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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 22, 2013 5:32 pm

Just me who finds it funny that the last ride on that site got shut down for H&S

And now 10 years later this won't open due to H&S

XX Hrs XX Minutes

:moj

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 22, 2013 5:34 pm

Are you sure its not the Ropers :lol:
 
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Wed May 22, 2013 5:36 pm

Phild94 wrote:
Just me who finds it funny that the last ride on that site got shut down for H&S

And now 10 years later this won't open due to H&S

XX Hrs XX Minutes

:moj

#getcorrected


Woah woah woah, this has not been confirmed as H&S related. Rumours spread like wildfire on here.
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 22, 2013 5:37 pm

mousch wrote:
Are you sure its not the Ropers :lol:

Yeah cause it says "teething problems"
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 22, 2013 5:38 pm

Until she is open, she should be called "THE FROWNER". :(
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 22, 2013 5:40 pm

Renoh wrote:
Phild94 wrote:
Just me who finds it funny that the last ride on that site got shut down for H&S

And now 10 years later this won't open due to H&S

XX Hrs XX Minutes

:moj

#getcorrected


Woah woah woah, this has not been confirmed as H&S related. Rumours spread like wildfire on here.



Boz wrote:
News from the park!

Our contacts on park have informed us of the reason for the delay. It turns out that the ride has indeed been signed off by Gerst, and there are no technical issues that we have been made aware of at this time.
The reason for the delay, is that Towers are now still waiting on the health and safety executives, to sign off on the fire exits, evacuation procedures, and all manner of other H&S paperwork/risk assessments.

Some workers were still under the impression that it should still open on time tomorrow. This suggests that Towers are playing it safe and stating that it won't open, in the event that there are unforeseen circumstances. This is not to suggest that it definitely will open, but I would suggest that if you were planning on going, you may want to go anyway on the off chance. The worst that can happen is that you will have a good day on the other '50+ rides & attractions', seeing as it's supposed to relatively dry tomorrow too :)





Rumours aren't really rumours when they are announced by the forum team.... Try checking back a few pages.
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Wed May 22, 2013 5:45 pm

There hardly going to say it wont open because of a fire exit issue are they? they have to say somethings wrong with the ride to make it seem like it couldn't have been avoided.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 22, 2013 5:47 pm

What do we reckon will happen to the adverts then... They advertise 23rd May
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 22, 2013 5:58 pm

VIEW OF THE SMILER SITE TODAY!

The Two Trains on both lift hills can be seen!


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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 22, 2013 6:16 pm

bealyboy wrote:
What do we reckon will happen to the adverts then... They advertise 23rd May

Just seen the advert on sky1 still says 23rd in the small print
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Wed May 22, 2013 6:18 pm

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VIEW OF THE SMILER SITE TODAY!

The Two Trains on both lift hills can be seen!


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So might the confirm that duelling isn't going to happen on the two drops above the toilet as the vertical lift train would reach the top much quicker
 
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Wed May 22, 2013 6:27 pm

NINJAwarrior360 wrote:
danny.g97 wrote:
themeparkcollective wrote:
VIEW OF THE SMILER SITE TODAY!

The Two Trains on both lift hills can be seen!

So might the confirm that duelling isn't going to happen on the two drops above the toilet as the vertical lift train would reach the top much quicker

How does one work this out?

Well you can clearly see that the train on the vertical lift will reach the top first so we won't have duelling drops?
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 22, 2013 6:32 pm

But motor powering the vertical has more strain on it, and the motor on the normal lift hill goes faster but the car has to go further so wouldn't they reach the top at about the same time ?
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 22, 2013 6:32 pm

3/11/12
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22/5/13
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6 Months of progress.... and wow this thing looks amazing :D
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 22, 2013 6:45 pm

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VIEW OF THE SMILER SITE TODAY!

The Two Trains on both lift hills can be seen!


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That's absolutely beautiful! I wish I could have a hi-res copy of that! I'd print it out and hang it on my wall!
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 22, 2013 6:46 pm

I'm pretty sure I saw a video posted on here today of the car going up both lift hills simultaneously and they had percent timing thought the whole ride.. :)
 
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Wed May 22, 2013 6:49 pm

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I'm pretty sure I saw a video posted on here today of the car going up both lift hills simultaneously and they had percent timing thought the whole ride.. :)

So where's the video?
 
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Wed May 22, 2013 6:51 pm

danny.g97 wrote:
RCandrew wrote:
I'm pretty sure I saw a video posted on here today of the car going up both lift hills simultaneously and they had percent timing thought the whole ride.. :)

So where's the video?


It was the split-screen one posted earlier, it isn't of the trains dueling, just of the pov side by side showing both halves of the ride at once.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 22, 2013 6:52 pm

RCandrew wrote:
I'm pretty sure I saw a video posted on here today of the car going up both lift hills simultaneously and they had percent timing thought the whole ride.. :)


That wasn't them actually going round the track. Just the first section and the second section split up and timed
 
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Wed May 22, 2013 7:01 pm

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Rumours aren't really rumours when they are announced by the forum team.... Try checking back a few pages.


Come on, there are a lot of pages of stuff to read here.

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