Tuesday, January 8, 2002 12:24 PM
Are the trains on DW's Cyclone a new generation Arrow Looper train. Are they different from the first generation. Why doesn't Tennessee Tornado have them?
Tuesday, January 8, 2002 12:31 PM
I don't know if Cyclone has them, but yes, they are different. http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery104.htm?Picture=3
is a good picture of them, that one on Canyon Blaster at Circus Circus.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2002 12:45 PM
Yes, Cyclone has the newer style Arrow train.
Tuesday, January 8, 2002 1:58 PM
I don't know why TT has the standard carbodies, but it runs just fine as it is!
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Tuesday, January 8, 2002 2:57 PM
There is nothing "technically" different about Arrow's "newer" trains as opposed to the older ones. They just look different.
Tuesday, January 8, 2002 3:10 PM
They look as thought they are closer to the rails which would give them a lower center of gravity. If there is anyone who has ridden in arrows new trains and would like to comment about if they ride any differently please do.
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Tuesday, January 8, 2002 3:20 PM
Could SFMM's Viper get the new trains?
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Tuesday, January 8, 2002 3:46 PM
GoldRusheROCKS, I'm sure it could, but I doubt SF would be willing to fork over the money. If the trains were extremely old and decrepid. With the track guage the same for both types of trains, of course you could replace them. I doubt there is a need to, as I'm sure SFMM keeps it's trains on Viper in top condition (I wouldn't know what they look like, but if they are all ripped up and in bad shape, you still don't know what it's like on the inside, which is the important part.)
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Tuesday, January 8, 2002 4:03 PM
I've ridden the Cyclone when it was the Big Dipper at Luna Park Sydney & will ride it next week when I drive up to the Gold Coast. Also have ridden Canyon Blaster.
The c.o.g is the same, the newer trains are more open & comfortable to ride in. Don't forget Drachen Fire has them as well. Whoa, I just found this page with a rare aerial photo of it.
Maybe TT has the older trains as they most likely have a better track clearance than the newer ones - are their noses low or what? :)
Thursday, January 10, 2002 9:53 AM
The newer Arrow bodies have a few differences. irst there is less leg room. Next, the seats sit in a higher position with less mass around the rider giving a more open ride. The cars also have seat dividers. The restraints are slightly different as well. They have a short grap bar on one side and a crooked longer handle on the other side (not very friendly for ride ops!). The cars also are more rounded with extra grab handles for the front rows as well as the side of each row.P
*** This post was edited by baddboy on 1/10/2002. ***