Scenic railway opening

The Save Dreamland Campaign was launched by Joyland Books in January 2003 and is now supported by several thousand people. This is the place to discuss all aspects of saving Margate's famous amusement park and its iconic , Grade II listed Scenic Railway, Britain's oldest roller coaster.

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Re: Scenic railway opening

Postby sparky230 » 09 Jul 2015, 19:26

From what I know

The scenic hasnt been lowered

There is no magnetic brake, but I believe modifications have been made to the anti roll back

Track is complete

Can anyone else comment
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Re: Scenic railway opening

Postby aweber1us » 09 Jul 2015, 20:04

Hi Sparky , I shouldn't waste you time. MTCRC are a waste of space they left a dirty great hole in the middle of the Scenic and scrapped any part made of metal from the rides the campaign collected. Topbond have done a first class job and it will run in the near future once a few issues are ironed out, much to their disappointment.
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Re: Scenic railway opening

Postby porf » 09 Jul 2015, 20:45

From the FOI documents I've seen it's highly likely there will be a magnetic breaking system in addition to a brakeman in order to meet modern safety requirements.
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Re: Scenic railway opening

Postby mtcrc » 09 Jul 2015, 21:01

Not sure I was saying inspect as opposed to look and check it was still ok as per listing. Anyway Foxhall has bent over inexorably to give consent to a whole load of changes that makes the scenic not the scenic.... But you people are the people who decides that.... You will love it regardless.

Eas I hope it will work, I have been on the ride many times.... I hope so have all contributors to this post, otherwise why are you commenting?

Dave please say something... You silence is awkward.
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Re: Scenic railway opening

Postby EAS » 09 Jul 2015, 21:21

Dave is currently employed at Dreamland and possibly has more things to do than read this forum and comment on every post at the moment?

And listing doesn't prevent changes. As long as those changes are approved, then there is no problem. Very few listed buildings / structures remain unaltered/ unrepaired etc etc.

Better a Scenic which is in use than one which is not, one left to rot, to be set on fire...
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