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Post by Stanley » 07 Sep 2019, 07:25

For data transfer? Do telephone calls use the same ones?
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Post by Big Kev » 07 Sep 2019, 07:31

Fibre optic?
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Post by Gloria » 07 Sep 2019, 09:57

Is it for laying cables to off shore wind farms?
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Post by plaques » 07 Sep 2019, 10:05

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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Post by chinatyke » 07 Sep 2019, 14:17

plaques wrote:
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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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Post by Tripps » 07 Sep 2019, 15:20

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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Post by plaques » 07 Sep 2019, 16:59

Here's another bit of something I spotted at Blyth. Dead easy this one.

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Post by PanBiker » 07 Sep 2019, 19:51

Wind turbine generator?
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Post by plaques » 07 Sep 2019, 20:34

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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Post by Stanley » 08 Sep 2019, 02:46

Thinking of big lumps, try this one.

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Post by Cathy » 08 Sep 2019, 09:06

The entry of a time machine... :extrawink:
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Post by Tizer » 08 Sep 2019, 09:14

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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Post by plaques » 08 Sep 2019, 11:22

Entry to Stanley's piggy bank. Or 'piston broke' to which the drunk replied "so am I".

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Post by Cathy » 08 Sep 2019, 13:07

:good: :laugh5:
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Post by Stanley » 09 Sep 2019, 02:54

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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Post by Stanley » 10 Sep 2019, 05:49

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Sorry it's a technical one but can anyone tell me what this is?
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Post by Gloria » 10 Sep 2019, 07:30

Not sure, bit of a guess, but is it an adjustable reamer?
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Post by Stanley » 11 Sep 2019, 02:56

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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Post by chinatyke » 11 Sep 2019, 05:25

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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Post by Stanley » 11 Sep 2019, 05:40

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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Post by Gloria » 11 Sep 2019, 07:19

I'm stumped.
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Post by Stanley » 11 Sep 2019, 07:50

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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Post by chinatyke » 11 Sep 2019, 08:44

Are swaging and flaring the same things? OK, Flaring the ends of brake pipes or something similar?

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Post by Gloria » 11 Sep 2019, 10:19

Clogged arteries 😱.
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Post by Big Kev » 11 Sep 2019, 11:53

Gloria wrote:
11 Sep 2019, 10:19
Clogged arteries 😱.
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