Mine Trains - Arrow or Vekoma ?

Tuesday, March 12, 2002 5:37 AM

Which mine trains do you like best , Arrow, or Vekoma's ? I love the Runaway mine train at SFOT, but I've never been on a vekoma mine train.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 5:45 AM

here is an article I found on the subject:

http://www.coasterforce.com/articles/vekomamine.htm

*** This post was edited by Canadas Coaster Drew on 3/12/2002. ***

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 5:56 AM

That article smacks of biased journalism. To even make the statement :

Vekoma Make Mine Trains Better Than B&M Make Inverted Coasters - Now that says something

Well, let's just say even if you WEREN'T comparing apples and oranges, WHICH they are, it's still almost laughable. That's like whoever manufactures monorails saying "We're the B&M of monorail design".

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 5:59 AM
TOS.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 6:00 AM
Neither...I prefer Morgan's Mine Trains. Quicksilver Express, the mine train at Bonfante Gardens, blew me away.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 7:19 AM
You know what's funny, the best mine train I've been on is a Togo!

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Tuesday, March 12, 2002 8:57 AM
Where is there a Vekoma mine train? The only one I know is at Disneyland Paris (Big Thunder Mtn, I presume).
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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 3:26 AM

Rob Ascough said:
Where is there a Vekoma mine train? The only one I know is at Disneyland Paris (Big Thunder Mtn, I presume).


I've been on 3 vekoma minetrains. The one in diney paris, Six Flags Belgium and Colorado adventure in Phantasialand (Germany). Never been on a arrow, but I'm sure the Vekoma minetrain is better.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 6:35 AM
My problem with Arrow mine trains is leg room... I am 6'2" and can barely get the lap bar down over my thighs. It makes each ride quite painful.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 7:03 AM
I've only been on Arrows, so I can't compare a bit....but after seeing QE, I think that looks like a winner....and I LOBE the mine trains!
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Wednesday, March 13, 2002 12:20 PM

Beetlecoaster said:

I've been on 3 vekoma minetrains. The one in diney paris, Six Flags Belgium and Colorado adventure in Phantasialand (Germany). Never been on a arrow, but I'm sure the Vekoma minetrain is better.

Now that was biased...

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