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by Rollercoasters4Life
Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: X Sector Refurbishment
Replies: 588
Views: 110379

Re: Re: X Sector Refurbishment

Who thinks Submission may be repainted over the next year or so to fit in with the Smiler? Looks a bit out now with the striking blue They all have their own individual colour schemes: The Smiler - Black & Yellow Oblivion - Black & Orange Submission - Black & Blue Enterprise - Black &am...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1707778

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

/ I think you mean the first drop: http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/roodlesnouter/SW7%2021-04-13/April21Roguetrack-8_zpse926feb2.jpg looks more like Zierer's, Wicked's Zero-G: http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/coasters/reviews/wicked/img/lagoon_wicked_2275.jpg And the second one drop loo...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:22 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1707778

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

/\ I think you mean the first drop: http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/roodlesnouter/SW7%2021-04-13/April21Roguetrack-8_zpse926feb2.jpg looks more like Zierer's, Wicked's Zero-G: http://www.ultimaterollercoaster.com/coasters/reviews/wicked/img/lagoon_wicked_2275.jpg And the second one drop loo...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1707778

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Is it me or dos the frame to the secound drop look a bit slanted. Is it suppost to be like that? Unsure to which support you mean as there is only one to me that looks slanted. The support in that bottom image that looks slanted is the one in front of the crane that has recently been put in for the...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1707778

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c259/shaney108/LiftTrackampStairs_zpsa2d896e5.jpg (Click here for enlarged image) The green rectangle shows some sections of lift stairs (one on the right, and the other section on the left behind the track), I think. The red rectangle shows two pieces of track - t...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1707778

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

soz im compleytly confused cansomone do the colour co-ordinated colour-ins of the track so i can see how close we are till the trackis complete Updated map for you all (Correct as of 18:45PM on 22nd April 2013): http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c259/shaney108/TheSmilerProgress22ndApril2013_zps950d...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1707778

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Why have a WORKING ice cream van delivered to AT in tarp? Why not just drive it up and through the gates? Why all the trouble of covering it. It's a van, it's water proof? Besides all vans share the same profile shape as the one you pointed and I'm not overly convinced that you can see these ice cr...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1707778

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

There was a van in the car park wrapped up. I remember seeing the update for it many months ago, I'm sure they will still use it somewhere surely? If it was anything but theming it would of gone straight into the park right? And how many vehicles get delivered draped in waterproof sheets really? Lm...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:04 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1707778

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Oh dear...looks like there will be some deleted messages in the morning! Remember guys, don't drink and post - could end in some embarrassing posts ay, snory Boz! :P Hopefully we will have some informants on park tomorrow (today now) which can put our minds to rest about this dreaded piece of track,...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:22 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: What's the most common age on this forum?
Replies: 59
Views: 5982

Re: What's the most common age on this forum?

I'm 21 also, 22 in about 3 weeks.
by Rollercoasters4Life
Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1707778

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Guys before we jump to the 'roof problem' being the cause maybe it isn't. Let's just see how this pans out before we all turn into know it alls and playing the blame game. We will soon find out if the problem is just due to the track/supports needing a little moving or if it is indeed something to d...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1707778

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/roodlesnouter/April%2019/April19Track-4_zps8d659728.jpg That is a great shot! Really sums up how mental this is. Roodlesnouter/JayJay90 did they have the vertical lift chain fully completed by the end of the day? P.S I was the one that tweeted you both (Bank...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1707778

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Expect a mini update later on from our resident snapper - Roodlesnouter. He is currently on park:

Roodlesnouter (posted 3:48PM) wrote:
On park now but not a whole load happening, small update later.


So hopefully things will have picked up and some visible differences will of happened for him to snap up and show us all later.
by Rollercoasters4Life
Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 718486

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I do agree but I feel for safetys sake they are not allowed to move the train once broken down, hence the pain in the arse procedure to start with... Still, of the points Matt has summarised, I agree, it's definitely one of them... The trains have been designed to come down the hill and by the magn...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 718486

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Bet the mods are happy we're out the construction topic lmao! But now we are clogging this thread up... :lol: I know this roll back to horizontal is good for evac but to go to this extent, and expense when they already had that box ticked. I agree, they had a safety procedure sorted and the box tic...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 718486

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

My main reason to say why they could have done this method is simply 'cos the vertical lift dunit!' :lol: Due to the vertical lift and evacuating it on a vertical plane is difficult at the best of times, and doesn't help having larger than usual trains (twice as many people). Maybe they wanted an ea...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 718486

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Instead of the fins and pinches, they could have simply used a technology that's been around for a hundred years or so... Look at how an elevator ratchet works when the lift cable snaps. Easilly implemented and half the cost, plus doesn't go click click until the chain snaps... This is such an over...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:09 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 718486

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

It's tempting to give up and agree, but I know deep down they legally have to have an absolute failsafe - a ratchet :( The fail safe is the copper fins which allow it to slowly descend down the lift hills then the friction brakes at the bottom will stop the trains dead. Fail safe sorted! :) After a...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Fri Apr 19, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1707778

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I can understand what you're saying completely but... Please read sarcasm here... It's not like people have been deafened by the ratchet noise, or that the current evac procedure is unsafe... In my mind it's far more obvious that Alton wrote in their specifications that they wanted to be able to dr...
by Rollercoasters4Life
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 718486

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

The coaster rolling on the track is likely to make more noise than a little click click click... Considering all of altons rides have a click I really can't buy the idea of "yes you can build a massive 14 looping coaster but no you're not allowed to have it go click click" Stand in the qu...