Vekoma SLC Evacuation

Sunday, August 20, 2000 6:32 AM
On B&M inverts, there is a floor under the lift in case the lift stops and you need to walk off.

But, if an SLC stops, how do you get out? The steps aren't very close, and there is basically no way to access them.
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Sunday, August 20, 2000 7:40 AM
I've often wondered that myself. Does anyone have any idea?

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Jeff
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Sunday, August 20, 2000 7:50 AM
Maybe you jump.
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Sunday, August 20, 2000 7:56 AM
They probably just leave you up there and then you have to wait for a crane to get you then the news comes, then there is a big commotion, then the news talks about roller coaster accidents, then congress makes new laws. And it was all Vekoma's fault....

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DOWN WITH TRIM BRAKES!
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Sunday, August 20, 2000 9:08 AM
The starts mecanicly go the the passengers i belive but, what if the power goes out? Hope fully we will never find out how Vekoma has that work

Todd

SAVE THE STANDUP!
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Sunday, August 20, 2000 12:31 PM
The Hangman at Wild Adventures has a catwalk underneath the lift hill. it is an SLC!!!!
But go figure the Boomerang doesn't!!!!

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#1 Wood--Timber Wolf
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Sunday, August 20, 2000 1:41 PM
The SLC at SFO has a evacuation platform similar to Raptor. On some other SLCs the only option is to call in the cherry picker.
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Sunday, August 20, 2000 2:01 PM
I'm guessing they use a man lift like construction companies have. All they need to do is have one near by. The can be driven just about anywhere and the basket can lift up high. I saw some at job sites that can go up nearly 100ft! They would just have to take two people down at a time since the maximum weight is about 500lbs. I beleve I saw one at Mind Eraser at SFNE this year under the lift.

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Sunday, August 20, 2000 2:35 PM
Pete-
SFO'S SLC (Serial Thriller) does not have a platform. Just steps. And, no way to get to the steps from the train.
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Sunday, August 20, 2000 10:51 PM
Nope, Serial Thriller does have an evacuation platform. Next time you ride, look for for it right after the station, it's pretty obvious.
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Monday, August 21, 2000 6:40 AM
Personally, all Vekoma is good for is Stealth. Everyting else they have is a clone. Besides arrow, they're rides arer always havin probelems. Could somebody please tell me why? Even Stealth barely runs. I'm sure B&M could do a better job with a boomerang design than Vekoma could. Heck, they might add something new to the Boomerang!! The SLC is decent, but I always hear about it stalling!! If Vekoma got their safety record back up, I wouldlove em to death. I just don't like how they damper coaster safety records! Where is the Stand-Up boomerang??

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DOWN WITH TRIM BRAKES!
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Monday, August 21, 2000 7:18 AM
What does that have to do with getting off a broken down SLC?

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Jeff
Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
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Monday, August 21, 2000 9:50 AM
Isn't SFO's Serial Thriller built on a marsh/lake with the area of the lift being on the lake portion. Wouldn't it be difficult to get a cherry picker in there to get everyone off.

BMCOASTER

RAging Bull #1
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Monday, August 21, 2000 11:27 AM
Yes, but under the lift there is no water.
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Monday, August 21, 2000 12:59 PM
Indeed, Geauga Lake's Serial Thriller has an evacuation platform...it rides on its own track beneath the lift; it's hauled by wire rope and driven by motors in the station. It also operates independently of the ride power supply...I don't remember if it is batteries or an engine. Anyway, they can run a platform up beneath the train so that riders can get to the stairs.

Without the evacuation platform, a scissor-lift works just fine provided you can maneuver it in under the lift, and provided that the fire department doesn't show up....... :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2000 7:49 AM
I was stuck on Mind Eraser at SFDL in a thunderstorm once, but only for five minutes... the ride op came up the stairs and chatted with us for a while
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Tuesday, August 22, 2000 8:35 AM
Once Again... SFO's THRILLER DOES HAVE A PLATFORM and if the power goes out it can be winched up to the cars... The railings on the side are removed. The process is nearly close to a B&M Floorless unload. I would know... I've DONE both.
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