (besides MF he he :) ) are in europe or out of reach of me...

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Sunday, October 14, 2001 5:51 AM
Thanks for the links.  They answer the question. 
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Sunday, October 14, 2001 6:41 AM

It seems the only cool intamin coasters (besides MF he he ) are in europe or out of reach of me...

SFDL isn't too far away from the point.. S:ros in an Intamin! SFA and SFNE have great Intamin's as well.. not nearly as far as Europe =P

If you really wanted to, you could probably get a REALLY cheap plane ticket to one of these parks in the US :). Now is the time to travel!

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Sunday, October 14, 2001 8:19 AM
More links:    http://www.terraencantada.com.br/indexentrada5.htm
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Sunday, October 14, 2001 8:39 AM


SFMWManiac87 said: Here are some pics of Monte Makaya!: http://coaster-network.com/bm/intamin/monte.htm

I think those looping trains look pretty similar to classic Schwarzkopf trains. I know they used to work with Anton, but its good to see alot of those old designs(Track & Trains) getting put to use today. I really like all the new Intamins I have ridden.

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Sunday, October 14, 2001 12:15 PM

Coaster Fantom said:

I think those looping trains look pretty similar to classic Schwarzkopf trains. I know they used to work with Anton, but its good to see alot of those old designs(Track & Trains) getting put to use today. I really like all the new Intamins I have ridden.

Yes, Swarzkopf did work with Intamin for a very short time. The track is similar to Swarzkopfs except Intamin created the Box-Track for MF, and Intamins is stronger. The trains look nothing like Swarzis' the have a higher more rounded nose and higher sides.

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Sunday, October 14, 2001 12:32 PM
Hopefully the trains will be a newer design than Monte Makaya or Lethal Weapon. I haven't been on Monte Makaya, but on Lethal Weapon the train fronts and sides were too high in my opinion, i mean they are higher than old arrow trains (plus they have an annoying crossbar that somewhat obscures the view)... The ones for Monte Makaya look similar.

Anyways I still can't wait. The thought of that many zero-g rolls is already getting me dizzy.

 

-djansi

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Sunday, October 14, 2001 3:37 PM
Duke said, "Yes, Swarzkopf did work with Intamin for a very short time. The track is similar to Swarzkopfs except Intamin created the Box-Track for MF, and Intamins is stronger. The trains look nothing like Swarzis' the have a higher more rounded nose and higher sides."

 http://coaster-network.com/bm/intamin/monte.12.jpg

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery108.htm?Picture=1

I wasn't trying to start an argument I was just saying its nice that intamin pays some heritage to the past in their new designs. If you look at those 2 pics you can see that there are obvious similarities. I love Intamin, and all of their new coasters that I have ridden.

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