@jack241, it actually really is, the story of why and how it was made is pretty awesome I think
@Mortimer Smith Sr, I'm listening.
@floppyspark, well basically there was a dilemma, I forget where it is but there was a very populated water way and it took them a long time to get ships in and out of it mostly because it was on a separate elevation. Long story short the guy saw his kid playing with kinex (those plastic snapping toys) and got the idea for what you see there for that And now instead of waiting a long time for one ship to go through, two ships can be transported simultaneously up and down the water way
@Mortimer Smith Sr, thank you Sir Mortimer
@Mortimer Smith Sr, that's really cool. Have an upvote 👍🏻
@Mortimer Smith Sr, K'nex all the way. Best invention since the trebuchet.
@Mortimer Smith Sr, at first I thought it was a train. This explains why the vehicle is loading from the water.
@Mortimer Smith Sr, lol I thought that was a train.
Considering I live in Falkirk, I've been here several times. And I've loved it every time. Genius!
Haha I live near here! There must be some locals on this app :)
@Kayda, yea man I've been on it.
@Kyocera, you live near it? So weird lol
@Kayda, just outside Glasgow on the east side so about 15 minutes away lol
@Kayda, I used to live pretty close to it. Near gmouth
@bonja, I'm Stirling so pretty close too
@Kayda, I live in Bonny bridge so yes I'm pretty close
@Kayda, I'm in Bo'ness so I'm pretty close to this!
@Kayda, WOW! So many local people!
Engineering/Architecture people, does this make things actually more efficient?
@Neo Daedulus, Yes, it needs minimal energy to change heights. Also, it's more efficient than a set of locks.
Living in the falkirk council area, its really funny to see the rest of who also live there getting excited to see our shiz out there.
I used to live in Stenhousemuir so went there regularly!
Near where? Where is it?
@daves68, it's in Falkirk in Scotland
Ah the falkirk wheel. A true piece of engineering