Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Jaiden M., Dec 8, 2017.
Just saw this on rcdb, https://rcdb.com/15842.htm
Anyone know about any official announcement?
OK, I'm guessing a launched infinity. Or maybe it'll just be a eurofighter 320. I hope for the infinity.
It is an Infinity but no launch
Excuse the Double Post but heres the video those screen caps seem to be from
Yuck, me no likey. You just know this'll be proper rattly.
Looks pretty cool! Finally, an Infinity with a 3-car train.
Yeah that looks and sounds cool. Might finally get over to Rhone-Alpes in 2019 then.
I've just realized on the bottom photo that it has a system similar to Switchback at ZDT's, as in it has a transfer just before the station, and is a kind of shuttle coaster.
EDIT:- I was right, it does have a launch (supposedly):-
This park seems to be gaining some good momentum.
Not sitting in the most populous of coaster areas, but putting this alongside the Gravity can probably persuade me.
Both Karacho and Karnan aren't even that rattly. Plus it has lapbars so the rattle won't matter much.
I like this, but I wish the layout was a bit longer. Should be great for the park though.
Here's an NL2 recreation from KingRCT3
That vertical lift won't be so unique with an impulse clone opening at Spirou in 2018.
The guy in the video said they will be something special at the end of the ride that hasn't been announced yet... Speculate!
The special thing is the launch into the inverted spike as seen in the NL2 video
We haven't even seen quite the full layout, I'm pretty sure the spike isn't visible in the video. I know this is at a small park, but only 2 x 12 passenger trains? That must only be ~400pph.
Apparently the video shown on Wonder World is an excerpt from a Compagnie des Alpes internal video which was leaked.
This would be the same as Timber's capacity. The small GG woodie also has 2 x 12 passenger trains
Checking attendance figures, Walibi Rhône-Alpes had 420,000 visitors in 2016 and 465,000 this year. Haven't visited the park yet, but I remember most French TRs wrote that wait times generally weren't exceeding 30 minutes on Timber.
^In terms of riders per train, and the number of trains, then yes. But this looks to be a longer ride and on a larger scale, so that would make the capacity lower than Timber. I mean, Gerstlauer's vertical lift hills are able to carry trains comprised of 4 rows (16rpt), so they could be missing out on 1/4 of the possible capacity with 2 trains. Even with 3 trains, that would be an improvement, but the throughput would still only be ~600pph.
Good point actually, I didn't think about that.
On the other hand, Timber's height requirement is only 110cm (3ft 6), as opposed to most Infinity's higher 130cm (4ft 3) limit. Not sure if that would make that much impact, but maybe park management also took this element into consideration.
Could someone please correct the word "Gerstlauer" in the title? It's driving me mental.
And from watching POV's of Timber it seems they have pretty good operations. They are able to run it without stacking which is pretty impressive given the second train arrives at the station after the first has already cleared the lift.
This is looking pretty good! Wonder what this prevalence of switch track coasters will do to theme park building games of the future, though. Judging by the video above, it can't be simulated well in NL2, and neither Planet Coaster nor Parkitect feature them. Must be hard to code. What will happen if they become ubiquitous, and when the next generation of enthusiasts try to recreate their home parks in a game, they can't build a single coaster?
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