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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:06 am

Is The Marmaliser more or less complete? Good quality pictures of each leg would be appreciated!
 
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Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:14 am

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Is The Marmaliser more or less complete? Good quality pictures of each leg would be appreciated!


It's awaiting one final leg in the form of The Hypnotiser, and the potential effects for The Marmaliser to be installed. Everything else looks set for the go.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:01 am

Thanks for the update Roodlesnouter.

Just to mention, this picturehttp://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq133/roodlesnouter/SW7%20April%2016/April16LiftHill-4_zpsa1df7000.jpg shows the braking fins and no retract mechanism. The gubbins at the back are for wiring/hydraulic lines and there are actuators present to retract the fins.

This means:

The fins are meerly a pro rollback device as they would need to retract to enable a freefall.
The lift hill is just that.
The friction brakes therefor are probably just to control the speed of the descending train after the malfunction before it takes the radius to horizontal.

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:23 am

Sorry im unable to keep up to date. Dos anyone think that more track will go up today shorley there is not much of the track left to do.
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Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:50 am

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Sorry im unable to keep up to date. Dos anyone think that more track will go up today shorley there is not much of the track left to do.

I wouldn't be surprised to see track complete by the weekend
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:00 am

The next lift hill supports are not up yet? Am I right?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:03 am

Thrillmad wrote:
The next lift hill supports are not up yet? Am I right?


Yes.

I think they will work on the two inverted drops first, as they also put some supports up for these yesterday.
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Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:05 am

Thank you can't seem to see any pics of it :/
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Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:03 am

Off topic question but why did they decide not to have a sixth maramaliser leg? Budget cuts? Or dd they just think it was pointless? As 6 would of enabled us to have the hypnotiser and the blades but we can only have one and on the map it only shows the blades! So no hypnotiser? :-( or maybe a two in one? I'm really confused aha. Just wish they would still have the sixth leg...
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Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:32 am

arE Y0u R3AdY t0 Sm1Le? wrote:
Off topic question but why did they decide not to have a sixth maramaliser leg? Budget cuts? Or dd they just think it was pointless? As 6 would of enabled us to have the hypnotiser and the blades but we can only have one and on the map it only shows the blades! So no hypnotiser? :-( or maybe a two in one? I'm really confused aha. Just wish they would still have the sixth leg...


Who's to say they won't, they just haven't built it yet, personally I want then to go with the blades, that would be beast.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:32 am

Updated my overview map, taken things out that currently haven't appeared such as Theming B objects, Stilted Jetty, 6th Marmaliser leg, Plaza and replaced Theming element C with a games unit. Added arrows to show movement direction, numbered the inversions & colour coded sections of track with a key supplied.

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Map is correct as of 8:30AM on 17th April 2013
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:45 am

ollboll9 wrote:
arE Y0u R3AdY t0 Sm1Le? wrote:
Off topic question but why did they decide not to have a sixth maramaliser leg? Budget cuts? Or dd they just think it was pointless? As 6 would of enabled us to have the hypnotiser and the blades but we can only have one and on the map it only shows the blades! So no hypnotiser? :-( or maybe a two in one? I'm really confused aha. Just wish they would still have the sixth leg...


Who's to say they won't, they just haven't built it yet, personally I want then to go with the blades, that would be beast.


They wont. Only 5 marmaliser legs going in. The flasher, the tickler, the inoculator, the hypnotiser and the giggler. The hypnotiser is yet to be put in place.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:59 am

What's all this talk about blades? What was planned for the (Now scrapped) 6th leg?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:10 am

The blades are shown on the park map, on one of the Marmaliser's legs. However this could just be an error, as it has never been mentioned or shown anywhere else.
There were however, originally 6 legs on the plans submitted to the council. The leg that's been removed however, would never have worked anyway as it's location would have breached the safety envelope of the track. I know this because it became a massive problem for my recreation, and I believe Nemesis94 had the exact same issue with his.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:15 am

Rollercoasters4Life wrote:
Updated my overview map, taken things out that currently haven't appeared such as Theming B objects, Stilted Jetty, 6th Marmaliser leg, Plaza and replaced Theming element C with a games unit. Added arrows to show movement direction, numbered the inversions & colour coded sections of track with a key supplied.

Here it is:

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Map is correct as of 8:30AM on 17th April 2013

That section you have in red, the final turn into brake run its complete
 
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Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:19 am

roodlesnouter wrote:
Rollercoasters4Life wrote:
Updated my overview map, taken things out that currently haven't appeared such as Theming B objects, Stilted Jetty, 6th Marmaliser leg, Plaza and replaced Theming element C with a games unit. Added arrows to show movement direction, numbered the inversions & colour coded sections of track with a key supplied.

Here it is:

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Map is correct as of 8:30AM on 17th April 2013

That section you have in red, the final turn into brake run its complete


Everything is correct on that image, maybe you are misunderstanding it? The only red (not finished) pieces of track on my image are the first lift hill and part of the first and second inverting drops. The rest is coloured according to the key in the image. Maybe you are confusing the pinkish colour with the red? Only other thing left to install is The Hypnotiser leg which is also red on my image. To see it better, click the larger image link - or click here
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:27 am

roodlesnouter wrote:
Rollercoasters4Life wrote:
Updated my overview map, taken things out that currently haven't appeared such as Theming B objects, Stilted Jetty, 6th Marmaliser leg, Plaza and replaced Theming element C with a games unit. Added arrows to show movement direction, numbered the inversions & colour coded sections of track with a key supplied.

Here it is:

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Map is correct as of 8:30AM on 17th April 2013

That section you have in red, the final turn into brake run its complete


Think your looking at the first lift hill and drop buddy. The final turn and break Is slightly south west of that bit. And is green :)
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:14 am

Rollercoasters4Life wrote:
Updated my overview map, taken things out that currently haven't appeared such as Theming B objects, Stilted Jetty, 6th Marmaliser leg, Plaza and replaced Theming element C with a games unit. Added arrows to show movement direction, numbered the inversions & colour coded sections of track with a key supplied.

Here it is:

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Map is correct as of 8:30AM on 17th April 2013


Are these the actual plans of where the queue line is going?

I noticed it on the game and thought it would be very great being that close to the ride as you queue (Unlike Thirteens, Forrest boredom).

Also are we entering the queue through the building or will there be an entrance in a similar position to where the old Black Hole entrance was.

As for the construction I don't see why we won't have the majority of the 2 drops completed by today, with how fast the Vertical lift went up I imagine that the drops are simpler to put in as they are standard pieces no chain electronics etc.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:25 am

As far as I'm aware the chain didn't actually go in at the same time as the track. it seems a bit unusual if it did. Also, the plans show a gradual ramp down to the site. Who reckons this will still be there?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:54 am

Roughly what date are we looking at the trains being attached to the tracks?

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