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alan


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For the inner lift geek in you...
Date Posted: 17.04hrs on Wed 19 Nov 14
Amazing...



grinning smileygrinning smiley
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Re: For the inner lift geek in you...
Date Posted: 17.41hrs on Wed 19 Nov 14
A double loop monocable....in lego.......that is genuinely impressive.

Now if NR had that on display in the Foyer of the Day lodge as their next project......
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Re: For the inner lift geek in you...
Date Posted: 18.23hrs on Wed 19 Nov 14
Here Here !!!
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Re: For the inner lift geek in you...
Date Posted: 14.15hrs on Thu 20 Nov 14
A single cable one with opening and closing doors

[www.youtube.com]

A single fixed grip chair

[www.youtube.com]

Why not go the whole hog and have a Lego ski resort

[www.youtube.com]

Working t-bar

[www.youtube.com]

and complete with RC Lego piste machine

[www.youtube.com]





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alan


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Re: For the inner lift geek in you...
Date Posted: 21.48hrs on Thu 20 Nov 14
As a result of the above, found this on Youtube:



Photos:





Photos: [www.butlinsmemories.com]

Anyone know anything about this lift? Possibly GMD Mueller or Van Roll - but can't see a close enough image of the grips.
alan


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Re: For the inner lift geek in you...
Date Posted: 21.55hrs on Thu 20 Nov 14
Seems there were 6 of these at Butlins sites once, they were supplied by the British Ropeway Engineering Company using Van Roll designs and parts. The last two in operation were at Pwllheli and Ayr and shut in 1998.
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Re: For the inner lift geek in you...
Date Posted: 22.13hrs on Thu 20 Nov 14
www.savepwllheliandayr.com
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Re: For the inner lift geek in you...
Date Posted: 01.12hrs on Sat 22 Nov 14
Pretty cool.

Who's gonna make a mini Scottish resort tae scale?

[www.shapeways.com]

I mind that thing at Butlins along wi that sweet rollercoaster fae hell.
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Re: For the inner lift geek in you...
Date Posted: 01.07hrs on Fri 13 Mar 15
Chair Lift (1959): [youtu.be]


Pathe video of the lift at Butlins Ayr in 1959!.
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Re: For the inner lift geek in you...
Date Posted: 12.56hrs on Fri 13 Mar 15
Impressive. That puts the rather basic shuttling cable car I built from Lego back in the 80's to shame.
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Re: For the inner lift geek in you...
Date Posted: 22.19hrs on Thu 26 Mar 15
Guess both of the Butlins' lifts were installed after the Cliffhanger at Glencoe??
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Re: For the inner lift geek in you...
Date Posted: 12.34hrs on Fri 27 Mar 15
Mountainaddict Wrote:
Guess both of the Butlins' lifts were installed after the Cliffhanger at Glencoe??


No, the Chairlift at Butlins in Ayr opened in 1959, the Cliffhanger isn't as ancient as most people assume!
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Re: For the inner lift geek in you...
Date Posted: 16.02hrs on Fri 27 Mar 15
growwild Wrote:
Pretty cool.

Who's gonna make a mini Scottish resort tae scale?



those are way cool!

i remember the old butlins chair, i think it was minehead i went to rather than ayr though, they had a cool monorail thing there too. I come from a long line of engineering geeks, so holidays tended to be based around chairlifts, railways, steam engines etc.....
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