Go Back   Shipping History > Shipping Discussion > Mess Deck > The Engine Room

How sad is this?

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 19th October 2020, 11:43
Tim Gibbs's Avatar
Tim Gibbs United Kingdom Tim Gibbs is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Bideford, North Devon
Posts: 53
How sad is this?

Am thinking of buying a Doxford crankcase door.
For what good reason she has asked.
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm
__________________
Only fight the battles you stand a reasonable chance of winning
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 19th October 2020, 12:29
Varley's Avatar
Varley Isle of Man Varley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Isle of Man, G.B.
Posts: 1,544
A door as a souvenir is harmless enough. Unless, of course, it is to complete the 6 cylinder J-type you are planning as her Christmas present.
__________________
David V
Lord Finchley tried to mend the electric light
Himself. It stuck him dead and serve him right
It is the duty of the wealthy man
To give employment to the artisan
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 19th October 2020, 13:13
Biggles Wader's Avatar
Biggles Wader Biggles Wader is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: London UK
Posts: 11
Images: 1
There used to be a single cylinder working Doxford at South Shields Martec college. I wonder what happened to that?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 19th October 2020, 14:52
Engine Serang Northern Ireland Engine Serang is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dublin,
Posts: 1,632
Fond and all as I am off Doxford C/C Doors I would draw the line at buying one.
Unless it was a bargain.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 19th October 2020, 15:48
Tim Gibbs's Avatar
Tim Gibbs United Kingdom Tim Gibbs is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Bideford, North Devon
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biggles Wader View Post
There used to be a single cylinder working Doxford at South Shields Martec college. I wonder what happened to that?
Think it's at the Anson Engine Museum in Poynton
__________________
Only fight the battles you stand a reasonable chance of winning
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 19th October 2020, 16:04
Tim Gibbs's Avatar
Tim Gibbs United Kingdom Tim Gibbs is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Bideford, North Devon
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Engine Serang View Post
Fond and all as I am off Doxford C/C Doors I would draw the line at buying one.
Unless it was a bargain.
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
__________________
Only fight the battles you stand a reasonable chance of winning
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 19th October 2020, 16:43
Tim Gibbs's Avatar
Tim Gibbs United Kingdom Tim Gibbs is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Bideford, North Devon
Posts: 53
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.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 10.NEME Controls.jpg (59.9 KB, 48 views)
__________________
Only fight the battles you stand a reasonable chance of winning
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 19th October 2020, 21:30
rogd United Kingdom rogd is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Location: Cotehill, Cumbria
Posts: 9
I have the layshaft and knackered first gear out of my Norton Commando gearbox sat on the fireplace.
It took Mrs rogd 6 years to notice!!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 20th October 2020, 09:40
Tim Gibbs's Avatar
Tim Gibbs United Kingdom Tim Gibbs is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Bideford, North Devon
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by rogd View Post
I have the layshaft and knackered first gear out of my Norton Commando gearbox sat on the fireplace.
It took Mrs rogd 6 years to notice!!
She wouldn't have made a very good watchkeeper
__________________
Only fight the battles you stand a reasonable chance of winning
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 20th October 2020, 10:36
Tim Gibbs's Avatar
Tim Gibbs United Kingdom Tim Gibbs is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Bideford, North Devon
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Varley View Post
A door as a souvenir is harmless enough. Unless, of course, it is to complete the 6 cylinder J-type you are planning as her Christmas present.
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.
__________________
Only fight the battles you stand a reasonable chance of winning
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 20th October 2020, 11:13
Varley's Avatar
Varley Isle of Man Varley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Isle of Man, G.B.
Posts: 1,544
I am sure your plan will work but are you sure it will be cheaper than a divorce lawyer?
__________________
David V
Lord Finchley tried to mend the electric light
Himself. It stuck him dead and serve him right
It is the duty of the wealthy man
To give employment to the artisan
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 20th October 2020, 11:23
Tim Gibbs's Avatar
Tim Gibbs United Kingdom Tim Gibbs is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Bideford, North Devon
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Varley View Post
I am sure your plan will work but are you sure it will be cheaper than a divorce lawyer?
Less concerned about the money than the cost to my mental health
__________________
Only fight the battles you stand a reasonable chance of winning
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 20th October 2020, 15:39
Engine Serang Northern Ireland Engine Serang is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dublin,
Posts: 1,632
All crankcase doors are designed to leak oil, plenty of it. Are you sure the Axminister is up to it? Is the Little Lady prepared to wipe down every hour?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 22nd October 2020, 09:14
Tim Gibbs's Avatar
Tim Gibbs United Kingdom Tim Gibbs is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Bideford, North Devon
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Engine Serang View Post
All crankcase doors are designed to leak oil, plenty of it. Are you sure the Axminister is up to it? Is the Little Lady prepared to wipe down every hour?
I checked that out and she made the excuse that you can't get the cotton waste these days
__________________
Only fight the battles you stand a reasonable chance of winning
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 24th October 2020, 20:03
Apple82 Apple82 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 13
Images: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim Gibbs View Post
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.
The LBD I sailed with had the NEMSTOP lever, fuel lever, fuel pressure lever (not wheel), but the air lever went either Ahead or Astern so no reversing lever.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 25th October 2020, 11:07
Tim Gibbs's Avatar
Tim Gibbs United Kingdom Tim Gibbs is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Bideford, North Devon
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Apple82 View Post
The LBD I sailed with had the NEMSTOP lever, fuel lever, fuel pressure lever (not wheel), but the air lever went either Ahead or Astern so no reversing lever.
Ah yes! One of those posh ones with diaphragms and timing valves
I was never able to escape the 75LB6s
__________________
Only fight the battles you stand a reasonable chance of winning
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 8th November 2020, 10:47
Apple82 Apple82 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 13
Images: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim Gibbs View Post
Ah yes! One of those posh ones with diaphragms and timing valves
I was never able to escape the 75LB6s
You're right, sheer luxury! Until the de-tuner fell off!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 8th November 2020, 17:46
normanbeebee's Avatar
normanbeebee United Kingdom normanbeebee is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Verwood Dorset
Posts: 4
Images: 10
Will this do?

I'm only a 'lekkie so wouldn't know a dox-ford from a ford prefect!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Engine-control001.jpg (105.7 KB, 53 views)
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 9th November 2020, 07:56
Engine Serang Northern Ireland Engine Serang is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dublin,
Posts: 1,632
Don't sell yourself short, many Leckies were as good as a Third taking turns as the Doxford Octopus. And most were better than me.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 9th November 2020, 11:57
Varley's Avatar
Varley Isle of Man Varley is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Isle of Man, G.B.
Posts: 1,544
I was only given a turn at a Gotaverken. And only one shot, which I missed, before more deserving hands got a go. I did fractionally better at adjusting the pull rod nuts with the engine running (and the mob laughing from the sidelines) but again only once.

I must say that it looks as if my dancing lessons would have come in quite handy had I had a stab at starting a Doxford. I am sure that chap would have taken "Celebrity dance me strictly out of here" (OWTFIIC) hands down, well one hands down anyway.
__________________
David V
Lord Finchley tried to mend the electric light
Himself. It stuck him dead and serve him right
It is the duty of the wealthy man
To give employment to the artisan

Last edited by Varley; 30th December 2020 at 02:14.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 9th November 2020, 13:11
Engine Serang Northern Ireland Engine Serang is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Dublin,
Posts: 1,632
They only gave you a go so that you would lift the safety valves. A nights drinking on Leckys tab was something to look forward to.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 9th November 2020, 19:04
Farmer John's Avatar
Farmer John Farmer John is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 1,499
There must be a very good precedent for this kind of thing, in one of John Steinbeck's books someone has a collection of engine parts from very obscure engines. Possibly Cannery Row.

I still have a valve from my old Morris 8, the "burn" nearly reaches the stem, it looks like a half eaten mushroom,
__________________
Buvez toujours, mourrez jamais.
Rabelais
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 9th November 2020, 20:29
Malcolm G's Avatar
Malcolm G Malcolm G is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Poole
Posts: 496
Images: 1
Oh dear, does this mean that I am going to have to dig out the two pistons from my BMW Isetta?
It was a single cylinder engine but there two 'events'.
One is a piston with a cracked skirt and part of the con rod still attached.
The other is the, more normal, piston with a valve head embedded in the top.

I'm sure I have them somewhere, I cannot possibly have thrown them away - unless someone else did....
__________________
The Mad Landsman
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 29th December 2020, 21:14
Steve H United Kingdom Steve H is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Abingdon, UK
Posts: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tim Gibbs View Post
Am thinking of buying a Doxford crankcase door.
For what good reason she has asked.
Ummmmmmmmmmmmmm
You could tell her that you are going to install a really heavy-duty catflap......
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 30th December 2020, 17:44
Tim Gibbs's Avatar
Tim Gibbs United Kingdom Tim Gibbs is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Bideford, North Devon
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by Apple82 View Post
You're right, sheer luxury! Until the de-tuner fell off!
Didn't have that but a couple in our fleet had the triplex chain break. However, I wonder if crankshaft fractured in two places (City of Colombo) or No.4 main bearing journal being excentric and the back camshaft breaking(City of Newcastle) = one detuner falling off?
__________________
Only fight the battles you stand a reasonable chance of winning
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 16:37.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.