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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:52 pm

I would imagine that B&M are working on a 4D version of their Wingrider, that may have been coming to AT but is not ready. (Speculation)

The Smiler looks like one hell of a second option!  I am not sure that the lift hills are in a field fully assembled though, that makes no sense to me?!
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:20 pm

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:27 pm

Where are these pics?
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:32 pm

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Where are these pics?


https://www.facebook.com/thealtontowersguide
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:41 pm

Contruction Pics from 21/3/13

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New Support

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Constuction Site

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More track being fitted

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Footers

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Twisty

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Station

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Ride Ops Uniform

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Marmaliser

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Track Overview

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Bolts, Bolts and more Bolts

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Incorrectly placed footer

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:15 pm

Those pics are incredible :D Many thanks Roodle! I also recall you saying about an incorrectly placed footer. If you can, can you point that one out?
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:18 pm

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Those pics are incredible :D Many thanks Roodle! I also recall you saying about an incorrectly placed footer. If you can, can you point that one out?


Here ya go buddy, it actually had a support in it too. It is on the left of the path near the toilet block, apparently the support stretched right across the path.

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:20 pm

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Thats funny just seeing a support missing a 'leg' :lol:

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8. As well as the chopped toilet roof mistake, an actual footer was placed wrong. Photo below.


So the roof 'shedding' wasn't supposed to happen but they had to do it in the end? How did they place a footer so wrongly?

Also, cheers for the pictures Roodlesnouter
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:23 pm

This day has been amazing for updates, very exciting! Anyone else look at the pictures and realise it's like roller coaster pornography? ha!
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:41 pm

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I know it's pretty off topic but is this source basically telling us the next SW (whether keeping the same codename or not) will be a new B&M? That's exciting :D

These tidbits of information are really intreging on the most part aren't they!


I want them to revise the old woodie 2005 plans but see if they can pass it with Rocky Mountain Construction Hybrid! Less noise than a standard woodie and steel topped track for that smoothness that AT would be looking for.

Anyway Smiler is not even complete yet! I think they will construct the lift hills and bunny hops next! :)
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:46 pm

Rollercoasters4Life wrote:
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Thats funny just seeing a support missing a 'leg' :lol:

roodlesnouter wrote:
8. As well as the chopped toilet roof mistake, an actual footer was placed wrong. Photo below.


So the roof 'shedding' wasn't supposed to happen but they had to do it in the end? How did they place a footer so wrongly?

Also, cheers for the pictures Roodlesnouter


To have something as complex as this ride, a few hiccups were bound to happen lol

Also I'm so glad this SW was picked rather than air car park. X sector needed this and the black hole tent needed to go. It's not just the coaster but the back story and everything. I love it.

So is track rumored to be complete by 31st March? That means we could be seeing trains within the next 2 weeks. Testing would start just after. I'm getting so excited now!
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:48 pm

I feel the smiler have a little inline twist before the cobra roll!
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:51 pm

Happy to see them work on the first drop like I thought. Can't wait for it to be done and see the twisty ride in real life in July. :shock:
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:54 pm

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.........Just to clarify to myself ......... i think i misunderstood the scope of this monster.... this 1 picture has 8 inversions in it  :shock: i mean what was Wardley thinking.... he probably wasn't.... i think he may have been high :/
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:58 pm

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roodlesnouter wrote:

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.........Just to clarify to myself ......... i think i misunderstood the scope of this monster.... this 1 picture has 8 inversions in it  :shock: i mean what was Wardley thinking.... he probably wasn't.... i think he may have been high :/


I bet he just sat and thought "the sooner i design this coaster, the sooner I retire" and the just scribbled loads of times on paper n thought meh lets go with that  :D ahaha
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:08 pm

They made this short of notice because B&M couldn't  :shock: If this is a short notice rollercoaster then what would a ride like this be if it was to be properly planned and situated in the Air car park! The ride looks incredible! Got to say though it doesn't look as congested as I thought it would have been with track and supports although there is alot of steel in some of those pictures  :D

I think AT have done well and finally given the enthusiasts what they want  :) Hopefully this will put AT even further up the map as one of the best theme parks!
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:17 pm

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This pic looks like the promo image lmao

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:23 pm

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They made this short of notice because B&M couldn't  :shock: If this is a short notice rollercoaster then what would a ride like this be if it was to be properly planned and situated in the Air car park! The ride looks incredible! Got to say though it doesn't look as congested as I thought it would have been with track and supports although there is alot of steel in some of those pictures  :D

I think AT have done well and finally given the enthusiasts what they want  :) Hopefully this will put AT even further up the map as one of the best theme parks!


I'm not sure if you're looking at the same pictures as me.... all i see is steel and conjested track  :shock:
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:29 pm

Phild94 wrote:
D-Man wrote:
They made this short of notice because B&M couldn't  :shock: If this is a short notice rollercoaster then what would a ride like this be if it was to be properly planned and situated in the Air car park! The ride looks incredible! Got to say though it doesn't look as congested as I thought it would have been with track and supports although there is alot of steel in some of those pictures  :D

I think AT have done well and finally given the enthusiasts what they want  :) Hopefully this will put AT even further up the map as one of the best theme parks!


I'm not sure if you're looking at the same pictures as me.... all i see is steel and conjested track  :shock:


Yeah the one above with the promo image is what I'm looking at :) Just isn't as congested as I expected, thought it would have been worse than that! The picture is brilliant though, will be so amazing watching the trains go around the track!
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:35 pm

MatthewR1990 wrote:

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Matthew - I was just thinking exactly the same thing re the promo image and that photo..... amazing amount of twisted track.  I really cant wait to spend my birthday weekend up there in July. 

If the track is done by next Sunday then surely the marmaliser will be up soon after..... Also with the test runs surely they will have to be testing whatever special effects they have.

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