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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:54 pm

Dunno if it's just me, but one of those beams looks to be in the way of the track? 8-[ Some serious head chopper moments on this ride haha
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:04 pm

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That is a lot of rebar :-s
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:32 pm

It is very impressive to see the rate of construction. It is certainly generating discussion!
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:11 am

T0mPr1ce wrote:
Aidan Lowe wrote:
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That is a lot of rebar :-s


That is quite a bit of rebar.. if you look at this image where that photo looks upon, you can see it's a path cutting under the ride, however there's red lines that look like [ in a line, which is a design symbol for a raised path or landscape with a drop on the side. Usually used on navigation maps.

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So at least we can gather the queue will go lower than the pathway.. hope that's right :lol we'll also get a nice view of the Rapids too by the looks of it
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:52 am

so its here?

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:16 am

The plans were amended from what's been used above, with the following being the latest version.

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I believe it's clearer to see what that area of rebar is for on the drainage plan, as indicated below with the red arrow.

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:43 am

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so its here?

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Yeah that area, but as lewis97 has stated, the picture I posted was an older version, the newer version shows more of a length than the previous.
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:26 pm

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so its here?

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Yeah that area, but as lewis97 has stated, the picture I posted was an older version, the newer version shows more of a length than the previous.

No it isnt that area - look where the red arrow on Lewis 97's sketch points, it is located half way up the lifthill at the point where the angle of the hill changes. This structure is very likely to be lift hill mechanism related (could it be foundations for parts of the rumoured launch system or just some beefy founds for regular magnetic lift M&E equipment.?)
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:23 pm

yeah it must be the angle of the photo I couldn't tell if it was the first building or the second bot have 9 trusses. I guess its the smaller one?
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:03 pm

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yeah it must be the angle of the photo I couldn't tell if it was the first building or the second bot have 9 trusses. I guess its the smaller one?


Yes the building with the trusses is the main station, which is the middle one of the three 'buildings' the scale on the photo is deceiving as the reinforced structure is actually quite far away, but because it is at the top of a little hill you cant see whats happening between this and the station / preshow tunnel area (theres probably a full station building length between where this rebar is being placed and the first truss that you can see, and its off to the side a bit too)
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:13 pm

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:40 pm

After seeing this image, showing the rides close proximity to the Katanga Canyon path and the rock sign, I think it is increasingly likely that this ride will be in Katanga Canyon. Just look at how close the maintenance building is to the path!
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:56 pm

This is something that has always bugged me ever since SW8 was placed under Gloomy Wood on the map. It's ridiculous if it is to be GW! The proximity to the Rapids, and like you said, the Katanga sign is minuscule. Failing that it's practically in Mutiny Bay anyway. If it is to be Gloomy Wood, it may as well be Cloud Cuckoo Land!
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:17 am

If it is Katanga themed, then I just hope they manage to transition it well. When the Flume was at the resort it was classified as Mutiny Bay and personally it felt as if it was in the area of Mutiny Bay.I hope they don't make it too contrasting when you have the pirate theme of the courtyard right next to SW8 with a Katanga theme. However, the Flume wasn't themed to Mutiny at all, so maybe they will get away with it.

Anyway back to Construction Discussion :P
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:29 am

I'd agree actually, I never have felt like I'm in actually in Katanga Canyon until I'm next to Pizza+Pasta, or maybe a decent distance up the path by the waterfalls with the music playing. This coaster will definitely feel like it's in Mutiny Bay especially if the entrance is facing Sharkbait Reef like the flumes did.
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:42 am

The conversation is drifting into discussing what area SW8 will be located, which there is a dedicated topic for here. Therefore if we can return to focusing on construction progress, as noted above, that would be appreciated :)
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:51 am

What's the extra concrete foundations on the first turn?
most have 2 sets (tracks) of concrete the top first turn has an extra on the left side and in the centre of the turn? extra supports or extra tech?
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:08 am

They're for 'extra' supports. If you look on the following plan you can see that most of the turns are supported in a similar way in order to give the required strength and stability.

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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:59 am

Are we still meant to be getting "Theming envelope 1"? Clearly the structure going up currently is Theming envelope 2, has there been anything to suggest we are just getting the latter now?
 
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Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:19 pm

T0mPr1ce wrote:
Are we still meant to be getting "Theming envelope 1"? Clearly the structure going up currently is Theming envelope 2, has there been anything to suggest we are just getting the latter now?


This was expected to be the flume station, however since that's been demolished the likelyhood of it appearing has reduced :)
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