Wooden Wild Mouse in storage?!?

Monday, July 26, 2004 8:11 PM
I was browsing RCDB.com when I came across this:


I've never heard anyone mention this. Anyone know more...who the supposed buyer was?

Tuesday, July 27, 2004 6:18 PM
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 7:32 PM
According to Vic Canfield's "North American Wild Mouse" website, the last wooden Wild Mouse to operate in the US was at Lagoon (1989) and J's Amusements (1990). Although this may not be a complete listing, I feel Vic did a pretty thorough job in researching this information.

Now, rcdb also notes that the Fun Junction, CO mouse could possibly have been a Miler model and Vic's site does list Fun Junction as having one of those. Unfortunately, no dates are listed.

Over the years I remember reading scattered reports of Wild Mice in storage. I was even told by the owner's son that the old Schiff mouse that operated at Gay Dolphin Park (Myrtle Beach) in the 60's was still in storage in a warehouse a few miles inland. How sweet that would be!

BTW, Vic's highly acclaimed Wild Mouse site can be found at:

http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/v/a/vac3/wdm.html *** Edited 7/27/2004 11:34:11 PM UTC by swampfoxer***

Friday, July 30, 2004 6:51 PM
First of all, the fact that a "wooden" Wild Mouse still in storage for that many years is a moot point. The wood would most likely be rotten by now and the only thing salvageable would be the cars and mechanical gear. Yes, Vic's Wild Mouse site is a great site. Thanks for reminding me of it.

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