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Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:41 am

http://gallery.towersalmanac.com/displa ... 442&pos=12
is this what you mean ? click on to expand

http://youtu.be/zT3pCcGTxOA
heres a you tube link  which shows it
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Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:56 am

That videos makes more sense..... I've thought there were a few photos hanging around but I've struggled to find them.

Good find with that video!
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Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:08 pm

^ This is all well and good, but its not got a lot to do with Smiler construction....

Anyone any idea if MI7 has any plans to be in the air this weekend?

I'm still not sure about this secret element, I doubt it't be in a shipping container, they won't be wide enough for a start!
 
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Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:19 pm

andy_sj wrote:
^ This is all well and good, but its not got a lot to do with Smiler construction....

Anyone any idea if MI7 has any plans to be in the air this weekend?

I'm still not sure about this secret element, I doubt it't be in a shipping container, they won't be wide enough for a start!


I have a feeling he will be... It's been a while since the last aerial update, and the snow's been gone long enough now to allow for clear progress to have been made (hopefully).

Also, I agree, I doubt it would be put in, in a shipping container, it doesn't seem very permanent and I can't see it working as there's a maintenance building on top of it.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:42 pm

I have a feeling for this weekend, do you know when you'll be up next MI7?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:55 pm

DannyNewbro wrote:
I have a feeling for this weekend, do you know when you'll be up next MI7?

The only reason I can think of if we didn't have an update soon is if they were installing the SE and Alton towers didn't want us to see. However as this is unlikely I would expect one by Monday.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:10 am

DannyNewbro wrote:
do you know when you'll be up next MI7?


MI7 need a few things to be right to get an update. like
Weather, and visibility.
Spare time to get into the air
A serviceable aircraft
Someone with the right camera to take the photos.

So when all these come together we get an aerial update. And I hope these come together soon. 
 
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Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:44 am

Please can we stop this asking for the next update thing. We will post new updates when we can. Please can we stay on topic and continue construction discussion. Thanking you! :)
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Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:30 pm

Adam wrote:
Please can we stop this asking for the next update thing. We will post new updates when we can. Please can we stay on topic and continue construction discussion. Thanking you! :)


So when is it then? I'm joking!

On a construction level. What affect does all the snow and rain have on the soil. I know its melted but surely the ground is still water logged? Would this affect footer work, as water will disappear and surely the ride footers would drop?
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Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:35 pm

On a construction level. What affect does all the snow and rain have on the soil. I know its melted but surely the ground is still water logged? Would this affect footer work, as water will disappear and surely the ride footers would drop?

I'm sure they use waterproof sheeting for the concrete to be poured into or the precasts so I personally wouldnt worry about that. I t hasn't put them off laying a huge bit of concrete in the pit  :)
 
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Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:10 pm

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- Anybody else seen this on Towers2Go?
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Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:05 pm

goldengrahams wrote:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1 ... 0873546107 - Anybody else seen this on Towers2Go?


Woah what is that?
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Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:26 pm

I think it's just two sections of track with trim brakes, side by side.
 
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Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:30 pm

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I think it's just two sections of track with trim brakes, side by side.


Yep, they're just two standard brake run sections. The one in the foreground is lying slightly on top of the other one... with it's brake fin obscuring the second rail. :)
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Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:17 pm

Sam198 wrote:
muttlee wrote:
I think it's just two sections of track with trim brakes, side by side.


Yep, they're just two standard break run sections. The one in the foreground is lying slightly on top of the other one... with it's break fin obscuring the second rail. :)


Oh. I thought it was something good lmao
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:22 pm

I'm still not sure about this secret element, I don't think TT have hidden anything worthwhile with the blue boxes, looking at the un-censored Tattenhill photos from the other week I think the secret element will be after the blue box. In my opinion the secret element needs to go in soon before the rest of the ride goes up otherwise access will be limited. Maybe this is why there hasn't been an update.... stalling on purpose so as not to reveal the secret element before it get's covered up!

Could be nonsense but was just a thought....

I wonder if any of the supports over the toilet block will be up, you'd think they might want access from both sides of the block so would get them in before the others in the middle of the ride.
 
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Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:33 pm

andy_sj wrote:
Maybe this is why there hasn't been an update.... stalling on purpose so as not to reveal the secret element before it get's covered up!


Or maybe, it's honestly down to the weather having an effect on construction so hardly any progress may have been made, or it's far too windy to get one?  :)

Also, I doubt we'll see supports over the toilet block yet as the ground at the top end of the site looked completely unprepared. Hopefully, we'll see the footers in place and the start of the structure which will hold all the supports together fairly soon.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:30 pm

Danny wrote:
andy_sj wrote:
Maybe this is why there hasn't been an update.... stalling on purpose so as not to reveal the secret element before it get's covered up!

Hopefully, we'll see the footers in place and the start of the structure which will hold all the supports together fairly soon.


^ Thats what I meant when I said supports over the toilet block, all kinda the same thing ain't it?  ;)
 
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Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:57 pm

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