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Postby Troll » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:42 am

^ Considering that it has been heavily rumoured to be a mega-lite, it could well be Intamin track

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Postby Koolkid » Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:47 am

Apparently there are stickers confirming it is Intamin, Which in my opinion, is great! :)

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Postby rollerboy » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:11 pm

Looking good! Is it just me or does that picture make it look like the track is banked the wrong way at the beginning? It's probably just the angle the photo was taken.
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Postby Wathell » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:27 pm

Its already been confirmed an Intamin according to Alton tower the supports in the picture looks like Intimidator 305'S

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Postby DBru » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:42 pm

That reverse-banked turn section of track looks fun... or very painful. ;)

EDIT: Now that I look at it again, rollerboy may be right about the angle of the photo just making the banking look strange. Oh well.

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Postby jason10 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:33 am

About the reverse banking, I think it is just the way the track is laying on the ground. If it is banked at the other end of the track more than the end closest to the camera, then it would twist to balance the track piece making it appear to be wrongly banked if you know what I mean.
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Postby B&Mmmm » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:44 am

It's been confirmed that this is going to be an intamin family coaster ... 540&pos=25

However, this might not be too bad imo, because according to rcdb intamin mega lites have a height restriction of 1.1M, which would probably allow them to be classed as a family coaster.

It's not confirmed yet but with what we have so far it looks quite likely that SW6 is gonna be some kind of mega-lite =)

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Postby alpengeist04 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:44 am

I would think that if it was going to be a Mega-Lite, it would actually say Mega-Lite on the label. The reason I say that is because Intamin seems to label their coasters the same way they categorize them on their website. Though this does seem to be some kind of hybrid, so who knows.

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Postby andyuk200523 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:44 pm

Would it be safe to assume from this photo that the straight section of track on the right is the station track? Just looking at the circular holes, they kinda look like they will hold tyre drive motors? ... 540&pos=12

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Postby Loefet » Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:15 pm

^ It's also very likely that those might be a part of a wheel driven lift, much like the lift on Minetrain Ulven at Bakken.


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