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by billyrae
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
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Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

I don't know if this has been said before but the Corkscrew dismantling started on Monday 24th November and finished nearly two weeks ago.
It was dismantled by BL Hopkinson Constructional Engineering who originally put it up.
by billyrae
Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 195742

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

As long as the planning committee does not fall behind with planning application decisions this application will be decided on Thursday 5 Feb
by billyrae
Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 195742

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

Alton towers have been working very closely with the planning officers on this.
I doubt very much this will be refused.
by billyrae
Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 195742

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

There going to call this coaster Gullible
by billyrae
Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
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Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

As it has a tilt section i wouldn't put it past the Alton Towers think tank to call it SEESAW the ride :mrgreen:
by billyrae
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 195742

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

Oblivion was the most widely known SW project having SW4 stamped on it.Is it the only SW project to actually have a SW mark on. ---- Post Info Added ---- Is there a member on here known as altontowerslover,i have some funny but interesting info for him whilst i was looking for something on the net. ...
by billyrae
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
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Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

This is not an SW ride,it would of been stated in the planning aplication as was SW 3, 4 & 5. ---- Post Info Added ---- Anyway there aint no such thing as a secret weapon, especially with the likes of us finding out what its going to be months before it opens. I also have a feeling we will have ...
by billyrae
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 195742

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

The track and supports are very similar to the Moto coaster at Dreamworld which opened last year and thats an Intamin ride. Have a look below- [url=http://www.rcdb.com/ig3950.htm?picture=2" target="_blank]http://www.rcdb.com/ig3950.htm?picture=2[/url] if you take into account the planning applicati...
by billyrae
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 195742

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

A €20million (£18m) coaster a-la-Europa is probably beyond Alton Towers now.

Is that not (23m) now :mrgreen:
by billyrae
Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Monorail overhaul complete
Replies: 29
Views: 4563

Monorail overhaul complete

Sarner have completed the overhaul of the monorail

[url=http://www.sarner.com/PhotoGallery/AltonTowers-ThemeParkDesign01.html" target="_blank]http://www.sarner.com/PhotoGallery/Alto ... ign01.html[/url]
by billyrae
Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 195742

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

"geo" wrote:
Ive just been reading the planning app - and theres something very interesting under Access 2:26 - "Guests will need to brace themselves in an upright position to use the ride" oooh!

Worlds 1st stand up tilt coaster......or not :lol:


Another launched ride :mrgreen:
by billyrae
Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 195742

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

Leroy,,you did say and i quote,,,,I have confirmation that b & m are the designers for sw6.
by billyrae
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 195742

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

Them double cone bolt joints are manufactured by one company only and that company is Intamin. Look at drawings [url=http://publicaccess.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/upload/PublicAccess/08-02030-FUL(E" target="_blank]http://publicaccess.staffsmoorlands.gov ... 2030-FUL(E[/url])%20(14450).JPG That picture...
by billyrae
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
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Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

Them double cone bolt joints are manufactured by one company only and
that company is Intamin.


Look at drawings
by billyrae
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 195742

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

Look at the support joints in the pic on the lh side

[url=http://www.intaminworldwide.com/iag/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=61&Itemid=32" target="_blank]http://www.intaminworldwide.com/iag/ind ... &Itemid=32[/url]

Exactly the same as the joints in the drawings.
by billyrae
Sun Jan 11, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 195742

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

I think if we all took our heads out of the clouds and thought rationally we would all come to the conclusion that this coaster can only be designed and built by one company Vekoma with Gerstauler coming a close second. Vekoma because of their tilt coaster experience and Gerstauler because of a poss...
by billyrae
Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:15 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 195742

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

Why does everyone keep saying that there's such a long link? its my brother for crying out loud! doesn't anyone understand that? and the person who commented on the excavation for oblivion and nemmy, they simply said one company was from Staffordshire and the other was a drilling and explosives com...
by billyrae
Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 195742

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

The excavations etc for Oblivion were done by a company from Stafford shire.
The excavations for Nemesis were done by a company that dealt with drilling and explosives.
by billyrae
Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 195742

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

What do you mean construction team?.Do you mean the company who dug the hole like the one your about to dig and fall into :mrgreen:
by billyrae
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 195742

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

I think that the switchback may take place behind there yes. It could be a piece of the story yes, or it could be another bit of the themeing. I would love the ride cars to have in built speakers, perhaps telling a story as it moved up the lift hill. That would be great. Unless the whole queue line...
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