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Postby kraken613 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:27 pm

Yeah I saw part of them putting it on that peice when I checked the webcam!

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Postby Bolliger&Mabillard » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:35 pm

All B&M's after Silver Star have that magnetic mount right before the friction brakes.
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Postby MixedDrink » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:40 pm

^ What is the advantage of having a mag brake before the friction brakes?
Is it a safety thing?
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Postby Top Thrill Dragster » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:04 pm

^ Fail safe and reduces maintenance costs.
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Postby CP_RULES » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:37 pm

They also provide a smoother, quicker stop.
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Postby Bolliger&Mabillard » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:46 pm

Well they still use friction brakes, but the magnets assist the friction brakes which reduces wear on the brake shoes and allows the trains to stop smoother in a shorter space.
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Postby nomorefloor » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:53 pm

i cant believe i just noticed that! :b ill have to look next time i got ride sheikra! i didn't even know they had magnetic breaks...it makes so much more sense to use them.

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Postby PKI Jizzman » Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:59 pm

Some brake shots for everyone.

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Postby kraken613 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:01 pm

^
That last bit cracked me up!

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Postby CP_RULES » Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:26 pm

HOLY AMAZING! ::shock::

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