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New Gerstlauer EuroFighter Models

Graeme Graeme Profile

Posted:
9/13/05 at
8:07:33 PM

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Thought these were interesting - new models of EuroFighter from Gerstlauer...

http://www.screamscape.com/html/euro-fighter_0.htm
http://www.screamscape.com/html/euro-fighter_5.htm
http://www.screamscape.com/html/euro-fighter_9.htm

They are both very compact and have a base frame. I can think of a few East Anglian piers that could do with something like this...

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Re: New Gerstlauer EuroFighter Models by the_winged_beast the_winged_beast Profile at 9/15/05 6:03:55 AM

> Thought these were interesting - new models of EuroFighter
> from Gerstlauer...

The "320 Model" really looks like it's been intended to be homed on the end of a pier I really agree, and what a fabulous addition to any pier it would make, certainly a little more exciting than a crazy mouse

The "470 Model" looks like it will become the modern equivalent / replacement for the pinfari loop coasters

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Re: New Gerstlauer EuroFighter Models by Graeme Graeme Profile at 9/15/05 9:34:12 AM

> The "320 Model" really looks like it's been
> intended to be homed on the end of a pier I really agree,
> and what a fabulous addition to any pier it would make,
> certainly a little more exciting than a crazy mouse

> The "470 Model" looks like it will become the
> modern equivalent / replacement for the pinfari loop
> coasters

Please can we have the 470 for Clacton and the 320 for Walton, and I'll get people lots of nice pics, and be content for 3 months! ;)

Seriously, these EuroFighters are making an awful lot more sense to me now they're making compact models. I didn't really know how to place the original (Vild-Svinet?) Typhoon looked better, but these compact, base-frame models really make sense! A park could buy one and be confident it'll be easy to sell-on if they want to.

Re: New Gerstlauer EuroFighter Models by Corkscrew_Foley Corkscrew_Foley Profile at 9/21/05 11:57:50 AM

Graeme, thanks for these links! I could see even Alton getting one of these in the future, maybe even in Black Hole's(sniff, sniff) place when they remove it(if the rumors are true). But wherever the Eurofighters go, Gertslauer know they'll have a hit on their hands.

Tim.

Re: New Gerstlauer EuroFighter Models by Graeme Graeme Profile at 9/21/05 5:39:31 PM

> Graeme, thanks for these links! I could see even Alton
> getting one of these in the future, maybe even in Black
> Hole's(sniff, sniff) place when they remove it(if the
> rumors are true). But wherever the Eurofighters go,
> Gertslauer know they'll have a hit on their hands.

Yep, I don't think they're too lowly for Alton, especially these days. Only thing is, they're sort of vertical drop rides, which would clash with Oblivion.

Ah, my heart belongs to compact coasters. They're the Reader's Wives and High Street Honeys of the coaster world, ie. all the more appealing because you might actually meet one! ;)

Re: New Gerstlauer EuroFighter Models by TrickTrack TrickTrack Profile at 9/22/05 6:15:19 AM

Hi, its me again, tricknag!

Don´t you think that those rides are a bit, erm..short!? O.K., they are compact, but thats even less coaster than GeForce at Thorpe. It would be nice on a Pier, but for a park?

Graeme, with "Readers Wives" you certainly don´t mean that camp DJ team from London?! These two guys who look like the chicks from Human League and who play lots of Human League and who bitch at punters who dare to ask for special songs?!

Re: New Gerstlauer EuroFighter Models by Graeme Graeme Profile at 9/22/05 9:10:53 AM

> Don´t you think that those rides are a bit, erm..short!?
> O.K., they are compact, but thats even less coaster than
> GeForce at Thorpe. It would be nice on a Pier, but for a
> park?

I agree 100%. I think Tim was thinking of the EuroFighter in general.

To be honest, I'm not so interested in the custom ones. Typhoon looked better than Vild-Svinet, as it was compact (can't remember whether it's portable), but the ones that really interest me are these two compact, base-frame ones. You really could slot one into any amusement park or pier.

How much do you think they cost? Typhoon is down at 5 million euro (A bit more than £3m?) on RCDB. I'd put these compact ones at £2-3m.

> Graeme, with "Readers Wives" you certainly don´t
> mean that camp DJ team from London?! These two guys who
> look like the chicks from Human League and who play lots of
> Human League and who bitch at punters who dare to ask for
> special songs?!

What, something like: "You want Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go? Get with it grandad! That's so eighties!" ;)

Ignore me - I was just being bawdy for comic effect! The truth is, when I'm in WHSmith, I ignore those sorts of magazines and just browse Edge (highbrow computer games mag), Games TM and Home Cinema Choice!

(Sadly, the truth!)

Re: New Gerstlauer EuroFighter Models by Fraser Fraser Profile at 9/22/05 11:43:14 AM

> Ignore me - I was just being bawdy for comic effect! The
> truth is, when I'm in WHSmith, I ignore those sorts
> of magazines and just browse Edge (highbrow computer games
> mag), Games TM and Home Cinema Choice!

> (Sadly, the truth!)

My sad magazine browse normally consists of Nintendo magazine (I have a DS, and can I just say Nintedogs is the coolest game ever); PDA essentials and PocketPC magazine. Sad, but horribly true. Sometimes, if the chav takes me, I might splash out on a Heat.

Re: New Gerstlauer EuroFighter Models by Graeme Graeme Profile at 9/22/05 12:13:54 PM

> My sad magazine browse normally consists of Nintendo
> magazine (I have a DS, and can I just say Nintedogs is the
> coolest game ever);

Very, very good taste, my man! Although I seem to remember you calling me a geek a few years ago when I revealed I liked Zelda!!! (Best game series ever.)

> Sometimes, if the chav takes me, I
> might splash out on a Heat.

There's a heck of a lot of innuendo in that sentence!

Re: New Gerstlauer EuroFighter Models by the_flaming_brick at 9/22/05 12:28:08 PM

> My sad magazine browse normally consists of Nintendo
> magazine (I have a DS, and can I just say Nintedogs is the
> coolest game ever);

> Very, very good taste, my man! Although I seem to remember
> you calling me a geek a few years ago when I revealed I
> liked Zelda!!! (Best game series ever.)

> Sometimes, if the chav takes me, I
> might splash out on a Heat.

> There's a heck of a lot of innuendo in that sentence!

I'm sorry but i thought this was a coaster forum...not a forum for the nintendo DS. How did the conversation change so quickly? I personally agree that it would fit to an amusement park but not something to the standards of alton towers.

By the way...nintendos suck compared to playstation!!

Re: New Gerstlauer EuroFighter Models by Graeme Graeme Profile at 9/22/05 12:34:51 PM

> I'm sorry but i thought this was a coaster forum...not a
> forum for the nintendo DS. How did the conversation change
> so quickly?

Well, you have to allow people to show a bit of personality.

> By the way...nintendos suck compared to playstation!!

Oh dear...!

Re: New Gerstlauer EuroFighter Models by Fraser Fraser Profile at 9/22/05 12:51:34 PM

> I'm sorry but i thought this was a coaster forum...not a
> forum for the nintendo DS. How did the conversation change
> so quickly?

> Well, you have to allow people to show a bit of
> personality.

> By the way...nintendos suck compared to playstation!!

> Oh dear...!

Well actually Mr Flaming-brick person, you may be interested to know that there may be a version of RCT on DS- so it's not entirely unrelated, so there nyar nyar yaboo etc etc.
;)

ps- the playstation psp may rock in its own little world , but will never have Nintendogs or Electroplankton!
I

Re: New Gerstlauer EuroFighter Models by Fraser Fraser Profile at 9/22/05 12:56:28 PM

> I'm sorry but i thought this was a coaster forum...not a
> forum for the nintendo DS. How did the conversation change
> so quickly?

> Well, you have to allow people to show a bit of
> personality.

> By the way...nintendos suck compared to playstation!!

> Oh dear...!

> Well actually Mr Flaming-brick person, you may be
> interested to know that there may be a version of RCT on
> DS- so it's not entirely unrelated, so there nyar nyar
> yaboo etc etc.
> ;)

And back to coasters...I think ikt's highly unfair to compare Gerstlauers to Pinfaris- since all Pinfari coasters that I have ridden are the very work of the devil, and should be reported to amnesty international as instruments of ear-bashing, neck-wrenching, spine-compressing torture. That one on Brighton Pier belongs in the London Dungeon- it is a vile and inhumane machine.

> ps- the playstation psp may rock in its own little world ,
> but will never have Nintendogs or Electroplankton!
> I
>

Re: New Gerstlauer EuroFighter Models by the_flaming_brick at 9/22/05 2:49:41 PM

> Well actually Mr Flaming-brick person, you may be
> interested to know that there may be a version of RCT on
> DS- so it's not entirely unrelated, so there nyar nyar
> yaboo etc etc.
> ;)

> ps- the playstation psp may rock in its own little world ,
> but will never have Nintendogs or Electroplankton!

I never said the psp was any good, just the actual console. I do have a nintendo gamecube and play mario kart double dash all the time. The only problem with it is that, that is the only good game...as well as zelda as i have heard!! They don't have enough games for it!

Re: New Gerstlauer EuroFighter Models by Fraser Fraser Profile at 9/22/05 3:59:21 PM

> Well actually Mr Flaming-brick person, you may be
> interested to know that there may be a version of RCT on
> DS- so it's not entirely unrelated, so there nyar nyar
> yaboo etc etc.
> ;)

> ps- the playstation psp may rock in its own little world ,
> but will never have Nintendogs or Electroplankton!

> I never said the psp was any good, just the actual console.
> I do have a nintendo gamecube and play mario kart double
> dash all the time. The only problem with it is that, that
> is the only good game...as well as zelda as i have heard!!
> They don't have enough games for it!

There's no sign of Zelda for DS yet. The DS games have a great sense of humour about them, which I love. WarioWare touched is hilarious- you get to pee on fires to put them out, wipe snot off people's faces and poke cats in the eye. I suppose I like all that dinky oriental sense of fun.