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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:05 pm

driving in to towers today, it was white over in some places. the weather isn't going to improve greatly for a while yet, i can't imagine
 
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Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:08 am

So, whenever we do get another update... (not asking but an grateful for them) what do people reckon will be done... personally i think everything will be finished and landscaped and ready for opening on saturday XD only joking of course....

Personally i think that the dive loops will be finished possibly along with half of the sea serpent roll :/

Would be nice to see some lift hill though
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Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:54 am

The snow shouldn't really effect the erection. It will be cold and wet, yes. But it is perfectly possible to construct track and supports in the snow. Any remaining landscaping will be more difficult but there isn't much more to do. The station will be worked on heavily now as well. I would imagine a roofed station with much more track up. And even some of the shop area will have walls and a roof. And of course more framework for the maintenance shed I believe.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:18 am

Phild94 wrote:
So, whenever we do get another update... (not asking but an grateful for them) what do people reckon will be done... personally i think everything will be finished and landscaped and ready for opening on saturday XD only joking of course....

Personally i think that the dive loops will be finished possibly along with half of the sea serpent roll :/

Would be nice to see some lift hill though






Ye i think your proberly right. Whe do you think they will start on the theming of the spider in the middle?
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Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:31 am

The middle of the spider is already on the site
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:33 am

Adrenalinejunkie2013 wrote:
The middle of the spider is already on the site


When did it arrive? i thought it was still at the merlin studios
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Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:39 am

Phild94 wrote:
Adrenalinejunkie2013 wrote:
The middle of the spider is already on the site


When did it arrive? i thought it was still at the merlin studios



More importantly, how do you know if it's on site, we couldn't see it on the most recent pics..
(I'm not calling you a liar, I'd just like to know your source)
 
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Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:50 am

clayj wrote:
MatthewR1990 wrote:
The snow shouldn't really effect the erection. It will be cold and wet, yes.


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As funny as that is, pack it in. That's the sort of thing best saved for the dragon bar ;)
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:07 pm

I flew over towers about half hour ago
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:13 pm

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I flew over towers about half hour ago


Whats wrong with roads I wonder.... Why would they fly it over when normally they would just bring it on the back of a truck.... i dont suppose it is wider than a flatbed  :shock: If so this thing is truly going to be HUGE...... also dont suppose you got any pics?  :D
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Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:15 pm

Lol Phil, he said HE flew over, no the themeing ;)

But I would hope to see some pics too :)
 
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Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:20 pm

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Lol Phil, he said HE flew over, no the themeing ;)

But I would hope to see some pics too :)


HAHA XD sorry... been trying to get a lab report done all morning so my brain is a little fried but yes all the same i hope if he can fly there could be some other AVGAS in the air today.......... if not i hope he took pics :D XD
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Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:25 pm

It's snowing a lot in Stoke today, can only assume there's even more on higher ground/Alton. I'd presume MI7 won't be able to fly today. Hopefully the weather will clear up soon and he can bring us some more fantastic photos.
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Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:30 pm

Sky was clear when I passed, and no sorry didn't take any pics as I was solo, and you are aware that merlin studios is in Alton, so there wouldn't be any need to use lorry s anyway
 
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Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:37 pm

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Sky was clear when I passed, and no sorry didn't take any pics as I was solo, and you are aware that merlin studios is in Alton, so there wouldn't be any need to use lorry s anyway


No i meant surely they would put it on the back of a tractor and not fly it over such a short distance... i really did have images of a Chinook just landing in the towers to transport it over maybe 500m XD thought it was a little odd.... was the hub mounted or just on site?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:54 pm

Just on site wasn't mounted, I'm not going to start saying what has been done etc, as you will appreciate it more when the next update is done
 
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Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:19 pm

Adrenalinejunkie2013 wrote:
Just on site wasn't mounted, I'm not going to start saying what has been done etc, as you will appreciate it more when the next update is done


Not asking what has changed but has much changed? Much more track/supports erected yet?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:20 pm

would love to see more photos ! feels like ages since the last update , and my bets arethe pretzle loop should be done !
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:24 pm

Afternoon small people,
Wind is out of limits today, otherwise we would be up there! I have been trying everyday since the last update to get flying, but to no avail. As soon as flying becomes possible, i'll be up there!

On a different note, Saturday, be there, or be square! Never know what you might see...
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:34 pm

So I went to Alton on Saturday thanks to John Lewis  :lol:

Didnt manage to get any pics due to not being able to see much, but i swear I could see high supports at the front right hand side... but as i said, couldn't see much...all shut off
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