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by lindsay.j.chant
Thu May 02, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: What car do you own?
Replies: 29
Views: 4177

Re: What car do you own?

Currently a 05 plate silver Ford KA. However this is currently in a garage in York following an accident which may cause it to be written off.
If this proves to be so, I will be getting a cheap Merc A-class or Fiesta (really not bothered what it is as long as it's cheap and lasts a year or 2)
by lindsay.j.chant
Thu May 02, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1776806

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

On a very small footprint, we've seen several footers placed wrongly, a roof chopped due to a mis survey and at least three supports placed so out of tolerance that even not being cemented in would help adjust them enough... Lets put that against the B&Ms... air, nemesis, oblivion... Any suppor...
by lindsay.j.chant
Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: TowersTimes Gets Corrected - The Smiler Opening
Replies: 22
Views: 3560

Re: TowersTimes Gets Corrected - The Smiler Opening

I'll be there if I have a new car by then.
by lindsay.j.chant
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What would you change?
Replies: 15
Views: 1949

Re: What would you change?

clayj wrote:
Design, fabricate & install a new bin somewhere then pay myself a consultative fee of £99,999,900


£100 for a bin? Go to the pound shop, get a bin and some acrylic paint. Only cost £10 at most ;)
by lindsay.j.chant
Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:44 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: What's the most common age on this forum?
Replies: 59
Views: 6429

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

I'm 21 and have been for the last 10 years, and no one will even persuade me to change that :lol:
by lindsay.j.chant
Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3082
Views: 204970

Re: Top 5 (or 10) Blackpool Pleasure Beach rides

1. Valhalla

2. Avalanche

3. Grand National

4. Derby Racers

5. Big Dipper

Those are the only ones I am ever concerned about going on. Anything else I'm not too bothered about (especially PMBO)
by lindsay.j.chant
Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1776806

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Some of my photos from today. Quality isn't great as they were taken on my phone and my backup plan of using my SLR lasted until I realised the memory card is at home :oops: http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w220/Isisbabe/20130411_124052_zpsaaf41b7b.jpg http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w220/Isisb...
by lindsay.j.chant
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1776806

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Construction work has once more commenced.

Edit: my twitter app is currently being a pain in the proverbial.  Once I figure out the paste thingy will transfer from photobucket
by lindsay.j.chant
Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1776806

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I'll be on the park also today. Will tweet photos as and when I can.  My username on Twitter is @LJC82SR. Photos will be from phone so not the best.
by lindsay.j.chant
Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Any Ice Hockey fans out there?
Replies: 0
Views: 325

Any Ice Hockey fans out there?

Bit late in the season, I know (playoffs for EPL are next weekend), but just wondered if there are any fellow fans out there? If so, which team do you support and how's your season been? Currently typing one handed as I nervously clutch my phone awaiting twitter updates from Manchester Phoenix as to...
by lindsay.j.chant
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Train Discussion
Replies: 446
Views: 88639

Re: The Smiler Train Discussion

If I'm honest, no matter what restraints were on the cars, I would still go on the ride, I just never think about that sort of thing, If it holds me in and stops me falling out, I don't have a problem with it. However, I can understand why there are OTSR's, given the way people are getting about Hea...
by lindsay.j.chant
Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1776806

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Just a question about Saw's construction. I thought TP were closed November to March so time between construction ending and ride opening is a bit useless in that case? Anyway, getting back to The Smiler, we only know fairly well what is being done during park opening hours. I remember someone sayin...
by lindsay.j.chant
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 744888

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I would say the 4d effects would be a good idea, but only if they don't require the use of special glasses as most 3d things do. If that is the case the whole effect would be wasted on someone like me who suffers from a peripheral squint (eyes don't work together. You can see out of one eye or the o...
by lindsay.j.chant
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Your Very First Rollercoaster!
Replies: 156
Views: 17971

Re: Your Very First Rollercoaster!

First one I remember going on would be the Grand National at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Would have been about 5 or 6, so 26/27 years ago. I remember pestering to go on it and being too small so I had to wait a year. That was followed the same day by the Big Dipper, Avalanche and then The Roller coast...
by lindsay.j.chant
Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Mobile Game Application
Replies: 401
Views: 84717

Re: The Smiler- Mobile Game Application

I am giving in and going to bed. Hoping it's released either before I start work tomorrow or while I'm on my break. Otherwise I might not be doing much actual work.
by lindsay.j.chant
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2013 Season - What will You Ride First?
Replies: 39
Views: 4660

Re: 2013 Season - What will You Ride First?

Nemesis. It would be The Smiler, but I'm going in March. Even then I wouldn't be able to resist going on an inverted coaster first.
by lindsay.j.chant
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: What Themepark Do You Live Closest Too???
Replies: 61
Views: 6008

Re: What Themepark Do You Live Closest Too???

Blackpool Pleasure beach. I've tried getting jobs nearer AT, but no one wants a manic hyperactive thing near them. And then there's the slight issue of me owning a border collie...
by lindsay.j.chant
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The "I feel happy" Topic
Replies: 667
Views: 58817

Re: The "I feel happy" Topic

In less than four weeks, I will be on holiday! First stop Crufts for a couple of days to get collie, spaniel, kooikerhondje, setter and weimeraner hand snogs and doggie goodies and then off to Paris for 4 nights. And the best bit is my Dad's paying *hopefully, he hasn't said no so fingers crossed* f...
by lindsay.j.chant
Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: TTF Pet Mugshots
Replies: 122
Views: 16109

Re: TTF Pet Mugshots

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w220/Isisbabe/036-2.jpg This is Freyja Paris, my border collie puppy who is 2 on Friday. http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w220/Isisbabe/20039fa3.jpg As you can see, she is very fashion-concious: http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w220/Isisbabe/041-2.jpg But love...
by lindsay.j.chant
Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Has anyone ever attempted to write a novel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1393

Re: Has anyone ever attempted to write a novel?

I write quite a bit. I currently have one near completed first draft, the first 52,000 words of which were written in November, that I'm taking a break from before plunging back in to finish and start editing. To pick up on what others have said about getting to know your characters first, some peop...