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by simononestop
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288237

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 ...
by simononestop
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288237

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

What's the extra concrete foundations on the first turn?
most have 2 sets (tracks) of concrete the top first turn has an extra on the left side and in the centre of the turn? extra supports or extra tech?
by simononestop
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288237

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?
by simononestop
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288237

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

so its here?

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by simononestop
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288237

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

yes timber is darker when wet but that still looks quite dark. although all timber gets bleached by the sun and goes grey so after a few moths to a year it will all turn grey (unless re treated/oiled) I'm surprised at a pine as its a softwood so would need to be tanalised treated. and Treatment wise...
by simononestop
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288237

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

yeah any one do an overlay on some of the photos?
by simononestop
Wed May 24, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234964

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I'm not a great fan of on ride pre shows, they are good the first time you ride after that they are meh. So id rather have a better ride in the whole. With the exception of saw, I still like the inside drop, kind of pre show. something like that would be good. ok it was really amazing the first time...
by simononestop
Sat May 13, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234964

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

yep that's the sign, thanks for finding it I searched every where.
yeah I just linked the 2 together that sign made perfect sense for the new ride!
but I forgot how old the sign was
by simononestop
Mon May 08, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234964

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

It might have been covered already but wasn't there a first sign ages ago when the flume closed (before removal) that was put up it said something like sw8 was coming something to do with an invasion or some one traveling from a far? any one still got a copy? Sure this went with the Viking theory / ...
by simononestop
Thu May 04, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288237

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

oh so quiet? no recent updates
by simononestop
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 288237

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

lol

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by simononestop
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 881125

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train

in the behind the scene video of the making. the tube train looks like a modern tube train from the outside and inside
by simononestop
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234964

Re: SW8

I hope this takes off soon. I need some updates. need something to read in my lunch hour.
by simononestop
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234964

Re: SW8

could still just be for concrete and footings. I guess the flume wouldn't have had much foundations and with all the water I guess they would have to go down quite far to get solid ground? just speculating.
by simononestop
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel and the Gloomy Wood - A future?
Replies: 62
Views: 22019

Re: Duel and the Gloomy Wood - A future?

I say restore the ghost train to how it was, but with updated effects through out. Cutting edge effects. keep the ride system, it was brilliantly designed. what a great bit of pr as well. a new ghost train is back. I used to love the original ghost train when I was younger. and the ghosts holograms ...
by simononestop
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 881125

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train

could it just be a staff area? from the plans?
by simononestop
Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: EnergyLandia
Replies: 45
Views: 13304

Re: EnergyLandia

Intamin Design

looks much more interesting,
better presented video as well :)
by simononestop
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2017: New Attractions
Replies: 115
Views: 29975

Re: 2017: New Attractions

all the talk of new flat rides. I cant see why they don't just add some. I recently went to Brussels and they happened to have a massive fair on with a mile of flat mobile rides. I was amazed at how good they all were. some were huge and real thrill rides. even a mobile log flume! so there are decen...
by simononestop
Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 881125

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

got the email as well fully open now.

guess they will just ramp up the marketing again and tv adverts
by simononestop
Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 881125

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Friend went on Tuesday this week. I text him to say they might open DBGT for testing (He didn't know about the new ride he's not followed it). He said the queue was 2hrs and people coming off said it was disappointing so he didn't go on it.
he's just a regular punter (not an enthusiast)
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