TTD getting stuck on the apex of the hill ????

Thursday, June 5, 2003 11:53 AM
I was just wondering what are the chances of TTD getting stuck on apex (or top) of the hill. Even though I have rode it a few times Ithought this question would be fun to bring up.

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TTD was built TTD is here TTD has ridden

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 11:56 AM
I don't see that happening. However, if the train got stuck up there, park technicians can take the elevator up and give ya a push! ;)

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 11:59 AM
It would be like balancing a Toyota on a toothpick. In other words, probably never going to happen.

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 11:59 AM
Probably as likely as any other coaster getting stuck at the top of a hill... meaning, not at all. Try balancing a marble on top of a basketball and you'll see.

The closest I've ever heard of was Demon at SFGam getting stuck upside down in its vertical loop. FOF at PKD also got stuck with at least part of the train upside down once, but if I'm not mistaken that was technically a valley. Also, if I remember correctly, it was with a bunch of ACErs who had either just gotten married or renewed their vows. Anyone else remember this?

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 12:12 PM
Demon did get stuck upsidedown. One of it's axels broke and basically forced the train to stop.

seth

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 12:18 PM
Um.. Dragster did get stuck at the apex.. I remember hearing a story about the guy riding up to the top, and giving it a push.. Can anyone back me up, or was this just a tale?

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 12:18 PM
The chances are small but there is a chance it could happen. Just like how a coaster could get stuck in a loop, meaning the train stopped right as its weight was equal on both sides of the loop. I always wondered what they do in those situations.

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 12:22 PM
Everyone leans forward.
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Thursday, June 5, 2003 12:25 PM
yeah I thinkthat did happen. I remember reading it here b4. I think it is possible bcause wat if i didn't have enough speed ad stayed up there?
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Thursday, June 5, 2003 12:39 PM
I agree there is a chance. But I think you are considerablly more likely to win the powerball lottery, have your car destroyed by a freak meteorite accident, get nine holes-in-one breaking a 20 year record at the miniature golf course, and then get struck by lightning as you raise your putter in celebration.

That's just an estimation of course.

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 12:57 PM
It happened during initial full power tests. It was rumored to be around test number 100, but was never confirmed. Monty Jasper, however, was quoted as saying it did stall at the top during testing. They rode up to the top, and just pushed it a bit. Odds are it will only happen once every season or so. It'sjust as likely to happen to Xcelerator, Hypersonic, or Volcano:TBC. Does it happen? Well this is the first we've heard of it.
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Thursday, June 5, 2003 1:24 PM

Phyter said:
I agree there is a chance. But I think you are considerablly more likely to win the powerball lottery, have your car destroyed by a freak meteorite accident, get nine holes-in-one breaking a 20 year record at the miniature golf course, and then get struck by lightning as you raise your putter in celebration.

That's just an estimation of course.

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All at the same time. ;)

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 1:24 PM
I understand it happened during testing.

I'll go out on a limb and say that it will never happen with a train load of real, live passengers. Why? Because for the train to balance like that on the top of the hill, those passengers would have to sit infuriatingly still. It wouldn't take much to get it moving again.

Unless, of course, something went dreadfully wrong with the pusher pin and the train was biased backward. But I think there is enough clearance that the pin won't catch on the track ties.... (that's how the Schwarzkopf shuttle loop got stuck in a loop...the pusher plate caught a track tie)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 1:49 PM
If that ever got stuck on the apex of TTD I would say try to make the train roll backwards so we could get launched again.

TTD was built TTD is here TTD has been ridden

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 2:34 PM
It wouldn't require much wind or other force either to get the train to roll one way or the other. Alternatively, it could result from a lost wheel like Mamba has been known to do or (from what I understand) the Demon incident was a result of.

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 3:01 PM
I just got back from the park today and it nearly happened again. It happened durring morning testing and they launched an empty train and at the top of the hill it just stopped. The train was up there for around 10 seconds before the wind blew the train back down the hill. So if it wasn't for the wind, it might have stayed up there for a while.

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 7:47 PM
Coming from a creditable source (Mark) I'd have to say that's pretty cool, then.

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Thursday, June 5, 2003 9:00 PM
I hope I get to be one of the lucky ones to get stuck up there this coming week! :)

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Friday, June 6, 2003 5:23 PM
I want to be lucky enough to get two launches. That alone would be cool.
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Saturday, June 7, 2003 9:26 AM
ApolloAndy, based on the result of the incident and on the change made to Arrow multi-element trains after the Demon incident, I am pretty sure it wasn't the loss of a single wheel, but rather the loss of an assembly holding ten wheels. The axle assembly (with four road wheels, four guide wheels, and two up-stop wheels) is attached to the back of the last car by means of a single pin (pivot shaft) with a castle nut and cotter key. The loss of the nut would cause the entire axle to drop off the back of the train.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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