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Take a look through some of our featured blog posts where we have displayed a handful of our accomplishments. Updated regularly so stay tuned for future content.

13th March 2019

We think we’re turning Japanese

Over recent months, the Garmendale team have been slowly turning Japanese. It's a new market for us and we have just completed one of our best rides to date.

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6th February 2019

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

At Garmendale, we have created train rides since the 1980s. Our range of electric cars have been delivering fun and excitement for kids at both Legoland Windsor and Sundown Adventureland for many years. But finally we have some planes to add to our collection. The planes from Oakwood Theme Park are part of their Aerodrome […]

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10th January 2019

Balfour Beatty Rail Chassis, Refurbished and back on track

Balfour Beatty Rail is a seriously impressive business that is changing the face of UK rail transport. Established more than 100 years ago, their work covers all aspects of rail infrastructure for track, electrification, civils and power supply systems. They also have a quite remarkable fleet of specialist railway plant that is used to lay […]

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19th December 2018

Merry Christmas from the Garmendale team

  Christmas time is upon us again and after a hectic year we are ready for a short shutdown to recover and prepare for the year ahead. We hope your own year has been as successful and you are entering 2019 refreshed and ready to go. Our offices will be closed from Friday 21st December […]

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21st November 2018

The Pirate Ship at Twinlakes Theme Park Service and NDT Testing

The Pirate Ship at Twinlakes in Melton Mowbray is one of those ‘rites of passage’ rides that some kids love and others look at in fear for years, without ever quite having the nerve to ride. Originally built by Zamperla in 1987, it’s been a centrepiece of their Labyrinth Venture Zone since it was installed […]

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14th November 2018

Railway Chassis Refurbishment

At Garmendale, we work on some very interesting engineering projects and this latest one is no exception. It’s the first of four railway chassis refurbishment jobs we are undertaking. Garmendale made their name in their early years around 1980-1990 designing and building railway engines and chassis that are still in operation. So we pride ourselves […]

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8th November 2018

Megafobia Roller Coaster Refurbishment for Oakwood Theme Park

At Garmendale, we love theme park ride refurbishment, so when we were asked by Oakwood Theme Park to help them refurbish the trains on the Megafobia Roller Coaster, we literally jumped at the chance. Megafobia has been voted the UK’s number-one wooden rollercoaster numerous times since it was first launched in 1996. It was originally built […]

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26th October 2018

See you at IAAPA 2018

The team from Garmendale will once again be at IAAPA 2018 in Florida. To give it its full title, the IAAPA Attractions Expo is the largest international trade show for the amusements and attractions industry. This year there will be over 1,100 exhibitors, who exhibit across 576,000 net square feet of covered space. To walk […]

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10th October 2018

Wayne Ford Joins Garmendale as Technical Project Manager

Wayne Ford has joined Garmendale Theme Park Engineering as the Technical Project Manager. He has joined the business from Stage One UK, having been at WGH Transportation for over 21 years before that. Wayne, who is married with three young children is 43 and lives in Doncaster. He grew up with a father in the […]

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