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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:22 pm

When I was on Takabisha, the ride broke down at the top and the OTSR's came up before coming back down automatically and locking then dropping us, it didn't get back to the station though it stopped at the brake run and the engineers were not sure what was stopping it until they discovered the front left set of wheels were on the floor underneath us  :|  Still didn't stop me going on it the week after  ;)
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:27 pm

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Danny wrote:
altontowersbarlow wrote:
Drums of power cable are on sight credit to roodle snouters picture on the shoutbox I wonder if the power cables are to power something exiting.


Here is said image:

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Why is the lift on such a chunky metal frame? Never seen that before on a ride. (Don't speculate, I'm just wondering if anyone actually knows).

Also, I'm going to Alton Towers at the end of May (about 27th-30th), should be open by then :P.



Probably so it requires less supports and is more self supporting.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:29 pm

owenjohn wrote:
Coasterfan312 wrote:
Danny wrote:
altontowersbarlow wrote:
Drums of power cable are on sight credit to roodle snouters picture on the shoutbox I wonder if the power cables are to power something exiting.


Here is said image:

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Why is the lift on such a chunky metal frame? Never seen that before on a ride. (Don't speculate, I'm just wondering if anyone actually knows).

Also, I'm going to Alton Towers at the end of May (about 27th-30th), should be open by then :P.



Probably so it requires less supports and is more self supporting.



Very interesting piece of track, never seen a lift hill like it  :P
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:29 pm

TheDarkEmoKid92 wrote:
When I was on Takabisha, the ride broke down at the top and the OTSR's came up before coming back down automatically and locking then dropping us, it didn't get back to the station though it stopped at the brake run and the engineers were not sure what was stopping it until they discovered the front left set of wheels were on the floor underneath us  :|  Still didn't stop me going on it the week after  ;)


Of course it did mate.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:36 pm

At the towers and just spotted two guys in a cherry picker scratching their heads...

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:38 pm

Haha I'm loving this... Was the toilet block chopped for no reason, was that wrong all along? I hope this doesn't put construction back much!

It just goes to show you shouldnt put in a few pieces here and there and then expect them to pricisely line up, a few months later
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:41 pm

Does the track not fit :(
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:42 pm

What happens if they can't align it? I'm assuming they'd have to wait for a whole new piece to be manufactured by Gerstlauer back in Germany, which will really slow construction down...

Maybe that piece of track is actually for the other drop...
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:42 pm

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At the towers and just spotted two guys in a cherry picker scratching their heads...

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That looks seriously off!,, and with regards to the first lift looking odd Intamin use a similer style of lift hill.
It's purley so less supports are needed.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:43 pm

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At the towers and just spotted two guys in a cherry picker scratching their heads...

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it might be the track for the other inverted hill? might have the wrong piece ?
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:44 pm

I hope they find a easy quick fix to this track not fitting problem as another delay is all they need right now!
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:46 pm

I think it's obvious the chopping of the toilet block wasn't planned and so I'd bet that peice was really installed wrong compared to the rest right from the start
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:48 pm

They need to get the second crane on the other piece, lift it a bit then the other new piece will slot in nicely.

It's not that far off just needs some tempting with a large hammer to get it to fit right!

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:53 pm

Although it looks like the pieces don't fit I'm sure if they were to lift the other piece of track a small amount it would slot together.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:54 pm

If they can't get this bit to fit, the other end, lifthill won't fit either, the entire peice that was so low they had to chop the toilet block has been proven to have been installed too low right from the start, I can imagin they are now building a guillotine for immediate use on the surveyor
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:07 pm

See nearly fits now

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:13 pm

Could it be the wrong inverted drop piece? If not, I really do wonder what has gone wrong and how in they will fix this mistake.
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Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:17 pm

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:20 pm

Not another piece they have put in the wrong way round is it? Just think of the stress there is going to be on the bolts holding that piece together if they are having to pull it about like that to get it to fit.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:24 pm

Time to try again

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