Friday, November 29, 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Monday, November 25, 2019
A high flume carried water from the river to flow onto the wheel towards its top and the wheel rotated towards that point. Other designs have the wheel run in the opposite direction.
The ring gear on the outer rim of the waterwheel meshed with motion shafts and gears which transmitted power into the mill.
This was the primary source of power until 1947 when electricity was used. Reference is made to a boiler and steam power in use at some stage. The wheel is 8.53m diameter.
The gurgling water returned to the river via a tail race set deep near the foundations.
Sunday, November 24, 2019
This is the best thing in Victoria. There is no accounting for taste.
Andersons Mill at Smeaton, 1861, in bluestone, steam and water driven flour and later oat mill. The industrial buildings and the homestead that made up this enterprise were close to a bend in the river with a stand of trees.
Belts driven by the large fly wheel put vital processes into motion here there and everywhere.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Leading Supercar! The race track. Almost ready for the weekend event on the streets of Newcastle East.
Heard the Federal Government is into fast tracking approval of infastructure projects which sounds good in theory and includes environmental approvals - be afraid be very afraid.
With a self imposed total ban on mention of Climate change let alone any action by Federal and State Liberals what does the future hold?
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Climb every mountain....a 'walk' to the top above the communication towers just a 2 - 3 ks constant climb the track wound round 40 bends ending in umteen stairs, rain showers, hail, howling wind on the summit - it was a challenge in my case!
The return journey was completed in a day, was free of car trouble, had a detour to visit relatives and
Words....wound as injury, wound as wound-up; wind as wind-up, wind as windy weather !!