New coaster under construction at Miler Coaster

Tuesday, February 11, 2003 7:14 AM
I drove by Miler Coaster Co. yesterday and noticed various track and support pieces scattered around their assembly yard. Also the machine shop door was open and I could see welding and grinding taking place.The door was probably open to take advantage of the nice spring like weather we are experiencing here in Portland,Oregon.I don't where this coaster is going upon completion yet.I will post more here once I learn more. Maybe some of you might know more about this coaster.

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*** This post was edited by Ronald S. Anderson 2/11/2003 12:15:59 PM ***

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 7:19 AM
Miler is in Portland? How ironic they'd be in the coaster-starved Pacific Northwest. Maybe that's the real reason Peter Jennings was there last night. ;)

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 7:23 AM
RSA, Jeff - could this be it?

http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail2206.htm

I double checked and it is not listed as having operated before the park closed and was rebranded Celebration City.

Moosh

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 7:51 AM
Anyone else think Miler's coasters are exceptionally ugly? Everything about them from the cars to the tracks to the supports are just.. I dunno... graceless.
Cheaper than a Vekoma, though, I guess.
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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 8:12 AM
Moosh,that is probably what they are building.
I don't find Miler coasters unattractive at all.I kind of like their "industrial" look. They ride a lot better than most Vekomas,too(IMO).

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 8:59 AM
RSA - have you ridden the Miler kiddie coaster at Santa Cruz Boardwalk? It built on a hill...we call it "Boulderdash West." Its really cool!

Moosh

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 9:44 AM
Mamoosh beat me to the link :)
Celebration City bound most likely. Unless the CCity one is on site already. Have to run down tomorrow and look and see as I have tomorrow off thanks to Honest Abe being born.

Jim Wolgamuth

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 10:11 AM
Jim - according to RCDB it appear not to be the kiddie coaster that operated previously. Check it out and let me know if I've read that correctly.

Oh...and how's that model coming?

Moosh

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 10:39 AM
Moosh,
"You ARE correct Sir" (as Ed used to say to Johnny).
The kiddie coaster, left over from Branson USA days, is a Wisdom Flying Dragon Wagon which the park said is going into storage until they decide what they want to do with it.
The Zyklon was sold at auction for 10K.
Celebration City, as of the ACE event in December, will open with three coasters.
1) Thunderbolt, the rehabed, renamed, repainted S&MC Firestorm that was at the park during its Branson USA era.
2) Ozark Wildcat
3) a coaster from Miler

Model is coming along nicely. Bought an Erector (get your mind out of the gutter:) ) set motor off of ebay to power the lift hill. Found some minature roller chain for sale on the web but have not yet ordered it. Thanks for asking!

Jim

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 11:00 AM
Thanks for the info, Jim. Its nice to be right...it happens so infrequently ;) I had an erector set when I was a kid...would always be trying to invent crazy flat rides with it. I'm sure my parents still have it stored away in the attic somewhere [along with my race car set and miniature train].

Moosh

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 11:54 AM
RSA, I have to agree, I think the Miler coaster coasters are all together pretty darn ugly. They look like they were home made with some scrap aluminum from recycled soda cans. However, there is one that I find very nice looking, Little Titans @ BCKC, it might just be the up-keep but I think it looks very professional. And the trains are pretty neat looking too!

Link for pics of Little Titans...

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery711.htm?Picture=1

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 12:01 PM
I thought Diamond Mine Run at Magic Springs looks pretty good. Nicely done for kiddie coaster.

http://rcdb.com/installationgallery724.htm

Jim Wolgamuth

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 12:17 PM
I wonder if this coaster will be a clone of Star Jet at Casino Pier.

http://www.rcdb.com/installationdetail1477.htm

They have the same height. If so, it looks like a decent addition to CC. Maybe it will be one of their wild mouse coasters. Which I think would be better considering the basic similarities between Firestorm and the larger Miler coasters. Similar supports, compact layouts and overall portable feeling that these coasters exude.

Personally I hope it's the never before heard of custom made airtime monster that they are putting in Oak's Park. Their tallest, longest and most daring coaster to date. That would be nice, but I'll be getting to CC before I'll be getting back to Oak's Park. But I'm rooting for ya Ron, it'll happen someday.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 12:24 PM
*slaps Jim* That wasn't released yet.

But since you spilled the beans...yes it will be a Miler coaster and will be located south of Route 66 Speedway go cart track. If Alex's server wasn't down I would link you to an aerial view from MiG that shows that spot. *grumble* Stupid Server *grumble*

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 12:46 PM
Miler ugly? The Hi-Miler is one of the coolest coasters I've seen. So much cooler looking than Galaxies.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 12:52 PM
Swoosh - it was on rcdb.com so even if the park had not officially made an announcement the fact that it was going in was easily accessible. So long as you're admitting to spilled beans can you confirm if it's like the Jet Star, as seen in the link above?

Moosh

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 2:18 PM

Swoosh said:


*grumble* Stupid Server *grumble*


Supposedly I have some shareware or freeware. As soon as I get my mySQL back-up we're switching back to the old server. You'll be back at http://sfne.com/~swoosh by Friday hopefully.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 5:09 PM

Mamoosh said:
Swoosh - it was on rcdb.com so even if the park had not officially made an announcement the fact that it was going in was easily accessible. So long as you're admitting to spilled beans can you confirm if it's like the Jet Star, as seen in the link above?

Hey now, I didn't spill the beans, Jim did. :) As for what model it is, my lips are sealed - that is until I show you. ;)

Alex, thanks for the update. I was wondering what was going on. Are you moving every

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 6:50 PM
Swoosh - how could Jim have spilled the beans when its been posted on RCDB?

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 6:50 PM
So Miler coasters don't look like a B&M, who cares? They give a quality ride just the same. In fact, the log ride they built for Enchanted Forest is among the best. The rollercoaster-type drop before the final plunge puts this ride over the top!

Moosh: only one erctor set? Sure..................;)

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