Open top aqueducts would be fun, since you would get to see the
water/marbles moving along.
On 9/29/07, Richard Campbell <richsc@...> wrote:
> Sounds like we have a volunteer! I was just about to order the stuff
> for this. It will make a great fabrica.
> --- In email@example.com, "Dan" <dzeidler88@...> wrote:
> > That wouldn't be too hard to do assuming aqueducts are open on top.
> All you would have to do is make the aqueduct pieces modular and run
> a piece of clear plastic tubing along the top. You could have "lake"
> thingy at the top the kids could pour water into and then they could
> watch as it flowed through the system to a little fountain at the
> bottom - that way they could learn about the artesian well principle
> as well. A little holding tank at the bottom would work too, but
> wouldn't be nearly as fun as a fountain.
> > With marbles you could skip the tubing, but you couldn't let the
> marbles generate too much speed or they would hop out of the aqueduct
> at turns...it would have to have a much gentler gradient which means
> it would take up more space if you wanted any sort of long or complex run.
> > If they are enclosed you would need rigid tubing inside the sections
> and some sort of waterproof coupling system if you were using
> water...that would be a headache...the coupling system would be easier
> for marbles but you would need rigid tubes that are a fair bit wider
> in diameter than the diameter of the marbles or the marbles might get
> stuck inside.
> > It would be fun to see though!
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Matthew Amt
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 2:43 PM
> > Subject: Re: [romandays] Cardboard scale models of Roman ships and
> > Those are neat! I already have paper models of a
> > fort, amphitheater, villa, and town house, and I bring
> > them every Roman Days. But other buildings would be
> > great, and ships, too!
> > SOMEone has to invent some sort of modular aqueduct
> > kit that kids can roll marbles through, or maybe even
> > make water run through it...
> > Matthew
> > --- debfuller@... wrote:
> > > While not as cool as the Playmobil Roman toys, these
> > > are still pretty nifty. It would be cool to make
> > > some minature sets to display at Roman Days. We
> > > could do a Roman fort, a port, and a town.
> > >
> > > http://www.romanseas.com/roman_models.html
> > >
> > > Deb
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