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Wednesday, January 7, 2004 4:42:54 PM
Now tell us the rest of the story, you bought it right? $15k?
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Wednesday, January 7, 2004 4:58:24 PM
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Now tell us the rest of the story, you bought it right? $15k?

You got me. I've wanted one ever since my youth. Remember watching the guy working for Nolan who was posted at the top helping to get the cars out of the tunnel and started down the spiral, all the while thinking someday, someday...
[;)]



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Cstephens
Wednesday, January 7, 2004 6:43:47 PM
i'm glad that someone bought conklin's toboggan. hope that buyer isn't someone who works for a scrap or salvage yard
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Thursday, January 8, 2004 6:57:37 AM
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Now tell us the rest of the story, you bought it right? $15k?

You got me. I've wanted one ever since my youth. Remember watching the guy working for Nolan who was posted at the top helping to get the cars out of the tunnel and started down the spiral, all the while thinking someday, someday...
[;)]





I've seen two different ones running numerous times here in Michigan and never saw any problems with the cars getting out of the tunnel - what's the deal with that?
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Thursday, January 8, 2004 7:22:46 AM
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Originally posted by Pinetar

Now tell us the rest of the story, you bought it right? $15k?

You got me. I've wanted one ever since my youth. Remember watching the guy working for Nolan who was posted at the top helping to get the cars out of the tunnel and started down the spiral, all the while thinking someday, someday...
[;)]





I've seen two different ones running numerous times here in Michigan and never saw any problems with the cars getting out of the tunnel - what's the deal with that?

I also have seen many Toboggan's here in Michigan over the years, and have only occassionally seen cars stop at the top, then move along on their own with no push from anyone. I have seen Toboggan's from Skerbeck Brothers Shows, Wade Shows, Crown Amusements, Cumberland Valley Shows, Pugh Shows, and World of Pleasure/Link Shows. Interesting, must be a scary position at the top of the tower looking down in. [^]
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Thursday, January 8, 2004 11:06:50 AM
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Originally posted by Pinetar

Now tell us the rest of the story, you bought it right? $15k?

You got me. I've wanted one ever since my youth. Remember watching the guy working for Nolan who was posted at the top helping to get the cars out of the tunnel and started down the spiral, all the while thinking someday, someday...
[;)]



You could of had the one of your dreams at the Nolan Scrap metal err...auction it was only $3000 I thought for sure Wes was going to buy it for you Lance. How about Joe Lanes Toboggan that was at Lima it was just as nice as Nolans....lol
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Thursday, January 8, 2004 11:25:21 AM
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Now tell us the rest of the story, you bought it right? $15k?



You got me. I've wanted one ever since my youth. Remember watching the guy working for Nolan who was posted at the top helping to get the cars out of the tunnel and started down the spiral, all the while thinking someday, someday...




Better watch out, Bossman will be calling before too long, wanting you to book it on with him as his super spectacular.[;)] LOL![:D][:D]
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bdcbbq
Thursday, January 8, 2004 1:10:52 PM
I was foreman of Wade's for 8 years. The ride grinds more money than you may think. The main benefit is that they rarely stop running. Even in slow spots someone is always walking up to ride it. Setup and teardown wasn't bad. Maintainance was kind of a pain unless you really kept up on it.
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Thursday, January 8, 2004 1:47:30 PM
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i'm glad that someone bought conklin's toboggan. hope that buyer isn't someone who works for a scrap or salvage yard

I'll look into it, but I'm pretty sure the yards aren't paying fifty cents a pound.


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I've seen two different ones running numerous times here in Michigan and never saw any problems with the cars getting out of the tunnel - what's the deal with that?

I spent a week sitting across from a Turn Tyke on the same show watching a guy push the cars up the hill if that explains anything.
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You could of had the one of your dreams at the Nolan Scrap metal err...auction it was only $3000 I thought for sure Wes was going to buy it for you Lance.

Yeah he's pretty good about that, remember he got you the boat motors you never used. [;)]



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Thursday, January 8, 2004 3:16:33 PM




I spent a week sitting across from a Turn Tyke on the same show watching a guy push the cars up the hill if that explains anything.
ATTENTION 2ndGen: Above statements are just things I have observed. Before you get riled up, I am not, as they say here, bashing.

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You could of had the one of your dreams at the Nolan Scrap metal err...auction it was only $3000 I thought for sure Wes was going to buy it for you Lance.

Yeah he's pretty good about that, remember he got you the boat motors you never used. [;)]


The Boat motors are on now it just took a while....the best $6 ride parts you can get. there is enough motors left for 3 rides...lol I forgot about the fine piece of engineering the Turn Tyke.It's the kiddie ride of all kiddie rides. Just make sure you wear your safty gl***** and watch for fallind debris.
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Friday, January 9, 2004 6:09:57 AM
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Originally posted by bdcbbq

I was foreman of Wade's for 8 years. The ride grinds more money than you may think. The main benefit is that they rarely stop running. Even in slow spots someone is always walking up to ride it. Setup and teardown wasn't bad. Maintainance was kind of a pain unless you really kept up on it.




What were you guys putting through in a hour/day?
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Friday, January 9, 2004 2:51:46 PM
Any clue who bought Conklin's Toboggan?
bdcbbq
Friday, January 9, 2004 3:44:52 PM
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I was foreman of Wade's for 8 years. The ride grinds more money than you may think. The main benefit is that they rarely stop running. Even in slow spots someone is always walking up to ride it. Setup and teardown wasn't bad. Maintainance was kind of a pain unless you really kept up on it.




What were you guys putting through in a hour/day?



I honestly don't know. The best answer I can give is that the owner Red Wood told me that it wasn't the highest grossing ride when it was busy but it grinded away. Where I believe it did its best was when it was sort of slow to moderately busy because you always kept it running and would run more people than you would on a cycle of the skywheel or a himalaya, etc. Red used to always take it to the State Fair of Texas. He wouldn't of done that if it didn't make him some money.
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Saturday, January 10, 2004 11:23:26 AM
Is this the same Toboggan that I saw in the summer of 2000 all by itself, racked on a trailer and rusting away in a field outside Batavia, NY (right down the road from Darien Lake)? I remember seeing a faded Conklin logo on the nearby building.....

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