karniekid6904
Saturday, May 3, 2008 12:36:02 PM
I have been looking for one of these in a LONG time scince pugh shows went under my dad used to move one when i was little and i was wondering if anyone has seen any of the old ride as of late ive heard of the newer smaller tip tops but im wanting to know what show has em so maybe i could see one and ride one this summer.
Skywheelrider
Saturday, May 3, 2008 1:14:41 PM
Terry Schmidt moves one around Michigan. Last year he booked it in at various spots as well as playing Schmidt spots with it.
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karniekid6904
Saturday, May 3, 2008 1:26:13 PM
is it the 70's version?
IndianaTED
Saturday, May 3, 2008 1:40:04 PM
It's been awhile since I've seen one of the older models. The newer, folding ones have 8 tubs that stay attached to the platforms when folded, right?

The older ones, didn't they have more than 8 tubs? Was it 10 or 12? I think I remember 10. I remember thinking that while the newer ones looked easier to move, I preferred the older ones.

Wabash Valley Shows of Indiana had an very nice older model a couple of years ago.
I've never been "with it", just been an interested observer of carnivals for more than 50 years.
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Skywheelrider
Saturday, May 3, 2008 2:19:19 PM
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is it the 70's version?

Not exactly sure of the year. Here are three photos of it from a year ago. Ted, it is ten tubs on the older versions.

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IndianaTED
Saturday, May 3, 2008 2:29:12 PM
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Originally posted by karniekid6904

is it the 70's version?

Not exactly sure of the year. Here are three photos of it from a year ago. Ted, it is ten tubs on the older versions.

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Very nice, Thanks!
I've never been "with it", just been an interested observer of carnivals for more than 50 years.
Johnny's United Shows..."A Family Tradition" and "All for Fun, Fun for All".
The carnival of my youth, which had roots that originated in my hometown.
karniekid6904
Saturday, May 3, 2008 3:33:37 PM
nice pics of the tip top that looks like it.
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Saturday, May 3, 2008 4:03:14 PM
Shortline Amusements of Shelburn, IN refubished one in 2006. They used it on their route last summer. The boys did a good job on the ride.
Skywheelrider
Saturday, May 3, 2008 4:36:06 PM
Looking through some old photos of mine, came across this one. From about ten years ago, this is what Schmidt's Tip Top used to look like (before the above version).

[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d728b3127ccebb94f9067d9000000036100AasWTRs0ctWMg[/img]

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karniekid6904
Saturday, May 3, 2008 4:46:56 PM
im not sure if thats the same one my dad had his didnt have steps at the entrance it was just the fith wheel at an angle his was blue yellow and white (after the grey and yellow version) it was jeff pughs old tip tip and i do belive its blue purple and yellow now a days and its a two tailer second trailer being the pup load with a bunk house in the front of the pup load
JustinJames
Saturday, May 3, 2008 5:35:00 PM
McDonagh Manufacturing re-painted the tubs last year.
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Saturday, May 3, 2008 6:06:41 PM
Around here rag bag richard Nixon amuse co. had a disaster of a Tipflop in their yard. The platforms had to be 8' off the ground. I don't think it ever made it on the road.
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Skywheelrider
Saturday, May 3, 2008 7:42:38 PM
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Originally posted by karniekid6904

im not sure if thats the same one my dad had his didnt have steps at the entrance it was just the fith wheel at an angle his was blue yellow and white (after the grey and yellow version) it was jeff pughs old tip tip and i do belive its blue purple and yellow now a days and its a two tailer second trailer being the pup load with a bunk house in the front of the pup load


Pugh had the same type of Tip Top, not this particular one though. JCJ Amusements has Pugh's old Tip Top now.

Pugh's, from 1995:

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And from 1999-until now (with JCJ):

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[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d728b3127ccebb9733191d3e00000036100AasWTRs0ctWMg[/img]

And just for kicks, found this racked photo from May 1992 in Garden City, Michigan:

[img]http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d729b3127ccebbed61f3c4ff00000036100AasWTRs0ctWMg[/img]

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Saturday, May 3, 2008 8:04:35 PM
Skywheelrider
Saturday, May 3, 2008 8:14:50 PM
Very nice video. Looks like they ditched the canvas around the centre and went back to the panels. Thanks for the video, always have liked the Tip Top, fun to ride, and that sound is unmistakable.
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