Thursday, April 23, 2009
This week has been nothing but high winds, and even with 3 additional wires holding the wheel in place, a gust of wind still managed to do some serious damage, by which I mean, it ripped 3/4 of the wheel right off the axle. The parts that came off were crushed under their own weight, as they are only structurally sound when the wheel makes a complete circle. 18 cars were damaged as well, and about 100 pieces were broken. After a few days of tedious work, the wheel is completely rebuilt, though the cars are not yet attached so it remains untested. The winds are still blowing strong so construction is slow going. To make matters worse, the forecast is for rain over the next 4 days. I still plan to film it, but I am not sure when I will be able to.