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David Goldsmith


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Re: Update on the Boris Bubble, for lift geeks
Date Posted: 08.13hrs on Mon 28 May 12
World's largest population of lifties on one lift tower?



More photos ... shot over the weekend ...

[www.flickr.com]

... by this blogger ...

[www.blowe.org.uk]



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daveski


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Re: Update on the Boris Bubble, for lift geeks
Date Posted: 11.21hrs on Tue 29 May 12
Not lifties if they are on the tower

David Goldsmith


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Re: Update on the Boris Bubble, for lift geeks
Date Posted: 14.28hrs on Tue 29 May 12
OK, maybe we can get them to pose in the river


daveski


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Re: Update on the Boris Bubble, for lift geeks
Date Posted: 15.55hrs on Tue 29 May 12
trying to think of collective noun (or something near) for lifties

A pull of lifties
A drag of lifties
...


daveski


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Re: Update on the Boris Bubble, for lift geeks
Date Posted: 15.56hrs on Tue 29 May 12
Once the games are over do you think anyone would notice the Gondola being removed and installes at Glenmore

David Goldsmith


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Re: Update on the Boris Bubble, for lift geeks
Date Posted: 08.13hrs on Thu 7 Jun 12
While further news (least of all an opening date) of the Boris Bubble is awaited, here's a gondola development in Singapore (it's a re-fit of an existing lift) ...

[www.cnngo.com]

"World's first Angry Birds cable car ride"
A claim that is unlikely to be contested

Hipennine


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Re: Update on the Boris Bubble, for lift geeks
Date Posted: 10.44hrs on Thu 7 Jun 12
Some interesting perspectives on the Boris Bubble from the yanks here:

[www.skilifts.org]

(scroll down the page a little)

David Goldsmith


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Re: Update on the Boris Bubble, for lift geeks
Date Posted: 16.51hrs on Fri 8 Jun 12
This photo at one of the Boris Bubble lift stations ...



... has some amusement value for those looking for maximum vertical (I make it 145cm)

It's from this album of techy photos by the specialist ropeways website ropeways.net ...

[www.facebook.com]



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David Goldsmith


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Re: Update on the Boris Bubble, for lift geeks
Date Posted: 11.57hrs on Sun 10 Jun 12
This view of the gondola across London rooftops, maybe filmed yesterday, has a somewhat surreal quality:

[www.youtube.com]

Still no news on when the testing is complete. The Olympics begin on 27 July.



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daveski


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Re: Update on the Boris Bubble, for lift geeks
Date Posted: 17.23hrs on Mon 11 Jun 12
David Goldsmith Wrote:
This view of the gondola across London rooftops, maybe filmed yesterday, has a somewhat surreal quality:



Still no news on when the testing is complete. The Olympics begin on 27 July.



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lets hope we can get teh same film when its gusting over 80mph

David Goldsmith


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Re: Update on the Boris Bubble, for lift geeks
Date Posted: 21.36hrs on Mon 11 Jun 12
As well as the opening date, there's the question of what it will cost to bubble across the water. Dave Hill has blogged this for The Guardian ...

[www.guardian.co.uk]

Note these words ... "in February Boris Watch reported indications that we might be looking at anywhere between 1.50 and 3 per journey." Good to know that the speculation is closer to bus-sports than winter-sports. But then the lift is being incorporated into the tube map (albeit with quite a walk from the nearest stations. The station on the south bank of the Thames is about 400m from the O2 dome and North Greenwich station).

The Nevis Range gondola is 11.25 return (but they have mountain+sea views!).

The only other comparable system in the UK (I think) is at Alton Towers - the Skyride, built by Poma ...









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David Goldsmith


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Re: Update on the Boris Bubble, for lift geeks
Date Posted: 21.42hrs on Mon 11 Jun 12
By the way, Singapore is one of the few other cities that operates a gondola-type cablecar. Their system, which goes up to Mount Faber, has just been re-branded in an unusual way ...

[www.cnngo.com]

alan


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Re: Update on the Boris Bubble, for lift geeks
Date Posted: 22.18hrs on Mon 11 Jun 12
There is the Great Orme Gondola in Wales which opened in the '60s and was judging by the grips probably built by Van Roll. Maybe at a height of 679ft you can argue it doesn't challenge Nevis Range's claim to the only mountain gondola in the UK, but I've always considered the claim at least slightly spurious.

There is also the Great Orme Tramway which is a street running funicular in Llandudno.

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Re: Update on the Boris Bubble, for lift geeks
Date Posted: 12.18hrs on Tue 12 Jun 12
Who has the highest lift serveed point in Scotland (so obviuosly the UK)? Is it the top of the Ptarmigan. I know Cairngorm have the highest underground station,
and probably the highest Rail Station (Carpark)

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Re: Update on the Boris Bubble, for lift geeks
Date Posted: 14.11hrs on Tue 12 Jun 12
Summit Button at Nevis Range tops out about 3910ft. A decent length of handle tow part way up the Marquis Well would give CairnGorm the highest lifted point, without entirely taking away the walk required to the Summit and to properly breach the watershed.

As for highest stations then the Summit Station at Snowdon is 3500ft.

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