Real air train pictures

Monday, February 25, 2002 11:19 AM
Look here: http://www.ttdb.com/sw5live/february2002.htm they look nothing like those other ones.
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Monday, February 25, 2002 11:29 AM
My GOD! They look pretty cool!
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Monday, February 25, 2002 11:30 AM
They sort of look like Vekoma's Flying coaster trains (yes, I do realize that AIR is a flying coaster as well). I was expecting a more unique and radical look, however, AIR is going to be awesome. Anyone want to buy me an airplane ticket to England?

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Monday, February 25, 2002 11:45 AM
Maybe the other ones were actually the same trains, except they were just ran in the "unreclined" position... that is... assuming that they recline back the same way Vekoma Flying Dutchmen coasters do... 'cause it'd make no sense to retouch a photo (from that one thread/link a week back) with floorless trains.
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Monday, February 25, 2002 11:47 AM
VERY nice.  With the years B&M has been working on making if comfortable and as low maintanence as possible, those look really nice.  I hope (and do think) that these trains will not break down often like the local area network on wheels vekoma uses for flying trains.
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- Peabody
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Monday, February 25, 2002 12:18 PM
Those look really cool. They're even already testing on dummies.
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Monday, February 25, 2002 1:05 PM
These "recline" in the opposite direction.  The trains sit under the rail in the station, you climb in, and then it pulls your feet up.
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The legend lives!
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Monday, February 25, 2002 2:21 PM
i dont think theyd run these unreclined. The stress on some of the parts would be rather large.
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Brian-
I brake for hitchiking ghosts
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Monday, February 25, 2002 2:26 PM
Based on the drawings from SFOG's SUF, I would venture to guess that AIR and SUF's trains cannot run unreclined.  If one looks at the arm attached to the seats with the pivot and hydraulic cylinder, it looks that something mechanical in the station will bring the arm down and unrecline the seats and retract reclining the seats again.  Much more ingenious and less moving parts which means less things to go wrong.

-seth

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Monday, February 25, 2002 5:01 PM
I like the little wooden dummies. Trains are cool too. I can't wait to see photos of them testing S:UF. That ride is gonna be so cool.
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SFOGeorgia.
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