Where can I find a bunch of old coaster lumber?

Thursday, November 7, 2002 5:17 PM
I'm looking to buy a bunch of lumber from an old roller coaster. I'm going to build a home bar in our rec room where we display all our coaster and amusement park stuff. If anyone can help PLMK thanks.

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Army Rangers lead the way

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Thursday, November 7, 2002 5:18 PM
just saw it off yourself. Then kill innocent people!

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I need to use the Pipi station.

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Thursday, November 7, 2002 5:20 PM
You can find a Defunct Coaster (Lincoln Park Comet) And go nuts...

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1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone/B:TDK

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Thursday, November 7, 2002 5:22 PM

I'll help ya out. I'm headed over to LL right now. I'll get ya screechin eagle lumber. It's not a good ride anyways. ;)

Seriously though, I doubt you find any significant amount anywhere.

Edit: *anywhere that you can take legally*

Eric

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A one that is not cold, is hardly a one at all.

*** This post was edited by eric.walton on 11/7/2002. ***

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Thursday, November 7, 2002 5:40 PM
Maybe if you asked the park they may let you know when they replace wood on a coaster. They have nothing better to do with it and may just give it to you so that it is off their backs.

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Have you hugged a Beemer today?

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Thursday, November 7, 2002 5:43 PM
Aren't they doing retrack on the American Eagle at Great America in Gurnee, IL? Go there.

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Thursday, November 7, 2002 6:31 PM
Yes and most of it is in the bottom of the turn around helix. So you could risk life and limb and sneak in there from the washington street enterance.
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Thursday, November 7, 2002 6:37 PM
Isn't RWB getting retracked, too? You could go steal some of the new wood. j/k BTW, what did Knott's do with Windjammer's wreckage?

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I talked with the Dippin' Dots guy and he assured me that Cedar Point was to get that 10-inversion terra-woodie-invert-stand-up because Magnum is sinking. The current construction is for the new super-Dippin' Dots stall he is to run.

*** This post was edited by rockman89 on 11/7/2002. ***

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Thursday, November 7, 2002 7:29 PM


eric.walton said:

It's not a good ride anyways.


Hey now! that's my little Eaglet you're talking about. One of only 4 coasters in the world (so far) that get an almost unobtainable nearly perfect "10" on the Gilmanometer. Yes, it's that good! ;)

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- John
Line jumping is cause for removal from soceity.

*** This post was edited by Michael Darling on 11/8/2002. ***

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Thursday, November 7, 2002 8:04 PM

Talk to companies such as GCI who do retracking. If they are doing a job nearby, they might no mind avoiding some of the disposal cost. Remember though that any lumber that is at all recent is probably pressure treated and should be handled accordingly. Pressure treating chemicals can be pretty toxic.

Also, if it's old it probably has lead paint on it.

*** This post was edited by Jim Fisher on 11/8/2002. ***

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Thursday, November 7, 2002 9:28 PM
John, I'm assuming that Eric's "wink" was sarcasm....at least it better be!
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Friday, November 8, 2002 4:24 AM

I just want enough to make a coffin out of for when I leave this mortal coil.

Jim Wolgamuth

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Friday, November 8, 2002 8:23 AM
Thanks everyone for the help, I'm prob ably will contact SFWoA to see about the wood there and thanks again.

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Army Rangers lead the way

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Friday, November 8, 2002 8:26 AM
Last time I was at SFWoA (10/26), there were dumpsters full of the stuff by Raging Wolf Bobs.

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'I don't want to grow up, there's too much contradiction.' - Television 'Friction'

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Friday, November 8, 2002 12:25 PM
Be forewarned... don't expect parks to have a lumber yard in their back area somewhere full of old wood scraps... they typicaly dispose of it right away.

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Is that a Q-bot in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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Friday, November 8, 2002 4:31 PM
Arrow Guy- I hope he is too. I might just cry if anyone truely insults my Eagle...

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- John
I got a B&M T-shirt!

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Sunday, November 10, 2002 7:29 PM
If you're very serious, make a contact at a local park. Find out their procedures for disposing of timber that is removed when a coaster is retracked or rebuilt. Most woodies (at least at upstanding parks) are partially rebuilt every season and I can tell you that all that wood goes to the landfill. If you can arrange with a park to be there when they are removing the wood, most likely you will be able to have it. Better yet, make a friend who's a carpenter at a park--then you'll get it for sure!
Bear in mind--this is the season for rebuilding...
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