Windmills, typical of Castilla la Mancha, Spain, r1255

Model of over a thousand pieces

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Ref: SAFE-1255
Manufacturer: Aedes ars
Family: stone shape construction
Approximate weight: 2.50 kg - 5.51 lb
Description: Molino de la Mancha, Castilla La Mancha - Spain - S. XVI

Features of the mill
Powered by Aedes to building.
Scale: 1 / 125
No. approx. Parts: 1,250
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Dimensions (mm): 300 x 230 x 340

Historical Review
Since ancient times man used the wind for energy.
In that match all references to windmills is that the first buildings of its kind in Europe are from the X-XI centuries.
The best examples of Spanish mills, perhaps restored, are in Criptana Field, northeast of Ciudad Real and Toledo in the town of Consuegra-all in the Castilla la Mancha, popularly known routes of Don Quixote character in Spanish literature closely linked to the region and its mills.
The type of mill Criptana field is the "tower". It is characteristic mode of construction, with stone and lime bleached, with top conical roof, with wooden frames. The plant is circular, with a thick wall that supports a rotating ceiling to orient into the wind. The sliding roof is rotating circularly direct rigged iron.
The mill typically has four blades manchego with central rod and fifteen or more beams.
This type of blade gives a solidity that allows long thin candles.