Erie Shores Wind Farm
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We were in Delhi earlier this week for a Xmas dinner with Dad. A couple of blocks away is the new location of a transfer facility used to offload parts for the 100 megawatt windmills being built about 50 kms away along the shores of lake Erie.
These windmills are HUGE. Last summer we were down along the shoreline and stood under one, they are quite large and when looking up at the blades turning it is almost freighting. The columns for the turbines are brought in on flat cars and offloaded here waiting to be loaded onto trucks destined for the farms. I believe they are building over 100 of these windmills in the constant wind of the Erie shorelines.
Below is a cool slide show I found of some of the turbines being built….
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I'm your host, Tim Warris, a product developer in Port Dover, Ontario. Since March of 2007 I have been documenting the construction of the former CNJ Bronx Terminal in HO scale. For my day job, I design track building tools for Fast Tracks, a small company I own and operate. Fast Tracks makes it fast and easy to hand lay your own trackwork. Stop by our website to learn more!