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Canadian mechanical portage
« on: June 12, 2018, 04:32:05 PM »
This is pretty awesome:


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Re: Canadian mechanical portage
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 04:48:28 PM »
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Re: Canadian mechanical portage
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 05:09:22 PM »
I find rotating ship lifts more awesome, as I've mentioned before, simply because they suspend the ships and a lot of water in mid-air. There are a few interesting things about this thingy. One is that there are two sets of tracks on either side, one of which starts sloping down later in order to keep the entire thing level. The other thing is that there is a level crossing with a road. That crossing basically has a mix of three of the four major waytypes Simutrans. Put a seaplane on this thing, and you've got all four.

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Re: Canadian mechanical portage
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 05:11:47 PM »
One of these laden with a small ferry carrying a loaded flatbed, could be an airplane on a truck on a boat on a train.

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Re: Canadian mechanical portage
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 06:34:31 PM »
I find rotating ship lifts more awesome, as I've mentioned before, simply because they suspend the ships and a lot of water in mid-air.
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Re: Canadian mechanical portage
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2018, 04:45:22 PM »
The rotating one is nicely done as the water in one pod serves as an exact counterweight for the little-less water + boat in the other pod.

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Re: Canadian mechanical portage
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2018, 11:53:58 PM »
Yes, but this is also true for all vertical elevator tub ones, since the weight of an empty tub is the same as with a boat inside (it only depends on the water level). So the German 35m elevator was moved with a 5 kW motor, since it had only to act agains friction.