DJKostya

Colossus Burns!

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Thank you. I wasn't sure when looking at the picture of the top of the lift hill being extinguished that I was looking at a picture of the top of the lift hill being extinguished.

Technically it was the bottom of the lift hill that burnt up. <_<

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Looks like RMC will have to use a lot more steel supports for the lift hill than planned. It appears to have been their fault, the speculation being that sparks from cutting out the old lift hill assembly set it alight. Based on that, I'd assume RMC will be liable for the extra work and materials.

Should be a pretty good coaster as long as SFMM doesn't neuter it with too many trim brakes.

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I recall many years ago a fire started on the bush beast fan curve - they were replacing a section of track timber, and so had placed a plywood board between the rails to prevent them from falling through the middle - the ply was touching the metal rail and the heat of the day caused the ply to catch fire, which in turn started to burn the structure.

It IS made of wood... and these things do happen.

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I don't know much about wooden coasters. Do events like this usually end up writing them off for good, or are they usually repaired?

Also, what measures are put in place to prevent, or at least lessen the effects of a fire? Surely they consider these things, otherwise their just asking for their multi-million dollar coasters to turn into multi-million dollar bonfires.

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