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by Invernahaille
02 May 2014, 21:04
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190956

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley,
Being Octagon shaped would have helped with displacing its weight.
by Invernahaille
26 Apr 2014, 12:04
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190956

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Stanley,
Looking at the above photo of the CWS soap works at Irlam. I see many similarities of the architecture with the Trafford Park Salford Docks buildings
by Invernahaille
16 Apr 2014, 00:34
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47464

Re: Marine Engineers

Stanley, There are many similarities between Marine Oil and Steam Engines. The Boiler on board was used to create steam for the Donkey pumps to feed the boilers and steam was used for the calorifiers purifiers and off course the proverbial ships horn. I need to find time to write and explain ships s...
by Invernahaille
14 Apr 2014, 21:20
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47464

Re: Marine Engineers

Normal Practice when stating up. The jackets have been warmed up for a few hours to get them up to temp with steam from the boiler. 2nd Engineer on the wickets (Starter Controls). Aux engineer checking temps etc. Junior engineer on the tops or cocks. There are valves on each cylinder head. When the ...
by Invernahaille
13 Apr 2014, 18:12
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47464

Re: Marine Engineers

Interesting point. When a ships systems have been completely shut down it is a slow process to get them back on line. This starts with a little one or two pot Perkins or Lister compressor. This creates enough compressed air to start up a generator, usually around 80 PSI. The generators have an air d...
by Invernahaille
13 Apr 2014, 13:15
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47464

Re: Marine Engineers

Thomo, I would be a poor chief Engineer, if I didn't know how to start a ships engine. LOL I was going to make up some elaborate story about starting them up with a piece of string . Then thought better of it. The motor on the Sulzer engine above is called the Turning Gear. It is used to turn the en...
by Invernahaille
13 Apr 2014, 12:12
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47464

Re: Marine Engineers

Compressed air. There is an air distributor that selects the piston closest to TDC. When the valve is opened it forces compressed air into the selected cylinder and revolves the engine.
by Invernahaille
06 Apr 2014, 14:39
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190956

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

http://oneguyfrombarlick.co.uk/gallery/ ... ge_id=5117
Havnt got the knack yet. The link is to a photograph of Ellenroad and Garfield Mills
by Invernahaille
05 Apr 2014, 03:16
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47464

Re: Marine Engineers

The Seamans strike was totally unrelated to the Dockers wildcat strikes. If you remember a certain politician called John Prescott, was President of the NUS at the time. I remember jetisoning perishable cargo at the command of the union. The payback of course came with Thatcherism. Two extremes with...
by Invernahaille
03 Apr 2014, 22:17
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47464

Re: Marine Engineers

There are some Ellerman ships in that line up Stanley. Do you remember the Seamens strike in 1971. There were ships moored all over the place anywhere they could berth. Sometimes tied together in the river.
by Invernahaille
31 Mar 2014, 23:38
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47464

Re: Marine Engineers

Yes Stanley, they have some great equipment. Their Engineers devise some amazing salvage operations.
by Invernahaille
23 Mar 2014, 12:12
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47464

Re: Marine Engineers

A sister of the Red Funnel ferries in Southampton. They had Z Drives. The engines revolved 180 degrees. It saved having to turn the ferry every time it docked.
by Invernahaille
19 Mar 2014, 23:24
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190956

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

I would'nt want to stand on that after it had been raining!
by Invernahaille
16 Mar 2014, 17:23
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47464

Re: Marine Engineers

Interesting.
The interior of the Lustania was used to decorate the interior of Nont Sarahs on Saddlewoth moor near Huddersfield.
by Invernahaille
09 Mar 2014, 12:36
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47464

Re: Marine Engineers

Looks like a Forging Hammer in front of the chimney Stanley
by Invernahaille
02 Mar 2014, 14:31
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190956

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Interesting drawing of Ellenroad stack. You can see the courses taper off as it increases in height.
by Invernahaille
02 Mar 2014, 12:54
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47464

Re: Marine Engineers

Yes
The sea can be very cruel sometimes, but if you give it respect it will give it back. The true force of nature.
by Invernahaille
27 Feb 2014, 01:51
Forum: Crafts
Topic: SHED MATTERS 2
Replies: 2566
Views: 182669

Re: SHED MATTERS 2

Nice Job
by Invernahaille
22 Feb 2014, 02:04
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47464

Re: Marine Engineers

Monas Queen,
Crossed over to the IOM a few times on the old Lady. She was of the Ben My Chree Class, along with Monas Isle. They where phased out because the IOMSPco viewed them as obsolete because they where side loaders.
by Invernahaille
16 Feb 2014, 20:56
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47464

Re: Marine Engineers

Hi posters great stuff keep it coming
by Invernahaille
16 Feb 2014, 14:58
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190956

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Tom,
Regarding the above photo of Pete Tatham, Is that ice on top of Ellenroad stack?
by Invernahaille
16 Feb 2014, 14:31
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Marine Engineers
Replies: 297
Views: 47464

Re: Marine Engineers

Great stuff . Keep it coming. Yes Stanley you are right about the preservation
Look what happened to the Manxman!
by Invernahaille
16 Feb 2014, 13:27
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190956

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Hi Stanley
The field in front of Ellenroad was called St Stephens it belonged to the congregational church in Milnrow.
It was used by Newhey County School as their sports field, until they created their own sports field when the prefabs on Hawthorn Lane where demolished in the sixties
by Invernahaille
15 Feb 2014, 12:11
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190956

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

The above photo was taken around 1970. you can see the access roads for the M62 in the background. The bricks from the demolished Garfield Mill were used as the foundations for the ramps The pic shows the stockpile of coal at the front of the mill. The three low level buildings to the left hand side...
by Invernahaille
14 Feb 2014, 23:12
Forum: SteepleJacks
Topic: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012
Replies: 1449
Views: 190956

Re: STEEPLEJACK'S CORNER 2012

Great pic of Ellenroad. The foreground used to be used for allotments and chicken pens

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