How wide is the track on a woodie?

Tuesday, February 13, 2001 3:13 PM
Can someone please tell me the dimensions on a wooden coaster track? I think that thr gauge is 3', but I'm not sure. Also how wide is the board that the inspectors walk on (the ones besides the track). And finally how wide is the track (where running rail is) and how wide is the hand rails.

Please someone help me, and any wooden coaster measurements will be welcome if you have them.
Tuesday, February 13, 2001 5:10 PM

The steel strip that the wheels run on are 4-6 inches but they used to be 2-3 inches in old times.
Jack, who can't wait for opening day 2001...
Tuesday, February 13, 2001 6:44 PM
The distance between the inside rails is about 42". The total width is about 54" so the rails are about 6" wide. The walkboards very from ride to ride; I've been on wood coasters where I could easily touch the handrails...let me see, my wingspan extends about 27" from my armpit, and I'm guessing the running board on the train is about 6" wide. If we assume that the edge of the track lines up with the outboard edge of the running board, then the handrail would be about 21" from the edge of the track, with the walkboard in between.
I'd say the walkboard is typically 24" at minimum. On Son of Beast, I swear on some of those banked turns the walkboards are 4' or wider...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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