Saturday, February 3, 2007

Steel Force Construction Diary #5

Sorry this Steel Force retro construction update is later than I wanted, but with so much going on lately it's taken a back seat. But here we are, so let's get updating:

Here we are on April 5th, 1997. As you can see they've started to focus work on the turnaround by Hercules. They have a bunch of the footers done, and they have moved track pieces to the area.

Here's track waiting to be placed on April 11th, 1997. As you can see like other coasters under construction, they have numbered the track pieces. Here are numbers 27, 29, and 30.

This is also on April 11th. It's the station, brakes, and transfer track area. Here's what's what:
1 - The on-ride photo location.
2 - The station. Only the bottom part was up at this point.
3 - The brake run. As you can see it's only got its primer paint on it.
4 - The transfer track area. No track has been placed on it at this point.

This is April 13th. They had started to place supports on the lower part of the turnaround. More track has been moved over and is waiting to be placed. All the footers for this section appear to be finished.

Next time things really start flying as the park opening approaches!