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Richard

Scenic World, Version II

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Free time seems to have gotten the better of me once again. The Scenic World gallery has been updated to include some more shots of the Orphan Rocker, including some great shots of the train were given to me by a mate, Kevin Einstein. http://oldsite.totalthrills.com/scwgallery.php It's going to get harder and harder to find more updates to keep the site fresh for the rest of the year, there'll be probably some Sea World and Movie World pictures, and maybe some more Wet'n'Wild ones by the end of the year. At the moment I'm essentially digging through old directories and albums for pictures that are worth putting up. I'll liken it to Woody Allen's latest few films, that were all concepts that he's had lying around for years, which he's just making now to satisfy his contract... but that sounds a bit nerdy. :)

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I remember a while back, i had a post with a whole heap of photos from Mr hammon's autocad files etc. of the Orphan Rocker..... There was also a huge debate over how it was said to be a "semi suspended rollercoaster". I was right!!!!! :D But one thing which i recken is very nice is that it is a train (meaning more than one car)which is very nice, considering the photo i got from Mr Hammon looked like to be only 1 car :bert:

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Well, I maintain that there is no logical way that this ride can even be loosely classed as "suspended" or "semi-suspended". I don't think there was any doubt that the cars probably do rock/swing, but suspended refers to the position of the track in relation to riders - which in this case is definitely not suspended. Early mice coasters, such as Aussie World's use a loose upstop system to allow the cars to rock or tilt around turns, and I don't think anyone would call them "semi-suspended" coasters. As always, I'm happy to discuss/debate further this (or anything else), but let's keep it to the correct forums. In this case, it should be in the General Thrills forum - either as a new topic, or brough up within the existing Orphan Rocker thread.

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