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Boat mill model & diorama

Posted by vicnewey 
Boat mill model & diorama
September 25, 2010 02:18PM
I thought some of you might be interested in the diorama featuring a 4mm scale model of a typical Romanian boat mill I am working on.

You can view it here :- boat mill model


The model will eventually be installed at Bishops Lydeard mill & museum in Somerset England to complete the the display of different types of mill
The setting may be somewhat out of context as it cannot feature a typical wide river such as featured in Daniela Graf's wonderful book 'Boat Mills in Europe' which perhaps some of you will have seen so the scenic setting is somewhat enhanced to make it more interesting for visitors - many of which are parties of schoolchildren.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/25/2010 03:17PM by vicnewey.
Re: Boat mill model & diorama
June 12, 2011 09:29AM
Hello vicnewey,

how is it possible to brake or control the rotation speet of boat mills?

Best regards
Olov Gibson
Re: Boat mill model & diorama
June 12, 2011 12:47PM
Olov Gibson Wrote:
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> Hello vicnewey,
>
> how is it possible to brake or control the
> rotation speet of boat mills?
>
> Best regards
> Olov Gibson


Hello Olov,
It is done by altering the height of the sluice board which is fixed directly in front of the wheel, because it works this way it makes no difference if the river rises or falls because of course the boat & sluice gate rise with it.
The lever which controls the sluice board has several different positions which lock in with a peg in a hole to allow different heights from full flow down to full stop.

You can see more close up detail of the model & how it was made here :- [www.vicnewey.co.uk]

best regards

Vic
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