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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:31 pm

Gotta love ReBar. But i'm really damn happy some form of construction is taking place. Now the waiting begins :)
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:35 pm

ry1996 wrote:
Why have they still got to get rid of those poles from Black Hole?..why are they not gone?.


I've mentioned already that I fully Expect them to stay!!!

At this point of the prep work on site, they should be long gone. The shear fact that they haven't gone anywhere tells me they are staying and will form part of the overall themeing for the coaster.... A very nice tie in from old and new, Black Holes very own Shrine almost :-)
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:36 am

Theming?

You mean a breeze block maintenance shed and three steel poles.

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Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:37 pm

It's the new age shipping containers!
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Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:05 pm

Kenzie2012 wrote:
ry1996 wrote:
Why have they still got to get rid of those poles from Black Hole?..why are they not gone?.


I've mentioned already that I fully Expect them to stay!!!

At this point of the prep work on site, they should be long gone. The shear fact that they haven't gone anywhere tells me they are staying and will form part of the overall themeing for the coaster.... A very nice tie in from old and new, Black Holes very own Shrine almost :-)


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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:04 pm

CoasterCrazyChris wrote:
Theming?

You mean a breeze block maintenance shed and three steel poles.

:P


I think that the old power inlet point for the black hole, they could be using it to power the site until the switch over to the new substation
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:52 pm

Some snaps from today
Hole is a tad deeper
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View up at the supports taken from the lower gate
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Zoom out of that shot
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View up to the top areal
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Closeup of the hole linings
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The above pictures were taken from the gate and this area here, which has now been fenced off due to a kid getting his foot stuck between the fence and one of the boulders (so I am informed)
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Taken from the coke station you can see the area at the back of the site that has been cleared for the cabling to the sub station and the new cables across it.
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Water is running down the side of the hole from the sub station area. Obviously they weren't content with the previous method of filling the hole with water
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Overview from the top with the metalwork you have all seen
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mounds of pebbles have been delivered as well as the metal work
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:03 pm

Hi Guys,

Not been on for a little while as havnt been to the park for a year due to working away. I went last week and was a little shocked at the decline of certain areas.  When is sw7 set to open? It did not look like much progress was happening. Any news?

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:31 am

Looks like they've got a couple of weeks worth of piledriving to do before they can start construction....
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:51 pm

i do hope this wont be a total rush job, trying to get the ride all finished by march (air's opening springs to mind)
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Sep 11, 2012 10:33 am

(this is my first post btw) Thats what I fear, the construction being rushed and not properly done. When will they start building the station and the actual ride?
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:11 am

Eurofighters are so quick to put up, I wouldn't be surprised if they were waiting til the closed season, not to ruin the surprise.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:10 pm

what other rides do they do?
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Sep 12, 2012 10:39 pm

DaveFreeze wrote:
what other rides do they do?
Do you mean Gerstlauer? Take a look:
Their Website
RCDB List of Coasters

But to simplify it they are best known for:
Euro-Fighters,
Launched Euro-Fighter type rides
and Bobsled coasters (Like a Wild Mouse but better)

But I think what's more interesting is that they've been manufacturing other company's rides for decades but it's only recently they started making their own.



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Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:33 pm

Did any-one else look at the PDF on the website that shows a few "examples" of layouts to notice one not too dis-similar to SW7, although not identical... (Launched Eurofighter 1000) - As well as the Saw: The Ride layout as Eurofighter 680 (Does this mean that S:TR was an off-the-shelf coaster?)
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:43 pm

The launched eurofighter 1000 is actually the layout of Takabisha in Japan, but there are similarities that have been noticed quite a lot here before. Although the Saw:The Ride one is interesting, as I think that it wasn't an off the shelf model when it was built, but is now being offered as one. I believe that this is the same with Takabisha and the 320 model which I think is Rage at adventure island :P
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:47 pm

In short, every layout built is offered as an EXAMPLE, a park COULD buy Saw, but is used as an example by Gerstlaur to show range in the product, and the number is simply the catalogue number. The 320+, however is a stock model and is the cheap and cheerful Rage, Untamed, etc layout.
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Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:45 pm

I thought I recognised it as the Takabisha layout, but wasn't sure... Are we likely to get something similar for SW7 do we think? Would they put another coaster that holds you at the pinnacle before dropping you, when there's the worlds first next to it?
 
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Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:13 am

I assume SW7 will be put on the site after completion.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:01 pm

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