Friday, October 26, 2001 2:56 PM
How do these trains rank among your favorites are these good trains. Do you recomend these to hyper/giga woodie builders?
Friday, October 26, 2001 5:00 PM
If not at the very bottom of my list of all wood trains, they would be VERY close to the bottom. The ones I haven't ridden are the new Intamin ones which are much closer to their steel megacoaster trains, as they have urethane wheels and spring loaded assemblies. (That combined with Intamin's lap bars and stadium seating look REALLY nice.) I would even prefer the old Morgan wood trains to Premeirs...those can be quite comfy and track very well on a well maintained coaster. (SCBB Giant Dipper)
Of course the Premier trains are only on two woodies currently, but I sure haven't heard any glowing praise coming from the newest set, let alone from SOB.
Friday, October 26, 2001 5:03 PM
I certainly didn't like them too much on SOB, what other woodie has Premier (who MAY have saved themselves with the improved cars on their LIM launches)...
Son of Drop Zone - PKI CoasterCamp I Champions!!!
Friday, October 26, 2001 5:06 PM
I should have said, Gatorwoodie...oops...
Wild Wild West (Intamin Cyclone clone) at Warner Brothers Movie World in Germany just got a set last year to replace a set of Intamin trains that were supposedly AWFUL. (Note: Totally different trains from those heavenly looking ones on Colossus)
Friday, October 26, 2001 7:58 PM
The ones on Son of Beast are aesthetically, mechanically, operationally, and ergonomically TERRIBLE. These are wood coaster coaches with pretty much no redeeming qualities whatsoever.
Some neat ideas (the couplers in particular) but very poorly executed.
Does that answer your question?
Dave Althoff, Jr.
Saturday, October 27, 2001 6:07 AM
Ok thankx for the feed back i didn't know that polyurathene wheels were possible on wooden coasters but now i know. thanks a bunch guys