1. nobody would see it but the front row= totally pointless given the amount of mechanics requires
2. as i've said a million times before, the station building is not big enough for this sort of track layout...
sorry, but how on earth do you know how big the station is going be?
Really people, is it worth arguing over, it's a worlds first, why don't you put your willys back in your pants and wait for some more pictures from ATA (as they seem to get all these press photos and tt dont?) then, when you have a better idea, start making assumptions :D[/quote]
We know EXACTLY how big the station is because Alton submitted the blueprints to planning...
To make things easier, observe this excerpt from the plans:
(sorry about quality)
RED is station track
GREEN is brakes
LIGHT BLUE are marked supports obviously for storage track
ORANGE are supports obviously to hold the incoming track into 'dark section'
YELLOW is incoming track from woods
DARK BLUE circles are supports that are clearly not for the upper level of track. Also, observing the track on there shows an almost double thickness line, suggesting that there is another level of track with almost exactly the same path as that a storey above.
Add this evidence to the position of the second trench in the slab and you get exactly the BLUE line I've marked as the backwards exit path from the dark section.
This gives a two storey tower only A FEW METRES longer than the length of the train itself (assuming it loads only one train at a time- likely assumption as Intamin family coaster and long block sections) as we know the exact length of the loading platform
Thus, there you have it, a TINY space for the 'unknown' indoor track to fill, and in this space it has to reverse and drop a storey.
Also, the BLUE double support suggests that that support will be on top of the slab, so I am assuming that it will reverse from the 'mystery' segment at ground level, and not underground level...
Based on this evidence, if you believe it, this leaves us with only one unknown:
-how does the train descend a level in a space only as long as the train itself, giving: tilt, drop or simulator
So, please lets stop having ideas that would require a massive warehouse, as it doesn't exist...
EDIT: To get an idea of size, compare it with Rita maintenance shed in top right.[/quote]
i take my perivious statement back, sorry mr Wardley