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Old 9th September 2021, 14:10
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For something you "nevermind", you twins are making a lot of fuss. If you don't like a comment, lay off your snide ones.

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Old 9th September 2021, 14:36
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JJ, sincere apologies, I didn't realise you were so tender on the matter. 862 seemed to be in the same vein as any of mine but I will studiously avoid taking what I thought was obviously bait.
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Old 9th September 2021, 14:57
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Synchrometer had a dial and two lamps. When the pointer on the dial was vertical and both lamps out, it was time to close the breaker. If the dial wasn't visible, (3 machines in the plant) the lamps were. The owner had fitted two very old carbon filament lamps.


And Yes, the panel was/is granite slabs. It's located in Wadhams, New York state.
I'll see if I can find some pics.


Here - Matthew William Foley, granite panels. https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/s...es-tom-woodman The synchroscope is directly above his head, lamps not visible.
Fantastic, thanks for the link!

During the event in San Jose, Costa Rica, four plants were affected, a couple having the machinery hall filled to the roof with rocks and sediment.

Some of the smaller plants with 0.5 to 1.5 MW generators were written off as uneconomic to repair.

One of them was, in my opinion, a great shame that it would be scrapped. The plant was built at the turn of the 20th. century, one hundred years in continual operation. The plant had very quaint wooden buildings, almost like large doll houses, which had been imported (as was all the plant) from the USA. Originally, shift workers would have to ride in to the plant on horseback. The personnel being relieved, would then return on the horses.

The switch and control gear was all original Westinghouse and the name plates were thick brass, things of beauty, as were the switch mechanisms, beautifully made, industrial art, almost!

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Old 10th September 2021, 02:22
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Fantastic, thanks for the link!

During the event in San Jose, Costa Rica, four plants were affected, a couple having the machinery hall filled to the roof with rocks and sediment.

Some of the smaller plants with 0.5 to 1.5 MW generators were written off as uneconomic to repair.

One of them was, in my opinion, a great shame that it would be scrapped. The plant was built at the turn of the 20th. century, one hundred years in continual operation. The plant had very quaint wooden buildings, almost like large doll houses, which had been imported (as was all the plant) from the USA. Originally, shift workers would have to ride in to the plant on horseback. The personnel being relieved, would then return on the horse





The switch and control gear was all original Westinghouse and the name plates were thick brass, things of beauty, as were the switch mechanisms, beautifully made, industrial art, almost!

Best Regards,
Dave

The turbines at Wadhams still had Lignum Vitae bearings when I was there.



Everything not watered had drip oilers, (governors and such) as long as you paid attention everything ran beautifully. It was fun to shut the wicket gates in the big machine, the standpipe would erupt. Good photo op. During one winter I popped a huge ice cake out and dented the penstock.


All sorts of biological material went through the turbines and the tailrace was very good fishing. Big trout, and some landlocked salmon. I preferred the trout.
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Old 10th September 2021, 10:37
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Old 10th September 2021, 13:10
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Why! What's happened?

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What self respecting gun enthusiastic doesn’t know these words? “I know what you’re thinking. ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”

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Very true rogd if you dont listen to Dirty Harry.
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