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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3

Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:55 pm

Hello again, even how well I do this, I'm starting to wonder if must people who actually like this just stumbled upon this by accident and just forgot about this later on. But anyway, let's get on with developments from the Scottish park...

Winter 1991
A lot of things have been going on at SAC behind the scenes. While the general public are still enjoying the year's Christmas, something has been going in an area between 'Thrill Sector' and 'Fort Strike'. What is going on?
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What is happening is the building of Scotland's first dark ride with MACK...

Spring 1992
After a many cold months of hard work, visitors during the half term season have noticed a large building being built up, what is going on? This is 'Lochty Mansion', probably the most biggest dark ride project the UK has ever seen. Also, as 1994 will be a big year, a small year is planned for next year with a 3D Cinema that'll be a 'Nickelodeon' 20 minute film, what it will be about or what show it'll be based on is still up for discussion. Sadly though, the new attraction was not ready in time for the park's half term opening. Of course this being a big project costing nearly £5 million is something to add to this ride's street credit. Here are photos of the half term season...
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Some wicked comes this way...

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The small area at night, highly themed indeed on the outside.

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Though not all of it is themed, the back of the ride is seen clearly, not the wide open space beside it, this'll be used for the '94 project.

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The Log flume ride is now looking a sight better than what it was like before, the ride is now called 'Corral Falls'.

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'Tornado' in action in it's second year at the park.

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Going through the loop...

Summer 1992
At long last, the newest ride to grace Scotland is finally opened to the public gaining positive reviews by the public and fans alike.

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The monorail goes nearby.

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The large wide area is seen.

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And a preview of inside the ride. Roll on next year!

Here we go, been quite busy with work and I wright this on the last day of my Easter Break. :(
Try and make me happy of what you think of the park so far and what could be added.
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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3

Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:07 pm

Good park, like the martain stuff! Love the woodie! Iv kinda begun to realy like wooden coasters. They look grand and striking! Which is very good for a parks skyline!

Keep up the good work :D
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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3

Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:13 pm

Uh uh. [-X Only an RCT3 shot please.

Plus, if you want to add this to a martian topic, use this [url=http://forum.towerstimes.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=28912" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]viewtopic.php?f=69&t=28912[/url]
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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3

Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:59 pm

I like it! I'd love to see more of the Lochty Mansion's interior. Very much like the layout of Flying Dutchman as well. If I could say anything though, it'd be to add some hills! Currently the park is very flat, and some hills would break up this. Apart from the castle in the middle of course!

Keep it up though, I want to see more! :D
 
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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3

Sat May 21, 2011 11:05 pm

I know it's been a while since I last came up with an update, though this is due to the lack of interest from not many folk, that can be a bit dis-heartning. :( But I've got you an update and a fun one! Here we go...

Summer 1993
It is now the Park's 3rd season and for the first time, things haven't all gone too well with their latest attraction. 'The Ren and Stimpy 3D Adventure' is opened late in the Summer when it was suppose to open in the Spring of '93, but due to various planning problems with Nickelodeon, it isn't opened until Summer. To make matters worse, the attraction is criticised for being a lousy attempt to cash in and very poor 3D effects which doesn't work with the 2D animation format of 3D.

Despite this, the Park is getting ready to build it's £10 million European first Roller Coaster, hoping to coincide with the year of the Great British Roller Coaster, though three Parks in the South have their own rides to take on each other. But before all that, here are some photos from the Summer season...


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The TRAS3DA attraction, with how badly it has been received by the public, it is unknown how long it will stay at the park for.

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Here is 'Duststorm' standing mighty and proud, rumour has it that it might get new paint-job on it's trains for next year...

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The Park Entrance, still as busy as ever...

Winter 1993
For the first time, pictures are being allowed to be shown of the Park at the end of the year and when it's winter, and in Scotland, expect the Snow!

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TLNM in the snow, looking all proud yet small.

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The same ride from a distance...

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Up on the castle hill, Tornado can be seen in the distance.

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The Monorail and Flying Dutchman together.

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More of FD.

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DS in the snow, should be named 'Snowstorm' at this time of year!

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Finally the Park Map, note the new area of development over to the west side of the map...

And finally, the SAC PR department have released the first piece of promotion for their new Roller Coaster for next year...
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Next year will mark a time when Theme Parks across the UK battle it out to gain the best publicity!

That's what your getting for now, what will this new ride be? I'm not telling you, 'thank's' this update or comment and...er, ask for more! :) :P
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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3

Sat May 21, 2011 11:23 pm

I like that woodie! And also a nice job on the suspended coaster, in fact most of your coasters are great :) I'm interested in seeing what this new "Ultimate Roller Coaster" is. Didn't realise Th13teen was added 16 years earlier ;)
 
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Mon May 23, 2011 9:18 pm

I like the style of your park but one thing a think needs to be improved is the entrance. Currently, it is well designed but it is looking a bit bleak. A bit of colour would make me happy.HINT HINT! :) [-o<
 
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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3

Tue May 24, 2011 7:28 am

Not a half bad park :) Must of taken a while to change the whole park to snow and back ;)
 
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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3 (UPDATE!)

Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:25 pm

What's that? An update you say!? Well...You are right there! :D
Now I apologise for a lack of updates over a very long time, but I've been working on other things apart from RCT3, mainly college which now has finished, but now I can tell you now that things will be started up again for this park, it will also be remastered with the more realistic CFR taking some current flat rides places and other things to be added, but you'll have to wait and see what they'll be! ;)

So anyway, on with the story with the park in 1994...a very special year for the park...

Spring 1994
1994 will be a year remembered by many UK coaster enthusiasts, the year of the Great British Roller Coaster. This is also the year which really made SAC into a major player in the UK theme park industry. With their strong friendship with Vekoma, SAC have now been given a new prototype Roller Coaster that will the the first of it's kind in the world...The Flying Dutchman coaster. A ride that won't have a sister ride in the world built until 2001...

The ride is named 'Revelation', and is opened in the Spring of that year against rival big named rides such as 'Nemesis' at Alton Towers and 'Pepsi Max Big One' at Blackpool Pleasure beach, though rather surprisingly, the later two rides seem to win over more of the public. Nevertheless, Revelation is a major triumph for the park and the park with the hope that the park will bring up to more than 500,000 guests this season.

With it's large footprint and it's eight inversions, it is one of the countries' largest coasters. And after the disaster of last season, there is no doubt that this has really made it all up for the park. Here are photos of the new ride in all it's glory...


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From the air, the sheer size of the ride can be seen, note the metal tin shed of Lochty Mansion.

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Another shot from the lifthill this time.

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Inside the Station area now, the ride awaits it's first riders...

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The ride flying over the pathway, rumour has it that this area could see something to update it, though it is unknown what it might be.

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The amount of crazy track twisting can be seen clearly in this shot, the tree's will be grown back eventually fill in the gaps seen also in this shot too, note the class of themes seen in this shot with the horror theme of Revelation with the modern look of the next themed area nearby, also the park management have plans to tackle this.

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The ride now approaches the final hurdle, the monorail passes by, with new trains planned for the next season to help cope with big crowds, and improve the park's image in the eyes of the public (A.K.A custom content to do the same with members on here ;) )

So now, the park is still much alive here and you'll see a remaster of the park in the next update, so stay tuned for more!
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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3

Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:48 pm

This is a great park. I don't mean to sound obnoxious and I apologize if I do but POVs at all? This has great rides and the scenery and flat rides are perfect. Great job
 
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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3

Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:03 am

This is amazing! Pov would be nice but its fine now. If this had povs then it would be amazing! :P
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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3

Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:12 pm

POV of what though? :P

Though I'am planning to do a video shoot with the park later on, so keep an eye on it ;)
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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3

Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:46 am

Pov of the whole park. Or single rollercoasters!( I like the suspended most.)
Or if your capable get 2/3 members to do a trip.
I know how to do it:
In case you don't know
1. Put park for download and get 2/3 to download.
2. They can film visit using peepcam or the camera thing( remembered now: route editor).
3. Then post on the forum
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Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:33 am

Rollermad wrote:
Pov of the whole park. Or single rollercoasters!( I like the suspended most.)
Or if your capable get 2/3 members to do a trip.
I know how to do it:
In case you don't know
1. Put park for download and get 2/3 to download.
2. They can film visit using peepcam or the camera thing( remembered now: route editor).
3. Then post on the forum


You know, that doesn't sound like a bad idea. Though I have been away from the RCT3 topic from time since coming back to this one, but has it been done before with other parks on here?
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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3

Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:34 pm

Well, here we have an update, and not just any old update, A remaster almost! I've changed the path textures and replaced some current flat rides to try and make it look real as possible, and this is still in process as we go along here. So let's kick of with 1995!

Summer 1995
Following the unprecedented success of 1994 with the installation of 'Revelation', the park decides to relax on making roller coasters for a few years and instead concentrate on other things such as flat and dark rides, and even the park's next addition for 1996.

The latest new attraction for the park is 'TNT', a KMG Afterburner ride (once again, another Dutch ride for the park if you know the park's history!) which is unique to be built for a wild west theme. But that's not all for the park, another investment for the park (which had been planned since the park opened five years ago) was the installation of a new monorail train system, which many coaster enthusiasts will see has been done by Von Roll.

The main reason for replacing the trains was incase if the park was to get busy overtime, they would use the new trains. It also seems to have been a wise chose to do so as the original monorail trains had rather low capacity that would cause big queues, especially in the Summer seasons. It's hoped that these new trains will help a great deal as the park will become more popular with not only guests from other parts of the UK, but a new crowd from the United States and others, all coming to ride the 'Revelation' for it being the first of it's type built.

And even the story doesn't end there, veteran ride 'Tornado' has had new trains added from Vekoma to help cope with it's new found roughness among guests. Finally, visitors will have noticed something going on nearby in the car park area, so let's look at the photos from the start of the Summer season, before guests would be swarming all over the park...
     

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Here is 'TNT'. Notice the surrounding area being half done, this was original part of a extension to the 'Rugged West' area, but with costs elsewhere. the plans have been shelved, but it is very likely this will be done at a later date.

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Park favourite, 'Duststorm', seen here in action. Rumour also has it that it's new trains could be added later on, though when is another question.

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And here are the new monorail trains. Each train has eight coaches on them, much more than five on the old trains. Notice the drop of 'Corral Falls' in the background there.

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'Corral Town' has had a bit of a makeover too, the area now boasts a new path texture. Pity it still has a very bad 3D show though...

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Here the Monorail passes by the land. TLNM can just be seen on the right of the picture.

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Over in 'Thrill Sector', 'Tornado' has had it's new trains fitted, here are several of the ride's operators during a day off when Brian Morrison, park owner, allowed them to be the first to test the new trains.

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The famous park shot of the ride's corkscrews. Here the trains pass by through the corkscrews.

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On the last drop before the breakrun, notice how trees in the background have grown back.

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Moving onwards, the park's new flagship ride's banked curve. In the background, the park has brought in tress from the North to help separate the two areas here.

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The Monorail snakes it's way passed the area. It is rather clever that the ride's hill here helps separate the area here, much like with 'DS'. Though the tin shed as part of 'Lochty Mansion' can still be seen here, much to the annoyance of theme park theming lovers who have begged for it to be covered up in some way.

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Even from the ground, the ride still look's menacing for first time guests to the park.

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From a helicopter shot, the top of the ride is seen, with 'Flying Dutchman' in the background. For some Dutch coaster enthusiasts who have been to the place, they find it rather funny that the Scots have many Dutch additions to the park, some say it would fit well in Holland!

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Here is the HUSS Pirate ship ride 'Sea Raider' in the Pirate area which now has been named 'Tortuga Bay', notice the extended Monorail station in the background to accommodate the new trains.

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Here is an interesting shot of the queue area for FD, another ride that has been here since the park opened.

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On the lifthill, the Vekoma cars are seen here.

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Finally, a shot that was taken later on in the Summer when guests swap the park in their thousands. But oh yeah, that certain something going on near the car park...

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A few trucks have arrived and a lot of clearance has been done here, if those who read the plans might have an idea where this is going...

So there we are! The next photos in the next update will all be on what is going on with this bit here near the car park, exciting times ahead! And please, give me ideas of what I can add to the park either ride or theming wise.

I've also considered the idea that I can exclusively give the park over to some users here so they can act out a "trip report" and such, though with lots of custom content on this park, I'm not so sure. But anyway, stay tune for the next update whenever it might be!
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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3

Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:03 pm

This great!
So creative but i sort of think that there should be more trees. Also the supports for the monorail look to new
The new is: Supports for a rollercoaster or pipes for a windpipe show!
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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3

Mon Jul 09, 2012 11:11 pm

Rollermad wrote:
Also the supports for the monorail look to new


The park has very high maintenance at painting things! :lol: :P 

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The new is: Supports for a rollercoaster or pipes for a windpipe show!


Well...You'll be in for a surprise!
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Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:34 am

The park has very high maintenance at painting things!   

Unlike a certain company.. Merlin -cough- !
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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3

Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:00 am

Alright then, it is another update of a very interesting type! Now for the next set of updates will show a year long construction of something you may like to see, but I won't spoil anything for you, you'll have to read the rest here to find out, so here we go!

Late Summer 1995
For the first time in the park's history, the 1996 season will have no new attractions or rides in the park, but it doesn't that ANYTHING will be there in '96. From the start of the '95 season in March, guests would've noticed construction work nearby the car park. To the general public, whatever could be going here is anyone's guess, though a small knot of fans are pretty much in the know what will be going there!

And that's not the end of the story, while 1996 seems to be a quiet year for the park on the outside, behind the scenes is another story. As the park is stating to become a rising force in the UK theme park industry, it is important to have good transport links and be in a spot that is easily accessible from other towns nearby, and SAC happily is in easy access from Edinburgh and Dundee and of course the rest of Fife.

One major plan for the park has is a rail link. The plan is to reinstate a small section of the now disused Fife Coast Line (which closed during the Rail cuts of 1965-69 across British Railways) from Leuchars to St Andrews and a new stretch of line to the park. Though this is all but a pipe dream for the park, if a deal can be made with Network Rail and Railtrack, the line could be opened in 1999-2000. Who knows how things may turn out for the park...


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A map of Fife and what the plans are for the rail link, note where SAC is based the farmyard country, in this area is where the park's dark ride 'Lochty Mansion' got it's name from the Lochty area here.

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The Park is also changing it's image to accommodate 'Revelation' on the logo, which will be seen in 1996. Just going to show much this ride has become the Park's flagship attraction. It also has now the sub heading 'Scotland's Great Adventure', though why it is not naming itself 'Scotland's Theme Park' is a bit of a mystery...

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The first cars of the day coming into the car park for the start of another day at St Adam's Castle. The old park logos seen here will be replaced next year. But look at the giant building in the background...

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As can be seen, a large car park has been made, thank goodness for no parking charges...

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And here is the building works, already the workers have done a lot in short space of time, though more will be needed for the inside.

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The coach spaces here. Already the guests here had left the coaches to begin their day at the park.

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Taken earlier before the park opened, the way to the theme park itself, quite a walk as seen here.

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In all of this, the construction work catches guests attentions as seen here with this large group of friends. Who knows what idea might be going through their heads at what the finished result will be?

So there you are for now, hopefully you'll get another update...soon. But in the meantime, enjoy what you have. Plus, I'm accepting any ideas that you might have that I can add to the park at a later date, or even what could be improved on. :)
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Re: St. Adams Castle - RCT3

Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:08 pm

You have some real talent with this game!  :D

B&M Looping coaster should be your next ride in your park witch is looking to be stuning. Keep it up! I want to see more!
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