Magnum Breaks Lift Chain

Magnum Breaks Lift Chain

Post by Locobo » Tue, 08 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Quote:

> I just got back from CP. Seems that magnum broke it's chain this morning.
> When I got to the park, they had one of the "Magnum XL 200 will not be
> operating today" Signs up. I walked on over, and there was a crane, about
> twenty guys, and a ton of chain.

>         They had built a wooden work area on top of the track. They were
> laying down the chain on top of it. It appears as though they had run a
> cable from the bottom to the top, and back down again. They had a bullozer
> type machine pulling the cable, which would lift the chain.

>         The work seemed to be going fairly quickly, so I can't imagine it
> being down very long. It's a good thing CP had a spare on hand, even
> though I didn't get to ride it today.

> -Jeff

        Thanks for the update Jeff.  It seems like we've seen this breaking
chain phenomenon at several parks this season and I honestly can't
remember it ever happening before.  Is that a fairly common problem,
especially in parks that don't operate all year long?
 
 
 

Magnum Breaks Lift Chain

Post by Jeff Schult » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

I just got back from CP. Seems that magnum broke it's chain this morning.
When I got to the park, they had one of the "Magnum XL 200 will not be
operating today" Signs up. I walked on over, and there was a crane, about
twenty guys, and a ton of chain.

        They had built a wooden work area on top of the track. They were
laying down the chain on top of it. It appears as though they had run a
cable from the bottom to the top, and back down again. They had a bullozer
type machine pulling the cable, which would lift the chain.

        The work seemed to be going fairly quickly, so I can't imagine it
being down very long. It's a good thing CP had a spare on hand, even
though I didn't get to ride it today.

-Jeff

 
 
 

Magnum Breaks Lift Chain

Post by mamoos » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Hey Joe!

Did it break, or were they replacing it due to signs of wear??  Just
curious!

Matthew

Quote:

>I just got back from CP. Seems that magnum broke it's chain this morning.
>When I got to the park, they had one of the "Magnum XL 200 will not be
>operating today" Signs up. I walked on over, and there was a crane, about
>twenty guys, and a ton of chain.

> They had built a wooden work area on top of the track. They were
>laying down the chain on top of it. It appears as though they had run a
>cable from the bottom to the top, and back down again. They had a bullozer
>type machine pulling the cable, which would lift the chain.

> The work seemed to be going fairly quickly, so I can't imagine it
>being down very long. It's a good thing CP had a spare on hand, even
>though I didn't get to ride it today.

>-Jeff


 
 
 

Magnum Breaks Lift Chain

Post by DWMK » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>It seems like we've seen this breaking
>chain phenomenon at several parks this season and I honestly can't
>remember it ever happening before.  Is that a fairly common problem,
>especially in parks that don't operate all year long?

I remember hearing that Magnum broke its chain in 1989, its first year of
operation.
 
 
 

Magnum Breaks Lift Chain

Post by Robert Ulri » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00


to write:

Quote:
>>It seems like we've seen this breaking
>>chain phenomenon at several parks this season and I honestly can't
>>remember it ever happening before.  Is that a fairly common problem,
>>especially in parks that don't operate all year long?

>I remember hearing that Magnum broke its chain in 1989, its first year of
>operation.

I just looked and noticed that there's a definition missing from the
RRC FAQ:  Chang:  the sound a lift chain makes when it breaks, also
the name of the B&M stand up coaster at Six FLags Kentucky Kingdom
whose chain broke opening day.

RU

 
 
 

Magnum Breaks Lift Chain

Post by Daniel J. Haverloc » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

I always miss  the good stuff, I got there around 6pm when they were putting
the chain back on the track.  I got some pics!

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daniel j. haverlock
'99 Magnum Count: 801
www.spiritofthepoint.com


Quote:

> to write:

> >>It seems like we've seen this breaking
> >>chain phenomenon at several parks this season and I honestly can't
> >>remember it ever happening before.  Is that a fairly common problem,
> >>especially in parks that don't operate all year long?

> >I remember hearing that Magnum broke its chain in 1989, its first year of
> >operation.

> I just looked and noticed that there's a definition missing from the
> RRC FAQ:  Chang:  the sound a lift chain makes when it breaks, also
> the name of the B&M stand up coaster at Six FLags Kentucky Kingdom
> whose chain broke opening day.

> RU

 
 
 

Magnum Breaks Lift Chain

Post by Lincoln Come » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>especially in parks that don't operate all year long?

For what it's worth, I believe the Riverside Park Cyclone did
just that back in 1994, and was down for about a week or so.  I
still remember that Saturday, Thunderbolt was the only major
operating coaster (with two trains), and an overflowing queue
with a line that was no longer than 20 minutes.  Ah, the good
ole days.

Kevin Dorey

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Magnum Breaks Lift Chain

Post by BLast497 » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Just got back from a few days at CP.  I was on the first Magnum train to go out
on Monday morning at about 1015.  It was when this train was dispatched a
second time (while I was just leaving the magnum plaza after going down the
exit ramp) that the chain broke.  I have never seen this happen at a park
before, so when I heard the noise I wasnt quite sure what it was until I turned
around and saw the chain coming down and forming a big pile at the bottom of
the lift and on the ground.  It was a  pretty cool thing to see but I think
that the GP (esp those on the ride) were a bit disturbed.
 
 
 

Magnum Breaks Lift Chain

Post by ';..; » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

The chain popped earlier this season on The Hurler and resulted in the
train rolling backwards and back into the station. I thought these
coasters were made so that they couldn't roll backwards down the
lifts...hmm....
 
 
 

Magnum Breaks Lift Chain

Post by RLB » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
>Just got back from a few days at CP.  I was on the first Magnum train to go out
>on Monday morning at about 1015.  It was when this train was dispatched a
>second time (while I was just leaving the magnum plaza after going down the
>exit ramp) that the chain broke.  I have never seen this happen at a park
>before, so when I heard the noise I wasnt quite sure what it was until I turned
>around and saw the chain coming down and forming a big pile at the bottom of
>the lift and on the ground.  It was a  pretty cool thing to see but I think
>that the GP (esp those on the ride) were a bit disturbed.

I am really curious, what happens to the train when this happens?
 
 
 

Magnum Breaks Lift Chain

Post by mamoos » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Thanks for confirming is was a break.  Hmmm...is it me, or has
there been a lot of that lately??

Matthew

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Magnum Breaks Lift Chain

Post by Robert Ma » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>I am really curious, what happens to the train when this happens?

It catches on the Anti-Rollbacks.

Rob"ERT" Mack
I've tamed Medusa 36 times.
Website: http://freefalladventures.tripod.com
"When all is said and done, much more is said than done"

 
 
 

Magnum Breaks Lift Chain

Post by Robert Ma » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>The chain popped earlier this season on The Hurler and resulted in the
>train rolling backwards and back into the station. I thought these
>coasters were made so that they couldn't roll backwards down the
>lifts...hmm....

Sometimes the anti roll-back don't start until a little ways up the lift.

Rob"ERT" Mack
I've tamed Medusa 36 times.
Website: http://freefalladventures.tripod.com
"When all is said and done, much more is said than done"

 
 
 

Magnum Breaks Lift Chain

Post by UrbanMoon200 » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

If the train has already started it's climb up the lift hill, the
anti-rollback dogs would prevent the train from rolling back down the hill,
but if the train hadn't yet made it that far up to the anti-rollbacks it
would go back down.
 
 
 

Magnum Breaks Lift Chain

Post by ScAnKiNR » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>Thanks for confirming is was a break.  Hmmm...is it me, or has
>there been a lot of that lately??

>Matthew

I think i know who is behind this.  Just take a look at SUEs logo, hes saying
***chains. LIM POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!
                                            Matt Medusa Smith
                                    Once the floor's gone, your gone!
                                              Medusa Count-425
GA all the way!