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the Great Ferris Wheel
« on: July 01, 2021, 07:23:12 am »
Thank you to those who voted for my picture of the Ferris Wheel I built. Attached are detail pictures.

St Paul Steam

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Re: the Great Ferris Wheel
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2021, 07:40:36 am »
As it should be , an American built patriotic themed beauty just in time  for independence day  😊👍
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Re: the Great Ferris Wheel
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2021, 07:54:02 am »
Congrats, Clif!

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Re: the Great Ferris Wheel
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2021, 10:12:53 am »
Congratulations.

A magnificent build.

How long did it take to build it?

Is it all scratch built?

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Re: the Great Ferris Wheel
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2021, 07:18:21 am »
The build took an intense 6 months, after 30 years of research. The wheel was scratch built and the driving steam engine was built from a casting kit.

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Re: the Great Ferris Wheel
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2021, 11:58:10 am »
Congratulations!

Looks great. Great performance.
Cheers
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Re: the Great Ferris Wheel
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2021, 12:35:19 pm »
The build took an intense 6 months, after 30 years of research. The wheel was scratch built and the driving steam engine was built from a casting kit.

Thank you for the reply.

Is it now in a museum?

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Re: the Great Ferris Wheel
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2021, 12:57:54 pm »
The build took an intense 6 months, after 30 years of research. The wheel was scratch built and the driving steam engine was built from a casting kit.
Even more so worthy of engine of the month , are they're any videos of it in action  ?
Bruce
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Re: the Great Ferris Wheel
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2021, 05:49:57 pm »
The Engine is located at The Western Minnesota Threshing Show in Rollag Minnesota. I do not have a video of it running.

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Re: the Great Ferris Wheel
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2021, 06:35:34 pm »
Rollag is definitely on my bucket list.

I hope to see it in person some day soon and make my own video. 🤠

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Re: the Great Ferris Wheel
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2021, 10:06:32 pm »
Rollag is definitely on my bucket list.

I hope to see it in person some day soon and make my own video. 🤠

I knew I seen it somewhere! I have seen it at Rollag, along with Clif. If you make it there Charlie, please let me know, definitely want to meet up with you again!!
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