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The Rod Viaduct, Laxey Waterwheel, Isle Of Man. | by Jim Linwood
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The Rod Viaduct, Laxey Waterwheel, Isle Of Man.

The water falls from the pipe into the buckets (formed from wooden slats on the circumference) and makes the wheel rotate in what is described as the 'reverse' direction. The crank has a throw of 4 feet (1.22 m) and connects to a counterweight and to a very long rod. This rod runs along the rod viaduct to the pumping shaft where the 8 feet (2.44 m) stroke is converted by T-rockers into a pumping action.

 

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Taken on August 12, 2009