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Above: Three spokes complete with plate washers on the river side. The wheel will now
be built up going from left to right until the rims meet at the top.

Above: One of the forty shrouds weighing one and a half hundred weight ( 170 IBS )
is lowered into the wheel pit where it will be fitted onto the end of the spoke.

Above: The wheel is now starting to curve up. TT race enthusiasts Ted Trett and
Roy Watkinson had been following progress on the web
site but decided that they would like to get involved. The Lads, both engineers from
England gave up several days over the TT fortnight to assist in the construction.
The project team are very grateful for their assistance.

Above: With the wheel now starting to develop weight it was necessary to secure the bottom
with steel ropes anchored at four points. Mike Dobson attaches the turn buckle.
Special thanks to lift engineers J.C. Farghers for supplying the steel cable.

Above: Another shroud is place on the edge of the pit in readiness for hoisting into position.

Above: The shroud is bolted into position bringing the wheel up to the lower ground level.

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