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I thought I'd start a seperate forum for Leviathan specific construction updates, so that we can easily follow the coaster in one place. This was my first time seeing the vertical construction pr

Forgot to upload these after visiting Sunday. 

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The added structural support does indeed make this look more menacing. That extra support will help in wind etc but also in normal operating conditions. This coaster to my knowledge (happy to be corrected) is going to have some serious pace through the run. So naturally, the structure will sway and flex as the train rattles over.

I cant wait to see this coaster in person.

 

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8 hours ago, red dragin said:

Wasn't Rivals built with additional structure for a storm/cyclone rating? This would be the same.

Giant steel supports generally provide a bit more strength than wooden beams. Hence why this is being massively packed out. It's a lot easier to see where extra bracing has been included when you're talking about a woodie. 

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5 minutes ago, Jdude95 said:

Giant steel supports generally provide a bit more strength than wooden beams. Hence why this is being massively packed out. It's a lot easier to see where extra bracing has been included when you're talking about a woodie. 

I recall them saying (I think with the world's biggest microphone) that additional steel was required for the coaster approval, to allow for storm/cyclone rating. Particularly the support that crosses the road. 

Of course the additional timber would stand out, particularly to enthusiasts. 

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The cyclone thing was just a bit of marketing spiel because at the time it genuinely was the only hyper coaster built in a "cyclonic" area.

I dont think it was any additional steel, because US/EU coasters are built to withstand snowstorms, and the weight of piled snow.

 

In terms of the cathedral structure width, seems pretty similar to other M&V / GG woodies imo:

https://rcdb.com/12364.htm#p=62654

https://rcdb.com/3757.htm#p=37886

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, red dragin said:

I recall them saying (I think with the world's biggest microphone) that additional steel was required for the coaster approval, to allow for storm/cyclone rating. Particularly the support that crosses the road. 

Of course the additional timber would stand out, particularly to enthusiasts. 

Could also be because it was built on a swamp too

 

 

47 minutes ago, Gazza said:

In terms of the cathedral structure width, seems pretty similar to other M&V / GG woodies imo:

https://rcdb.com/12364.htm#p=62654

https://rcdb.com/3757.htm#p=37886

It looks similar in terms of structure with others of its type so I figured the bulky bracing would be because of the actual forces of the ride and not purely the forces of nature. 

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