By , February 13, 2013
Colin Coon

Hello again everyone,

To say the last few weeks have been busy is an understatement.  Train assembly is in full swing and the Gold Striker trains are really starting to come together.  After working on them non-stop for the last four weeks they are at the point where they could technically roll around the circuit.  Painted parts for Gold Striker are coming in daily and once all of them arrive we should be able to complete the trains fairly quickly.  So far it’s gone together very smoothly, and as a result I’ve been handed most of the responsibility to put the trains together.  Dan of course assists and provides direction, but he’s also able to get some other major projects done around the shop after showing me what to do.

A few weekends ago I also was able to experience my first East Coaster event.  East Coaster is an annual enthusiast event held by the American Coaster Enthusiasts during the offseason where representatives from parks and manufacturers come and talk about what to expect in the upcoming season.  It was actually an enjoyable day and I met a lot of people who were very enthusiastic about our two current projects.  It was also nice to meet a few of the representatives from other parks and manufacturers that were present (Jeffrey Siebert from Fiesta Texas brought some pretty spectacular cookies for us too).

In the next few weeks we should be getting everything in to finish up the trains for both rides, so stay tuned for that.  All four trains are going to look really cool, so I’m pretty excited to see how they turn out when they are done.  It’s also a pretty awesome feeling to basically assemble something from the ground up, so I’m looking forward to seeing the outcome when the trains are all done

Until next time,


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  1. Guy says:

    Colin,

    Keep up the great work Bro. Jarett, January, and I love to hear what you got’s going on! Tell er’body there I said Hi. Tell Joe I still havn’t gotten my Mr. Six mask. He’ll know what I’m talking about.

    Take care man! See ya soon.

    Peace & Cheers!
    Guy

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