Tour of Belle’s Engine Room - Part 7 of 10
Connection Between Engines and Paddlewheel
Each of the engines has a single piston which is connected to a large wooden pitman arm (outlined in red). The pitman is attached to the paddlewheel shaft by a crank much like the pedal crank on a tricycle. The engines work one-quarter turn apart so the paddlewheel rotates in an even rhythm.
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