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Hixee

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^Nope, that's perfectly normal. I believe it's called a 'trailered' wheel assembly, where basically the back wheels of the car in front act as the front wheels for the train behind. This is the reason it has a zero-car, to be the first set of wheels.

It's not uncommon at all really, the Millennium Flyer trains use this system:

http://www.rcdb.com/4296.htm?p=23312

And so do the B&M sit-down trains to an extent:

http://www.rcdb.com/760.htm?p=10610

I couldn't really be bothered to think of loads of types of train, but it's certainly not uncommon.

As for why they use this system, I'm not exactly sure. I assume it would make the train more flexible, as each set of axles can move independently (if there were two axles on a car then they couldn't move relative to each other), but having said that, the Plug 'n' Play woodies don't seem to struggle with manoeuvrability, and they've got two boogies on each car (I think).

So hopefully I've answered your question somewhat.
 

Martyn B

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This coaster has some pretty strange banking:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNTtXIzUwN4&feature=channel[/youtube]
 
Any topic with lists is good for me, but the weird and wired is right down my alley.
These are my strange looking credits:
Great Bear
Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit
Pteranodon Flyers
Superman Krypton Coaster
X-Coaster

One that I should be riding this summer is called a coaster, but I am not sure about that.
http://rcdb.com/4094.htm?p=23526
 

Antinos

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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Riverside Cyclone's drop. Not only does it have a strange turn half way through, but you can see the old track below it:


Found on RCDB.
 

Hyde

I Lied About My Age!
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Every turn on Texas Giant. It just seems so unnatural and Sim Theme Park-ish to me.
 

ECG

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Those seats look comfy. :p
That thing has DEATH written all over it! :shock:
 

Tomatron

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The short run-up to the massive vertical bit makes think that a computer wasn't invovled in the design. It's a perfect L shape! :lol:

 

LiveForTheLaunch

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OMG I've seen that Asian rip-off of Superman and it does look like death haha. I say it would go like halfway up the tower, at best. But seriously, why the heck did they build it and never bother to open it? Was the park a dud or was it deemed unsafe (with good reason it should seem)?
 

gavin

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LFTL said:
OMG I've seen that Asian rip-off of Superman and it does look like death haha. I say it would go like halfway up the tower, at best. But seriously, why the heck did they build it and never bother to open it? Was the park a dud or was it deemed unsafe (with good reason it should seem)?
The park's open with all the other rides running. Everything there is homemade, and their other coaster is absolutely horrible. It uses the exact same cars that the Superman ripoff has. Their shot tower is amazing though!

A few more pictures from the park:













 
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