Old Arrow Looper Trains

Tuesday, March 6, 2001 10:05 AM
I was just wondering why almost every old arrow looping coaster (1970's) has (6) Six cars per train. All the more recet trains have (7) Seven. Was there a specific reason that the last car was added?

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Tuesday, March 6, 2001 10:58 AM
Probably for capacity.

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Scott W. Short
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Tuesday, March 6, 2001 7:32 PM
i agree with shiveringtim probably since they started buildin longer tracks than the corkscrew model they needed more capacity.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2001 5:22 AM
Here in Vegas at the Adventuredome. The Canyon Blaster opened with 7 car trains, now we have 6 car trains. I still dont know why they changed it. Also a few weeks ago they finished painting train one in that chromakey paint stuff that changes to like 5 colors depending on the light. The funny thing is they tested the paint on one of the planes on the Thunderbirds airplane ride. They only have painted one car of the second train. Rumor is they wont paint the rest of other so they can tell which train is which as they forgot to put the numbers on the cars, even though the numbers are just stickers UGH! At least we have =Chaos= coming!
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Wednesday, March 7, 2001 12:53 PM
I know Arrow looper trains went through a major upgrade in the 80's, and since then, the seventh car has been added.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2001 1:01 PM
I think the Later Arrow coasters got big and fast enough to be able to have 7 cars per train
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Wednesday, March 7, 2001 1:10 PM
The SBNO 1995 Arrow Big Dipper at Luna Park Sydney was meant to have 7 cars, but has 6 cars in a futile attempt to reduce the noise which brought about it's demise. Also, there is only one train for the exact same reason. The capacity was terrible & it could've had two trains to speed up the line. BTW, the layout doesn't have a mid-course braking run.

It's rumored to have been bought by Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Australia to possibly replace their Thunderbolt headbanging coaster. Wonderland wanted to buy the Dipper, looks like they missed out.

I just hope more inversions are added to the existing track as it has only two; a Sidewinder (Half Left-hand Corkscrew/Half Loop) and a Vertical Loop. There still isn't a full-length Corkscrew inversion to be found anywhere in Sydney. :(

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4) More steel coasters please!!! Preferably a B&M Masterpiece!


*** This post was edited by CoasterGod on 3/7/2001. ***
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Tuesday, March 20, 2001 7:17 AM
I think as parks become slightly more popular in Australia, with larger rides being built, there will be more parks expanding their attractions.

I just don't like how Big Dipper is closed
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