s.o.b unused footers question

Tuesday, April 15, 2003 9:58 AM
Whats up with the unused footers under sob's transfer track?
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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 10:02 AM
tehy r 4 teh oevrbanked trun taht wuold have r0x0r0rz0rz0rz!!!111

No really, do you have a photo or something so we can at least guess?

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 10:11 AM
I'll get one this Friday, but I know what he is talking about. I think they are simply footers put in in the wrong place. Or they could have been the right place and then they moved the whole thing over some. I don't really know, they had a lot of trouble with that area when the ride first opened. Recalling the tow straps that held the turn around into the station to the transfer track. Whenever a train moved through that area the wood moved and created a gap between the transfer track and the turn around track.

So, I don't know the real reason.

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Chris Tyson
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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 10:24 AM
The transfer track was originally intended to be after the turnaround into the station.

Those footers were oringinally intended for a normal break run width. Their spacing mimicks those footers holding normal supports prior to and after the transfer area.

Also, a difference in the actual transfer track rig size required much wider footer placement than originally thought.

A late re-design of the station/final break-run/transfer track area occurred after footers were poured. Those footers were among the first poured for SOB over a year prior to it's opening.

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Shaggy

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 2:37 PM
Ahhh, that makes sense.
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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 6:48 PM
Do you know why they re-designed it? Space management? Aesthetics?

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 6:52 PM
I doubt aesthetics (very ugly coaster). It could be for blocking reasons.

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- John

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 7:14 PM

Michael Darling said:
I doubt aesthetics (very ugly coaster). It could be for blocking reasons.

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- John


Please dont tell me that you think this coaster is ugly! While, granted, the ride has some problems aesthetics is not one of them. The 200ft tall mass of wood known as the lift hill is down right scary and absoultly gorgous (sp?). Plus I have always liked the looks of helixs if you are going to talk about an ugly coaster please look somewhere else then PKI.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 8:27 PM
I actually think it's both UGLY and Awe inspiring at the same time. At first glance you got a Wall of Wood on this wooded hillside that destroys the asthetics of the area, Looking again you say Thats a HUGE Coaster dude!

Chuck, who hopes you can see my two sided POV

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Charles Nungester.
It is my personal belief that Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003. I'll let you know if anything is announced.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2003 8:47 PM
Ok see where you are coming from, but i must add one little tiny thing this is the action zone were talking about there is no such thing as "asthetics of the area" ;)

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Wednesday, April 16, 2003 2:20 AM
Millennium Force has an extra footer at the end of it's maintance track. It never got grouted like all the other footers, it's just a small square. Also there is a short section of aluminum track in the maintance track.
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