# of trains on B:TR's?

Monday, July 7, 2003 7:22 PM
How come some B:TR clones have 8 cars, but others, like Le Vampire have only 7 cars?

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery1567.htm?Picture=6

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery24.htm?Picture=1

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Monday, July 7, 2003 8:55 PM
What you refer to as a car, is generally called a row on a B&M or other invert. Why have some less or more rows than others is a mystery to me.
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Monday, July 7, 2003 9:06 PM
Would it be a different ride experience do you think?
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Monday, July 7, 2003 10:05 PM
Any difference in train length will change the speed of the ride, even slightly. If the ride was not re-engineered to account for this (as I doubt they were) then yes, there will be a small difference between the back row on your normal B:TR and the back row on LeVampire.

For bonus points, what was or is the coaster that had a train with one row fewer than the other(s)? I can't remember which it was, but I'm pretty sure it was a B&M. I remember reading it in Roller Coasters of America by Todd Throgmorton (sp?) way back in the day.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 2:51 AM
Smaller trains mean:

a) front and back row are closer to center of mass (which is part of why Intamin hypers have much more air than B&M's)

b) less resistance to friction (slower speed towards the end of the ride)

c) less capacity (duh)

d) less weight to support (also duh)
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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:00 PM
I've ridden several B:TR clones and Le Vampire in the back and there really isn't a noticable difference in intensity. I'm sure if you measured forces you'd see a slight difference, but it's not something you're really going to notice. The only logical reasoning behind seven rows instead of eight is saving money. La Ronde clearly doesn't care about capacity since they only run one train on Le Vampire anyway.

-Nate

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:07 PM
Look at the pics. I could be a mirror image of the SFMM version. If so, it is a clone of the one at SFStl- thus it is still a clone. ;)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:08 PM
Because it is the exact same layout as all the other B:TR's and Great White. It may be mirrored however.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:45 PM
Where in this thread did anyone start disputing the fact that Le Vampire is a B:TR clone?

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:47 PM
Ugh. Vater, what you see here is DorneyDante (I think) asking a question only to delete his post after having it answered. Smooth move dude, now MagnumForce and myself look like complete idiots that are posting to the breeze. ;)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:47 PM
DorneyDante did Vater, but he deleted his post.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:49 PM
Man, we've gotta stop posting the same thing at the same time... :)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:50 PM
Ahh...not surprising at all. Thanks for clearing that up. I was beginning to think you guys lost it. ;)

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*** This post was edited by Vater 7/8/2003 4:51:27 PM ***

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:53 PM
Me? Lose it? Nah, you're the crazy one... ;)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:57 PM
To lose it implies you two guys had "it" in the first place!!! ;) ;)

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:58 PM
Sorry guys, I deleted my post because only after I posted my question did I realize the answer. You guys must have responded like the next minute I posted my question. I deleted my post before I even read your guys posts. I fend for Marimbaguy and Vater, they really aren't crazy and talking to thin air..........

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 1:00 PM
George you definitely knew I never had it.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 1:36 PM
Nobody seems to be fending for Brent. Hmm....I wonder why.....oh wait, no I don't. :p

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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 1:39 PM
Ya know Andy, for a future youth pastor, you sure can be mean ;)
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Tuesday, July 8, 2003 4:03 PM
I've been on the Vampire many times, and it is a mirrored. The difference is that the Vampire drops tot he right.
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