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Forum: Shipbuilding 1900 -1960 30th November 2020, 13:55
Replies: 14
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Posted By Tim Gibbs
Yes, fairly original except of the main engine

Yes, fairly original except of the main engine
Forum: Mess Deck 26th November 2020, 12:06
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Tim Gibbs
That makes uncomfortable reading :angry:

That makes uncomfortable reading :angry:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 23rd November 2020, 23:18
Replies: 453
Views: 81,278
Posted By Tim Gibbs
Perhaps if you hadn't inspected it, it wouldn't...

Perhaps if you hadn't inspected it, it wouldn't have hit the rocks :jester:
Forum: Stormy Weather 18th November 2020, 14:31
Replies: 36
Views: 975
Posted By Tim Gibbs
Confirming that; going down below one day for a...

Confirming that; going down below one day for a short river stand by, I threw a couple boiler suits into the top-loading washing machine and added a few scoops of GreaseKiller. Unfortunately, we had...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th October 2020, 11:07
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By Tim Gibbs
Ah yes! One of those posh ones with diaphragms...

Ah yes! One of those posh ones with diaphragms and timing valves :cool:
I was never able to escape the 75LB6s:bad_mad:
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd October 2020, 09:14
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By Tim Gibbs
I checked that out and she made the excuse that...

I checked that out and she made the excuse that you can't get the cotton waste these days
Forum: The Engine Room 21st October 2020, 11:16
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By Tim Gibbs
Machinery Casualties

Having a morbid interest in such things I have been looking at the history of machinery spaces casualties over the last 60 years. In the period 1960 -90 it seems the majority of casualties involved...
Forum: The Engine Room 20th October 2020, 11:23
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By Tim Gibbs
Less concerned about the money than the cost to...

Less concerned about the money than the cost to my mental health:cloud:
Forum: The Engine Room 20th October 2020, 10:36
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By Tim Gibbs
The 58JS3 from Beamish would allow me to look at...

The 58JS3 from Beamish would allow me to look at it and be sure it wasn't just a very bad dream I had 40-odd years ago.
Forum: The Engine Room 20th October 2020, 09:40
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By Tim Gibbs
She wouldn't have made a very good...

She wouldn't have made a very good watchkeeper:chuckle:
Forum: The Engine Room 19th October 2020, 16:43
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By Tim Gibbs
This is the NEME NEMStop control stand. LBs pre...

This is the NEME NEMStop control stand. LBs pre timing valves had levers for NEMStop, reversing, fuel rate, starting air and on some engines, the fuel pressure handwheel was replaced by a lever.
Forum: The Engine Room 19th October 2020, 16:04
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By Tim Gibbs
Perhaps she will buy me it for Christmas ;) ...

Perhaps she will buy me it for Christmas ;)
Better still, if I'm a very good boy she might find me a NEME one from one of their octopus Doxfords:supercool:
Forum: The Engine Room 19th October 2020, 15:48
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By Tim Gibbs
Think it's at the Anson Engine Museum in Poynton

Think it's at the Anson Engine Museum in Poynton
Forum: The Engine Room 19th October 2020, 11:43
Replies: 22
Views: 929
Posted By Tim Gibbs
How sad is this?

Am thinking of buying a Doxford crankcase door.
For what good reason she has asked.
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm:very_sad:
Forum: Mess Deck 8th October 2020, 10:42
Replies: 6,662
Views: 543,105
Posted By Tim Gibbs
In 1966 was on a in ship Genoa. Don't think they...

In 1966 was on a in ship Genoa. Don't think they had seen Brits for quite a while and they made us very welcome with lots of Martini which, not being very sophisticated, we tried to drink like beer....
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 30th September 2020, 09:11
Replies: 20
Views: 7,619
Posted By Tim Gibbs
Hole in one Alan Perhaps we could use this as...

Hole in one Alan
Perhaps we could use this as basis for a quiz?!
Forum: Blue Funnel Line 29th September 2020, 11:06
Replies: 20
Views: 7,619
Posted By Tim Gibbs
Dave had said "On a positive note, my short time...

Dave had said "On a positive note, my short time with BF gave me a first class engineering education and solid sea going experience with truly fine, capable and upstanding company: There was always...
Forum: Dredgers 28th September 2020, 11:53
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By Tim Gibbs
Arco Dee

Now retired in Gent
Forum: Shipbuilding 1900 -1960 26th September 2020, 16:18
Replies: 14
Views: 4,737
Posted By Tim Gibbs
But what are they going to do with it and will...

But what are they going to do with it and will they find a workforce to operate it?
Past history suggests it needs two 100m ships( or the equivalent) a year to be viable. I've spoken to a few...
Forum: Say Hello 16th September 2020, 15:10
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By Tim Gibbs
Yep ! It's ok here - easy to settle into :wave:

Yep ! It's ok here - easy to settle into :wave:
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 9th September 2020, 09:00
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By Tim Gibbs
Yep ! The one and only. Was immediately after...

Yep ! The one and only. Was immediately after that incident that we found a fracture in a keyway in the camshaft. Because a replacement was on something like a 9 month delivery we did a workaround by...
Forum: The Pig & Whistle 8th September 2020, 14:15
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By Tim Gibbs
We had one, but definitely not discretely. On a...

We had one, but definitely not discretely. On a 12RSAD76 Sulzer after a long passage and having been stopped for a while to pick up the pilot, on attempting to start, No.11 cylinder flame ring,...
Forum: The Engine Room 7th September 2020, 10:22
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By Tim Gibbs
Ah! I thought we were unique - has a ship where...

Ah! I thought we were unique - has a ship where the usual way to sight the generators was 1-2 3 left to right but when you stood at the switchboard it was the other way round :cloud:
Forum: Historic Shipping Lines & Ships 3rd September 2020, 22:21
Replies: 22
Views: 5,569
Posted By Tim Gibbs
Waverley in trouble again. She hit the Brodick...

Waverley in trouble again. She hit the Brodick Pier in Arran today with 17 reported injured.
Forum: Mess Deck 3rd September 2020, 10:10
Replies: 7
Views: 1,120
Posted By Tim Gibbs
Well, I think I remember the name but not the...

Well, I think I remember the name but not the detail you describe Phil. I was working quite a lot in the area in the early '80s so that's very remiss of me :confused:
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