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For data transfer? Do telephone calls use the same ones?
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Fibre optic?
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Is it for laying cables to off shore wind farms?
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Kev has got it. Seen at Blyth dockyard peeping over the wall. Looks like a mechanical preying mantis. Fibre optic is nuetrally bouyant in water which allows a lighter weight rig to be used. MacGregor crane..
The link gives a fuller explanation and a short video.
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plaques wrote: 07 Sep 2019, 10:05 MacGregor crane..
The link gives a fuller explanation and a short video.
That's one helluva rig just for cleaning windows!
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plaques wrote: 07 Sep 2019, 10:05 Seen at Blyth dockyard peeping over the wall.
On my Spring visit to the area, I drove past an impressive enormous pile of what looked like giant cotton reels. I thought at the time it would make a great photograph. I guessed it was to do with the oil industry. Didn't think of 'balls of string'. :smile:
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Here's another bit of something I spotted at Blyth. Dead easy this one.

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Wind turbine generator?
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Well that's that one blown away. PanBiker got it in one. What surprised me was the size of it. This unit is sat atop a of a tower nearly 250 ft high. There were other bits and pieces lying around but they wouldn't fit in the boot of the car.

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Thinking of big lumps, try this one.

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The entry of a time machine... :extrawink:
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That's the Great Plug, situated at Holme Fen near PeterBorough. Pull it out and Britain will sink into the sea. As Micheal Caine would say, not many people know that! :extrawink: Holme Fen
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Entry to Stanley's piggy bank. Or 'piston broke' to which the drunk replied "so am I".
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:good: :laugh5:
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P has it, only thing is not broke, just rusty. It's the HP cylinder of the Jubilee engine now installed at Masson Mills.
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Sorry it's a technical one but can anyone tell me what this is?
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Not sure, bit of a guess, but is it an adjustable reamer?
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Sorry, no Gloria. Notice the taper on the mandrel and tapered rollers and thing what would happen if you turned the mandrel.
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My first thought when I saw it was that it is a tool for swaging pipes, but I don't know why I would think that. If I'm correct then perhaps you've put it on here previously and it has been absorbed by my grey matter.
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China. If by swaging you mean expanding the diameter you are on the right track. Take note that there is a smaller set of rollers set at an angle under the head of the tool. Now have a crack at what it is for......
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I'm stumped.
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I'm desperate to give you both a clue! Think about where you would want to expand a tube and why....
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Are swaging and flaring the same things? OK, Flaring the ends of brake pipes or something similar?
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Clogged arteries 😱.
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Gloria wrote: 11 Sep 2019, 10:19 Clogged arteries 😱.
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