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Tr0y

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  1. Here is a video of King’s Island’s #19 Lew Brown being featured in a 1978 commercial for King’s Dominion. The conductor is famous actor Dick Van Dyke.
  2. Tr0y

    Kings Island Removing an Attraction?

    Yay! Another B&M! (Sarcasm).. In all honesty tho I would love to see a floorless and winged coaster from the B&M lineup at KI. Hopefully we don’t get a 300ft Diamondback.
  3. I flipped quite a few rocks on google and found that the #3 train prior to being rebuilt by Crown was originally a 0-6-2T H.K. Porter named Melodia B., Interesting enough there was another steam locomotive that operated at the same plantation at the time which was a Baldwin 0-4-4RT named Maud L. After both being taken out of service. Maud L. was sold to Cedar Point as one of the first locomotives to operate at Cedar Point. While Melodia B. ended up going through a couple owners prior to being rebuilt as a 2-6-2 Crown, then later to be acquired by Pat Hall, a developer of Carowinds. It’s stable mate Maud L. was rebuilt from a 0-4-4RT to a 2-4-4T while at Cedar Point and after 30 years was traded for Disney’s 2-4-4 Davenport (rebuilt as a 2-4-0, now known as the G.A. Boeckling.) Maud L. was given a Disney rebuild and is know known as the Ward Kimball operating out of Disneyland. Coincidentally both Ward Kimball (Maud L.) and #3 (Melodia B.) are operating in California and are pulling Disney passenger cars. https://pcrailroad.wordpress.com/2007/01/20/history-of-no-3/ https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cedar_Point_%26_Lake_Erie_Railroad
  4. A little over a month ago a train at Busch Gardens Williamsburg caught fire, one park employee sustained minor injuries and according to the park the train was not in service when the fire started. The train being #661 Balmoral Castle, is a 3ft narow-gauge Crown with the same, if not similar specifications as Kings Island’s Crowns. The Balmoral Castle is 1 of only 3 trains that Crown customized to look like a European locomotive, 2 of which operate in Busch Gardens Williamsburg. More info of the accident in the link below, the pic attached is the Balmoral Castle prior to the accident. https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/williamsburg/busch-gardens-train-escape-from-pompeii-fires-ruled-accidental-officials-say/1376333600
  5. Cedar Fair just seems.. Generic anymore.
  6. Tr0y

    Kings Island Removing an Attraction?

    Given the location of the gravesite. I could see backlot being removed, being such an eyesore and majority of the themeing has been neglected. On the other hand, Vortex is old, and depending on height of the rider can cause headaches. Headaches can ruin the whole trip. I nessesarly wouldn’t want Vortex removed but not opposed to it. I could picture a B&M floorless in its location.
  7. Tr0y

    Things that KI can improve on

    I think there has just been a lot more noise pollution drowning out the whistle, with the addition of Diamondback and especially the addition of Mystic Timbers. Now all I typically hear from the parking lot on that side is that noise Mystic Timbers blast at the top of the hill before the drop.
  8. I would love to get a chance to be able to tour the round house, and see the morning routine of firing up the steam engine.
  9. Tr0y

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    A test indeed of wether or not I want to gain 20lbs during my visit at KI.
  10. Tr0y

    Big Coasters In Future?

    Dive coasters are overrated. I’d like to see a B&M floorless or Wing coaster ( Wing coaster for X-Base! ). For a giga I’d have to go with Intamin or wishing very very much a Mack. This is off the “big coaster” category but a ProSlide Water coaster would be a very welcomed addition. Beyond those anything other than B&M I’m ok with. ( or I-boxing The Racer definitely not ok with that! ).
  11. Tr0y

    Expand X-Base?

    You wouldn’t need to tear up maintenance buildings, military bases have them too. They would just need a face lift to match the X-Base themeing. Therefor integrating them with the theme as if it apart of the x base theme but in actuality hiding ride maintence in plain site. Just a thought.
  12. Tr0y

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    One can wish that attitudes was removed to provide more space for antique cars, using that space and tower gardens.
  13. Maybe that is why they choose not to use Crown Metal Products to build their engines. According to Crown Metal’s catalog the 36 inch gauge engine could only conquer a 2 percent grade with 4 cars being pulled behind it. If I’m not mistaken WDW trains pull 5 passenger cars behind it.
  14. Tr0y

    2018 Construction in Coney Mall

    I personally would like to see an X Base expansion. With a couple flat rides added such as a gerstlauer sky roller or S&S Space Shot Tower. And a path with some hangar themed buildings that will encase restrauraunts, restrooms, and to top off a B&M winged Coaster were Dinosaurs Alive is currently at.
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