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Jul132017

Finally, I'm happy with the waterwheel teaser.

As you all know, I was concerned that most folks would not be able to build the waterwheel satisfactory.  Well, I’m finally pretty happy with the way its worked out.  It will be a time consuming build, but VERY rewarding.  Just thought you all should get a look.  So now I’m into the instructions.  I know its been over a year, but we’re getting really close.  The last pic shows a jig that will be included to make accurate positioning of the spokes easier.

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Reader Comments (6)

Way to go, Dave. It looks like it will be worth the effort,
July 14, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterbob bruce
Looks really good in O, Dave. Do you think it could be built in N? - just asking!
July 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDave Rarig
Well Dave, you know as well as I do, that when you model in paper in N, there are things most humans can not do well. (Unless you are Japanese and are used to building 1:700 scale battleships.) So why drive yourself bonkers. I do believe that with slight modifications, it can be done. For one, when I build in N, I NEVER try to make paper beams. I switch to wood. Wood is, after all, paper in its natural state. Really, I am not so bent on using only paper. It is a good, economical, versatile medium and I love it. I hope that most builders in N realize that even though we can print the parts to scale, sometimes the physical dimensions just make things impractical. As we have ALWAYS said, IT'S YOUR MODEL! DO IT YOUR WAY!
July 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDave Miecznikowski
WoW!! The wheel is really looking good.
July 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Humes
May I suggest you add cross-hairs at the center of the circular parts? It makes it easier for those of us with compass cutters.
July 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDan H
The waterwheel is awesome I saw the finished piece the other day, it even spins. we will offer 2 wheels as stand alone kits so you can add them to your kit bashes. The mill kit itself is being gone over with i
a fine comb and my precision obsessed brother is making it into something worth the two year development.
August 15, 2017 | Registered CommenterThom

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