Was MF really the first cable lift?

Tuesday, January 30, 2001 3:17 PM
Scorpion at BGT uses some sort of cable lift. Is this the same sort of system, or is it different?
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 3:23 PM
MF was the first. It doesn't use a cable, it uses an elevator system. The elevator comes down the lift, slides under the train, and pulls it up at a amazing rate. Scorpion is completely different, trust me.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 3:31 PM
Yeah it's the first. I don't think CP is that low to lie about it.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 4:12 PM
There are a lot of coasters with cable lifts.
For A few just think of all the boomerangs out there.
What is the difference between an elevator lift and a cable lift.
Correct me if I am wrong but isn't an elevator lifted with a cable?

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#1 Steel-Incredible Hulk
#1 Wood--Timber Wolf
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 4:43 PM
MF has two cable's in it elevator system. The cable's just make up a part of this amazing system. The best place I think to learn about the system would be at Jeff's MF anatomy page.

http://www.guidetothepoint.com/thepoint/rides/mfanatomy.asp

Going by cables alone, I think Thomsons Scenic Railway's would be the first.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 4:44 PM
Yes but if one has ridden The Force than it is known that it has that little mechanism thing that comes down from the lift and attaches under the train.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 4:55 PM
So does a boomerang. Except it attaches to the back of the train.

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#1 Steel-Incredible Hulk
#1 Wood--Timber Wolf *** This post was edited by T-Wolf on 1/30/2001. ***
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 6:19 PM
Mongoose, for a fairly detailed description of the lift system used on Scorpion, (also many other Schwarzkopf portable coasters), which really is a chain lift, go to http://www.uspto.gov and go to the PATENTS section, and look up United States Patent #4,270,459, "Chain-type Ascent System for Roller Coaster."
The cable lift system on Millennium Force is a unique design, sufficiently different from earlier cable-lift designs that while Cedar Point's "FIRST!!" claim is a little pointless, it is at least plausible.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Tuesday, January 30, 2001 7:46 PM
Wrong, all of you. The first elevator-cable list is on the RC-48 at Morey's Piers. It was a protoype developed by Pinfari and sold to Intamin. It has been in use for about 8 years on that ride while it was in Italy at a park there. Pinfari is not quite keen on them, but Intamin likes the speed for their new rides. Don't everyone get all upset, MF is still a good ride.
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