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7 minutes ago, Maverick44 said:

That's the thing is white crane hasn't moved all day really.  The transfer track is moving not by crane but maybe by a dozer pulling it or by some men pushing it.

LOL, men aren't pushing that thing.  You'd need many dozens of men to push it, lol.  I think there's a lift of some sort behind it that they probably used.  I doubt the hydraulics are installed yet to move it mechanically.

Edit:  They're moving the darn thing again right now.  How, I have no idea.  I don't see a crane or a lift or anything moving it.  I didn't think there's any way the hydraulics were already installed, but who knows.

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Im telling you nothing is moving it machine wise lol Its MAN POWER! hahaha Its on wheels so they should be able to move it. I can push a car alone when in neutral. I am just not sure where they would be standing lol Maybe they do have it already set up? 

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21 minutes ago, LovinMeSomeBanshee said:

LOL, men aren't pushing that thing.  You'd need many dozens of men to push it, lol.  I think there's a lift of some sort behind it that they probably used.  I doubt the hydraulics are installed yet to move it mechanically.

Edit:  They're moving the darn thing again right now.  How, I have no idea.  I don't see a crane or a lift or anything moving it.  I didn't think there's any way the hydraulics were already installed, but who knows.

It’s the force!  

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12 minutes ago, Kodistict said:

I know this isn't a commonly asked question, but when do you guys think the trains will arrive?

Probably when the ride itself is near or is completed.

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14 minutes ago, Kodistict said:

I know this isn't a commonly asked question, but when do you guys think the trains will arrive?

My guess is some time in early-mid February 

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33 minutes ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

Valravn has it too

But Valravn's changes color and I happen to think it looks dumb lol.  I would like one constant color like Raptor and Fury.

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On 9/12/2019 at 12:06 PM, JonahWilliamson said:

Unpopular opinion: I liked Invertigo's old colors more. Maybe its the nostalgia idk

I've always wondered why I'm not a fan of Invertigo's current colors too. Red and Yellow certainly was what I had been familiar with growing up, but I think there's more to it than that...

The having two different shades of the same color on a coaster just isn't a good idea imo. Its for this same reason I've never been particularly fond of Leviathan, Stinger, Raptor, Hydra, or Kingda Ka's schemes.

The supports and track need distinct contrast, which thankully Orion will have quite nicely.

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I was thinking, I know this probably won't happen, but what if they put in a planetarium next year to go along with Orion! Maybe to show Orion's belt! Heck! Maybe they could convert Action Theater into a planetarium! 

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19 minutes ago, Hawaiian Coasters 325 said:

I was thinking, I know this probably won't happen, but what if they put in a planetarium next year to go along with Orion! Maybe to show Orion's belt! Heck! Maybe they could convert Action Theater into a planetarium! 

Anything would be better than the nothing that it is right now.  (Yes, I’m aware it’s a Haunt attraction for 4 weeks out of 52)

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5 hours ago, LovinMeSomeBanshee said:

LOL, men aren't pushing that thing.  You'd need many dozens of men to push it, lol.  I think there's a lift of some sort behind it that they probably used.  I doubt the hydraulics are installed yet to move it mechanically.

Edit:  They're moving the darn thing again right now.  How, I have no idea.  I don't see a crane or a lift or anything moving it.  I didn't think there's any way the hydraulics were already installed, but who knows.

I'm pretty sure they are electrically driven motors, not hydraulically. So, theoretically, a big enough generator could provide the "power" to them. 

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12 minutes ago, PatchesC said:

I see construction starts at the same crack of dawn as me lol

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Bright and early, just how I like it! 

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Looks like it might be another boring day of support deliveries. Fingers crossed for more track placement but its unlikely.

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I don't expect more track to go up for a while. It seems like they are focused on the deliveries and the transfer/storage/station area. Once they are ready, I think we'll start seeing track and supports going up quickly. I think it'll be another month until they start on the lift hill. 

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9 minutes ago, flightoffear1996 said:

i believe some of the supports multiple cranes will be needed to hold them in the place until they get bolted to the track 

Most def for the lift hill. Clifford will be needed.

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Diamondback they started on the lift hill very soon. The building process builds big Hype. If the GP walk into haunt and start seeing track peek up over that fence for the sky its going to get people excited. Im sure that isn't part of the schedule or plan. But im sure the conversation of the lift going up in October has been discussed. The bottom of the drop will go in, within the next three weeks and we will start going up. The crane will also put pieces in that can free stand on there own if the crane is in position do so, to avoid moving the crane back down the layout. Obviously I dont have a darn clue but we have seen this schedule before. 

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1 minute ago, Klabergian Empire said:

Just took a look at the cams and they appear to not be working (at least for me).

Mine is working. 

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@flightoffear1996 I would like to be the top of the lift hill as it crests over.

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14 hours ago, sixohdieselrage said:

I'm pretty sure they are electrically driven motors, not hydraulically. So, theoretically, a big enough generator could provide the "power" to them. 

Plus I am sure there is a manual backup mechanism that they are using right now.  In the future the maint team would need a backup in case the motors or hydraulics fail.

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