The Falkirk Wheel

Glenn S

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The world's only rotating boat lift
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grebeman

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I knew from news items when it was opened that it was an impressive piece of engineering, but your photographs really do it proud, both in terms of the engineering aspects of the mechanism and putting it in context with it's surroundings, most impressive in both senses, very well done.

Barrie
 

Glenn S

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I knew from news items when it was opened that it was an impressive piece of engineering, but your photographs really do it proud, both in terms of the engineering aspects of the mechanism and putting it in context with it's surroundings, most impressive in both senses, very well done.

Barrie
Thanks, glad you like them :smile:
 

Rusted Chrome

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All of those shots are nice. Good job of really documenting this device. I'd like to see it in action!
 

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I cycled out there from Edinburgh along the Union canal during the summer and was pleasantly surprised by how interesting the engineering is and in particular how low the energy requirements are
 

Glenn S

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I cycled out there from Edinburgh along the Union canal during the summer and was pleasantly surprised by how interesting the engineering is and in particular how low the energy requirements are
Yes, apparently it uses 1.5 kWh to rotate (about the same as 8 electric kettles use to boil)
 

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Amazing piece of engineering. I can't believe I didn't know about it already. Neat photos, too.
 
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