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by cactuselves
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56822

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Some more photos on instagram show the banking of the first curve really well. This has to be launched with banking like that immediately after the crest of the lift hill.. https://www.instagram.com/p/BWkgCJxgGRT/
by cactuselves
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56822

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Those latest bents look overbanked to me! Not sure about Overbanked but certainly there is a good degree of banking on them, i think that with that banking the lift could well be launched to some certain degree.   Ha ha ha - yes not sure why I typed overbanked, now that would be extreme!! Was just ...
by cactuselves
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56822

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Those latest bents look overbanked to me!
by cactuselves
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56822

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

yeah it must be the angle of the photo I couldn't tell if it was the first building or the second bot have 9 trusses. I guess its the smaller one? Yes the building with the trusses is the main station, which is the middle one of the three 'buildings' the scale on the photo is deceiving as the reinf...
by cactuselves
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 475
Views: 56822

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

so its here? http://oi68.tinypic.com/k3yif.jpg Yeah that area, but as lewis97 has stated, the picture I posted was an older version, the newer version shows more of a length than the previous. No it isnt that area - look where the red arrow on Lewis 97's sketch points, it is located half way up the...
by cactuselves
Sun Jun 09, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: The Smiler
Replies: 156
Views: 47185

Re: The Smiler

So, having visited the park on three occasions over the last week or so and having had several rides on The Smiler, I feel that I’m ready to write an objective and fair review. I didn’t want to write the review too early so that my initial thoughts could become more concrete and to make sure that ex...
by cactuselves
Fri May 17, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1215458

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

And now this...

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Looks like a bad start if the journalists are having to be evacced!
by cactuselves
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1215458

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Where is this piece of 'backwards' track everyone is referring to? I don't see it anywhere. It cant be seen on the TTF aerial updates as they seem to have been taken this morning (before the air time hill crest was installed), as I said in my previous post it wasn't ever actually installed backward...
by cactuselves
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1215458

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

@RobJackson85 It was bolted in remained like that for a couple of days (photos exist), I reckon they only noticed when they came to fit the next section.  :roll: I think that with the complicated track layout people are getting a bit confused, I was on park today - the section in question was ...
by cactuselves
Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 544262

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Worth noting that a milestone was reached yesterday... 12 inversions now partially or fully constructed! Although we've known for a while, isn't that complete confirmation of the world record? How many will it be beaten by is the next question!
by cactuselves
Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 544262

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

http://www.freizeitpark-welt.de/index_news?bignid=191

About three quarters of the way down (in german!) Afterall the fair was in Berlin!
by cactuselves
Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 544262

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Some interesting news reported from the ITB trade fair which was held earlier this month in Berlin - note the quoted number of inversions: In the United Kingdom-Hall, the Merlin Entertainments Group was represented, showcasing its English attractions. Trade Account Manager Enora Le Goff briefed the ...
by cactuselves
Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Toyland Tours & Cred St 2006
Replies: 305
Views: 66823

Alton have applied for permission for a refurbishment and extension of Toyland tours.

Isnt this a little late if they are already undertaking the work ??

http://www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/servi ... IST156.rtf
by cactuselves
Fri May 27, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers 2006! Taken from Dan ATA
Replies: 296
Views: 61817

OK, I know people are absolutely sick of them, but can I remind people of these plans; http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/pictures/2005/jlplan.jpg Clearly showing; A TT Refurbishment A 5D cinema A large "Enclosed Transit System" with very long queue lines, indicating a major attraction ( A Quantum Leap so...
by cactuselves
Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Ug Land: After Rita - Queen Of Speed
Replies: 284
Views: 67175

From the Sentinel £8M RIDE TO FEED TOWERS' ADRENALIN JUNKIES Next Story | Previous Story | Back to list DAVID ALCOCK 12:00 - 15 November 2004 Work has begun on a new multi-million pound adrenalin-pumping ride at Alton Towers. The theme park is building a new roller-coaster which will launch people f...
by cactuselves
Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Ug Land: After Rita - Queen Of Speed
Replies: 284
Views: 67175

From the Sentinel £8M RIDE TO FEED TOWERS' ADRENALIN JUNKIES Next Story | Previous Story | Back to list DAVID ALCOCK 12:00 - 15 November 2004 Work has begun on a new multi-million pound adrenalin-pumping ride at Alton Towers. The theme park is building a new roller-coaster which will launch people f...
by cactuselves
Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Rita: 2005 Launched Coaster
Replies: 1074
Views: 212884

^
^Good Darts!

I suppose it could switch from one helix to the other either above the track or below it! - hence as you say the very good possiblity of an inline twist or two.
by cactuselves
Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Rita: 2005 Launched Coaster
Replies: 1074
Views: 212884

Here is an inline twist... -Ben Im not sure if that is an inline twist, because an inline twist should show the extents of the track apart (running upright) - converging (twisting) - apart (running upside down) - converging again (twisting) and finally apart again (running upright), hence showing a...
by cactuselves
Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Rita: 2005 Launched Coaster
Replies: 1074
Views: 212884

Sub? completely broken up (where pathing, tree house and games were) it says "Slab completely broken up." This will be the removal of the base slab to what is now the Ug games building. The odd thing on the plan is the centreline of the track at the end of the launch, why does it move over to the r...
by cactuselves
Thu Nov 04, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Rita: 2005 Launched Coaster
Replies: 1074
Views: 212884

I have highlighted all the supports and they just dont fit with the idea of F or A frames.


Ive sent a plan via msn to selb with a section showing how these supports could very well be "F" frames, he will post it later as he is doing some uni work.
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