Future Projects

It is our intention to create a Hydro Museum in the Turbine Hall at Duck Reach. We have access to some of the original generating equipment which is in  excellent condition.

  1. A 1904 Kolben generating set. This set was built in Prague  and is stored at the QVMAG.
  2. A 48inch Knights gate valve. On loan to Waddamana Museum.
  3. A Gilkes 21hp turbine with a Murrays governer. On loan to Waddamana Museum.

To highlight the Flying Fox we intend to suspend the Cradle from a gantry and connect cable to the Winch House.  This will demonstrate how the system operated.

We may even create access to the Winch House and have a sensory sound of the working machinery.

48inch Knights gate valve
Gilkes 21hp turbine with a Murrays governer
Gilkes 21hp turbine with a Murrays governer