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by Invernahaille
24 Oct 2018, 14:43
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186581

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley Read the topic on harmonics. Strange, when marine engines are running, they produce a hum. The harmonics, a beautiful sound. Whenever that sound is interrupted you know something is wrong. Even the sound of a pump or compressor starting changes these harmonics. Its the engines talking to you...
by Invernahaille
20 Oct 2018, 16:46
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 357
Views: 13327

Re: Shed Matters 3

Take care Stanley.

Good to see your still hopping about in the Shed.
by Invernahaille
20 Oct 2018, 16:24
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 45857

Re: Marine Engineers

Hello all.
Its that time of year again.

To those who go down to the sea in ships.

At the going down of the Sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.
by Invernahaille
11 Nov 2017, 21:20
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 45857

Re: Marine Engineers

To those who go down to the sea in ships.
At the going down of the Sun and on the Morning we will remember them.
by Invernahaille
25 Apr 2017, 22:06
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 45857

Re: Marine Engineers

Lost my password Stanley. Been a hectic last six months have moved to Tennessee. Davy Crockett country.
by Invernahaille
23 Apr 2017, 16:44
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 45857

Re: Marine Engineers

Yes they were Turbo Charged Stanley.
by Invernahaille
17 Nov 2016, 14:58
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 45857

Re: Marine Engineers

Talking about exhaust Emissions the link below is to a clip of my last Ship. MV Hebridean Princess.
Twin Crossley 8 Cylinders. Built 1964. No matter how you tuned them, We could never get the emssions right. God I tried.


https://youtu.be/_xX3927EkPo
by Invernahaille
17 Nov 2016, 01:29
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 45857

Re: Marine Engineers

Thomo,
I was with Ellerman Lines, the City of Banarres was a beautiful ship, a twin funneled steamer. Ellermans never built another twin stack ship after that terrible incident. A German Submarine torpedoed it when it was carrying child evacuees to Candada. The innocent victims of war.
by Invernahaille
11 Nov 2016, 13:20
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 45857

Re: Marine Engineers

To those who go down to the sea in ships......................
At the setting of the Sun and in the morning.......... We will remember them.

Rememberence Day 2016.
by Invernahaille
23 Oct 2016, 12:27
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186581

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Ronnie Bamford, or some other jacks, I cant remember now, removed the drum from Garfield not long after the photo was taken. Five years later the mill was demolished. The steam engines where literally torn apart and sent to the scrap yard. Garfield was still using mules when it closed.
by Invernahaille
22 Oct 2016, 14:23
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186581

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Yes it wasn't a good idea to call Dennis "Piggy" but if ever you met him you could understand why he was nicknamed Piggy, I don't think it had anything to do with him producing Pigs. Back in the day Dennis used to drive a Vauxhall Viscount, that was a top of the range motor car then. Dennis wasn't s...
by Invernahaille
21 Oct 2016, 11:24
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186581

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Its actually 1963. It was taken from Ladyhouse Lane railway bridge. The building on the right was shared between Peter Tathams Grandfather and Ronnie Bamford to store ladders and Steeplejacking equipment. It was also partially used by Dennis (Piggy) Hughes to store Pig food. Denises pig stys are jus...
by Invernahaille
20 Oct 2016, 12:13
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186581

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley,
The photo is in this web site. In the Gallery I think its the 3rd or 4th Photo.
http://www.stormrail.info/
by Invernahaille
19 Oct 2016, 12:13
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186581

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Hi Stanley,
I sent a photo of a Steam Train passing Ellenroad and Garfield mills to you ogfb e mail. I hope it opens it shows both stacks clearly.
by Invernahaille
07 Jul 2016, 21:06
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2566
Views: 178840

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

Stanley,
Are you going to post a live clip of them running?
by Invernahaille
24 May 2016, 18:40
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186581

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Re The above chimney with the superfluous crack.

I think a bit of red mastic and a few rubber bands should do the trick!!!
Perhaps Robert Aram might be interested in adopting it.
by Invernahaille
08 Apr 2016, 21:12
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186581

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Tom,
Have you seriously laddered your last stack? How many years have you been steeplejacking?
by Invernahaille
20 Mar 2016, 16:17
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186581

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

The Architect would have defined the stacks shape not the builders. It appears to me that the Architects in the Preston area obviously preferred square chimneys. There is also the fact that the architects used to design chimneys based on european styles, as in India Mills, Campanille (Bell Tower) de...
by Invernahaille
19 Mar 2016, 14:56
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 45857

Re: Marine Engineers

Stanley, They don't have to gauge weight just look at the plimsoll line. They didn't even bother to check centre of balance for which they could have compensated with water ballast. Poor form all round I say. The probability is that the first mate asked the chief engineer to trim the vessel by balla...
by Invernahaille
18 Mar 2016, 23:44
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 45857

Re: Marine Engineers

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35830563 Interesting report. It says that they do not consider anyone responsible. As an ex chief engineer, I see the responsibility lies squarely at the Chief Engineers, Master, and First Mates feet. The ship was obviously not fit to go underway. A lot of people do not re...
by Invernahaille
17 Mar 2016, 21:38
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186581

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley. I have a theory in answer to your question. It may have been easier for bricklayers to build square chimneys. The maths involved in building a round chimney, I would think is greater than building a square one. At the end of the day it comes down to cost. Answers on a post card please to......
by Invernahaille
14 Feb 2016, 15:57
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186581

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley.
Here's a Birthday wish for you.
Many happy returns, and may your wishes be granted, if they havnt already.
by Invernahaille
29 Jan 2016, 00:37
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186581

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Here is a plea from the Ellenroad Trust.
http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-fe ... ating-fire
by Invernahaille
10 Jan 2016, 22:52
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186581

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

by Invernahaille
26 Dec 2015, 21:18
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1444
Views: 186581

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

I was looking back a few pages ago, and I was thinking about the drone filming the Durban stack felling. I was wondering how much use is made of drones on stack inspections.

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