Coaster Measurements? Please help!

Saturday, December 30, 2000 12:54 PM
Can some of you experts out there tell me these measurments of coasters.

Wooden coasters
1) from hand rail to hand rail on a wooden coaster.
2) from hand rail to track.
3) from track to track
4) width of rail
5) Bent width

Steel Coaster
6) rail to rail
7) center beam (square part of track)
8) support beam width
9) rail to rail on box
10) Support beams (round)

If you could tell me these measurements I would be so happy.
Thank You
Saturday, December 30, 2000 2:27 PM
Not to be rude, but why? Are you building some type of coaster for some reason?

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Saturday, December 30, 2000 2:42 PM
Are you building 3D scale models?
Saturday, December 30, 2000 3:06 PM
Yet another question for Rideman.

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Saturday, December 30, 2000 4:41 PM
I think the distance from track to track on wooden coasters is 36 inches.

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Saturday, December 30, 2000 6:16 PM
Well I wish I could build and model coasters, but I don't have the materials and programs to do it.

These are just for my drawing pleasure. I know it sounds crazy, but I like to be precise and exact. I like to draw coasters. Maybe I'll put them online some time.
Sunday, December 31, 2000 3:00 AM

B&M Track width - center of rail to rail - 48inches

Intamin - 30inches.

Dunno about the rest.
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Sunday, December 31, 2000 12:55 PM
Does anyone know if the Giovanola track on Goliath
is the same size as regular B&Ms?

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Tuesday, January 2, 2001 9:48 AM
Giovanola is the same size as B&M. I just don't know the size
Tuesday, January 2, 2001 10:56 AM
While we're talking about measurements, can you please tell me what the angle of ascent on most coasters' lift hills are? (Not including the Millenium Force). Thanks
Tuesday, January 2, 2001 11:10 AM
I build a lot of models of various things and it isn't always possible or practical to get exact measurements. I tend to use a good enough approach and estimate a lot of dimensions. Think of what an average width of a person would be. a coaster car is twice that plus a little extra. If you see a picture of a person standing next to a handrail figure it out. Maybe the person is six feet tall and the handrail seems to come up about halfway making it 3 feet high. This method works out pretty well in most cases and only the most anal among us are going to notice. "Nice model except that the diameter of of a wheel from that particular manufacturer and that time period should be a scale 2 inches wider then you made it."

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