Train Connections

Saturday, June 22, 2002 7:34 AM
Does anyone know of any pictures showing the connections between cars on a rollercoaster train - preferably B&M, but others are fine. I've always wondered how they are connected so they can turn and twist.

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 10:19 AM

Here's one for Intamin (Millennium Force):

http://www.guidetothepoint.com/gallery/img.asp?img=h-mfconst219.jpg

Here's one half of the joint on a B&M (Wildfire):

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/features/iaapa2000/gallery/img.asp?img=ia00bmwildfire3.jpg

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 3:57 PM

I think that most couplings are either hitch bars (ball and socket), or universal joints (or a variation thereof). A universal joint is also what you'll find on the steering column of a car with a tilting steering wheel. It allows for rotation of two axes.

*** This post was edited by MisterX on 6/22/2002. ***

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 5:41 PM
Intamin inverts such as Wicked Twister have that same ball type socket as the one in the MF picture.
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Sunday, June 23, 2002 5:09 AM
Does anyone know why i can't see either picture? The first one says "Sorry, this image may only be viewed from Guide To The Point", and the second one says "This image is being leeched from Coasterbuzz". If anyone knows why can you say please, because i really want to see these pictures.

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*** This post was edited by ms696969 on 6/23/2002. ***

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Monday, June 24, 2002 9:33 AM
Anyone know?

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Monday, June 24, 2002 9:39 AM

See here...

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/forums/thread.asp?ForumID=20&TopicID=22175

It's likely a firewall issue of some kind.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 4:37 AM
Thanks - that works now

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 10:06 AM
ms696969, what browser are you using?
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Tuesday, June 25, 2002 10:41 AM

get this kiddies, X wheel assembly and train connections:

http://www.angelfire.com/apes/guessthecoaster/x_wheel_assembly.jpg

try copy and pasting the URL if you have any problems

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