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The QuadStar Aerial Roundabout Ride – Part Two – Creating the Centre Column

At the heart of the QuadStar ride is an incredibly well engineered centre column. When completed it will weigh over seven tons on it's own, but it is built to the...

Featured in FunWorld and InterPark

At  the launch of our new Dark Ride System - The QuadTrack at EAS in Barcelona, we had lots of press visits (which is always exciting) and the coverage has now...

The QuadStar Aerial Roundabout Ride – Part One – Preview

With all the focus being on the creation and launch of the QuadTrack Tracked Dark Ride system for Santa Park and the subsequent launch at EAS in Barcelona, we have...

The Ilkeston Firm that makes roller coasters – Nottingham Post

We have had some lovely coverage recently in the Nottingham Post. Dan Robinson, the Business Correspondent wrote a long article about the way the business has grown and the stories...

Driving to the Arctic Circle – A theme park ride in construction – Part 8

After the Launch of the Santa Park Sleigh Ride at the European Attractions Show in Barcelona, the final hard yards start now with the full ride system being delivered to...

The big unveiling – A theme park ride in construction – Part 7

Today at the European Attractions Show (EAS) in Barcelona, we unveiled the completed sleigh and can now reveal that the project we have been talking about for the last few...

We’re off to EAS Barcelona

All the planning is complete, the cases are packed and the new dark ride is boxed and ready. We are off to the European Attractions Show (EAS) in Barcelona. We...

Access to control boards and more – A theme park ride in construction – Part 6

In the last post, we talked a lot about the little engineering details that we focus on. Well in this weeks instalment, we have a beautiful example of this in...

Getting down to details – A theme park ride in construction – Part 5

We are now at a stage where it is all about the details. Lots of little individual parts and sub-assemblies being finalised and coming together, ready for the final assembly...

Track completion and assembly – A theme park ride in construction – Part 4

Another week and another huge amount of progress with the track now completed and ready to fit. There's 147m of it altogether and it works just like a massive Scalextric...

Sub assemblies and control panels – A theme park ride in construction – Part 3

A lot happens in a week and the construction is at full pace. We are getting ready for the launch of the ride at Euro Attractions Show (EAS) 18-22 September...

Creating the passenger compartment – A theme park ride in construction – Part 2

Things are moving very fast here with the chassis now all completed and ready to be sprayed, it's onto the GRP body for the passenger compartment. However much you draw...

A brand new theme park ride in construction – Part 1

We don't often show this stage of construction on theme park rides, but this one is an interesting one for us, so we thought we would share it early and...

The LCC1 Tram leaves Garmendale

Five weeks to the day after it arrived, it’s gone again. The beautiful (and now beautifully mechanically restored) LCC1 Bluebird tram has left the Garmendale Works to return to Crich...

Drive Plate remanufacture – The Black Buccaneer at Chessington World of Adventures

The Black Buccaneer Ride at Chessington The Black Buccaneer at Chessington World of Adventures is another of our theme park ride refurbishment projects that’s just been completed. Originally opened in 1998...

EAS Paris 2013

Garmendale at EAS Paris 2013 Garmendale at EAS Paris 2013 unveil the Motion Master Garmendale unveiled the motion master at the EAS Paris show this year, which is a 3DOF...

Why wait eight weeks for a new drive plate when Garmendale can manufacture one in three

Old Drive Plate Three weeks to the close of most parks, the pressure is on to pull of the last finale ‘Halloween’ A major part fails on one of your...