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  1. Dave

    Dave TS Founding Member

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    Hey

    Anyone who is a fan of our Facebook page will know ever Tuesday we are showcasing a number of pictures either from the parks past or concepts both constructed and those that never made it off the drawing board.

    If you didn't see the updates here is a catch-up of last week and this week...

    Week One: Nemesis Construction

    The Nemesis site before construction
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    Ground work begins
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    Week Two: Spinball Whizzer Concepts

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    Original concept boards
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    Logo Concept
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    Station Concept 1
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    Station Concept 2
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    Another Concept of the area
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    The pin-ball machine used for the advert
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  2. BowMan

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    Can't believe what Nemmy used to look like before ground work started! :eek:
     
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  3. Rowe

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    Re: Talbot Street Tuesday (Picture Heavy)

    The construction photos of Nemesis are utterly gorgeous, the direct reference photo of the shadows of the giant oak trees is particularly amusing and it's great to see the station exterior be made too!

    Meanwhile Spinball's concept art is less than, er, pleasing to look at out of the bright colours and computer graphics :p I don't like looking at it for too long but greatly appreciate the visual pain Squiggs went through to sort these!
     
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  4. Anonymous

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    Spinball Whizzer was a interesting one to read into! Shame the station or area dosnt look like that though! Some pretty coll ideas especially like the floor work and stuff.
     
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    Such a great feature and one that I hope will continue for a long time!
     
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  6. djtruefitt

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    Well we certainly have plenty more photos where they came from! Hopefully we will keep to a different ride theme each week.
     
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  7. CoasterCrazyChris

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    If only Spinball Whizzer had turned out like those concepts....
     
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    It says on the Spinball whizzer shop (now noodles) Thunder Bumper (I think) bar. Is that the original name for Spinball Whizzer while in plannng, Thunder Bumper?
     
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    It says Thumper bumper. No idea if this was an original name or if this is what spinball noodles could have been called.
     
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    It's time for another Talbot Street Tuesday update, this week it's all about SW5, better known as Air!

    Week Three - Air concepts
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  11. marky.com

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    Thanks so much for these - always really interesting to see!
     
  12. Alastair

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    My god, the Air tunnel with theming! I wonder whether the designer knew that 75% of his detail would never be implemented.
     
  13. djtruefitt

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    Doesn't time fly! It's time for another Talbot Tuesday update, and this week it's a bit fishy!

    Week Four - Sharkbait Reef by Sealife
    Various bits of themeing and tanks
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    Alternative logo design
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    Here is a mock up of the front
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    Artists Impression of the front
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    Building work on Sharkbait Reef, this is where the main entrance is now
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    A view from the coach park of the building work
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    We carry on the theme of last week with mutiny bay, this weeks its battle galleon construction!

    Week Five - Battle Galleons construction

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    Here you can see the main ship being built as well as the queue lines.
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    Slightly more work has been done to the queue line on the right as well as the main ride water channel
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    A closer look at one of the very detailed queue line buildings.
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    A view across the lake at the battle galleons ship
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    And a view from the other side of the park.
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    A view across the lake at the main queue line and ride area.
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    Finally a look at the almost complete ride
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    So whos up for a bit of Oblivion construction?

    Week Six - Oblivion Construction
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    Notice the Blackhole tent with its new colours at the back and original colours at the front
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    This is the massive Oblivion hole, see if you can spot the worker right at the bottom! This shows just how big the hole is
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    Oblivions drop being built up.
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    More Oblivion construction, with the lift hill and drop complete
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    A unique look at the drop before the full tunnel was built
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    More Oblivion construction
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    Station construction. This photo is taken from below the X-Sell shop
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    Queue line construction.
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    The main ride is almost finished now. Notice the queue line building being built in the bottom right. Also the Fried Chicken Co. building in its original form on the left.
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    Don't forget to check our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/towersstreet) every Tuesday for more Talbot Street Tuesday photos!
     
  16. GAGrathea

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    So we were very naughty and forgot to update you lovely Forum people on last week's offerings, so here's a double-whammy!

    Week Seven - The Resort

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    Towers Village - a holiday camp idea which has, so far, never left the drawing board.

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    Alton Towers Hotel - Under Construction.

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    Secret Garden Restaurant taking shape!

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    Building the hotel's magnificent centrepiece.

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    Logo concepts for Calypso Springs Hotel (later to become Splash Landings)

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    Poster advertising Calypso Springs (note Splash Landings Waterpark)

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    Concept art for Cariba Creek from 2001

    Week Eight - Monorail Construction

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    Fleet of trains shortly after installation.

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    Maintenance Shed - Under Construction.

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    A train rests on the transfer track in the Monorail storage area.

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    The fleet of trains await usage as the track is constructed.

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    Closeup on the front of a train.

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    The switch track is installed.

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    A train enters the maintenance shed..

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    A far quieter storage yard, with most trains now on the circuit.

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    Uranus and the maintenance shed.

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    A train waiting to join the main circuit via the transfer track.

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    The transfer track control as seen from within the storage area.

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    Two trains pass at the switch track.

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    Uranus awaits joining the circuit.

    That's it for this mammoth update! Be sure to follow us on Facebook to be updated with the latest Talbot Street Tuesdays as they are released, as well as breaking news from the park itself :)
     
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    It's time for a bumper Talbot Street Tuesday this week,

    This week we have a look at Katanya Canyon! Starting with the final stages of the Grand Canyon Rapids construction in 1986, with the Flume and Octopus to the right.
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    An early plan for the area. Note the original layout of the area's entrance path and the Runaway Mine Train.
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    Katanya Canyon construction, with Henry Hound in the foreground and the Towers Street Monorail station in the background.
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    Rapids/Runaway Mine Train tunnel construction.
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    The tunnel which the Runaway Mine Train runs through before meeting the Rapids.
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    Katanga Cargo construction
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    Katanga Cargo construction.
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    Explorers' restaurant construction.
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    The original Explorers Restaurant.
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    Katanga Cookhouse (now the entrance to Explorers pizza & pasta)
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    The Katanga Canyon entrance waterfall in 1992
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    A close up on the Katanga Canyon entrance waterfall in 1992.
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    So by the looks of it the food outlet in Katanga Canyon was divided into two parts originally - Katanga Cookhouse on the one side serving takeaway fast food and then on the other the Explorer's Restaurant which I presume was a table service restaurant.

    It must have been merged into one large restaurant around 1998 when it became Pizza Hut/KFC. Also note how it was before they extended it by moving both the front and side walls outwards.

    The area has actually changed over the years a lot more than people realise, even if the rides have remained the same. It certainly looked a lot more true to the theme back then than it does today.

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    You can pretty much compare these three photos to see how its changed:

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    You can see the wall was moved for Pizza Hut/KFC, but it also seems the windows were completly changed on that last photo, with most of the minor detailing of the building being removed.
     
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    ^Yes, that's a good comparison.

    You can see how the detailing and different coloured textures of wood have been lost through a careless paint job. Just pure laziness really!

    I suppose that's what happens when you let builders do all the work.
     

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