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Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:10 pm

Theres always 1....
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Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:06 pm

Todays photos.. Enjoy

The back of the site has had some serious work done this week
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rebar has been embedded
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This is the from the mid level, around the middle of the footprint. There is a lot of soil being moved around
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Zoomed out
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From the base gates
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The concrete sides that have already been mentioned. These are obviosly going to be slotted in soonish
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More rebar waiting to go in at the back of the site
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SIgn of the day
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Ohh look they've found another way to fill up the hole with water
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From the toilets
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a rebar cube awaiting positioning.
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a glimpse inside the sub station
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usual site overview
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I spy old supports
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my that's a mighty deep hole.. and with supports all around it.. whats going on here? And some concrete spacers have already been added.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:55 pm

may I ask what is the substation? has that just been built or am I forgetting things?:P
 
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Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:05 am

Some of the work look to be power related, this building looks to be a new power sub station for the SW7 or even x sector it self.

It was build near the being of the construction, and cable works were done before the old Blackhole power inlet system was removed (it was in the building with 3 blackhole supports sticking out the top)

Hope this clears it up for you hambletwins
 
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Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:22 am

ah! thankyou!
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:03 am

That hole looks very deep - is there maybe some large underground section that has not been disclosed yet?
 
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Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:35 am

Loving the splash down section lol

Great pictures, helps you get some perspective with the depth on site
 
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Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:03 pm

swfcjambo wrote:
That hole looks very deep - is there maybe some large underground section that has not been disclosed yet?


probably to combat the height issue - so i guess it could be for a greater drop
 
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Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:09 pm

I'm most worried about the weather recently. Anyone know if and how badly the recent floods in the UK have effected AT? Does anyone remember the oblivion tunnel before it was anywhere near complete... Didn't they have similar weather then and the pit flooded?

How long would a flood set them back do you think?
 
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Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:42 pm

not long I think. They can just get in a massive water pump :)
 
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Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:01 pm

I'm really excited to see some genuine hardcore landscaping going on. This is the first time in a long while since AT have done any sort of extensive landscape work, just look at TH13TEEN, Rita and to be honest, even Air.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:46 pm

I think they sorta need to for this though. The ride mechanically looks rather simple given none of the track elements are world firsts. All that spare money gives more room for landscaping and scenery.

Of course the biggest reason is to keep height down while having big drops to make sure the locals don't see or hear too much.

You can tell they're putting effort into making sure everyone's happy.
 
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Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:27 am

I just thought id add this in, and its not what people are going to want to hear,
but the ride is now from what ive herd weeks behind schedule as it actually should now be footers/ride but dude to weather this summer it has delayed the ride a LOT, and with it now going into winter it not exactly going to make things easier, just hope there isn't a rush job at the end and things get left out...
 
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Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:46 am

With all due respect, I don't think what you've heard to correct. Yes, they may be behind schedule but you can't really blame the weather. The weather is a bit naff now and there's been a few cruddy days over the summer but generally it's been dry (albeit not that sunny) over the past few months.

They took their time from getting permission to taking the tent down, and then the land remained untouched for quite a while. Eurofighters really do go up quick so I don't think there's anything to worry about just yet.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:11 pm

if it is behind schedule, i really hope that the park postpone its opening. id rather wait longer for it to have a proper opening with everything properly finished etc rather than everything being rushed.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:52 pm

like what happened to sub-terra
 
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Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:32 pm

roary01 wrote:
I just thought id add this in, and its not what people are going to want to hear,
but the ride is now from what ive herd weeks behind schedule as it actually should now be footers/ride but dude to weather this summer it has delayed the ride a LOT, and with it now going into winter it not exactly going to make things easier, just hope there isn't a rush job at the end and things get left out...


it's stafforshire, i'm sure theyre used to the weather.
also it doesn't automatically jump from summer to winter; it's only just autumn and the weather is getting a lot more mild (even if it is freezing, it's not flooding etc)
you can trust these professionals to put up the ride and have it tested and ready before the new season. it's their job and they wouldn't have been hired by europe's biggest entertainments company if they weren't up to the task. don't worry about it.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:54 pm

This very time of year last year the same comments were being made about THE SWARM, a month later the ride was practically finished...
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:59 am

Jammydodger wrote:
This very time of year last year the same comments were being made about THE SWARM, a month later the ride was practically finished...


I agree, given the fact that AT and Merlin do this for a living they would either allow for a delay in their timing and/or have money ready to employ more workmen.

It's not going to be delayed from what I can see.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:47 am

What I don't understand is that you think they will have a team building that retaining wall and another putting the footers in with only 164 days to go I can't see any indoor sections as you look at theses pictures taken of Saw been build  http://projectdylan.co.uk/Construction/105 as you can see from the 9th Oct pics the coaster was already up.

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