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by Hmv
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1743377

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

As a construction worker myself, things are not always gonna fit first time or maybe have to be altered, it just one of those things. On such a big project as this, if a datum is slightly out it means footers or concrete slabs may be out We're talking about a KEYED section (like a kettle plug socke...
by Hmv
Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1743377

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

How can they the put a piece of track in the wrong way, the track appears to keyed. See the end of the running tube have indentations at there centres, the other end has noggins. That allow the track to more are less self align. I'll have a look through the construction images for an example. Edit:...
by Hmv
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen complaint
Replies: 39
Views: 5586

Re: Complaints about 2013 staff

I'm a staff member myself and I know so far this season we have had nothing but praise for my teams staff this season. The incident that nicolah described will be investigated fully if it has been reported to our guest services team, as for that particular ride I would be unsure how the incident oc...
by Hmv
Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen complaint
Replies: 39
Views: 5586

Re: Complaints about 2013 staff

I'm a staff member myself and I know so far this season we have had nothing but praise for my teams staff this season. The incident that nicolah described will be investigated fully if it has been reported to our guest services team, as for that particular ride I would be unsure how the incident occ...
by Hmv
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ghosts at alton towers
Replies: 35
Views: 5274

Re: Ghosts at alton towers

I work on rides and also some other stuff, I won't say what rides and things I work on due to wanting to stay anonymous due to managers looking at the forums. I mainly work days from about 8 or 9 till about 6:30 although I do work the occasional late shift which is around 2pm - 10:30pm depending on...
by Hmv
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ghosts at alton towers
Replies: 35
Views: 5274

Re: Ghosts at alton towers

I work on rides and also some other stuff, I won't say what rides and things I work on due to wanting to stay anonymous due to managers looking at the forums. I mainly work days from about 8 or 9 till about 6:30 although I do work the occasional late shift which is around 2pm - 10:30pm depending on ...
by Hmv
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ghosts at alton towers
Replies: 35
Views: 5274

Re: Ghosts at alton towers

My viewpoint to all you non believers and such like is come and do a few nightshifts at towers with me and we will see what you say after that  :roll: As I put in my post - regardless of the fact I think ghosts are nonesense and the 'phenomenon' can be explained rationally... I'd still run a m...
by Hmv
Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1743377

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I don't get all the secrecy about the chain hill and stuff it obviously hasn't got any of the secret element as shown by the pictures posted earlier! I don't think there has been any secrecy from AT's point of view, the lift hill will be last on site due to the complicated nature of it. Also it wou...
by Hmv
Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1743377

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I don't get all the secrecy about the chain hill and stuff it obviously hasn't got any of the secret element as shown by the pictures posted earlier! I don't think there has been any secrecy from AT's point of view, the lift hill will be last on site due to the complicated nature of it. Also it wou...
by Hmv
Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Remove A Rollercoaster
Replies: 21
Views: 2789

Re: Remove A Rollercoaster

I notice a theme developing, out of the so called big 5 (soon to be 6) everyone wants to keep the b and m's.
by Hmv
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Traveller's Weekend
Replies: 24
Views: 5525

Re: Traveller's Weekend

I believe lessons have been learnt from past events, hence the very high security and police presence yesterday. I also believe the police helicopter was there for no particular reason other than it was in the area and knew that there was a large police operation taking place at the resort. If you w...
by Hmv
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ghosts at alton towers
Replies: 35
Views: 5274

Re: Ghosts at alton towers

My viewpoint to all you non believers and such like is come and do a few nightshifts at towers with me and we will see what you say after that  :roll: Sorry but I'm married, but thanks for the offer all the same lol On a serious note. I do photography on the side whilst building up my portfoli...
by Hmv
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1743377

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

That, and that the Gerst team have probably gone home for a few days holiday, hence no track That's a good point I haven't seen the gerst car knocking around resort lately, anyone seen it over at the hotels? I would have thought that with one team going home, they might send another one so construc...
by Hmv
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Train Discussion
Replies: 446
Views: 86629

Re: The Smiler Train Discussion

I've mentioned it before but seeing as someone else brought it up I'll suggest it again, every row of the train seems identical, including the front rail... And each row is joined so loosely there's nearly 2 foot between each row... The optical illusions can't be seen on the front row, which is odd...
by Hmv
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1743377

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

aldredd wrote:
That, and that the Gerst team have probably gone home for a few days holiday, hence no track

That's a good point I haven't seen the gerst car knocking around resort lately, anyone seen it over at the hotels?
by Hmv
Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: X Sector Refurbishment
Replies: 588
Views: 112386

Re: X Sector Refurbishment

Also blivvy is the fastest acceleration on park, even quicker than Rita, because it is going from stand still to 68mph in a couple of seconds . :)
by Hmv
Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ghosts at alton towers
Replies: 35
Views: 5274

Re: Ghosts at alton towers

My viewpoint to all you non believers and such like is come and do a few nightshifts at towers with me and we will see what you say after that  :roll:
by Hmv
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1743377

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

RoyalFool wrote:
Sorry, uploading this from an iPhone - taken 3 hours ago


Image

Haha I only just noticed that support has no bottom section yet :moj
by Hmv
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ghosts at alton towers
Replies: 35
Views: 5274

Re: Ghosts at alton towers

Haha if you work on park at night like I have too sometimes you would find out it isn't just scarefest lol, but ironically it was when I had the most memorable experience. I think a lot of the story's come from scarefest due to that been the only time guests are there at night.  :) What experi...
by Hmv
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ghosts at alton towers
Replies: 35
Views: 5274

Re: Ghosts at alton towers

Haha if you work on park at night like I have too sometimes you would find out it isn't just scarefest lol, but ironically it was when I had the most memorable experience. I think a lot of the story's come from scarefest due to that been the only time guests are there at night.  :)