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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:43 pm

Is that implying that you know something about track locations?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:53 pm

Are the air gates the same to normal eurofighter/Geustleur coaster? I can't remember from when I rode speed at Oakwood. If not, This may be another pointer towards a new style of train etc.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:43 pm

Correct me if i'm wrong, But wasn't there supposed to be an update tonight? Just a little tired from 12 hour shifts, and  there doesn't seem to be much going on here tonight. Need sleep.......Zzzzzzz  :?
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:46 pm

bigstanny wrote:
Correct me if i'm wrong, But wasn't there supposed to be an update tonight? Just a little tired from 12 hour shifts, and  there doesn't seem to be much going on here tonight. Need sleep.......Zzzzzzz  :?


You are wrong.

That was confusion with another site claiming to have aerial updates (which they don't).... Sleep
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:07 pm

Sleep sounds like a good plan, exactly where I'm heading!

On a construction note, someone mentioned the platform gates... interesting point about seeing them going in, maybe giving us a clue to standard or custom trains.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:31 pm

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:25 pm

Personally, I could see this being how the supports and track are built - in the following order:

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Phase 1: As we know, phase 1 was the building of the Batwing/Cobra Roll Element & the inversion under the station as well as the station track.

Phase 2: As we also know, phase 2 was the track above the toilets which included the pre drops from both lifts and half of both inversions which make up the inverted drops.

Phase 3: I would of thought they would want to get the track in underneath the maintenance shed before long as they have to have the maintenance building up a ready alongside the station (of which is having continuous work carried out on it). This could include some sort of secret element/track. This could also be completed before the main season starts (if X-Sector is to be open with the start of the main season) so that if there is a secret element it won't be revealed to the public as the park isn't open.

Phase 4: Could be done at the same time as Phase 3 - This phase is getting most of the middle section of the coaster done. This includes multiple inversions and elements; the first drop, both Dive Loops, both bunny hills, the Corkscrew after the Batwing, the mid-course break run, the sea serpent roll, both corkscrews (could be classed as a barrel roll of sorts) after the Cobra Roll & the final break run and track leading into the station.

Phase 5: Final construction phase which would see the vertical lift & first lift hill being put up into place along with the remaining track for the second inverted drop.

The reason it could be done like this is IF X-Sector is open at the start of the season there is enough room for the crane to put up track in the centre section and then final phase can be done with the crane coming from the access road to the left of the construction site. Another reason why the lift hills may be last is that we haven't seen any lift hill track on park as of yet whereas there is a lot of other track for the inversions and whatnot.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:35 pm

not sure f this has been brought up but if the rides 2 1/2 mins long how many cars will be on the tract at same time im thinking 3 maybe 4
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:39 pm

I think it will be like saw every 30-45 seconds between each train
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:41 pm

There will be 4 trains only with 4 rows of 4. One in the station, one in the preshow, one in the first half of the outdoor area and one on the second half.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:49 pm

Boz wrote:
There will be 4 trains only with 4 rows of 4. One in the station, one in the preshow, one in the first half of the outdoor area and on on the second half.

Not supposed to have 2 trains? Well as you are in connection with Alton Towers.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:55 pm

the facts released on the SW7 site confirmed it, before the name was announced
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:10 pm

Boz wrote:
the facts released on the SW7 site confirmed it, before the name was announced

Didn't that say 4X4 trains? I can't remember saying: 4 4X4 trains. :?
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:40 pm

"4x4 trains giving a total capacity of 64". Using basic mathematics, that equals 4 trains ;)
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:46 pm

RCT3Bross wrote:
Boz wrote:
the facts released on the SW7 site confirmed it, before the name was announced

Didn't that say 4X4 trains? I can't remember saying: 4 4X4 trains. :?


There was info released that said there will be 4 trains on the track at any one time, what we don't know is whether it means 4 trains in motion on the course (1 in the pre-show area under the maintenance shed, 1 on the first half of the course, 1 on the second half of the course, and 1 on the break run) at any one time with more in the station, or if there will be only 4 trains in total. I think it will be the first of those options, but time will tell i suppose.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:56 pm

Buschgardensfan wrote:
Is that implying that you know something about track locations?


Yes I know the location of the lift hill, but that would be telling wouldn't it
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:04 pm

I think the 4x4 means 4 rows of 4 seats.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:07 pm

Adrenalinejunkie2013 wrote:
Buschgardensfan wrote:
Is that implying that you know something about track locations?


Yes I know the location of the lift hill, but that would be telling wouldn't it


Yes it would. Get on with it!

Otherwise you might as well have just posted "I know something you don't know" and left it at that.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:12 pm

Adrenalinejunkie2013 wrote:
Buschgardensfan wrote:
Is that implying that you know something about track locations?


Yes I know the location of the lift hill, but that would be telling wouldn't it


You do mean you know the current place of said track pieces don't you, and not that you know where they will be put in situ of the ride? Cos we all know where on the ride they are going. If you do know, either tell us - or just don't bother posting 'I know something you don't' as people get annoyed.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:17 pm

I may be speaking out of turn, but can people who 'may-or-may-not' know things about the ride just keep it to themselves? Teasing people on here isn't productive for anyone really unless you have anything seriously of interest to say. Obviously it's an exciting time and everyone wants a piece of the pie, it's just annoying seeing people post about all of these cool things they might know then act all coy and secretive. I'm prepared for a telling off by the mods for saying this, it's just really annoying and I'd rather useful information be shared!

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