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Cool pics there - never realised how many buttons are on the control panels :o I would want to press them all :ph34r:

maybe not the best idea haha! You could push them all when the ride is shut otherwise if you did it when the ride is open you could have a major accident haha :P

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On 5/11/2010 at 11:02 PM, StevenVig said:

It's the one you've all been waiting for! It's Saw: The Ride :P:unsure:Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImageAudio System!! :P:PPosted Image*Credits to Ewan MacGregor for snapping these! :P

@StevenVig do you still have these photos? They don't appear anymore and would love to see them. I know it was 8 years ago but thought I would ask ?

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Well I've found quite a few control panels over the internet. Just didn't know TPM had a thread for this! Hopefully some new ones for those of you interested in this stuff. There's mainly Thorpe Park stuff but also ones from fairground equivalents and also some that aren't from Thorpe Park.

Detonator (Bomb's Away) Control Panel:

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The Swarm control panel:

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Swarm's CCTV cameras views for the operator:

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Interesting stuff about the operation of The Swarm including that if someone let's go of one of the buttons the trains stops! :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wv_wXGCbFYA

 

Olympia Looping Control Panel:

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Source:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9mR9FhKyXI

 

Mondial Top Scan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwoRM3tdVWg (like Samurai)

Still image of panel: 

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KMG Afterburner:  https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/94/KMG_Afterburner_Control_Panel.JPG   (like Vortex, sry it's in European)

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Rush's Control Panel (unobstructed shot without the sound panel unlike the one previously posted here - also taken in 2016 so many years after the previous image on here):

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Source: https://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=71751&start=20

Also interesting to note that this review also says on their BTS tour that the reason The Swarm backwards was removed was that in a potential crash this would have unthinkable consequences for the park so they removed it (which does make sense that it was removed for the season after The Smiler occured).

Remnants of The Swarm backwards rows:

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Huss Enterprise (taken from a sim as I couldn't find a real one online annoyingly) - This is similar to Zodiac: 

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A Dodgems Control Panel (looks similar to the one at Thorpe Park iirc from my brief glimpse through the control box window - this is NOT the one at TP sadly):

 

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Nemesis Inferno (source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PNzPJU7LAY) :image.thumb.png.214500aea7d9117494a6f5953a063af9.png

 

Also potentially of interest is how the glow is made on Nemesis Inferno in the tunnel - it uses way more lights than I thought it did: 

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Source: https://www.southparks.co.uk/features/behind-the-scenes-thorpe-park/)

 

Rage Control Panel (a Gerstlauer Eurofighter which is the same model as Saw:TR):

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"Tidal Wave" at Adventure Island (I'm guessing has a similar control panel to Depth Charge at Thorpe Park seeing as they're both raft slide rides):

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Source for above 2 pictures were from this thread but unviewable. Luckily the "Wayback" machine somehow retrieved them: https://web.archive.org/web/20200116233837/https://forum.maniahub.com/topic/6156-control-panels/page/1

 

Flying Fish Control Panel:

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Stealth:

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The rides at Thorpe which we don't have a picture of the control panel on this thread are therefore:

Teacups

Rocky Express

Logger's Leap

TWD:TR

Timber Tug and Lumber Jump

Rumba Rapids

Mr Monkey Banana Boat

A Bertazzon Dodgems control panel

Tidal Wave

Storm Surge

Quantum

DBGT

 

I will edit this post/ make a new one as I find more rides. Hopefully @StevenVig can repost his old Saw photos so we can cross that one off the list.

If you're interested in control panels and also programming and PLC logic I recommend checking out Irvine Ondrey Engineering: https://www.facebook.com/IrvineOndreyEngineering

They have very informative posts about programming control panels and they're the ones who did The Swarm control panel amongst a huge range of other very popular and large rides.

Many many American coaster control panels and assistance panels: https://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=61998&start=350

You may also be interested in a glimpse of morning inspections on a Windseeker ride: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdZcGclDzts

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ooh, those are some nice industrial playsets. Nice to see Top Scan has some proper analog control knobs. Bet it's fun cranking them up and down.

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Ah that KMG Afterburner control panel - sadly Vortex’s ain’t as exciting as that :lol: Literally has: start key slot, start button, cycle stop, E-Stop, shunt trip (the big black one like Rush has, which basically cuts ALL power, alas it was very rarely used), and restraints switch. The most fun you could have with it was the PA system/sound buttons :P I used to like starting and stopped the boarding announcement...”Vortex is an intense ride.” “Vortex is an intense ride.” “Vortex is an intense ride.”

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