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Take a look through some of our featured blog posts where we have displayed a handful of our accomplishments. Updated regularly so stay tuned for future content.

25th October 2017

Tapping holes to music

Tapping M10 holes in steel is something that every home engineering enthusiast has done. Most of us will have done it at school as part of our metalwork education. We may even own our very own and little-used tap and die sets. Mine sits at home proudly on a shelf in my office just waiting […]

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3rd October 2017

This is not just a Technical Manual….

…This is a Garmendale Technical Manual. And when we do a technical manual for a client, as we do with all things, we like to do things properly. This is just one example of the manual for a ride we have recently completed the manufacture and installation for in Dubai. It’s an Immersive Tunnel Ride […]

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28th September 2017

Goodnight Berlin

EAS Berlin 2017 is over, next stop is Amsterdam. There’s plenty of work to do in the meantime, but we will see you there. So let’s review our week in Berlin. The show was superb. For us, the busiest stand we have had for a few years and lots of interest in our range of […]

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27th September 2017

With theme park engineering, It’s the little details that make rides safer

With our background in theme park engineering, we have talked a lot in the past about the lengths we go to in order to ensure a theme park ride is designed and built right. Because, as a business, we grew up maintaining rides first, we understand the impact skimping on a detail can make to an engineer […]

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20th September 2017

Prosecco, Peroni and Plenty of Product Patter

We’re all packed up and ready to go. On our way to Berlin for the Euro Attractions Show at the Messe Berlin Exhibition Center. The show runs from Tuesday 26th September through to Thursday 28th September. The Garmendale Stand is in Hall 18, Stand 117 and we’d love to see you there. If you’d like […]

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4th September 2017

The Thursford Collection – Venetian Gondola Switchback Ride

The Thursford Collection is a museum in Thursford, Norfolk. It was originally founded by George Cushing – a local man who built up the collection almost single handedly. In the late 1930’s as steam engines were replaced by diesel and petrol power, Cushing began to buy up the redundant machines and restore them to their […]

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14th August 2017

FAT Testing and Loading the Shotgun Gates

In the last post about the shotgun gates, we showed you the shotgun gates for Florida being packed up, ready to be shipped. Before they left, they were FAT tested for over 11,000 cycles, which went fautlessly as you’d expect. Here’s the video of them in action. They are strangely balletic. Once all this was done and […]

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2nd August 2017

Shotgun Gates all packed and ready to go

The shotgun gates for Orlando are finished, packed and ready to go. Work started towards the end of May and has progressed smoothly and all of the final FAT testing (Factory Acceptance Testing) has been completed too. The testing itself has been interesting and has produced some interesting numbers. They ran faultlessly for 11,000 cycles which is […]

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26th July 2017

See you at EAS Berlin Hall 18, Stand 117

Once again we will be taking a team to EAS and hope to see you on the stand. You can find us in Hall 18, Stand 117. We will be showcasing our immersive tunnel range as well as showing the completed Vroomster Ride that’s now in operation at Alton Towers. In fact we will be showing […]

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