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The Ilkeston Firm that makes roller coasters – Nottingham Post

We have had some lovely coverage recently in the Nottingham Post. Dan Robinson, the Business Correspondent wrote a long article about the way the business has grown and the stories...

The big unveiling – A theme park ride in construction – Part 7

Today at the European Attractions Show (EAS) in Barcelona, we unveiled the completed sleigh and can now reveal that the project we have been talking about for the last few...

We’re off to EAS Barcelona

All the planning is complete, the cases are packed and the new dark ride is boxed and ready. We are off to the European Attractions Show (EAS) in Barcelona. We...

Access to control boards and more – A theme park ride in construction – Part 6

In the last post, we talked a lot about the little engineering details that we focus on. Well in this weeks instalment, we have a beautiful example of this in...

Getting down to details – A theme park ride in construction – Part 5

We are now at a stage where it is all about the details. Lots of little individual parts and sub-assemblies being finalised and coming together, ready for the final assembly...

Track completion and assembly – A theme park ride in construction – Part 4

Another week and another huge amount of progress with the track now completed and ready to fit. There's 147m of it altogether and it works just like a massive Scalextric...

Sub assemblies and control panels – A theme park ride in construction – Part 3

A lot happens in a week and the construction is at full pace. We are getting ready for the launch of the ride at Euro Attractions Show (EAS) 18-22 September...

Creating the passenger compartment – A theme park ride in construction – Part 2

Things are moving very fast here with the chassis now all completed and ready to be sprayed, it's onto the GRP body for the passenger compartment. However much you draw...

A brand new theme park ride in construction – Part 1

We don't often show this stage of construction on theme park rides, but this one is an interesting one for us, so we thought we would share it early and...

Drive Plate remanufacture – The Black Buccaneer at Chessington World of Adventures

The Black Buccaneer Ride at Chessington The Black Buccaneer at Chessington World of Adventures is another of our theme park ride refurbishment projects that’s just been completed. Originally opened in 1998...

The running of the Snowdon Mountain Railway – the moment of truth!

Following the excitement and delivery of the new Coaches for Snowdon Mountain Railway... The moment of truth! As passengers lined up at LLanberis Station, a hustle and bustle of excitement...

Garmendale deliver again… Snowdon coaches leave Dale Works

Snowdon Mountain Railway Coaches Following the award of their first £1, million pound order back in March 2011,  Coach 16 and 17 left Dale Works bound, for Snowdon. It will...

Bound for Berlin!

Garmendale in Berlin Garmendale have had a busy week getting ready for the Euro Attractions Show 2012 in Berlin. Our exhibition stand (which is top secret!) has been packed into...