vekoma at it again!

Monday, May 20, 2002 6:45 AM

the new custom vekoma SLC at fantasy island, england stalled yesterday and it hasnt even had time to take its first passenger! conditions were almost as perfect as they get in england with relatively high temperatures, a little moisture on the rails and low winds!!

can vekoma do nothing right?!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 7:02 AM

That's really not all that uncommon for the first run of a coaster, more so for woodies, granted, but not uncommon.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 7:12 AM
this is weird. whered it stall?

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Monday, May 20, 2002 7:17 AM

after the cobra roll going into an overbanked turn

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Monday, May 20, 2002 7:23 AM
Yea, as Jeff said, it's not a big deal that a coaster stalls on one of its first runs. The train still has to break in. Once they do a couple of runs on it, I bet it will be running very well. It happened to Son of Beast, and that thing is one crazy @$$ speed machine.

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Monday, May 20, 2002 7:59 AM

actually, i have just seen pictures and the stall is a little different to what i thought it was. i thought the train had rolled back, but i was wrong, it is actually stationary ON the overbanked turn!

pictures can be seen here: http://www.towerstimes.co.uk

scroll down to updates and follow links to odyssey, the pictures are then on the bottom of the page. its a very strange stall if you ask me, something i've never really seen before!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 8:34 AM

In a situation like that something has got to be keeping a wheel from turning or something is stuck in the track. How else do you explain the defiance of gravity?!

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Monday, May 20, 2002 8:43 AM
The position doesn't appear to be the same in all of the pictures. Could this have been part of a pull through?
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Monday, May 20, 2002 8:51 AM

no, it really is a stall

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Monday, May 20, 2002 8:54 AM
pic 21, the last one, something sure APPEARS to be tied off from the front of the train to the track....I could be mistaken, though...
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Monday, May 20, 2002 12:18 PM

1) no crane in the vincinity

2) By that angle, the workers would have tied the cord to the back to control speed better. It looks like this did in fact stall. Interesting

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Monday, May 20, 2002 12:31 PM

Hmmm...something had to catch...isn't that impossible? Unless it was balanced so well and the element was exact and both sides, but that has to be such a slim chance, and a strong wind would prob. take care of that anyway.

Interesting...

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Monday, May 20, 2002 12:48 PM

Were are the pics on the site?

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Monday, May 20, 2002 12:55 PM
impossible... http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/odyssey/odyssey17.jpg that train is horribly off balanced.
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Monday, May 20, 2002 3:00 PM
there must be something holding it there...to the naked eye, the laws of gravity show that it would fall to the left
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Monday, May 20, 2002 3:02 PM
There is no way in @%$# that it is stalled like that. If all else fails gravity would have pulled it down.

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*** This post was edited by CP Junkie on 5/20/2002. ***

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Monday, May 20, 2002 4:59 PM
You can also see something from the train to the rails from pic 17. It looks like the might be holding it there.
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Monday, May 20, 2002 6:02 PM

You mean that thing in front of the train? Looks like it's been tied off. You guys are correct, it is far from being evenly balanced like that.

Any possibly they left it like that to continue with the pull-through the next day?

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 11:01 AM

Making a pull-through with the whole train after you have done some test runs 4 days before the opening??

Anyway i just wonder what the reason is for this,,, it's a mystery, for now...

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Tuesday, May 21, 2002 12:04 PM

I'm pretty sure the front part of the train had water dummies in the seats, and the back was empty. This probably is the reason why it appears off balance, when in fact, there is more weight in the front.

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