We firally have some vertical constuction! Support beams for the bottom of the 1st drop and speed run are in place. Uploaded six new photos and some shots of my rtc3 reproduction. See my earlier post(s) for photo link. You can ride it on youtube.
No, this time you aren't confused. According to Amusement Today: (you can read the full article on their website, scroll down to June 20)
PTC president Tom Rebbie is quick to point out that his company’s new train will not be a conventional trailer-style set-up. Instead, each of the twelve cars will seat two riders and feature four weight-bearing road wheels per coach.
While Waldameer’s new coaster will be the first to use the new trains, PTC is actively marketing this attractive rolling stock for new wooden coaster projects as well as replacement trains for existing rides.
All my old pictures are still at yahoo untill Sept. for those who have not seen them yet. Nothing done topside in the park yet. I assume they want to keep the train running till the end of the season first.
Footers are in place on the other side of bridge for turnaround. Look like it will be a very tight turn as the footers are maybe spread out only30' wide and run right up to the property line near T.R.E.C.
I'm guessing that PTC can't guarantee the new trains would be ready in time for the opening of the coaster and that's why the decision was made to go with standard PTC trains. I'm sure we'll see the single-benchers turn up on some coaster very soon.
I don't know where that information came from, as it has not been legitimately verified as truth yet, by any source other than ScreamScape. I have talked with Gorman and Nelson in the past, and I have e-mailed Gorman asking whether this information was true or not.
Either way it's nice to see the coaster finally taking shape. This is looking exciting now.