JaykeAT wrote:Just quickly on the topic of themeing, planning permission for The Smiler's main pieces (i.e The Marmaliser) was sent in a couple of weeks after everything else. Could we see that happening again? Would be interesting if it does if it gives us a few more hints of possible themeing
Altontowersbarlow wrote:pleaty wrote:Just a thought but with the powered/launched lift hill and the relatively short track could the trains make 2 circuits of the track with a different speed of launch on the second circuit to give an out of control/runaway train type of feel. Not sure how this would work with multiple trains but maybe there could be some kind of switch track in the station building so the running train doesn't actually pass through the loading area, just close by adding to the out of control feel.....
My knowledge on layout is fairly limited, but if it is possible for trains to make multiple circuits even on multiple train operation, could the train complete a forwards launch and a backwards launch? Or even just a standard backwards and forwards lift/circuit like fire chaser express at Dollywood? This would be a European or worlds first surely?
I'm not aware of any wooden attraction that travels both backwards and forwards. This would explain the short track layout and adds some motive for Merlin to call it a SW. Furthermore some people have indicated that there is a show building before the lift hill and this could presumably hold a turntable of some sort paired with a few effects.
Dan.B wrote:Wodan, a GCI which is undoubtedly larger than SW8 (but has less theming) cost 10 million euros, or approx £7,765,000.
NemesisRider wrote:Dan.B wrote:Wodan, a GCI which is undoubtedly larger than SW8 (but has less theming) cost 10 million euros, or approx £7,765,000.
I beg to differ, Wodan does have some pretty extensive theming, for example the large entrance gate. I think this could be an investment with a similar cost to Wodan overall.
Spacemonkeys wrote:Hey folks, long time stalker new poster.
Been playing around with Nolimits today. Not perfect and a little artistic licence used but may help to picture the possible layout.