Berg-und-Talbahn
Monday, January 13, 2020 6:04:29 PM
Hello,
has someone see this Höllentaxi ride the last time? I have read in german forums that it get sold to Texas...

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thunderbolt85
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 11:54:06 AM
I thought someone up north bought it and was restoring it and planning on bringing out soon.
Tornado
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 9:52:35 PM

Thought Gillette shows out of Mass. bought it and was in the process of americanizing it for travel in/on american roads?
thunderbolt85
Friday, January 17, 2020 11:52:17 AM
Originally Posted by: Tornado 

Thought Gillette shows out of Mass. bought it and was in the process of americanizing it for travel in/on american roads?




That's the one, just couldn't remember who bought it.
ridejocky
Sunday, January 19, 2020 3:14:39 PM
A Swiss Bobs/Bayren Kurve with Checker tubs?

I always wanted to see one with a subway train and New York Skyline...
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swooper
Monday, January 20, 2020 11:22:16 AM
The riders sit side by side not front to back like a Swiss Bob
and the train seems much longer than a Bobs
Track looks the same
ridejocky
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 1:12:42 PM
Originally Posted by: swooper 

The riders sit side by side not front to back like a Swiss Bob
and the train seems much longer than a Bobs
Track looks the same



It looks like less of a bank & hill on the back as well...

I used to love sitting in back with "her" sitting in front leaning back...Enterprise was great for that as well...


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swooper
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 3:11:47 PM
Originally Posted by: ridejocky 

It looks like less of a bank & hill on the back as well...

I used to love sitting in back with "her" sitting in front leaning back...Enterprise was great for that as well...



I thought the hill looked different also maybe not as high,
but tough to tell behind the wall.

cant remember how many cars/tubs the bob had
ridejocky
Monday, January 27, 2020 12:43:27 PM
Originally Posted by: swooper 

I thought the hill looked different also maybe not as high,
but tough to tell behind the wall.

cant remember how many cars/tubs the bob had



I'm thinking it had 16...

Tubs also (as I remember) went to almost a full 90-degree front and back.


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swooper
Monday, January 27, 2020 3:12:26 PM
Originally Posted by: ridejocky 

I'm thinking it had 16...

Tubs also (as I remember) went to almost a full 90-degree front and back.



your right,
16
so much for my memory
IndianaTED
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 2:08:24 PM
maybe its the angle of the camera shot, but the circumference of the track doesn't look as big to me as a Bayern Kurve. Still glad to have one back out on the road again though, or soon to be anyway. The Kurve was probably my second favorite ride behind the Reverchon Himalaya.
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Teejay
Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:18:22 PM
Here are some pics from the time the ride travelled in Germany
https://onride.de/viewtopic.php?t=38248 
IndianaTED
Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:39:44 PM
Originally Posted by: Teejay 

Here are some pics from the time the ride travelled in Germany
https://onride.de/viewtopic.php?t=38248 



Thanks Teejay, that's a lot of pics!

Is there more than one of these, because I swear I saw some pics a few years ago of one where the elevated back part of the track was mounted on a trailer? Which I thought was a big improvement on the assembly and sloughing processes.

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.
thunderbolt85
Monday, February 10, 2020 11:38:17 AM
Interesting side note, if you look at the picture with the backlot you see all the trailers and house trailers.

Seems over there they just park stuff anywhere or wherever it will fit. House trailers mixed with ride trailers and such. Where here usually we try to put the house trailers in one spot and the ride trailers somewhere else (depending on space).

Just thought it was neat to see that, and that one trailer looks like it might go on a train, like something Strates would have (center picture behind ride with backwall).
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Friday, February 14, 2020 12:46:02 PM
Originally Posted by: thunderbolt85 

Interesting side note, if you look at the picture with the backlot you see all the trailers and house trailers.

Seems over there they just park stuff anywhere or wherever it will fit. House trailers mixed with ride trailers and such. Where here usually we try to put the house trailers in one spot and the ride trailers somewhere else (depending on space).

Just thought it was neat to see that, and that one trailer looks like it might go on a train, like something Strates would have (center picture behind ride with backwall).



In Europe they play in the streets and other small locations unlike here where we have large fairgrounds. They have to take advantage of what space they have. The trailers and house trailers are usually parked right behind their ride or close to it.