Saturday, November 10, 2001 5:36 AM
Speaking of confusion at Six Flags, I have heard conflicting stories as to whether Superman (SFNE) will be running with two trains next year. How can they go a whole off season without making the required modifications to allow two trains? Anyone have any clues?
Saturday, November 10, 2001 7:39 AM
I believe that they will run two trains next year. They have to buy another one though. A ride op told me they used the undamaged front of the red train and the undamaged back of the blue train and combined them to make one train. You can tell because the front of the cars look recently painted and the "S" logo looked brand new compared to a month before. It's not a matter not being able to run two train, they don't have them and I think they thought it was to late in the season to buy another one.
Saturday, November 10, 2001 10:45 AM
Of course Supreman is going to be running two trains next year, they will definitely need two trains. I just hope they do not add a trim brake to spuerman, just to be cautious. I doubt it though, since they reinforced the plastic hose on the calipher, which should prevent any other accident from happening. One of the best aspects of Superman is that is brake-free and uninterrupted throughout the whole ride.
Saturday, November 10, 2001 10:47 AM
sorry about the unique spellings of Superman, I am a little tired from last nights activites:)
Saturday, November 10, 2001 10:48 AM
I hope there is no trim brake added also. The ride will still be awesome but who wants the ride to slow down before finishing? I don't. The ride is amazing and it should stay how it is.
1. Alpengeist, 2. Magnum XL-200, 3. Superman: Ride of Steel (SFNE), 4. Volcano: The Blast Coaster, 5. Apollo's Chariot
Saturday, November 10, 2001 2:27 PM
Actually there is a trim brake, but it is never used. It is on the down section of the hill coming out of the 2nd tunnel. You can see it clearly from the handicapped entrance to Superhero Adv.
Saturday, November 10, 2001 2:46 PM
srosatsfne, that is actually not a brake, since you can notice that there is never any contact with the wheels. I have stood there watching the train pass through this, and it seems just to a sensor that could monitor the speed of the train for the station. They might use it to give them a time frame for dispatch of the train in the station.
The world's a roller coaster and I am not strapped in, maybe I should hold with care, But My hands are busy in the air- Incubus