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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:17 pm
by Ar128
lewis97 wrote:
That leg was there this morning, but hopefully they will attach the rest of the leg by the end of the day.


Are footers of the legs fixed on the ground already?

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:20 pm
by clayj
Ar128 wrote:
lewis97 wrote:
That leg was there this morning, but hopefully they will attach the rest of the leg by the end of the day.


Are footers of the legs fixed on the ground already?


An old mock up I made previously...

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:23 pm
by lewis97
clayj wrote:
Ar128 wrote:
lewis97 wrote:
That leg was there this morning, but hopefully they will attach the rest of the leg by the end of the day.


Are footers of the legs fixed on the ground already?


An old mock up I made previously...

Image


Number 2 should be The Flasher on the other side, you've marked it as The Inoculator.

EDIT: Sorry, to quick to criticise. I think Number 2 should be The Hypnotizer, as The Flasher is actually on the other side and wouldn't make sense.

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:28 pm
by JayJay90
GoldWolf wrote:
JayJay90 wrote:
another leg completed :D

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source: The Attraction Guides' Facebook page


Looking at the site now, it's no wonder that they didn't finish before 16th March. Just look at everything! Can not wait to ride it. Really cannot wait ergiuebnukwebgwukrhgrhh...

Meanwhile back onto the construction topic, (I don't know technical terms) but in between the 3rd inversion and the 4th inversion it looks like the track is extremely close to the ground. Close enough to be a danger to the public. Do you think they'll fence just that small section off? Because the man's head compared to the track in the picture above is almost level.

Hope you all understand where I mean and I'm not just imagining this.  :P


EDIT: I'VE JUST NOTICED THE GREEN METAL CONTAINER FOR THE MAINTENANCE SHED OH NO


Yeah, if you look at the plans for the queue lines, you can see that that area is fenced off and the queue line will go more over towards the centre of the dive loops and the top of the bunny hop hills so there's no dangerously low points. It will be just low enough to see the trains whizzing over your head as you queue :D

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:48 pm
by Benjsh
Certain shots of the Marmaliser don't do it justice.

However the one like above with Workers on the ground really emphasise how big the thing actually is. Should look incredible when it's all done.

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:48 pm
by Rollercoasters4Life
Third leg going in:

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(Thanks to ThemeParkCollective)

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:52 pm
by Hitch
Rollercoasters4Life wrote:
Third leg going in:

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(Thanks to ThemeParkCollective)

Its looking awesome , hopefully Alton Towers will take a photo of it from within the construction site soon.

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:53 pm
by Joshysqaushy
Im guessing that's the hypnotizer???? Judging by how fast these legs are going up i wouldn't be surprised if the marmaliser is built by tomorrow.

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:09 pm
by Nathan Clulow97
Can anyone tell me Will the 2 small tunnels at the Staffordshire knot still be built

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:12 pm
by RCT3Bross
Joshysqaushy wrote:
Im guessing that's the hypnotizer???? Judging by how fast these legs are going up i wouldn't be surprised if the marmaliser is built by tomorrow.

Nope Tickler. The 3 arms in order of placement:
1. Flasher
2. Giggler
3. Tickler.
You can notice it by the stance of the arms Both Hypnotiser and Inoculator will have the arms bent in While the flasher and Tickler bent out. Giggler goes up and in a curve straight down.

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:20 pm
by lewis97
Earlier Clayj posted a diagram of what each of The Marmaliser's legs were for, and I've just realised the graphic he used was reflected, and so it confused me ;) Here's the original image:

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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:38 pm
by andymw
can't be the tickler, that had the brushes attached at the studios

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:38 pm
by Rollercoasters4Life
Thirds leg pretty much settled in its new home:

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(Thanks to The Alton Towers Guide)

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:40 pm
by Evostance
Rollercoasters4Life wrote:
Thirds leg pretty much settled in its new home:

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(Thanks to The Alton Towers Guide)


Gotta be the tickler

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:42 pm
[quote="Rollercoasters4Life"]
Thirds leg pretty much settled in its new home:

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(Thanks to The Alton Towers Guide)

I can't wait, the track is soo close to arm! And i think it is 

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:43 pm
by lewis97
I would say it's The Tickler, because it's the most outstretched leg. Perhaps they were just checking that the brushes would fit on, because the leg was also assembled at the studios.

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:47 pm
by RCT3Bross
andymw wrote:
can't be the tickler, that had the brushes attached at the studios

Sometimes the assemble things and disconnect them for transport. Even though the ride is short it is unsafe to transport in in its whole and placing it wouldn't be that great either. :roll: So the brushes where taken for that

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:10 pm
by andymw
I think I was in haste, on reflection it would be more practical to remove the brushes and reassemble on site

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:31 pm
by PhNx Survivor
I spy with my little eye...


See the 3rd part of that leg that connects to the ground... Look at that, then behind it... Curved railings?? Possibly for a lift hill... ;)

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:34 pm
by andymw
thinks that's a catwalk