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Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) General Discussion

by Owen » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:35 pm

Rocky Mountain Construction have officially announced two new styles of roller coaster both supposedly coming to parks in 2017.

First, a compact wooden coaster using the topper track has been developed -

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As well as RMC's take on a steel coaster, the single rail Raptor Track and single seater Raptor Train -

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Both designs have been created to be cheaper and size efficient so that small parks can add these to their ride line up.

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What do you think of these new designs, and which parks do you think will invest in them for 2017?
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Re: RMC Confirm 2 New Coaster Styles for 2017

by Mermalizer » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:45 pm

They both look really exciting, but I feel like the lower throughput for the Raptor coaster will be its downfall, especially if a park markets the ride as a big attraction.
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Re: RMC Confirm 2 New Coaster Styles for 2017

by stealthsmiler » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:52 am

I really like the Raptor track and it is definitely something that could work well as a main attraction for a smaller park who get fewer visitors, balancing out the low through put.

This could work well at Blackpool


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Re: RMC Confirm 2 New Coaster Styles for 2017

by Burniel » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:41 pm

Woah. Did I hear that correctly on the video? 400 riders per hour theoretical capacity on 2-train operation?

It looks great and would be a fantastic ride, but that throughput is unacceptable and inpractical for bigger parks. Smaller park may benefit from adding the Raptor coaster, but I wouldn't expect to see one at bigger parks like Merlin parks or, to an extent, Blackpool.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) General Discussion

by Aidan Lowe » Wed May 03, 2017 3:10 am

Rocky Mountain Construction has some Raptor single rail up.

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Re: Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) General Discussion

by GThing64 » Wed May 03, 2017 2:41 pm

Don't forget that RMC have already announced the T-Rex track, which is a single-rail coaster with space for two seats per row rather than one, so that will likely be the option taken by larger parks who want a higher-capacity ride.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) General Discussion

by dazza4783 » Wed May 03, 2017 7:07 pm

GThing64 wrote:Don't forget that RMC have already announced the T-Rex track, which is a single-rail coaster with space for two seats per row rather than one, so that will likely be the option taken by larger parks who want a higher-capacity ride.


T-Rex will have 3 seats per row.

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