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See you at EAS 2018 Stand 1-1039 RAI Amsterdam

Once again we will be taking the team to RAI Amsterdam - one of our favourite locations for EAS to showcase our new and most popular ride systems. This year...

Joel Wright and the Electrical Test Centre

Joel Wright has joined the team as an Electrical Engineer. Joel, who is 24, lives in Long Eaton with his wife. With a father who is an electrician too, his...

Electrical and pneumatic test and assembly area

We've been busy over the Christmas break and are well on the way to completing the design and construction of a new electrical and pneumatic test, repair and assembly area. It's another...

That was 2017 – A year in review at Garmendale

2016 was a very big year for Garmendale as the business grew and developed our range of rides for theme parks and attractions. Well, we're delighted to report in this...

The apprentice that engineers theme park rides

Last week (December 6th 2017) saw the launch of the 2018 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. It is a global £1 million prize that celebrates a ground-breaking innovation in engineering...

Welding to World Class Standards

To most people, welding may be seen as just one of those processes that happens when mechanical things are made. Wikipedia describe it as follows ‘Welding is a fabrication or...

It’s IAAPA Time – See you in Orlando

It's that time of year when the team head out to the sun of Florida for the 2017 IAAPA Attractions Expo. It's the biggest show of its kind anywhere in...

Tapping holes to music

Tapping M10 holes in steel is something that every home engineering enthusiast has done. Most of us will have done it at school as part of our metalwork education. We...

This is not just a Technical Manual….

...This is a Garmendale Technical Manual. And when we do a technical manual for a client, as we do with all things, we like to do things properly. This is...

Goodnight Berlin

EAS Berlin 2017 is over, next stop is Amsterdam. There's plenty of work to do in the meantime, but we will see you there. So let's review our week in...

Prosecco, Peroni and Plenty of Product Patter

We're all packed up and ready to go. On our way to Berlin for the Euro Attractions Show at the Messe Berlin Exhibition Center. The show runs from Tuesday 26th...

The Thursford Collection – Venetian Gondola Switchback Ride

The Thursford Collection is a museum in Thursford, Norfolk. It was originally founded by George Cushing - a local man who built up the collection almost single handedly. In the...

FAT Testing and Loading the Shotgun Gates

In the last post about the shotgun gates, we showed you the shotgun gates for Florida being packed up, ready to be shipped. Before they left, they were FAT tested for over...

Shotgun Gates all packed and ready to go

The shotgun gates for Orlando are finished, packed and ready to go. Work started towards the end of May and has progressed smoothly and all of the final FAT testing (Factory Acceptance...

See you at EAS Berlin Hall 18, Stand 117

Once again we will be taking a team to EAS and hope to see you on the stand. You can find us in Hall 18, Stand 117. We will be...

The new/old tractor ride for attractions

With all the changes in the theme park and attractions industry for more technology and faster, more scary rides, we have found at Garmendale, that one of our fastest growing...

Work on the Shotgun Gates for Orlando Theme Park continues

We've been working away on the new shotgun gate system for the Orlando Park and making great progress as you can see from the images below. We covered it in...

Rides and Gates for Theme Parks and Attractions by Garmendale

The sharp-eyed amongst you will have noticed that we have been quietly developing our range of ride systems for theme parks and attractions over the last few years. There are...