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.
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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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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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! ------------------ THE SCARIEST PART OF THE RIDE IS THE LIFT HILL!
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. :)