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Something I've been pondering is the way that wooden wild mouse coasters are able to stay on the tracks utilising the centre steel track. I've heard theres a steel wheel of sorts on the bottom that keeps it on the track, but is this the only thing keeping those little cars from flying off? I've tried to look for blueprints as I'm genuinely curious at if there is like an extra fail-safe under wheel or something on these old rides. Wondering if anyone on these forums would know a bit about the design or have any pictures of the underside of a wild mouse car?

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4 hours ago, LunaParkFan said:

Something I've been pondering is the way that wooden wild mouse coasters are able to stay on the tracks utilising the centre steel track. I've heard theres a steel wheel of sorts on the bottom that keeps it on the track, but is this the only thing keeping those little cars from flying off? I've tried to look for blueprints as I'm genuinely curious at if there is like an extra fail-safe under wheel or something on these old rides. Wondering if anyone on these forums would know a bit about the design or have any pictures of the underside of a wild mouse car?

Don't know anything about the design, but this photo on rcdb shows the underside of a car from the defunct Aussie World mouse which I'm certain is the same as the LPS mouse as they were built from the same designs.

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If I remember correctly, from the queue you can see the disc shaped 'bolts' (red arrows) spin which probably would mean they guide the car around turns, and the I shaped ones (green arrows) must just be upstops.

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On 01/10/2021 at 3:55 PM, Yyosh said:

Don't know anything about the design, but this photo on rcdb shows the underside of a car from the defunct Aussie World mouse which I'm certain is the same as the LPS mouse as they were built from the same designs.

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If I remember correctly, from the queue you can see the disc shaped 'bolts' (red arrows) spin which probably would mean they guide the car around turns, and the I shaped ones (green arrows) must just be up stops.

Those “bolts” or up stop bolts were commonly referred to as “mushroom bolts” thanks to their shape. 

The wheels only help during the corners to keep the speed up and also to balance the carriage. The Mushroom bolts do all the hard work.

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