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  1. ILoveRides - you keep sweeping over your design making little changes but I think you've finally hit the nail on the head, every revision I've still had comments I could make but with this last one I can say nothing! Also, thanks for lining up the bottom of the updates with the bottom of the facebook feed, that was my one major problem up until a few revisions ago, this really looks amazing, good work! Matt
  2. ^For me the railway lost it's purpose when they took out the farm so I'm not that upset to see it go. I agree with you about the need for more relaxing and family attractions in the park but maybe with the train out of the way it will open up some of the remaining pockets of land for Thorpe Park to build more family rides on? Although ultimately Larry has hit the nail on the head, with Chessington and Legoland in relatively close proximity they're aiming for a different market now.
  3. ^Agreed, as the old saying goes; any publicity is good publicity! Plus; both the artist and the park are getting publicity so everyone's a winner!
  4. ^Sorry Chuck, I did see that in Robb's post, I was trying to say I felt it had more to do with him publicizing himself than him having any links to Legoland!
  5. Just my opinion but I'm not sure Lego/Legoland do have anything to do with it. On a bit of further investigation Ego Leonard appears to be the alter ego/chosen name of a street artist from Holland who uses lego figures as a motif in his art. I think this was a publicity stunt on his behalf to get more interest in his art and the dutch street art movement he is a part of. That seems to be the opinion of the papers over here in England too: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2053933/Giant-Lego-statue-washes-ashore-Florida-stunt-Dutch-artist.html Although you never know, maybe he is linked to Lego or Merlin in some way...
  6. On a positive note; some of the rides Henk Bembom has/had a Loudoun were once at Dreamland, Margate and the Save Dreamland people are in contact with him about the possibility of some of those rides making a return when Dreamland re-opens so you never know, hopefully some of them could get a new lease of life in Margate! I don't know if I've posted enough to be able to link to it but I would recommend checking out the Save Dreamland campaign, they're are doing a lot of good work saving old rides from around the UK!
  7. A magikal parcel has arrived... What's this I see amongst the usual junk mail... could it be a parcel from the great Prince Desmond Himself? Hmm... best do what it says; I don't want to anger the spirit of Mujabubukins! It's such a shame, I was engulfed in a cloud of nigerian majik as I opened the envelope but it didn't come out on film! Thank you Prince Desmond and your servant Rubb Ulvey for this kind gift, my table has been blessed by the light of 34,780 Suns and my life feels more fulfilled!
  8. My table will be blessed with the warmth of 34,780 suns... and some nice coasters - AWESOME! Thanks Prince Desmond for this kind gift! MattyD
  9. /\ I've always appreciated your sense of humour... now I've just got to grow those balls! Seriously, the humour and sarcasm on these boards is what brought me here in the first place, I only had a vague interest in parks and rollercoasters and TPR was something I started looking at to pass the time and put a smile on my face at a job I hated. Now I read it pretty much everyday and my interest in parks and rollercoasters is far more than it ever would be without this site. Robb has brought a hell of a lot to the coaster community - most importantly for me; a sense of humour, something that is lacking in a lot of other enthusiast groups! These people just need to accept that if they don't understand Robb's humour (or have a sense of humour for that matter!) TPR is not the place for them - leave quietly and don't let the door hit you on the way out! My thoughts are with you Robb, no one should have to put up with this crap, enjoy your cruise and keep up the good work! MattyD
  10. Is the red dot the point from which all measurements for the ride are taken? I'm sure I've seen that on plans etc before that you measure all distances from one point so that everything lines up nicely. Nice dirt piles and another good report, cheers Robb! Matt
  11. I can't believe nobody's gone for the obvious... I NEED MANY HELPERZ WITH MORE PICKMEUP TRUCKS...
  12. I go to this place fairly frequently (Me and My Dad own a Steam Engine that we run on their miniature railway!) and I never thought to post a trip report! If I get a chance I'll take some daylight photos next time I am down there, if any one gets the chance it really is amazing seeing all these ancient rides in such good condition and still working and some, like the steam yacht, are actually quite thrilling, I highly recommend Hollycombe! Matt
  13. Sure, if she was hot then I would totally trim some foliage under a doomed coaster... but, you know, just why?! It is sad that this project is so misguided because it is always sad to see an old coaster be ripped down but it's just been one bad decision after another from the word go, it doesn't even seem to be a particularly popular ride to start with so why bother?! Also, I think TPR/Prince Desmond/Rob(b) and Wes should totally try and save Eagle Fortress, you can bet your life that they would get ten times the donations Save The Big Dipper have got in the same time span because 1) it's actually a well liked coaster that a lot of people would probably like to save and 2) they'd actually do some proper marketing/business plans/surveys/costings etc. so that it was actually a viable option people could invest in! Matt
  14. ILoveRides latest one is by far my favourite and this has got to be the best TPR Photoshop contest ever; which is saying something because they are always hilarious! I don't know whether it is already the plan but I definitely think the winning design should be available on the TPR Store! Matt
  15. ^Two colours??? Damn, I used three! I thought maybe my last entry was too colourful, even for Prince Desmond, so I kept it simple this time - gets the message across I think! ...and yes... I am bored! Matt Keep it simple! ...and another one for luck!
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