Underside rails on woodies

Tuesday, May 14, 2002 11:52 AM

Do woodies have the steel on the underside of the rails all the way through the course or just on a place where there might be airtime?
AC?, RB?, MF?, DD?, PR? Who can keep track of it all?
Tuesday, May 14, 2002 12:30 PM

All the way through.


A.K.A. John K.

Tuesday, May 14, 2002 12:50 PM
It depends on the ride. I've seen unclad underrails on wood coasters...I know when I stood under the Stricker's Grove Tornado, for instance, there wasn't any steel under the valleys. But it varies from coaster to coaster.

Then there are some coasters (particularly certain Vettel models) where the upstop overhang is itself a piece of steel stock. Kennywood's Racer and Thunderbolt are that way. In fact Thunderbolt doesn't even have up-stop wheels...the guide wheels run on the underside of the upstop angle-iron.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

*** This post was edited by RideMan on 5/14/2002. ***


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