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by DannyNewbro
Tue May 21, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
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1800 per hour, when opened apartently.  theyload two at once dont forget,  even if it was 1300/1400 .  the smiler will be 1000 max ok, so that means if 4200 people turn up and head straight for the smiler, at a 1400 throughput thats 3 hours queue time. I really dont mind waiting in t...
by DannyNewbro
Mon May 13, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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Actually, it doesn't make any difference how full the trains are... We've all seen the clever physics behind dropping a kg mass and dropping a tennis ball at the same time - they hit the ground at the same time. The same phenomenon occurs here. The spread of mass within the car will play a role, ye...
by DannyNewbro
Sat May 11, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
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I was thinking also that the departure from the station looked like the Black Hole. I like it when the new rides have in someway a reference to what was there before. Even the controls are above the track like it was in the Black Hole. Maybe there might be strobes as you go down the drop. But it do...
by DannyNewbro
Fri May 10, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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She would obviously have ridden the first half, but they probably were told to only film the second half.
by DannyNewbro
Thu May 09, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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Reminds me of Rock N' Rollercoaster...  :lol:
by DannyNewbro
Thu May 09, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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How long do you reckon queues will be on opening day?
by DannyNewbro
Tue May 07, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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It'd be pretty cool if the buckets had a good old illusion trick to them like the theme of The Smiler.
by DannyNewbro
Tue May 07, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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MatthewR1990 wrote:
It's difficult to say and we need some lovely close ups from Roodles. But there doesn't seem to be any wear marks on the lift hill. Looks like they only got it to the hill. :/


I think they just did it for a purpose of teasing us.  :(
by DannyNewbro
Sun May 05, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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We need you MI7!
by DannyNewbro
Sun May 05, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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The beast is awakening!  :shock: :O
by DannyNewbro
Sun May 05, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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Theme Park Collective is reported to be on site today and has photo's of concrete cracking (normal?) and apparently a cherry picker was out to the vertical chain lift, whether they are testing it and it's not working I'm not sure. http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/2166/image121lq.jpg Source: Theme...
by DannyNewbro
Sun May 05, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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Don't forget they've got to do a pull through test first!  ;)
by DannyNewbro
Fri May 03, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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mattallennet wrote:
Every Eurofighter I've been on is ready to go within 30 seconds of sitting down and pulling the restraints down. None of this Air or Nemesis check / recheck business. It just works.


It's all the same, checks need to be done.
by DannyNewbro
Thu May 02, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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The reason the ride is delayed is nothing to do with a couple of misplaced footers (still not confirmed they are misplaced by the way) or is it anything to do with the fact that the last few bits of track and their supports were moved and manipulated before being cemented into the footers. The ride...
by DannyNewbro
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:41 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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"I've got an idea John! What if I switch this sign the wrong way round, that'll mess with everyone's minds!"  :lol:
by DannyNewbro
Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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Danny wrote:
Hot off the press from Roodles:

Image


And that's why you shouldn't complain about unfinished buildings.  ;)
I'll be careful of my language, but holy crackers, it looks amazing!
by DannyNewbro
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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Well it's very windy where I am, guessing it is up there...
by DannyNewbro
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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I can imagine most of the wiring has been done on the brake run, sensors around the track and maybe the track in the station. Wouldn't most of the electric work on both lifts only take a few days? What I could see is that the motor for the lifts would just need to be wired to some sort of power and ...
by DannyNewbro
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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Could that sodden structure be some sort of queue building that either goes inside the concrete building or just outside as on the plans it showed a canvas outside the main building. I think this could be part of an interactive queue. People's thoughts? I'm pretty sure that structure is on the ente...
by DannyNewbro
Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:43 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1740445

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Baffles wrote:
The house in horseshoe wood is owned by Alton Towers and is currently housing the construction team.


It houses most people on the park...
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