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Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:09 pm

Finally we have proper landscaping taking place:D
 
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Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:07 pm

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Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:20 pm

I wonder if any of this construction is compromising the structural integrity of the oblivion tunnel..
.. just food for though.
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Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:20 pm

Doubt it h&s laws would have to be adhered to first before they even started
 
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Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:45 pm

If that was true, all mines would be obselete.
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Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:47 pm

Instant Mix wrote:
I wonder if any of this construction is compromising the structural integrity of the oblivion tunnel..
.. just food for though.


I believe the tunnel was made with MRC, so it should stand up nicely to ground movement although the ground works are at a safe enough distance from the tunnel.
 
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Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:36 am

he just means in the headline sense of "we thought everything was ok but whoops, it actually wasn't".

In any case it doesn't look like it would collapse because in the documentary "the magic factory" you can see its full of re-bar but only a civil engineer could really tell you !
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Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:20 pm

Looks like the contruction walls were expanded as some of the paving was coming apart due to the land movement from the large hole. :cry:
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Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:59 pm

Its ok, I'm sure they'll put it back.
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Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:00 am

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Looks like landscaping work is getting well underway!
 
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Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:26 am

that hole is getting further and further back, towards the tree line. it's beginning look like their will be a lower level to the station building and shop  :-k
 
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Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:29 am

I need to go, I've not seen any of this yet and the photos are driving me crazy.
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Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:35 am

I have to say, even though this will be a relatively quick build, I am slightly surprised that we are into September and no sign of any footers!  But at least in true AT ride construction tradition, we have a bloody great big hole in the ground to speculate upon!
 
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Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:29 pm

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I have to say, even though this will be a relatively quick build, I am slightly surprised that we are into September and no sign of any footers!  But at least in true AT ride construction tradition, we have a bloody great big hole in the ground to speculate upon!


Footers are planned to be done this month!
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Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:52 pm

How do you know ?
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Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:58 pm

It was in the plans but due to the amount of rain ect they were delayed.
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Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:02 pm

Firstly - Something that I didn't get photos of, as we sped up the Alton hill we passed an awe-full lot of building stuff by the X-Sector road entrance.

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Not much happening on the road behind X Sector
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From the toilets:
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Zooming in on that metal (the stuff that usually lines deep holes)..
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Looking down towards Enterprise
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Looking towards the old entrance to Black Hole we see a couple of banners that are interesting, some interesting yellow tape and some metal work that was, I believe, used to hold the bridge entrance up.
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View of the rebar that has appeared near the top. Oddly enough we couldn't see any holes that they would fit in.
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View from the bottom gate
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I'm sure just joining these two pipes would be more accurate
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Usual overview
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Power cables being dug up on the lawn in front of the towers.
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Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:13 pm

lookin good!! happy that there is now some metal on site :P Im pretty sure those banners are from the boiler house! Would be awesome to get either the poster or the banner :P
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Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:26 pm

How discrete.
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Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:14 pm

Wow that hole is getting deeper and bigger! However I expect the pace of construction now to pick up in time for Scarefest! Role on October! :D

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