DGM
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 10:42:19 AM
LB Shows Mini Midway
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 10:51:01 AM
Pros:

Quick set up and, if in good condition (lighting package, etc.) good crowd draw, good hourly capacity
bdgaf
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 7:12:13 PM
i never was impressed with there apperance but it does win mony with the right operation on it good capicaty and quik loading but not a good grind ride are looking ti buy one i know a few things u might want to look at
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Benjibear
Thursday, August 12, 2010 2:32:57 AM
I always liked the trabant especially when it was themed as a casino or some shows have added different theming. The bottom panels give alot of area for art work and the lighting is really nice. The problem today is many shows are getting away from the art and just paint them or using wraps on them. Also, I have seen many shows remove the banjos and bow lights. Last year I even seen one themed casino with the signs and A's laying out back on the bround.

Also, what is up with removing the arms on the roulette wheel? I have seen this on a couple of shows recently. Is it just lazieness or is there some code/safety issue?
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with-it
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Thursday, August 12, 2010 5:21:16 AM
CarnieJoe is the guy to ask about this topic....
Hoffa
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 5:02:12 PM
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Originally posted by DGM

Pros & Cons

Good, strong, small-sized show ride. Very durable and well built. Minimal problems with them.

The flourescents are a pain at times and the square tubing in the floor will rot out. The sweeps will blow out in the winter if they're filled with water.

The perimeter lighting looks nice but has its problems too. We opted to remove our top and perimeter lighting and added a backwall/doghouse to it. At the time we did the work, it was in its 25th season, now it's up to its 39th season.
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Majestic Fan1982
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 5:21:37 PM
Mike, sounds like next year its a 40th anniversary party for the Trabant. come up with something unquie with that printer of yours lol.
Hoffa
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 5:31:44 PM
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Originally posted by Majestic Fan1982

Mike, sounds like next year its a 40th anniversary party for the Trabant. come up with something unquie with that printer of yours lol.

Might be a for sale sign...
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flamo
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010 7:03:45 PM
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Originally posted by DGM

Pros & Cons

Good, strong, small-sized show ride. Very durable and well built. Minimal problems with them.

The flourescents are a pain at times and the square tubing in the floor will rot out. The sweeps will blow out in the winter if they're filled with water.

The perimeter lighting looks nice but has its problems too. We opted to remove our top and perimeter lighting and added a backwall/doghouse to it. At the time we did the work, it was in its 25th season, now it's up to its 39th season.



Your sides fold up? Key City had one that the floor was pie wedges with a ton of screw jacks.
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Carnie_Joe930
Tuesday, August 17, 2010 7:17:01 PM
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CarnieJoe is the guy to ask about this topic....


The Trabant made it possible for me to retire at a young age.
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Majestic Fan1982
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 6:49:38 AM
[quoteOriginally posted by Hoffa

Might be a for sale sign...

Nah let it stay in the lineup until the end of the 2011 season.

Im not to sure how well a trabant would go on the for sale market these days. Might do good as a trade in for another ride piece but thats probaly about it.

Flying Coaster
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 7:52:50 AM
I think the Trabant was one of Chance's better creations. Particularly the folding deck version.
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DGM
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 12:00:38 PM
We I'm looking for one, if any body knows of one that is available
DM
pipeman
Saturday, August 21, 2010 12:31:50 AM
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Originally posted by DGM

Pros & Cons

Good, strong, small-sized show ride. Very durable and well built. Minimal problems with them.

The flourescents are a pain at times and the square tubing in the floor will rot out. The sweeps will blow out in the winter if they're filled with water.

The perimeter lighting looks nice but has its problems too. We opted to remove our top and perimeter lighting and added a backwall/doghouse to it. At the time we did the work, it was in its 25th season, now it's up to its 39th season.



Your sides fold up? Key City had one that the floor was pie wedges with a ton of screw jacks.


well from my experience the casino had solid platforms that folded up e.g.wipeout? the trabant had the seven platforms on eachside which was a pain in the @#$ if you had to work the little side because of the outrigger and yes tons!!! of jackstand 3 each!
Scott
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Saturday, August 21, 2010 4:25:46 AM
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Originally posted by Flying Coaster

I think the Trabant was one of Chance's better creations. Particularly the folding deck version.



I think CJ Sedelmayr Jr designed that ride
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