Is there a track connection?

Friday, January 4, 2002 2:46 PM
Stupid question perhaps, but it's Friday so humor me! It struck me that the powered Mack coaster track seems similar to the powered lift track found on Shwartzkopf Speed Racer coasters. Is anybody aware of a connection here?

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1171.htm?Picture=5

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery975.htm?Picture=1

Also, I noticed these picture of Gerstlauer coasters. It had similar unpowered track.

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1011.htm?Picture=5

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1019.htm?Picture=2

Aaand last but not least, Intamin track.

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery731.htm?Picture=2

Boy, they sure look similar. Could it all be fabricated by the same company?

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Friday, January 4, 2002 2:54 PM
I belive Gerstlauer is an offshoot of Schwarzkopf, just like B&M is an offshoot of Intamin, so it can only be reasonable they use simmilar/identical track and trains. I know B&M uses track very similar to Intamin's stand-up and space diver track (which if you look very close, accually resembles Giovanola hyper track more than modern B&M track)

And about CA Screamin' or whatever it's name is, that is just like Intamin's standard flat track. With a lot of Schwarzkopf coasters the track looks a lot like it, and somewhere along the line Intamin was involved with it. Examples are both Whizzers and Revolution.
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*** This post was edited by TrBiggar on 1/4/2002. ***

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Friday, January 4, 2002 3:00 PM
Cool. I thought the Gerstlauer track looked VERY similar to the Schwarzkopf track. Also, from the pictures I saw, the Gerstlauer layouts look like they could have been designed by the late Anton himself. In other words, they are georgeous.
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Saturday, January 5, 2002 5:05 AM
TrBiggar, Intamin stand-up and Spacediver were from B&M, just under the Intamin name. Look at the trains of Iron Wolf, and one of the late 80's Intamin stand-ups, and there identical. When B&M left Intamin, I guess they took that style with them.
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