The Falkirk Wheel

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Having lived all my life around canals I thought I had seen most things connected with canals locks, risers and more recently the new Millenium Ribble link that connects the River Ribble to the Lancaster canal but this Falkirk wheel is facinating yet simple in its concept
 

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brewby

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I was holidaying in scotland last year and visited the Falkirk wheel, it was a fantastic feat of engineering.
 
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Wow, that's amazing Topper, I'd never heard of it, but surprised it isn't more well known. PDF Brochure

 

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PoloMint

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I saw it a couple years ago, it really is impressive, especially if you like canals and things. I think they also have a penny pressing machine where Falkirk wheel is pressed over a penny - which is always fun if canals and big machinery aren't your thing. :-rofl2
 
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I've been there too.It's impressive,even for a Swedish lad!::-rofl2

Scotland is fantastic in many ways,I would recommend it to anyone!
 
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I crewed on a boat up and over and back down again on the wheel a couple of summers back - what was supposed to take an hour took all day after the propshaft sheared whilst turning round at the top

:-lmao
 
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