Boomerang trains?

Thursday, June 26, 2003 6:15 AM
The reason why the Sea Serpent in Wildwood has the new trains is because when the older Arrow ones, broke and the train was stuck in a loop, after that accident they got the Vekoma ones.
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Thursday, June 26, 2003 6:33 AM
Geauga Lake has a Vekoma train on their Mind Eraser but it's a mid-generation Vekoma design that looks like the older Arrow train. Darien Lake has the newest style Vekoma train with the rounded car noses.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 6:39 AM
The thing I noticed about the 2 pictures, is how the people in the second picture don't seem to be having a very good time!
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Thursday, June 26, 2003 7:31 AM
Well thats because there going up the back lift at 6mph...so nothing really special is going on...

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 7:52 AM
...or they know what's about to happen to them, Mike.

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 10:53 AM
So wait RideMan, how many generations of Vekoma trains are there really?

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 2:16 PM
If you lok you can see that they have the same mid-generation trains!

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*** This post was edited by Villainboi 6/26/2003 6:17:12 PM ***

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Thursday, June 26, 2003 7:59 PM
Now to confuse the topic even more. Didn't Arrow make differnet Generations of thier trains for Vekoma Boomerangs? I know that there's been changes in their trains before, durring, and after Arrow was merged with Huss. The styles may be too small for the average person to notice but they're there.


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Friday, June 27, 2003 6:02 AM
As far as I know, Arrow changed their trains very little throughout the years, with changes being limited to larger road wheels and new car bodies on rides like Drachen Fire and Vegas's Canyon Blaster.

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Friday, June 27, 2003 5:29 PM
All I kow is that the most comfortable one I've ever been on was at SFFT. It had a small headrest that kept your head from shifting side to side.
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Thursday, July 3, 2003 10:09 AM
I found another type of train on Hershey Park's Sidewinder. It is different from both the Arrow style and Vekoma style trains.

http://www.onridecentral.com/coasters.asp?id=42

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Thursday, July 3, 2003 10:16 AM

You know I wish someone would buy a boomerang and then go to Premier Rides and have them design some trains that have lapbars instead of OTSR's you know I think i would really enjoy a Vekoma Boomerang then! OOOMMM PA!
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Thursday, July 3, 2003 10:29 AM

MarimbaGuy87 said:
Hershey's Sidewinder has I believe Vekoma's 1st Generation Trains.

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Thursday, July 3, 2003 11:03 AM
So I'm illiterate, shoot me!
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Thursday, July 3, 2003 11:11 AM
I have no idea how many variations there are. But I do know that Arrow has had several subtle changes in their trains over the years. For instance the trains on the Cedar Point Corkscrew are different from the ones on the Geauga Lake Double Loop, those are both different from the ones on Loch Ness Monster, and Vortex is different still. Gradually the cars got larger, and there were subtle changes in the shoulder bars, with the Drachen Fire cars being the biggest, I think. And it was after that when they went to the larger road wheels for Steel Phantom, and I think everything built by Arrow since Magnum has larger wheels (I'm not positive about that. How big are the road wheels on Tennessee Tornado?). Vekoma still uses the smaller wheels on their Boomerangs, but now uses bigger ones on the SLCs. I think. You need a scorecard to keep up with these guys, and I am afraid I haven't got one. :)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Thursday, July 3, 2003 3:34 PM
Dave, I know the Tenn Tornado does indeed have the larger road wheels. But the train looks so much like the old Steel Phantom Trains.

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