# Relative Weight of X's trains

Sunday, February 17, 2002 6:46 AM
Was looking pix of X and thinking how it has a lot more support structure than coasters of similar size.  Then I remembered that the trains are significantly larger than, say, B&M trains, so they require more support.

Anyone know how much heavier they are?

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Sunday, February 17, 2002 6:53 AM
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Sunday, February 17, 2002 8:40 AM
I would think that the trains are heavier than most.  Also, the large clearances that have to be left for the very wide trains require more steel.
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Sunday, February 17, 2002 11:05 AM
I remember hearing EACH of X's cars weight __ tons? They're really heavy...probably making each of X's trains the heaviest in the world.
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Sunday, February 17, 2002 11:24 AM
I don't know about the trains, but I do remember Arrow's president mentioning at IAAPA that the ride itself has a ridiculous amount of steel.

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Sunday, February 17, 2002 12:03 PM
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Sunday, February 17, 2002 12:43 PM
I beleive each car weighs 5 tons and there are 7 cars which makes it 35 tons total! I'm still looking for confirmation, but I remember this from a while back.

-seth

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Sunday, February 17, 2002 12:44 PM
I remember reading that they were in the neighborhood of  25-29 tons.  They may be very heavy, but aren't the MF trains in the lower 20s?
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Sunday, February 17, 2002 12:47 PM
The MF trains are 28 tons actually. Doing the math roughly...that would come out to 3 tons for cars 2-9, and 4 tons for the first car with its extra wheel assembly.

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Sunday, February 17, 2002 12:58 PM
That sounds like what I read for the weight for the MF trains.  (Didn't that number come from the Intamin presentation at Coastermania?)

So, does anyone have any solid info (not guesses) for the weight of Xs trains?  I wouldn't be surprised if they are even more than 28.

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- Peabody

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Sunday, February 17, 2002 1:46 PM
Yeah, that's the number that came from Intamin at CoasterMania...before that time, they boasted a weight of 19 tons...quite a significant difference, don't you think? :)

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Sunday, February 17, 2002 5:23 PM
Wow I never imagined one car to be that heavy but now that I think about it I guess there is a lot of steel and other parts that go into a car. Very interesting.

Any one know anything on how wooden cars compare to steel?

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Sunday, February 17, 2002 8:33 PM
According to the discovery channel show (Steve Okamoto said it on the show), SD2K's trains are ~10 tons, fully loaded. I doubt MF's are 28.
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Monday, February 18, 2002 3:07 AM

ApolloAndy said:
SD2K's trains are ~10 tons, fully loaded. I doubt MF's are 28.

Why would Intamin say that they weigh 28 then?  SD2Ks trains were fiberglass shells if I remember right.  Yes they are big, but, sitting in them there is a LOT of fiberglass and plastic.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 8:07 AM
The TRACK on X is about twice the size of a standard coaster too. As is the support beams. HUGE.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2002 12:13 PM
Yes, as Peabody said, there is a big weight difference between fiberglass and stainless steel. :)

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