rockindodgem
Sunday, July 26, 2009 10:22:44 AM
Hey guys any idea what show this is? I hope the guy is ok.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,534860,00.html 
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booker
Sunday, July 26, 2009 10:35:46 AM
What wheel has a 15-foot-high platform ?????

hope he's ok
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Sunday, July 26, 2009 10:47:30 AM
Who show was it? That will tell you what wheel it was.
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Sunday, July 26, 2009 10:54:45 AM
sidewinder should be able to help on this
JustJeff
Sunday, July 26, 2009 11:33:58 AM
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sidewinder should be able to help on this



Sidewinder probably would have more info,but it was not Powers spot...I believe it was Carol Streams...According to their website they were in Hilton N.Y.....jeff
squirrel
Sunday, July 26, 2009 12:19:57 PM
The Dragon Wagon is built by Wisdom Industries and was listed as being operated by Tri-Star Amusements...

The Eli Hy-5-II factory trailer mount wheels have a platform on each side of the wheel that is about 15 foot off the ground -

Wisdom Industries wheels also use a platform on each side of the wheel for teardown/setup as well.

The wheel involved in this accident is listed as operated by Carol Stream Amusements.

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cny_chris
Sunday, July 26, 2009 7:25:50 PM
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Originally posted by secret.squirrel


The wheel involved in this accident is listed as operated by Carol Stream Amusements.




Carol Stream has a Chance Century Wheel.

Update - Local news story here:

http://www.democratandchronicle...worker+injured+in+Hilton 

The accident happened in a heavy rainstorm. There was some pretty nasty weather that moved through the area on Saturday night.
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Monday, July 27, 2009 10:42:01 AM
I assume the chassis of the Dragon is the same as a Go-Gator. I never heard of such a coaster leaving the track. I can only think that the track was sabotaged.
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Monday, July 27, 2009 10:58:50 AM
In this story if you read the comments they really bash on portable carnivals.

http://www.nydailynews.c...rt_in_bx_ride_snafu.html 

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Originally posted by Pinetar

I assume the chassis of the Dragon is the same as a Go-Gator. I never heard of such a coaster leaving the track. I can only think that the track was sabotaged.



The dragon wagon has a three point pin system(if I'm not mistaken)for pinning the sections together.
1, pin goes through the two pieces of track.
2, weadge key goes through pin.
3. an R key goes through the wedge key.
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Monday, July 27, 2009 11:01:59 AM
That is true. But a comment by Larry Kadoty came with support for the situation.

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Originally posted by GACC

In this story if you read the comments they really bash on portable carnivals.

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Originally posted by Pinetar

I assume the chassis of the Dragon is the same as a Go-Gator. I never heard of such a coaster leaving the track. I can only think that the track was sabotaged.



The dragon wagon has a three point pin system(if I'm not mistaken)for pinning the sections together.
1, pin goes through the two pieces of track.
2, weadge key goes through pin.
3. an R key goes through the wedge key.


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Monday, July 27, 2009 11:10:23 AM
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Originally posted by Pinetar

That is true. But a comment by Larry Kadoty came with support for the situation.



Sorry, I didn't see that when I looked at it. Thanks!
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