- Dec 16, 2013
- Reaction score
That's right - the clearance between the linear induction motor and the reaction rail is 11mm.
That's where the snow or ice build-up is a problem.
ive always wondered if the reaction rail was made vertical like they have on LIM rollercoasters, if that would have solved the problem.
It also would have potentially solved the issue of the train being lifted slightly off the tracks, requiring the need for a 4th rail (the lifting of the wheels off the track opened the closed circuit of the electrification ground through the tracks)
I could see issues with tolerances in turns and such though, theres a reason those reaction rails on rollercoasters only exist on straight aways.