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Magnum will always rule!
06-26-2001, 11:39 AM
The mine train picture ranking does not look like a segment from a minetrain. I'm not sure what it looks like but it should be changed if one of you gets a chance. Thanks for listening. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif">

Tom Zeliff
06-26-2001, 11:48 AM
Well, it kinda does. Here's what I had in mind: <!-- BBCode u1 Start --><A HREF="http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery266.htm?Picture=1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery266.htm?Picture=1</A><!-- BBCode u1 End --> The ones I made are close, but upon closer inspection of the actual track I notice what I should have done. I'll be changing that segment soon. Thanks for letting us know!
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Magnum will always rule!
06-26-2001, 11:51 AM
Thanks for your time.

Tom Zeliff
06-26-2001, 07:43 PM
I've made an updated picture which will be up shortly.
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Magnum will always rule!
06-26-2001, 07:44 PM
Can't wait. Well actually I can but whatever

Steven
06-26-2001, 10:04 PM
Truthfully, I always thought they should look more like something you'd see at CP on Cedar Creek Mine Ride (the steel rails on wooden supports). That's also how RCT depicts mine train coasters.

Sir Willow
06-26-2001, 10:18 PM
yeah, but the first mine trains weren't the wood ones, they were steel- like Thunder Mountain Railroad at DL, the mine train at SFoT, and Gold Rusher (linked above). That's actually the most common type of mine train coaster.

Kraken
06-26-2001, 11:28 PM
Actually George, Cedar Creek Mine Ride came out before all of those rides except Mine Train at SFOT.
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Tom Zeliff
06-27-2001, 12:21 AM
For the record, I did a little research on the <!-- BBCode u2 Start --><A HREF="http://www.rcdb.com" TARGET="_blank">Roller Coaster Data Base</A><!-- BBCode u2 End --> to see when all of these coasters opened. Here's the list:
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<BR>Cedar Creek Mine Ride: 1969
<BR>Big Thunder Mountain: 1979
<BR>Mine Train (SFoT): 1966
<BR>Gold Rusher: 1971
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Magnum will always rule!
06-27-2001, 01:52 PM
This new one is much better.

Kraken
06-27-2001, 05:47 PM
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<BR>For the record, I did a little research on the <!-- BBCode u2 Start --><A HREF="http://www.rcdb.com" TARGET="_blank">Roller Coaster Data Base</A><!-- BBCode u2 End --> to see when all of these coasters opened. Here's the list:
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<BR>Cedar Creek Mine Ride: 1969
<BR>Big Thunder Mountain: 1979
<BR>Mine Train (SFoT): 1966
<BR>Gold Rusher: 1971
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<BR>I guess I was right. And correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the Mine Train at SFOT have a wood structure? I know the Mini Mine Train does.
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dingo65
06-27-2001, 06:12 PM
Thanx for the new pic! Its a lot nicer!

Tom Zeliff
06-27-2001, 06:31 PM
No, I believe it used a steel structure.
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Tyler Eaves
06-27-2001, 06:52 PM
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Sir Willow
06-27-2001, 08:38 PM
Thanks for the pic Tyler! Interesting- wood structure, but the rails and track are definately steel. Except for the color the card really isn't all that different.
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<BR>Oh, also from the "new and improved" Six Flags site is this on the Mine Train at SFoT:
<BR>The ride that changed roller coasters forever! The Six Flags Over Texas mine train was the world's first tubular steel roller coaster. (must be 42" tall to ride)
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<BR>I did find the following picture:
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<BR>embedded in this article on the mine train at TX: <!-- BBCode auto-link start --><a href="http://www.parktimes.com/sections/boomtown/minetrain.htm" target="_blank">http://www.parktimes.com/sections/boomtown/minetrain.htm</a><!-- BBCode auto-link end -->
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<BR>Again, wood structure in some places, but the main coaster frame and rails is steel.
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Kraken
06-27-2001, 08:44 PM
I asked my pal and he said SFOT's track was steel...it's not the first tubular coaster though.

Amy
06-28-2001, 04:31 PM
Actually, the first tubular steel track was on Disneyland's Matterhorn, in 1959. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif">

Magnum will always rule!
06-28-2001, 04:58 PM
I like the new design.

Nosk8er
06-28-2001, 11:15 PM
i still think the old rankings should be brought back so there would be no arguments about what a mine train looks like

Amy
06-30-2001, 08:08 AM
Okay, we get it. You hate the new rankings. <IMG SRC="/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif"> But if we brought those back, people would still be complaining about those. No matter what the people do here, someones gonna be unhappy about it. I'll admit that I'm not in love with the new ones, but life goes on. People are always going to have different opinions. You can't please everyone.

NitroExplodes
07-01-2001, 06:45 AM
What about if you use RCT tracks for some?

Magnum will always rule!
07-01-2001, 10:03 AM
actually I like the new ones more than the old ones.

Tom Zeliff
07-01-2001, 10:06 PM
I had thought about using RCT tracks, but I didn't want any possible copyright problems so I made own track.
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NitroExplodes
07-07-2001, 08:15 AM
Ohh... I forgot about that.