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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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.
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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...
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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