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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 10:51 am

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Danny wrote:
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If you look closely at the wall on the left inside the station, you can make out the bottom of the text that says "You Belong To The Smiler":

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Is it just me who can't see the text?


It's that little bit of black you can see right at the top of the opening to the station. Hard to make out (admittedly it does look like it could be a window or something) but it's the start of the word "BELONG" or "SMILER", hard to tell which.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 10:52 am

Stern John wrote:
Is it just me who can't see the text?


Made it a bit easier. Look at the black at the top left of the hole into the station, you can make it out says "Smiler":

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Is the train still at the bottom of the vehicle lift Hill?


I've just sent Kirsty to find out :)
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 10:57 am

Danny wrote:
Stern John wrote:
Is it just me who can't see the text?


Made it a bit easier. Look at the black at the top left of the hole into the station, you can make it out says "Smiler":

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Barty wrote:
Is the train still at the bottom of the vehicle lift Hill?


I've just sent Kirsty to find out :)


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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 11:03 am

Banners are still at the top of the site:

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We're currently finding out if the train is still on the vertical lift hill. However, we are currently experiencing 'height issues' as our team member on site is rather short :P
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 11:06 am

One thing to note in this picture just posted: It looks like the track they were grinding down has been painted.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 11:08 am

So they've put the banners back up? Or were these banners never removed in the first place?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 11:09 am

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One thing to note in this picture just posted: It looks like the track they were grinding down has been painted.


Good eye! Certainly looks that way :)
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 11:45 am

Any news on the train at the bottom of the vertical lift hill that was there yesterday ?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 11:50 am

Kirsty has resolved her height issues and has brought us this:

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It's moved :O
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 11:58 am

Can defiantly say now that it can make it all the way round haha
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 11:58 am

Are the lights still all in place? any sign of them being shipped off site or packed away?? When are we going to see this thing unleashed round the track lo! seems like such a tease knowing its moving at night and none of us have seen anything!
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 12:12 pm

Y'know, as much as I want to see the footage of the ride testing, I'm so glad they have kept most of the ride a secret, unlike Th13teen, I don't know about you guys, but it's building the anticipation quite a lot! We need an opening date!
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 12:16 pm

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Y'know, as much as I want to see the footage of the ride testing, I'm so glad they have kept most of the ride a secret, unlike Th13teen, I don't know about you guys, but it's building the anticipation quite a lot! We need an opening date!


Thirteen footage was released the day before opening man!
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 12:21 pm

if theres one thing that this ride takes from the others is so far...Its the one the Enthusiasts couldnt crack, Thirteen we had worked it out some 3/4 months before the public new, and We worked out Subterra, if its supposed to be a secret,,,we are supposed to figure it out. We done AT Well Done!
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 12:26 pm

Dont even get me started on those blatently obvious lifthill fins again...
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 12:48 pm

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Dont even get me started on those blatently obvious lifthill fins again...


Do you think it is a launch lifthill?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 12:51 pm

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Kirsty has resolved her height issues and has brought us this:

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It's moved :O

I hope they paint the rest of the footers around the ride black, like they've done with the ones outside the ride area :)
Judging by the picture they need cleaning first anyway. I think it will make the ride look a lot nicer if all the footers are black 8)
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 12:53 pm

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Dont even get me started on those blatently obvious lifthill fins again...


Do you think it is a launch lifthill?


No those arnt launch fins, they are brake fins. He believes there will be a backwards drop on the vertical hill. Others disagree and think its part of a new anti-rollback system. I am still on the fence waiting for proof of either.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 12:55 pm

And it's in the wrong topic, next person to make a fin related post, in this topic, is getting banned TBH ;)

Or I'll probably just delete the posts
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 08, 2013 1:00 pm

Boz wrote:
And it's in the wrong topic, next person to make a fin related post, in this topic, is getting banned TBH ;)

Or I'll probably just delete the posts


Well I'm glad we got that debated FINished nice and quickly XD but on a constructive note, will we see testing throughout the day or will it all be after hours?

Also Has there been any more news on the time lapse camera? Would really like to see that.... If anybody ever saw the one with corkscrew being deconstructed its pretty funky :) will find the video and link asap

EDIT: Here's the link .... Requires flash btw for any mobile users :)

http://www.altontowersheritage.com/memb ... kscrew.asp
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