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Steamboat Gondola Upgrades


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#1 Nordo

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 06:53 PM

Hi all,

I hadn't seen any images of the upgrades to the Steamboat Gondola yet, so here are a few I managed to snap. They're not great, but they were the best that could be done with the family in tow.

A few amateur observations:
  • The return is pretty much all-new with the bullwheel relocated to the front of the terminal. It's now barely visible.
  • The top drive is the same but most everything else seems to have been replaced.
  • It's easy to tell what is from the original '86 gondola, as it's still painted blue while the new equipment is galvanized.
  • The parking system has been upgraded and looks as if it might require less manual labor.
  • New grips & hanger arms.

All in all, it seems like an impressive upgrade, though there are not as many moving parts to enjoy. If there's anyone with more insight, please chime in!

Drive terminal:
Attached File  Upper Terminal 1.jpg (1.91MB)
Number of downloads: 223
Attached File  Upper Terminal 2.jpg (1.95MB)
Number of downloads: 304
Attached File  Upper Terminal 3.jpg (1.94MB)
Number of downloads: 304

Return:
Attached File  Return Terminal 1.jpg (1.89MB)
Number of downloads: 298
Attached File  Return Terminal 2.jpg (1.86MB)
Number of downloads: 210





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