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    The Smiler - General Discussion

    Can you remember if the “Alton Towers Resort” on the front of the train was centralised on each half or were they to one side? Loo at the photo to see what I mean.
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    The Smiler - General Discussion

    Train 3 hasn’t operated since the crash as there isn’t a train 3 anymore, it was train 3 and 4 involved. They order 1 new train and numbered it 4. There’s trains 1, 2 and 5 which are the originals and train 4 which is the replacement.
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    Ride Availability/Operations 2022

    On a coaster throughput is determined by how fast they can dispatch the trains and how many people each train can hold and not how many people can be on it at any one tim.
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    Wicker Man - General Discussion - Part Two

    On some automatic sliding doors you can push it outwards and it will open like a normal swing door.
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    Highest throughput ride at Alton Towers?

    Isn’t it 30 people every minute (5 every 10 seconds is 1 every 2 seconds)
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    Wicker Man - General Discussion - Part Two

    Switchbacks in the preshow won’t work as that’s when wheelchairs go and I know I need a lot of room to do a u turn.
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    Thirteen: General Discussion

    The anti rollback is built into the motors so they can’t go the wrong way but of course if it’s all wet it can happen.
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    The Smiler - General Discussion

    Sounds like it's back to normal, up till November 2018 it was very loud.
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    Thorpe Park: General Discussion

    If there’s 2 hosts on the platform one host would still check 4 rows and the other check 3 so I think 6 rows would make a bigger difference, I maybe completely wrong of course as I’m going of what happens with swarm.
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    Wicker Man - General Discussion - Part Two

    Isn’t that what happened on CATCF (I can’t actually remember what the video played.
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    The Smiler - General Discussion

    There's a box been added on the fence right in front of where the crash happened, I'm assuming that's some kind of rest box.
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    The Smiler - General Discussion

    I’ve been in the cabin and can’t remember the CCTV screen layout. I would of thought the PLC would of alert the operator when train 3 didn’t arrive at the base of lift 2 even before train 4 got stopped at the top of lift 1.
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    The Smiler - General Discussion

    Train 3 is clearly visibly on CCTV at the base of the lift at 13:40 (search YT for the video im not giving the link as the crash is shown on the video). What I want to know is why wasn't it spotted.
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    The Smiler - General Discussion

    Fair enough about over complicating it. Looking forward to part 2 as there’s still bits I don’t understand.
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    Alton Towers ride pronunciation

    I’m guilty of this back in 2004 Splash landings is the hotel NOT the water park.
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    The Smiler - General Discussion

    I’m going to wait till part 2 and 3 are ready so I can watch them in one go. Make your friend watch this video I couldn’t resist watching part 1, first of very good. I hate to say this but there’s an issue with how you’ve explained the 4 modes. My train has been moved in mode 4 a few times and...
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    The Smiler - General Discussion

    Carry on discussion about the trim brakes from the 2021 disc topic I’m not sure which would be safer for the brakes to get stuck in both ways has its advantages and disadvantages, too slow obviously is a stall risk but completely safe if appropriate action is taken after. Too fast could over...
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    2021: General Discussion

    They 100% go down when the train leaves the lift. Shall we get back on topic now lol.
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    2021: General Discussion

    A slight correction, as the train leaves the lift the brakes all reset to minimum (down) and the required amount pops up just before the train arrives. I’ve never actually been able to physically see the sensor that causes the brakes to pop up but I know the general area of track they are on.
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    Thirteen: General Discussion

    A proper trim brake needs to know the speed of the train but as the first one is so close to the lift it hasn’t got enough time to calculate the speed.
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