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by simononestop
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

looks like a face to me nose on the right eye brow above.. its the wicker mans head!

the other bit is the horns which must fit on each side of the face
by simononestop
Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

cool air time hill there too
by simononestop
Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

yeah I know all about the noise restrictions.
would it not be better to make a quieter coaster cart and leave it open?
 than just add loads of tunnels? and spoil the view?
I just wonder how much noise is reduced by the tunnels
by simononestop
Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I know that they basically have no choice about the tunnels but I really don't like the idea of the track being enclosed, the whole point of wooden coasters is that they look visually impressive as well as fun and thrilling. Hopefully they dress the sound tunnels up a bit and not just have a big wo...
by simononestop
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
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Views: 488466

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

wow brilliant! cant seem to like posts anymore other wise I would have!
by simononestop
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

where are these pictures?
by simononestop
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4889
Views: 488466

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

would be cool if the screens are flush to the window and the film gives the effect of something looking back through the hole.
I guess I mean it interacts with the viewing window
by simononestop
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

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  really impressed with the look of that drop down under the "wickerman" the twist and drop looks much better than I thought it would. surely it should get some air time if it goes through it quick enough? also the steel is used to cover a larger open span. a wooden beam couldn't take the ...
by simononestop
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I still think the tunnel from the top of the lift to the drop is going to kill what would be a great ride? looking wise and the view from the ride? does the coaster make that much noise going round the top of the first drop? surely the tunnel should be all the way up the lift hill? Why? Heading str...
by simononestop
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I still think the tunnel from the top of the lift to the drop is going to kill what would be a great ride?
looking wise and the view from the ride?
does the coaster make that much noise going round the top of the first drop? surely the tunnel should be all the way up the lift hill?
by simononestop
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

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looks like some extra smaller metal parts have been added to the structure at the top?
I just can under stand why there is so many metal parts to the top of the structure. it seems really over engineered at the moment for what it is. must be more to come  
by simononestop
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4889
Views: 488466

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

yeah I just don't see it being a launch. think its kind of pointless. unless it carries the speed all the way and adds to the speed of the drop.
other wise lift hill or launch hill makes no real difference other than the total ride time?
by simononestop
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

It will depend on the camber around that first corner though.
by simononestop
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

yep that's what I meant. this picture illustrates it much better.  ground breaking!
think this is going to be better than I and a lot of people thought!
From when we first saw the plans.
by simononestop
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

you can see why its ground breaking now the caster will look like it hugs the landscape a bit like nemesis
by simononestop
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

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PhNx Survivor wrote:
That looks steeper than I thought it would be..  :-s

just what I was thinking. I guess it flattens out over the concrete block/launch/mechanics then goes up again
by simononestop
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

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yeah the roof at the back has been covered with ply. has the roof in the front had battens put on it I cant tell from the photo if its been battened then it would be being tiled
by simononestop
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

wow the first picture with the crane looks nearly finished landscaped. even looks like grass growing
by simononestop
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

that's quite a angle on the turn as well as it goes under. got to be 45 degrees or more
by simononestop
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95638

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

They're for 'extra' supports. If you look on the following plan you can see that most of the turns are supported in a similar way in order to give the required strength and stability. http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/sw8/files/2017/05/176956.jpg hmmm if the supports are on the inside of the first turn ...
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