Mr. Freeze Question

Sunday, August 3, 2003 12:54 PM
Hey everyone. While at SFSL last sunday, i was waiting in line for the Freeze, when i noticed light grey boxes that are down by the wheel assemblies and can only be seen when the train moves over to the launch platform. Now, just before the train launches, little clicks come from these boxes. What are they? and why do they make these clicking noises? Thanks!

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Sunday, August 3, 2003 7:35 PM
Just guessing, because I would have to see the boxes for sure - I think they are part of the "brain" for the LIM brake release. However I would have to see them to be for sure.

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Sunday, August 3, 2003 7:51 PM
I am pretty sure they are LIMs. As far as the clicks are concerned I have no idea.

Edit: I say this because they are the only apparent things that could be used to push the train off the transfer track. There are no other things resembling even close to LIMs on the transfer track.

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*** This post was edited by Bossstl 8/3/2003 11:54:17 PM ***

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Sunday, August 3, 2003 9:17 PM
They are indeed LIMs and I can say that with 100% assurance as long as I think I know what you are talking about. Those are the ones that give the first push to the train to launch it. As a matter of fact one of those things actually blew out last Wednesday but they had it back up and running for the Saturday crowd.

The clicks I have no clue, probably prepping to be launched or some electric thing. Whatever those cliks are I like it a lot it adds to the affect as the lights dim... "Click click click click............. ZOOOOM! hehe.

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Sunday, August 3, 2003 10:25 PM
May be relay contacts opening and closing like the clicks you hear when you use your car's turn signal ... you use it right? The contacts are probably used, directly or indirectly, for electrical current to surge into the LIMs at a specific time but considering the high amperage, it would not be your typically relay. The huge motors (think tall as an average man) I work with uses these huge contacts that close in sequence to get a motor started. These contacts close and stays close and cannot frequently open/close to cause such clicking noise ... I dunno, just me ranting. Did these clicks occur at a constant rate or did it vary?


BTW, I rode this ride a couple weeks ago ... awesome.

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Monday, August 4, 2003 9:11 AM
The "clicks" I've always heard are the brakes in the station and tunnel opening preparing for launch... Maybe you're hearing something else? Does it sound like air releasing quickly?

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Wednesday, August 6, 2003 11:09 PM
Yeah I never thought of that. I think you are right brandon, because when I ride in the front seat and hear them all the brakes below the train, and in the tunnel open up.

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