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Re: [romandays] Re: Cardboard scale models of Roman ships and buildings

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  • P. Dominus Antonius
    Open top aqueducts would be fun, since you would get to see the water/marbles moving along. -Tony ... -- ... Legio XX VV Tony Dah m Si vis pacem, para bellum -
    Message 1 of 6 , Oct 1, 2007
      Open top aqueducts would be fun, since you would get to see the
      water/marbles moving along.
      -Tony

      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 romandays@yahoogroups.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: romandays@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 2:43 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [romandays] Cardboard scale models of Roman ships and
      > buildings
      > >
      > >
      > > 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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      Legio XX VV
      Tony Dah m

      Si vis pacem, para bellum - Vegetius
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