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Anyone see this? The UK's Last Aerial Ropeway

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  • Anyone see this? The UK's Last Aerial Ropeway

    Thought this was interesting-

    Simplicity has an elegance all it's own.
    I just need one more tool,just one!

  • #2
    Yes, it showed up in my suggestions a few days ago. Pretty cool setup.
    Central Ohio, USA


    • #3
      Love this --- polar opposite to the beached wales that line up for my states ski slopes to have their phat arsses dragged up at the expense of more forest fires...

      and to think all's they need to do is replace a set of brake pads --- no scratch that --- change some hydraulic fluid once every decade or so... great post... but yeah sadly something of course that will soon become "obsolete"...


      • #4
        Wow, I love it. It demonstrates a principle that I have held for many years. The designers simply analyzed a problem and came up with the best, OVERALL solution. This is a demonstratively GREEN system. It saves money (pounds) and therefore it is greener than other ways that are more expensive.

        My principle is simple: the best and perhaps the ONLY way that you can actually measure "greenness" is in terms of the total amount of MONEY it costs or consumes. Every dollar, pound, cent, or whatever monetary denomination that is spent makes a "solution" LESS GREEN. Why? Because every monetary unit spent has to come from some other process that also consumes resources. Even human work or energy comes at the expense of resources (water, food, clothing, housing, etc.) Ultimately it all comes from and equates to resources and they equal MONEY.
        Paul A.
        SE Texas

        And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
        You will find that it has discrete steps.


        • #5
          Where I grew up (Solvay, NY) there was a major facility that used the same type of system for bringing lime stone to the factory in the 20’s I believe.



          • #6
            With all our modern tools and technology, I still think the old heads were smarter.
            I just need one more tool,just one!


            • #7
              We used to have a similar system in and around the area called an incline, coal drams were pulled up a ramped track or hill with a cable, the descending ones helping the ascent, very similar to a lift with counterweight system, the motor is really working that hard, makes sense