being transported across the site and then manoeuvered through Blacksmiths Shop Door
For the first and easiest part of its journey from the Backfield, the flywheel and crankshaft were carried within one of our big trolleys. This allowed it to be stored safely while the rest of the engine was dismantled, but required the crane to lift it back out.
Once at the location shown, close to the tail goit of the hammer wheels, the flywheel and crankshaft were unloaded and moved by manpower.
After removing the door to the Blacksmiths Shop, the weight was taken on a lifting frame, while the flywheel was tilted to fit through the door frame.
Lastly a sight twist was needed to get the Crankshaft through.
Moving the flywheel into the foundry area is another story, but we do not have photographs of this.
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