Weird Schwartzkopf Shuttle...

Wednesday, July 2, 2003 9:48 AM
I saw a pic recently of a Shuttle Loop by schwartzy that had a spike behind the station, a loop around the station, and another spike after the train went through some curves. For thoes of you who have RCT2, it looked like one of the coasters that came with that game under his ride type. I was wondering what it was, where it was, and were there any other layouts for those shuttle loops. Any info on them, really. I looked on RCDB, which was where I saw the pic from (i think it was a link on here), but this time I found nothing. Thanks for help in advance!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 10:00 AM
It's called the Bullet. It's at Flamingoland in Great Britain. It has moved around a bit. At one time it was Weiner Looping at Boardwalk and Baseball in Florida.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 10:01 AM
Yup...good ol' Weiner Looping. When it was in Vienna, the neighbors complained that it was really noisy.

Uses a tire drive lift mechanism. Neat design.

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"But where's the feeelth?" - Uncle Vainstein

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 10:10 AM
Here ya go.

Also, here are some pics of it at Prater Park when it was still Weiner Looping.

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-Mike B.
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*** This post was edited by Vater 7/2/2003 2:10:50 PM ***

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 10:13 AM
Thanks so very much guys!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 10:24 AM
I have a POV of it, but I don't want to eat up XTX's bandwith by throwing it on there. If you're interested, drop me an email, and I'll send it. Don't spam up the thread by asking for it here, cause if you do, I won't send it.

TheEmergencyStop@hotmail.com

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The Emergency Stop
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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 10:34 AM
You think that's odd, take a look at the Schwarzkopf Katapult, his full-circuit version of a Ring of Fire! It consisted of a loop and a curved station...that's it.

mOOSH

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 10:36 AM
Janfrederick, I've never known a Schwarzkopf that wasn't noisey!
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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 10:50 AM
Freaky. You don't have a link to the Schwarzkopf model with the vertical figure-8, do you mOOSH? Now that's odd. No wonder they never built one of those.

-Ben

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 11:02 AM
If you want a pic of that, go to Schwarzkopf.net.

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-Rob
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Posting @ Coasterbuzz since 2000
E.C.C. member since 2002

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 11:06 AM
Rob - can you provide a link? I went to www.Schwarzkopf.net but I don't think it was the right page, it had nothing to do with coasters.

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A random Mooshter's Dawntionary listing: Oyster [n.] a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddish expressions.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 11:16 AM
From http://schwarzkopf.coaster.net/faqHF.htm


Also, I've heard that Schwarzkopf had envisioned a coaster with a "Figure-Eight" Loop that was never built. Do you have any information on that? (I looked under your "Unrealized Projects" pages and couldn't find anything about it. Maybe I missed something.) Thank you, and have a great day!

The story of the figure-8-loop coaster is a bit strange. It was not designed by Schwarzkopf. This mistake appears often in books or on websites. This causes maybe in the fact, that the model looked really like a Schwarzkopf coaster!!! The concept was designed by a german showmen, Mister Pötzsch - he owns the patents for the two figure-8 elements, the standing eight and the laydown eight. It was calculated by Werner Stengel but wasn't built due to the high forces. A model of the ride has been displayed at some trade fairs at the Zierer booth. Zierer has no own track fabrication for tubular rails, so I think that maybe BHS was planned to produce it. But Anton Schwarzkopf worked some time for BHS as a consultant - that's one fact I often think about...


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--Maddie--
What do I Listen-To?
I am stereotypical.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 11:17 AM
Found it.

http://schwarzkopf.coaster.net/hauptmenueGF.htm

Edit 1: Oops. Chernabug, you beat me to it. Well now we have a link to the main page, anyway.

Edit 2: Sorry. Fixed the link...not that we really need it now, though. Grrrrr.

-Ben
*** This post was edited by Railshark 7/2/2003 3:18:53 PM ***
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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 11:21 AM
Thanks, Maddie. I should have just followed the smell of the baking cookies, eh?

Railshark - your link is bad. This is the main page.

mOOSH

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A random Mooshter's Dawntionary listing: Oyster [n.] a person who sprinkles his conversation with Yiddish expressions.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 12:30 PM
Ah, yes, The Bullet. My 150th coaster. Fun ride, weird restraints.

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--Greg, aka Oat Boy
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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 12:40 PM
What about the restraints made them weird, Greg? I've never seen them. Do you have a link, and if not I guess a description will do. :)

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 12:43 PM
I don't have a picture, unfortunately, but basically they're an OTSR accordian. When you sit down, the OTSRs slide straight down, instead of rotating. From what I can tell from pictures, the restraints S&S has on their "Screaming Squirrel" prototype is similar.

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--Greg, aka Oat Boy
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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 12:46 PM
Dutchman, Tidal Wave wasn't...no uh...Jet Star wasn't...no wait a minute...Whizzer?...Maybe the Whizzer...but not really. ;)

But hey, the noise is half the charm! I especially loved rolling into Santa Cruz and hearing the Jet Star going.

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"But where's the feeelth?" - Uncle Vainstein

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 12:49 PM
What would really be cool is a vertical figure eight, awesome. Schwartzkopf may be no more (right?), but Intamin could do it.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2003 12:56 PM
Greg, are they similar to the old Texas Tornado restraints?

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I'm not an enthusiast. I just play one on message boards.

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