Train Conversions, "Regular" --> Floorless

Sunday, October 7, 2001 4:45 PM
I'm curious.... would it be possible to replace "regular" coaster trains with floorless trains? IMO It seems possible, to take a coaster like Magnum and turn it into a floorless (Although with raised seating I wouldn't wanna go through those tunnels)

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Sunday, October 7, 2001 4:48 PM
You could, but the whole station would have to be re-done load/unload safely. And the trains would have to weigh exactly the same.
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Sunday, October 7, 2001 4:50 PM
Even though I've heard they're overated, I drool at the idea MF's 1st drop in the front seat and the train a floorless!!
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Sunday, October 7, 2001 5:04 PM
How about changing mantis to a floorless.

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Sunday, October 7, 2001 5:07 PM
That would be a good idea, but there arent very many inversions on Mantis and it probably wouldnt be as good as Kumba or Wildfire. I think i would change Riddlers Revenge to a floorless or sitdown. it is long enough
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Sunday, October 7, 2001 5:36 PM
Mantis (or any stand up) to floorless wouldn't work. You would be chainging the center of gravity. Thats not very good. I can imagine it would hurt quite a bit.

Although changing one like Kumba or Wildfire to a floorless would be theoretically possible. Just change the station and find a way to make sure the trains weigh the right weight, or else they might roll back or produce the wrong G forces, which again could be bad.

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Sunday, October 7, 2001 5:58 PM
Anything on a B&M that changes the head height above the rails would seriously compromise the smoothness of the ride.
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Sunday, October 7, 2001 5:59 PM

 

TrBiggar said: Mantis (or any stand up) to floorless wouldn't work. You would be chainging the center of gravity. Thats not very good. I can imagine it would hurt quite a bit.

How bout if B&M designs new floorless trains with the same weight, and same center of gravity as stand-up trains for the purpose of retrofitting standups to floorless?  It would be quite possible, then, provided the station gets rebuilt.
--seth

*** This post was edited by ucdaap42 on 10/7/2001. ***

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