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Colossus really does have the worst trains at a UK merlin park and always seems to be the worst at dispatching at the park because of this. Would love to see them add some new lap bar style ones, even those of a similar style to Cinicitta World (sp) in Italy would be a big improvement.

Ive always wondered whether it's possible to replace trains on an intamin coaster with Mack ones? If they could, that would be absolutely brilliant.

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I thought that was Storm Surge?

People voted for Colossus to be sculpted out of sand and here it is, and I for one think it looks quite spiffing awesome tbh!

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Colossus really does have the worst trains at a UK merlin park and always seems to be the worst at dispatching at the park because of this. Would love to see them add some new lap bar style ones, even those of a similar style to Cinicitta World (sp) in Italy would be a big improvement.

Ive always wondered whether it's possible to replace trains on an intamin coaster with Mack ones? If they could, that would be absolutely brilliant.

They were able to put B&M trains on a Morgan hyper coaster so it's not impossible!!

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I would imagine installing trains from a different manufacturer would be risky business.  It could potentially invalidate some form of 'warranty' from the original manufacturer, or even damage working relationships between the two parties.  This could especially be the case when the original manufacturer is still very much activate.

 

It's probably possible, but it just wouldn't happen.

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Quick question, when I visited back in 2013 the middle part of the train was blocked off by bars on the air gates, and I keep wondering why that is, It may have been answered before so sorry if it has.

(It was running 2 trains and was walk on if that makes any difference) 

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Not to dampen your enthusiasm for their work this winter in particular, but all rides have to be dismantled entirely every winter for legal inspections, so Thorpe Park do a vast amount of maintenance every year without fail. However it's not usually so visible like this scaffolding, as more typical track inspections are done by harnessing people off the structure.

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Not to dampen your enthusiasm for their work this winter in particular, but all rides have to be dismantled entirely every winter for legal inspections, so Thorpe Park do a vast amount of maintenance every year without fail. However it's not usually so visible like this scaffolding, as more typical track inspections are done by harnessing people off the structure.

Yeah I realise that, but they have been sharing lots of maintenance pictures via their social media pages this winter which is good to see.

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