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Old 09-04-2008, 10:52 AM
Lexie Palmore Lexie Palmore is offline
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Well, some of us were interested in RPMs. Kind of like a tell tale. I believe the Sprague had a rather intricate rig to the outside of the pilot house that was connected to the paddlewheel. This would tell pilots which way the wheel was turning and how fast, or in the Sprague's case, how slow. For those few who have NEVER been in the DQ pilot house, there is an indicator there, as well, that tells how fast and which way the wheel is turning. It also has a counter, which has probably turned over thousands of times.
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