[Tagging] Miniature railways and park trains

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 23:41:52 UTC 2021



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> On 18 Jan 2021, at 00:10, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> They are not roller coasters
>> in the sense that adults would get thrilled whatsoever but that target younger kids.
> 
> I would call that a merry-go-round or carousel.


I’m not a native speaker, but a carousel evokes the idea of a structure that turns around a centre, while these are actually small train like structures (with a pulling locomotive) running on rails.

Carousel:

https://www.c-way.it/contrib/uploads/LUNEUR_RID_04.jpg

https://www.avvenire.it/c/2017/PublishingImages/9ae27a7a9de6424cbe762333ece99099/giostra.jpg?width=1024


https://i.ytimg.com/vi/GVHZPWHSr00/maxresdefault.jpg

http://www.bb-roma.it/upload/CONF25/20160405/Un_nuovo_Luneur_per_far_divertire_Roma-tSa-1200X0.jpg

not a carousel:

https://www.romadeibambini.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/LuneurPark5.jpg

Cheers Martin 





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