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I've mentioned the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland a couple of times. It basically moves a 70' long narrow-boat either up or down about a 65' height from one canal in Scotland going North-South to another going East-West or vice-versa.


The "wheel" is said to use less electricity operating than an electric coffee pot. It does it that cheaply because the narrow-boat or narrow-boats displace water in the moving chambers so the weight is always equal whether a boat is in a chamber or not.


On our last trip to Scotland we traveled on it and it's really a cool thing!!


Here are a few shots of the wheel as shown in Scot Flight for ORBX. The airport shown in the first is EGPG Cumbernauld it's just a few miles away and near Loch Ness











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Great looking scenery for sure! :pilot:

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Fine pics. of the scenery Michael. I had not heard of the Falkirk Wheel before - very interesting. :cool: :cool: :)


Yes it is! ;)


Check out the Wikipedia article and the close ups I took courtesy of Peerhoven Air in my newest posting about it! Molly and I went through it in a canal narrow-boat our last trip to Scotland. We'll probably be up that way again this summer as well.



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