Just got back from AT for the first time in afew years. Nemesis as good as ever. Does anyone else have the theme tune stuck in their head when they get home?
Impressed with the 15 minute waiting time for a bank holiday Monday.
Sorry to be off topic but what is it that makes a coaster rough with age? I still find Nemesis to be smooth and it’s 25 years old, where as others are worse over a shorter space of time. I’m no expert and tried googling but cant find out why so just curious?? Thanks!
I believe it's to do with tiny misalignments between track pieces that develop over time. The individual parts also bend and warp because of the forces, which changes how the coaster moves around it. Sometimes not all 3 of the wheels in each set will actually touch the track all the time because they have slightly shifted. B&Ms are generally better than other manufacturers because they are made to high standards in the first place. They also have quite long sections of track which helps, as each transition between pieces is a place where there is potential for bumps and misalignment, so the longer the pieces, the less pieces and transitions needed. Its sort of a combination of all these things but it applies to steel coasters only. Woodies are a whole different thing.