Thursday, March 8, 2001 7:34 PM
I was wondering, how is Morgan planning to compensate for the difference between the Arrow track and thiers? I looked at the two and compared, and although they are very similar, some aspects of them are different. Just wondering.
By the way, sorry if this has been asked, but my search button isn't working.
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Thursday, March 8, 2001 7:42 PM
Although the track looks different, the gauge is the same. The only difference between them is the way the rails are connected to the center beam. If I am wrong about this, someone correct me.
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Friday, March 9, 2001 12:22 PM
The only things that are important are that the gauge be correct, the rails be the right size, and the clearance between the rail and the track-tie be sufficient. Beyond that, it doesn't matter what shape the track ties are, what they are made of, what kind of backbone the track has (or even if it has a backbone) or anything else. Basically, so long as they maintain sufficient clearance for the wheelsets and use the same size pipe, the difference between track types is a non-issue.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Friday, March 9, 2001 12:34 PM
Vertical has begun at Kennywood, and if you check out the big drop, you can see that the dimensions are all the same, however, the main "tube" support is much thicker and the "arm" supports that hold the track are very thin, like flat metal instead of Arrow's box design. The track is a bit different than a typical Morgan coaster, it was modified specifically to match up with KP's Arrow design.
Friday, March 9, 2001 5:57 PM
This explains it a bit; http://www.coasterbuzz.com/features/trackspotting101/
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