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The Falkirk Wheel

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Glenn S, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2010
    The world's only rotating boat lift
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    P1030159.
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  2. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    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
     
  3. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2010
    Thanks, glad you like them :smile:
     
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  4. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    Northumberland
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  5. Fiddler

    Fiddler Mu-43 Veteran

    Fabulous shots of an amazing piece of engineering!

    All the best,

    Colin
     
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  6. linkedit

    linkedit Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 6, 2010
    New Jersey, USA
    the b&w shot is easily the best of the group
     
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  7. Rusted Chrome

    Rusted Chrome New to Mu-43

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    Aug 22, 2010
    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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  8. dko22

    dko22 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 26, 2010
    Stuttgart, Germany
    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
     
  9. Glenn S

    Glenn S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 1, 2010
    Yes, apparently it uses 1.5 kWh to rotate (about the same as 8 electric kettles use to boil)
     
  10. deirdre

    deirdre Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 9, 2010
    Amazing piece of engineering. I can't believe I didn't know about it already. Neat photos, too.