wildbilltruckin
Monday, June 28, 2010 6:43:04 AM
I used to work Jimmy Bush's Flying Coaster in early 70s.Bush family had a dog that loved to ride.
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Flying Coaster
Monday, June 28, 2010 7:37:32 AM
Anyone have any pics to post?
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JustJeff
Monday, June 28, 2010 8:27:48 AM
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Originally posted by Flying Coaster

Anyone have any pics to post?



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Credit to dcradio for the pictures...

It appeared to be a fine looking show to me,perhaps Casino1 was referring to the help situation or somethine else...Care to elaborate Casino1?--and by the way,Welcome to MCW...jeff
Casino1
Monday, June 28, 2010 9:58:18 AM
Thanks for the welcome Jeff. A picture only show's what a photographer wants you to see. The only thing more I'll say is I liked the next show I worked for alot better.
jb
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Monday, June 28, 2010 10:58:39 AM
C & J attractions (Chuck & Judy Cassara) from Ky had one that Chuck told me went to Montana about 15 years ago. Best I can remember..it came with the show when they bought it from Ronnie Richards. Ronnie bought it from Bill Langford..who had a small show and machine shop in Clarksville Tn. Back in the 70s he booked in with Snyder-Metts and played Russell Springs Ky with Bob Boling/Bill Myers Mid-South Shows. I believe Langford told me he bought it from Rod Link and rebuilt it after it was wrecked while Link Had it.
LB Shows Mini Midway
Monday, June 28, 2010 11:06:13 AM
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C & J attractions (Chuck & Judy Cassara) from Ky had one that Chuck told me went to Montana about 15 years ago. Best I can remember..it came with the show when they bought it from Ronnie Richards. Ronnie bought it from Bill Langford..who had a small show and machine shop in Clarksville Tn. Back in the 70s he booked in with Snyder-Metts and played Russell Springs Ky with Bob Boling/Bill Myers Mid-South Shows. I believe Langford told me he bought it from Rod Link and rebuilt it after it was wrecked while Link Had it.



Was this the same one that used to play McLean County Fair in KY back in the early 80s? Just curious. That was the last one I saw.
mikecroaro
Monday, June 28, 2010 11:27:36 AM
Folks:

After watching that You-tube video I now remember riding one of these. Must have been at the San Mateo County Fair and probable Carnival Time Shows. Would have ben in the late 70's or very early 80's.

Mike
Flying Coaster
Monday, June 28, 2010 11:43:31 AM
Question is, why don't they run here anymore when they seem to do pretty well across the pond still? Was the ride a blank, or just too much work to move for today's shows? You'd think someone could trailer mount one of them like the Aussie one and it might be a pretty good piece for a smaller show, sort of the "what's old is now new " type of situation. There are only so many different versions of a pendulum ride that can be built which seems to be the trend.
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Casino1
Monday, June 28, 2010 12:22:02 PM
I used to move one every Sunday night / Monday morning. With a little work to the trailer it would not of been to bad to move. The capacity is not all that great as compared to some rides. But on a smaller show it would be O.K. again. The only down side I can think of about it is the loading like I mentioned before about one tub always being on the jump.
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Monday, June 28, 2010 1:35:31 PM
In reply to LB 's question..Yes that was the same one
ringmaster
Tuesday, June 29, 2010 4:12:44 AM
The only piggy part was the tracks. The center came off like a Spider, the sweeps, tubs and landing gear were all one piece, and lifted with an overhead trolly on the trailer. The ride had an appealing ride action and loaded all at once,
There is a stair-step that is suppose to go by the ramp to load that tub. The center wasn't that puss like. The sweeps attached to two offset square plates, like an AH Twister. Only a few parts to handle, center, sweeps/tubs, eight heavy track sections that had to be gillied. some stationary sweeps, mudsills, the steps and fence.

I used to move one every Sunday night / Monday morning. With a little work to the trailer it would not of been to bad to move. The capacity is not all that great as compared to some rides. But on a smaller show it would be O.K. again. The only down side I can think of about it is the loading like I mentioned before about one tub always being on the jump.


Flying Coaster
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 7:33:37 AM
Here's another across the pond version, looks like 12 sweeps, runs clockwise. Don't know the make.


All Skywheels should be yeller.
LB Shows Mini Midway
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 7:54:10 AM
That's a very interesting looking piece. A lot of flash on it too! But it doesn't seem to have the kick that the old US gas powered ones did. The air time doesn't look too impressive, of course it could be the angle of the video.

This wouldn't be one of the Mack models, would it?


Flying Coaster
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 8:00:02 AM
Could be a Mack Sprung Schanze. I agree about the gas power, they had a nice bit of torque and made a beautiful noise.
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Casino1
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 2:23:39 PM
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The only piggy part was the tracks. The center came off like a Spider, the sweeps, tubs and landing gear were all one piece, and lifted with an overhead trolly on the trailer. The ride had an appealing ride action and loaded all at once,
There is a stair-step that is suppose to go by the ramp to load that tub. The center wasn't that puss like. The sweeps attached to two offset square plates, like an AH Twister. Only a few parts to handle, center, sweeps/tubs, eight heavy track sections that had to be gillied. some stationary sweeps, mudsills, the steps and fence.



It sounds like that one was racked right. The one I worked had about 20 pieces of track that racked underneath. The sweeps with the way the lift chains were rigged always wanted to flip upside down and drop on you when you lifted them. I saw that happen too many times. Thank god no one ever got hurt. The trolley to load the sweeps was bent and worked like it was bent. We used to load the jump by pushing a track bar through it for a handle and beefing it up on the trailer between the sweeps. Then you pulled the center pole up on the back of the trailer with the chain hoist or sometimes a pickup truck. Everything else you just threw underneath or on the trailer and strapped it down. Like I said earlier I was always amazed.