Project Helix - Liseberg (Mack Launch Coaster)

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Re: Project Helix - Liseberg (Mack Launch Coaster)

Postby TheAustralianViper » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:01 pm

I don't know why but I think I preferred the layout before they swapped the Corkscrew for an inverted top hat after the launch, needless to say it still looks very amazing and also the trains are superb.

Now if only one of our theme parks gets a Mack launch coaster and also a B&M I will be a very happy Australian rollercoaster enthusiast. Probably will plan a trip to Liseberg next year to ride Helix anyway.
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Re: Project Helix - Liseberg (Mack Launch Coaster)

Postby Simba » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:23 pm

Thekingin64 wrote:That does look nice. I like how there's hardly anything on the front and what there is, you're sat above. Should make for a lovely view from front row.

From the look of it in the picture, it looks like it will be a similar experience to the view you get on the front of Colossus and that is just spectacular!
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Re: Project Helix - Liseberg (Mack Launch Coaster)

Postby Thekingin64 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:02 pm

It should be, but on Colossus you are still sat in the train where-as this you are pretty much on top. I'm not denying it'd be a great view on either though
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Re: Project Helix - Liseberg (Mack Launch Coaster)

Postby Simba » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:51 pm

Liseberg posted some Pictures of fresh launch track on their Facebook Page.
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Re: Project Helix - Liseberg (Mack Launch Coaster)

Postby Thekingin64 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:05 am

I still think that if a park wanted a theme similar to Nemesis, manufacturers should just leave the track unpainted. Track like that would look so good on Nemesis.
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Re: Project Helix - Liseberg (Mack Launch Coaster)

Postby Simba » Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:45 am

Well if I am correct the paint protects the track and supports which is why most companies wouldn't want to leave the track unpainted even if it was possibly suggested by the park.
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Re: Project Helix - Liseberg (Mack Launch Coaster)

Postby Thekingin64 » Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:40 pm

I had a feeling they had to put some sort of Primer on the track to help protect it and then paint over the primer. Still would be good if possible though.
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Re: Project Helix - Liseberg (Mack Launch Coaster)

Postby Dalek Sec » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:48 pm

Nice Mack Launch track, I can't wait to see pictures of the Helix track painted green, and the front car of the train looks fantastic.
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Re: Project Helix - Liseberg (Mack Launch Coaster)

Postby CP2013 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:27 am

here is an official look at the train finished and set up on display

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Re: Project Helix - Liseberg (Mack Launch Coaster)

Postby Thekingin64 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:40 pm

Now, that looks lovely. I love the lights on the front. Kinda look like eyes to go with the lizard colours on the train.
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