Was SCREAM built too quickly?

Thursday, May 8, 2003 9:11 PM
Just a thought, but with a few people saying that there is some vibration and rough points in SCREAM, was it built too quickly?

The ride did go up so very fast, it only took a couple of weeks of vertical construction, now would that mean that less care was taken with joining the track parts together perfectly and seamlessly etc.

Parks that close during the winter probably have more time to perfect the coaster, as the building of it would not disrupt normal park activities. SFMM does not have that luxury.

Just a thought, any of you engineering folks out there have any answers??

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Thursday, May 8, 2003 10:03 PM
Well it isn't having the problems Zonga is with track missaligned (I bet they wish the did a pull through now) and wheels torn up... so I would say no, Scream! was put up in the time needed. It runs smoother later in the day after it warms up as well.

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Thursday, May 8, 2003 11:07 PM
I beleive that B&M track bolts together and hence would not necessitate on-site joint smoothing...theoretically, that has already been done before the track is shipped. They could've had 100 guys build it in one day or 1 guy build it in 100 days and the track would go together exactly the same.
-Seth
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Friday, May 9, 2003 3:09 AM
When I rode Scream!, the only vibrating parts were at the base of the first drop, and it wasn't really even that bad.

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Friday, May 9, 2003 4:48 AM
I'm amazed how fast Scream went up. I'm just AMAZED. But it was a semi-clone so I'm not too surprised.

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Friday, May 9, 2003 7:07 AM
No.
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Friday, May 9, 2003 1:33 PM
If the design and fabrication are well done and the anchor bolts are in the right place, a bolt together coaster can be erected very quickly. I might even say that a coaster going together quickly is a sign that they did things right.

Of course there are many other factors in time to put one up. Woodies will always take longer due to all the parts. Weather is a big factor too. The high lifts on TTD couldn't be done with wind over 15 mph. And on Lake Erie in winter, you can wait a lot for days with low wind.

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Friday, May 9, 2003 1:41 PM
Scream is not the only floorless with that rattle. BKF has it, too.

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Friday, May 9, 2003 1:50 PM
Seriously a coaster is never built to quickly, the faster they are put up. The faster I get to ride them. I haven't been on Scream yet, but what I do know is a little bump here and there isn't going to hurt anything. B&M especially has blessed us with so many smooth rides, I'm sure a little rattle won't kill ya ;)
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Friday, May 9, 2003 2:54 PM
i rode scream last week and it was the roughest of all b&m floorless i rode. i have been on all of them but SFNE. BKF was almost like this for first year then it got fixed. i hope scream can get fixed because it was really rough! the other B7Ms at SFMM were great tho! i was shocked at how rough scream was!
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Friday, May 9, 2003 3:06 PM
Many Beemers have the rattle, and I don't find it to be a real problem anyway. B:KF, B:DK, and Medusa East I felt it on the corks.

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Saturday, May 10, 2003 8:52 AM
I think it has to do with the Wheel Assemblies... Because I once emailed Shannon of WoA about why BKF is rough in the corks, and she simply replied that they constantly have to change the guide wheels to keep it smooth, and adjust the spring loaded wheel assemplies. So its not the track, more the components that the train run on.

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Saturday, May 10, 2003 7:32 PM
Scream's vibrations are pretty much only felt through the bottom of the first drop, the helix, and the first corkscrew. The rest of the ride is super smooth! I don't know if anyone else has noticed it, but that last turn into the brake run makes your head jerk to the left as it flattens out.

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Monday, May 12, 2003 6:19 AM
Boy, either my definitions of "smooth" and "rough" are a lot different than most in this thread OR Magic Mountain did some work to Scream! since you last rode it.

I just rode it on Friday and it is smooth as ice. I was amazed just how smooth it was...then I get back home and read this thread about how rough it is! Sure wasn't when I rode it. It really may have been the smoothest coaster I've ridden....even smoother than Raging Bull on it's "smoothest" day.

Anyways, I just wanted to pitch in my thoughts on this ride.....also, in regards to it being a parking lot coaster, it (for some reason) actually seemed to make this coaster more fun skimming across the yellow lines out there.

Great ride....and, no, I don't think it went up too fast.....although I guess time will tell whether the quickness of construction will affect it's lifespan/quality.

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Monday, May 12, 2003 6:49 AM

Doug Rowe said:
No.

Yes.

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Monday, May 12, 2003 7:00 AM

SteveWoA said:
Because I once emailed Shannon of WoA about why BKF is rough in the corks, and she simply replied that they constantly have to change the guide wheels to keep it smooth, and adjust the spring loaded wheel assemplies.

Sounds to me like some *minor* adjustments will need to be made, and the ride will also need a small *break-in period*....I'll give SCREAM! another month or two, and then see how it runs before deciding if anything is *wrong* with the ride....

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