Question about B&M Coaster Track weight & More....

Thursday, June 27, 2002 2:47 PM

Does anyone know what the avarage weight of one piece of track B&M track is ?

Also does anyone know what the avarage wait of a B&M train is to ? And when they are manufacturing a new ride, how many pieces of track do they manage to send out at a time ? How many pieces of track does the avarage coaster have ? And finally, About how long is one piece of track for a B&M ?

Thanks Everyone !

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 3:29 PM
Wow, park layout must be done then... You're already into logistics for your dream park? :)
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Thursday, June 27, 2002 3:56 PM
I would have no idea. But it would be interesting to find out.

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-Sean Newman
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Thursday, June 27, 2002 3:59 PM
I think it differs too much to give a reasonable answer. Look at the segments at the bottom of the first drop on Silver Star for example. They are just MASSIVE! You can't compare them to f.e. an invert segment, even taking averages.

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 4:13 PM
Yeah it seems as though our friend here has something up his sleeve.

Weight of one piece of track: a LOT. Average train "wait": 4 minutes, depending on park and your choice of seat. LOL.....don't know how much they weigh. Amount of track sent at a time: I've seen pieces arrive at different times, but usually everything is there when vertical construction begins. How many track pieces total: B&Ms seem to have between 60 & 100 depending on length. Again, its a question not easily answered by those outside the company. Your best bet is to visit your closest one and start counting! As for section length, this pic of Bull reveals straights that are about 30-35 feet long.
http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery535.htm?Picture=12
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Thursday, June 27, 2002 4:17 PM
I think he meant weight of the train, not how long it takes to dispatch. That's one of those cases where a wrong word brings new meaning. I'm guessing a couple of tons, like 2 or 2.5. Oh, I counted and avg. track length is like 7 ties which are 1m(bout 3 feet) apart so that's 21 feet. Although, I think lift hill segments are a little longer. Those are just estimates, not facts.

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 4:22 PM

I recall reading once that Premier's LIM trains were about 6 tons apiece. I don't know if that's an accurate number or not, but it if it is, I'd suspect B&M trains to be about the same.

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 4:58 PM

How about this one: http://www.rcdb.com/full/six-flags-new-england/unknown6.jpg

This comes from B:TK, but i don't know which track piece it is.

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 5:08 PM
it says lift element

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 6:06 PM
I'd think it would be a good idea to call up B&M and ask them these questions. Why are you asking these questions? Are you going to build a B&M? Are you going to put a piece of track with a train on it in your backyard? Are you just curious? Are you a spy from an amusement park that's getting a B&M? Do you know why you're asking these questions?

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 7:38 PM

Oh these are just the questions the shpping comapny asked me. I can't get ahold of B&M to find out.

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 7:49 PM
Does that lift Element really way 18000+ pounds?!

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Thursday, June 27, 2002 8:08 PM
Whoa !! Yes this is right 18,755 lbs. !!! And thats without the chain!
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Thursday, June 27, 2002 8:11 PM
Its probably ETC heavy because it was filled with sand so it wont be loud.

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Friday, June 28, 2002 4:08 AM

http://www.towersalmanac.com/features/air/constructionsite/images/sept/21/450_21092001_airsite_32.jpg

^Shows a piece of AIR's track with a person standing next to it.

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Friday, June 28, 2002 6:35 AM

Wow, That track must be at least 5 ft. in width. !! And those crossties must be at least 6 ft. apart !! Thats a big piece of track !

Thanks for the pic !!

*** This post was edited by TITAN_FAN_13 on 6/28/2002. ***

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Friday, June 28, 2002 1:06 PM

look at this one... Isn't this the one of the most impressive pics you've ever seen!

http://www.europapark.de/deut/sites/sonstiges/baustellen/silverstar/pix/11030-14.JPG

It surely blew my mind away!

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Friday, June 28, 2002 2:10 PM
DANG !! Now thats BIG!! That must be at least 7ft. tall it not more.
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Friday, June 28, 2002 7:17 PM
Also keep in mind that larger spines and closer tie spacing is seen in higher stress areas. Arrows are a great example of this. TITAN, what exactly are they shipping to you? :)
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Brad Sherman
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Friday, June 28, 2002 9:45 PM

Doesn't B&M track have a gauge of 48 inches? I remember reading that somewhere... Now WHICH B&M track is unknown to me.

Shipping company? Oh are you making your own theme park or something now?

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*** This post was edited by BrandonR on 6/29/2002. ***

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