Track is up at CP!

Wednesday, October 2, 2002 5:25 AM
Just a head's up, but on the CP Webcam, you can now see red track leading to the tower. I'm sure this is on the "monster thread", but I am too lazy to searc through it to see if it is.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 5:58 AM

I would think they'd finish the tower structure before adding track. Guess not.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 6:02 AM
With all the hype they're creating by delaying the official announcement, I have to wonder about the idea of launch, top hat, brakes. Doesn't seem to be CP's style. But, if this layout was the case, there must be some other trick to it (besides height and speed) that CP has up its sleeve.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 6:09 AM
Next question the Web cam shows some type of crane moving a red square looking piece . It is way to big to be track. Any clues?
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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 6:47 AM
That red square thing is another crane. If you notice the crane already putting up track is red and square. There will probably be a few more cranes being delivered soon to put up all the supports and track.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 6:53 AM
i really doubt this is going to be 400 feet tall, if it were... wouldent they build the whole support tower before laying the track on it? you dont build 1\2 a support then build the track then build the rest of it, they might go a little higher but i doubt it will be much
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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 6:59 AM
First Drop (ECC magazine) reports the new ride will be 330 feet tall, although this may or may not be correct. Interesting.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 7:07 AM

As seen in this construction pic of Xcelerator, you don't have to wait for your support structures to be done before you start adding track.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 7:09 AM

Well if the new coaster is 330 feet tall or 400 feet tall it's still going to be an impressive coaster which is sure to get alot of attention & will continue to drive up attendance at CP.

This coaster will make Xcelerator look like a kiddie coaster by the time it's construction is completed.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 7:22 AM

Has anyone else noticed that on the page header on CP's site that they even added in Wicked Twister to the park skyline? I just noticed today. Oh, and their halloween "look" and music on the site is terrific. They sure don't miss a beat.

Shaggy

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 7:24 AM

djhush said:
i really doubt this is going to be 400 feet tall, if it were... wouldent they build the whole support tower before laying the track on it? you dont build 1\2 a support then build the track then build the rest of it, they might go a little higher but i doubt it will be much


Actually, I think the tower will go a lot higher. Look at how high on the current structure the track already goes, and it hasn't even completed the pullout yet.

As for why they'd be hanging track before the tower is "done", perhaps the Intamin box track is PART of the support. That tower is going to be tall and relatively narrow, with no "spread" to it at all. The track on the pullout could very well be STRUCTURAL as well as "mere track"...

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 7:53 AM
I have to agree with Greg's logic. With something that tall and seemingly thin, the track and supports probably play off of each other to create stability. The fact that they're slapping track on already makes me think it's going WAY up in the sky.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 8:06 AM

Whoa - the radius of that curve is seriously huge. Not that I wasn't expecting it to be, but actually seeing it is a bit different.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 8:20 AM

djhush said:
i really doubt this is going to be 400 feet tall, if it were... wouldent they build the whole support tower before laying the track on it? you dont build 1\2 a support then build the track then build the rest of it, they might go a little higher but i doubt it will be much


It could be that this isn't the main support tower.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 8:23 AM

Camel@Work said:
"First Drop (ECC magazine) reports the new ride will be 330 feet tall, although this may or may not be correct. Interesting."

I used to think that First Drop was pretty accurate with their info. But after claiming Wicked Twister was going to be 500 feet tall, I just can't bring myself to believe them this time.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 9:04 AM

Ditto. Their news is great, but their speculation is way off usually.

I also have to agree with Greg. Good thought, man. The tower isn't close to being done......just look at that pullout!

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 9:25 AM
Wouldnt it make sense to build everything at that cranes level before putting the extensions on. Just a thought.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 10:16 AM
They're not going to simply extend the boom on the crane. They're currently assembling a larger crane to replace the one that's out there. My guess is that we'll see the larger crane on site for only a month or so, basically the time need to top off the tower. After that, it's back to the smaller one(s). No need to keep one of the largest cranes built on site when it's really only needed for a few weeks.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 10:31 AM

Ok so get as much done as possible with the smaller crane, then bring in the larger one only when needed. No need to have to cranes cluttering up the work space.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2002 10:41 AM

I built this structure in NoLimits and put a 330' tall, 60' wide Top Hat on it. It seemed to work perfectly at 103 mph. Of course the physics in the Sim don't exactly match real-life, but the recreations that we've made are very close stat-wise. So it could be a bit smaller, a bit taller, a bit slower, or a bit faster.. but I expect it's going to be right around that mark. After seeing this I seriously doubt the 400' rumor. It just seems out of reach.

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