Boomerang trains?

Wednesday, June 25, 2003 5:08 PM
I was just browsing RCBD and i noticed that on Vekoma Boomerangs, some trains were this style http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery992.htm?Picture=3

, and others were this style http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery807.htm?Picture=10 . Is one style of train not used anymore?

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 5:14 PM
The trains shown in the second picture were provided by Arrow Dynamics.

The newer trains shown in the first picture are Vekoma's own design.

You can see the new design on other Vekoma loopers as well, including Monte Makaya and Gouderix.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 5:15 PM
The first picture displays the new train being used by Vekoma on their newer Boomerang models. Apparently in the earlier years, Vekoma was not in the business of producing roller coaster trains. The older style train (2nd picture) is a model manufactured by Arrow Dynamics. The Vekoma style trains offer a much better ride in my opinion.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 5:29 PM
yeah, the Vekoma trains are ice smooth.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 6:21 PM
Does Flashback @ SFNE have new or old trains...I think they have new ones...I didnt really notice when I went...anyone beg differ?

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 6:38 PM
Flashback at SFNE has the newer designed trains from Vekoma. Check it out at http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery629.htm?Picture=2
*** This post was edited by NITROman 6/25/2003 10:38:58 PM ***
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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 6:47 PM
I'm going to do a little research (pointless, really) and make a list of what Boomerang models have which generation of train. Check back later and I should have the list posted here!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 6:52 PM
Boomerangs actually have three styles of trains, Arrow trains, Vekoma trains that are very close in appearance and design to Arrow trains, and the new style Vekoma trains.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 6:54 PM
I just realized this while looking at a picture of Fantasilandia's Boomerang. Would this be considered the 2nd or 3rd gen train? (1st gen being the Arrow)

EDIT- the train I'm asking about is the Arrow-looking Vekoma version.

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*** This post was edited by MarimbaGuy87 6/25/2003 11:00:40 PM ***

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:07 PM
When did Vekoma start producing their own trains? I know WoF's boomerang, built in 2000 has them, and R'nR has them (I'm assuming), slightly modified, of course.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:12 PM
They began making them in the late 80's. SFoG's Ninja has the early style Vekoma trains.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:19 PM
So that would mean they are 1st Generation Vekoma trains? Just making sure, I'm creating a page with a list of each Boomerang and their train style.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 7:24 PM
The first boomerang with the "new" style Vekoma trains was the one at TGE, which opened in 1997. All boomerangs that opened after that have the newer Vekoma trains.

-Nate

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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 8:55 PM
Space Mountain at DLP was the first Vekoma looping coaster to feature Vekoma trains. In that case, they were basically custom versions of the Arrow trains (with a custom body themed for the ride). Its opened in 95
*** This post was edited by Absimilliard 6/26/2003 12:56:01 AM ***
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Wednesday, June 25, 2003 9:01 PM

But what about the trains on SFWoA's Mind Eraser and the trains on Ninja at SFoG.

What are thos etrains?
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Thursday, June 26, 2003 4:20 AM
And some (at least 1) older boomerang were fitted with the newer trains... Sea Serpent at Morey's Piers (opened in 1984)runs with the Vekoma trains, not the older Arrow.

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Kind of hard to take a post as objective if a park or coaster name is part of the "user name"

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 5:08 AM
Did any boomerang ever operate with the old double-ended Arrow shuttle loop trains? I always liked the angled "nose" on the back of the last car.

http://www.rcdb.com/installationgallery692.htm?Picture=5

The end car is the one on the left.

Later,
EV
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Thursday, June 26, 2003 5:15 AM
I believe SFNE's Flashback was also fitted with the newer trains. Seeing as it was originally built in China, then moved to SFKK, and now SFNE. I believe it was built in China around 1990 or earlier, so I would assume it had older style trains.

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 5:20 AM
Hershey's Sidewinder has a type of train that looks different from both the standard Arrow-style trains and the new Vekoma ones. Are those similar to the ones on SFOG's Ninja?

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 5:35 AM
Hershey's Sidewinder has I believe Vekoma's 1st Generation Trains. Yes, those are similar to the Ninja ones and also the trains on SFWoA's Mind Eraser. I actually found Mind Eraser at SFWoA to be quite smooth (for a what it is) last year, a fairly good experience for a Boomerang... :)
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