Track Fab Question?

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 1:21 AM
Can anyone tell me why track after being fabricated is left out to rust like in these photos here http://img365.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp94089gk.jpg http://img365.imageshack.us/my.php?image=imgp94112zj.jpg

I forget the exact reason for it can anyone help?

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 1:45 AM
My guess is that rust is very thick and provides protection against weathering - which is needed since the parts are stored outdoors post-fabrication/pre-painting.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 1:57 AM
A thin layer of rust protects the track and keeps it in good condition.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 2:23 AM
You guys have it all wrong. You see rust actually protects the track against weathering and keeps it in good condition.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 2:36 AM
The layer of rust that forms keeps the rest of the track from getting weathered.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 2:42 AM
You don't say? Because I was under the impression that the rust was there to shield the track from the elements.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 2:50 AM
Actually, you're all wrong!

The rust isn't actually 'rust', but the paint color of this coaster.

DUH!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 3:17 AM
It's not a coaster. It's a new type of water slide for their new waterpark.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 3:23 AM
You mean wavepool.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 3:24 AM
That's what I meant. There's room for everybody.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 3:43 AM
So, what you all are trying to tell us here ist that rust protects the track and keeps it in good condition?
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 5:13 AM
Rust Protects the steel. I live in hamilton(Steel City) I think i should know. Theres ton's of steel factorys here, a Train Manufactoring plant, and about 20 other steel related factories. There's Stelco, a HUDGE steel factory here which makes rolls of steel for all GM cars. Anyways the steel sits and rusts in HUDGE lots full of the rolls. Once its good to go, they then load it off on a truck and send it off to the manufactoring plant where they: paint it, cut it, weld it, do w.e with it. Same thing goes with the other factories, Same goes with a coaster. It adds a protective weather layer to it. (although i have seen ALOT of steel leave that's shiney brand new) I think it all depends on the purpose of the steel and the kind of steel. Dont worry about it, it wont kill it for it to be sitting there.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 6:03 AM
This looks like track for a B&M invert -
Lots of tight negatively twisted track and there is also one tisted element in the back which I think can only be good for an invert.
The tightness of it all makes one think of Batman clone.
Is one planned anythere? *** Edited 8/24/2005 10:04:27 AM UTC by superman***
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 6:30 AM
Or a flying coaster...
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 4:38 PM
As the person who took those pics yesterday, I'm rpetty sure it's more Patriot track thata hasn't been painted yet.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 4:58 PM
It's left out, probably because there isn't room to store it in the building...and it won't rust any faster outside than it does inside (yes, it will rust inside, too). It's going to be sandblasted before it gets painted anyway, so it doesn't hurt it to sit out for a while.

Particularly since it's going to sit out continuously once it's erected anyway, so why put it under cover immediately after fabrication?

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 5:12 PM
If anyone wants to check out the fabrication place, just do this:

Take 275 on the East side of Cincinnati to the Batavia area, and get off on SR 32 East. Take this out past Batavia for quite a ways, you will pass the Jeff Wyler dealerships and Batavia itself.

Get off on the exit at the first overpass out in the boonies. It is Batavia Road and Frontwheel Drive. Take Batavia Road past Frontwheel and you'll see Clermont Steel Fabricators' sign in front of you. It's a big blue warehouse. Turn left, and you'll find the two photo points: the driveway entrance for trucks, and past that, the visitor center parking lot.

It's only trespassing if you go into the yard itself. The driveway by the road is fine, as is the visitor parking lot. Just don't go beyond that.

-Don *** Edited 8/24/2005 9:12:58 PM UTC by pkidelirium***

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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 5:20 PM
so, unlike what many people may think, rust is actually a good thing that is very thick and provides protection against weathering. interesting, no?
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 6:07 PM
But the thing is it protects the track against weathering and keeps it in good condition.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2005 6:21 PM
Of course! Why use Botox when you can use Rust?! Every coaster wants to be Track Fabulous now. And disguised as a waterpark attraction.

+Danny

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