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Offline thunderbolt85  
#16 Posted : Friday, February 14, 2020 5:08:03 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Scott Go to Quoted Post
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.




Yeah, we somewhat used to do that here, now there is something to be said for putting all your trucks/trailers in a row neatly.

But one thing I remember from the 70s and 80s at the Upper SC state fair, there was a large middle area and it would be full of trucks, trailers, power plants and the such. I enjoyed looking at all of that as much as the midway.

Of course, lot of joint owners would have a bunch of stick joints in one trailer so you had that, then the ride trailers with all the paint work on the sides, and the open trailers for rides such as the Tilt, Spider, etc.

Of course, I still miss the unique things like using school buses for side shows and things like that.

Ahh the good old days.
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#17 Posted : Saturday, February 15, 2020 4:15:44 PM(UTC)
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that is one heck of a ride, those pics show fire blowing and a fountain, tons of scenery and it looks like they even sold shirts for the ride from that fire truck. Curious to see if all that is done here in the US, if so that should be the talk of the town for sure
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#18 Posted : Wednesday, February 19, 2020 12:50:57 AM(UTC)
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A link to a photo of a Hollen Taxi with the full top and pillars...

https://www.polypweb.eu/viewtopic.php?t=1446

(If you scroll scroll about three-quarters of the way thru the above photos, there are photos that show the back elevated section of track mounted on the trailer. These may be the photos that Indiana TED was referring to (?)



A link to a photo on my Photo Bucket page of one themed Tiger Hai...

https://oi43.photobucket.com/alb.../museumshow/Tigerhai.jpg



According to the Schwarzkopf Coaster Net website, the generic name of this model of Bayern Kurve was "Bayern Express".
Link to photos on the Schwarzkopf coaster website of a Bayern Express themed Pony Express and Cowboy Express...

http://schwarzkopf-coast...et/ESbayernexpressGF.htm

"Don't forget to be half fair and give a little credit to the small concessionaire"
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#19 Posted : Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:28:28 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ridejocky Go to Quoted Post
A Swiss Bobs/Bayren Kurve with Checker tubs?

I always wanted to see one with a subway train and New York Skyline...



Would a "Metroliner" suffice ?


Sometime before the company went out of business, Schwarzkopf had plans to build a bigger, more spectacular version of the Bayern Kurve called the Super bob. German manufacturer BHS ended up building a similar ride based on the "twice around" Schwarzkopf design themed, Metroliner...

http://schwarzkopf-coaster.net/ESsuperbobGF.htm



Zierer also was showing an artist rendering of a "Metroliner" themed Bayern Kurve type ride in their brochure...

https://oi43.photobucket.com/alb...useumshow/METROLINER.jpg





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https://www.themeparkreview.com/...m/files/thumb_07_251.jpg

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#20 Posted : Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:44:46 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for the great links.
@ JW
Have you a link to the complete photobucket page where the older pictures are from?
visit a great forum about amusement rides:
https://www.kirmesparkworld.net/relaunch/forum/
(New Link!!!)
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