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Pythagoras Racer
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Jul 7, 2018 @ 10:39am
Oct 13, 2018 @ 2:54pm
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Pythagoras Racer

MAJOR UPDATE: This is now a complete ride.

A 5-train Quasi-Mobius coaster inspired by the old "Derby Racer" or "Racing Coaster" at Euclid Beach Park, Cleveland, OH, which was torned down in 1969. It has the same BIG footprint as the original: 250m x 36m so is really only suitable for large parks. This is NOT a replica, it's different in a number of ways. That's why I call it "Pythagoras Racer" as he's the only other ancient Greek mathematician I know of.

The coaster is perfectly timed to race 90-95% of the time, ONCE it "warms up". It needs a queue of real, live peeps and once that happens, it needs to run 5 or 6 trains through the station. But after that, all will be well. It will NOT race correctly with test dummies so don't complain if you never open your park.

This blueprint includes the awesome coaster, a station, a queue shed, and about 600 gap-filling supports. Total part count is about 1250. The coaster stats are a tiny big on the high fear side for families but should still attract quite a few of them. This will be a very popular ride.

HOWEVER, it has lots of moving parts. 5 trains, 9 block brakes, 2 lifts. This gives it low reliability so you need a fairly highly skilled mechanic pretty much dedicated to keeping it running. He can have a few other rides in close proximity on his work roster but don't let him wander too far away.

The video is from a park I used this in, with a different color scheme. Repainting the gap-filling is a bit of a chore but doesn't take too long.
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Bullethead  [author] Oct 13, 2018 @ 3:22pm 
Majjor update: This is now a complete blueprint with station, queue shed, lights, and all the necessary gap-filling supports.
Bullethead  [author] Jul 18, 2018 @ 7:00pm 
Thanks SocialsniperZZZ@
socialsniperzzz Jul 18, 2018 @ 5:56pm 
Euclid beach thriller. Seriously old footage. Hope this helps.
Bullethead  [author] Jul 12, 2018 @ 2:34am 
Thanks for the feedback, socialsniperzzz. I really appreciate it. If you find any obvious problems or significant deviations from reality, please let me know. This coaster is very much a WIP.
socialsniperzzz Jul 10, 2018 @ 5:27pm 
ps: When you enter the link, move it around a bit and you'll see a good shot of the racing coaster.
socialsniperzzz Jul 10, 2018 @ 5:25pm 
Hi, Bullethead! Love your ride! Not sure if this will work, but will try to send you a pic of EBP Racing Coaster.
Thought your creation highly inspiring as I delve into this game! Thank you so much! -Mark
Bullethead  [author] Jul 9, 2018 @ 3:23pm 
Socialsniiperzz, PLEASE give me some feedback once you've tried it. This isn't an exact copy of the Euclid Beach Park coaster, just much inspired by it. Thus, I call it "Pythagorus". For starters, the lift hill is taller and pointier due to PC friction issues, and I had to infer the configuration of the bunny hops and double ups/downs from a very scanty collection of very old photos and postcards. And, of course, this ride is QUASI-Mobius in that there's only 1 station and you go around twice, whereas the original was a true Mobius with 2 stations and you went around once.
socialsniperzzz Jul 9, 2018 @ 3:04pm 
Can't wait to ride this! I remember the original and rode it as well as The Thriller and the Flying Turns.