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Search: Posts Made By: Ron Stringer
Forum: The Engine Room 13th October 2014, 08:47
Replies: 27
Views: 1,366
Posted By Ron Stringer
Bristol's famous Mercury 7-cylinder radial's...

Bristol's famous Mercury 7-cylinder radial's cylinder dimensions were used in the Hercules 14-cylinder sleeve valve radial. Both were very successful engines which were fitted into a wide range of...
Forum: The Radio Room 7th October 2014, 07:41
Replies: 50
Views: 3,033
Posted By Ron Stringer
Are you sure that you are not looking at the...

Are you sure that you are not looking at the Mercury/Electra pairing?
Forum: Say Hello 30th September 2014, 00:02
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Ron Stringer
There were no vans to be trusted with, John. The...

There were no vans to be trusted with, John. The depot had a manager's car (and chauffeur) at one time but by the time I got there in 1966 that had gone (much to the disgust of the then current...
Forum: Say Hello 28th September 2014, 23:21
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By Ron Stringer
Always hated getting service calls to fix...

Always hated getting service calls to fix equipment on vessels at Bill Quay. Nothing wrong with the place but it was such a long walk down the hill from the bus stop on Shields Road carrying a heavy...
Forum: Nautical Colleges 22nd September 2014, 16:05
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Ron Stringer
Just had a brainwave (!) and checked...

Just had a brainwave (!) and checked Amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_fb_0_17?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=nautical+training+ships&sprefix=Nautical+Training%2Cstripbooks%2C317
Forum: Nautical Colleges 22nd September 2014, 15:56
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Ron Stringer
Amberley Publishing...

Amberley Publishing (http://www.amberleybooks.com/shop/catalog/search?shop_param=) have a number of books by Phil Carradice but not with that title. Maybe they can help.
Forum: The Radio Room 18th September 2014, 07:26
Replies: 95
Views: 4,812
Posted By Ron Stringer
The first house that we bought had been fitted...

The first house that we bought had been fitted with gas at the beginning of the 20th century, using pipes made from something called 'compo'. Since it had gas lighting, pipes ran all over the place...
Forum: The Engine Room 15th September 2014, 16:22
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By Ron Stringer
TOT = Texaco Overseas Tankships - see the avatar...

TOT = Texaco Overseas Tankships - see the avatar on Burntisland Ship Yard's post, #1 on this thread.
Forum: BP Shipping 13th September 2014, 20:24
Replies: 59
Views: 3,159
Posted By Ron Stringer
On one ship we had the James Bond film "From...

On one ship we had the James Bond film "From Russia With Love" for many months, without opportunity to swap it with another ship. Once seen, it would be fair to say that most Bond films did not...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st September 2014, 10:35
Replies: 34
Views: 1,920
Posted By Ron Stringer
I recently wanted to install recessed lights in...

I recently wanted to install recessed lights in the kitchen ceiling. Rather than put up with my wife's complaints about me being in the way while she wanted to cook, I contacted a local electrician...
Forum: The Radio Room 30th August 2014, 21:49
Replies: 24
Views: 1,486
Posted By Ron Stringer
Both OXB and OXZ used to come in loud and clear...

Both OXB and OXZ used to come in loud and clear at night down in the Western Med, especially up near Genoa. Another one that was heard down there better than you could get it in the Channel was DHS....
Forum: Royal Navy 30th August 2014, 21:29
Replies: 26
Views: 1,633
Posted By Ron Stringer
Hugh, Google shows the following items that may...

Hugh,

Google shows the following items that may be of interest. However I cannot see any record of the findings of the Naval inquiry that is referred to as going to be held in Portsmouth. Seems...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th August 2014, 22:32
Replies: 38
Views: 2,185
Posted By Ron Stringer
When I started at Brooks Bar, Manchester in 1958...

When I started at Brooks Bar, Manchester in 1958 there were several people studying for the aeronautical equivalent of the PMG with the intention of joining BOAC. Much later I became friends with...
Forum: The Radio Room 26th August 2014, 17:12
Replies: 111
Views: 11,113
Posted By Ron Stringer
Glad to see you are still around, Hughie boy.

Glad to see you are still around, Hughie boy.
Forum: The Radio Room 24th August 2014, 23:43
Replies: 111
Views: 11,113
Posted By Ron Stringer
I joined at Liverpool in 1960 and on my first day...

I joined at Liverpool in 1960 and on my first day witnessed a blazing row in the waiting room between some member of the office staff and a R/O who refused to respond to the Morse summons. Apparently...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 23rd August 2014, 20:18
Replies: 20
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ron Stringer
That seems very generous John but although I...

That seems very generous John but although I would like to have the free broadband, I wouldn't want to wear the kilt he is giving away with it - he could keep that part of the offer.
Forum: The Radio Room 18th August 2014, 08:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,040
Posted By Ron Stringer
Tomlinson (who ran Wray Castle) also was part...

Tomlinson (who ran Wray Castle) also was part owner of the Brooks Bar radio school situated in Moss Side, Manchester. During the 1950s and '60s that was not a very salubrious area of the city with a...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th August 2014, 12:09
Replies: 114
Views: 5,542
Posted By Ron Stringer
Maybe, maybe not. The REOU and others opposed...

Maybe, maybe not. The REOU and others opposed the use of such frequencies and technology throughout the latter part of the 1970s, all of the 1980s and part of the 1990s, insisting that the only way...
Forum: The Radio Room 16th August 2014, 08:41
Replies: 114
Views: 5,542
Posted By Ron Stringer
Duncs, I confess to being one of the "knockers"...

Duncs,

I confess to being one of the "knockers" and although I would have preferred to be in a lifeboat with a portable lifeboat radio transceiver (PLE) than one which did not have one, I have...
Forum: The Radio Room 15th August 2014, 07:35
Replies: 114
Views: 5,542
Posted By Ron Stringer
Just to help some memories, the IMR portable...

Just to help some memories, the IMR portable lifeboat transceiver was the "SOLAS" and not the "SALVOR" (which as has been pointed out, was a Marconi reserve ship's W/T transmitter). The Clifford and...
Forum: The Bridge 12th August 2014, 07:45
Replies: 18
Views: 1,504
Posted By Ron Stringer
Well if you lived in Upper Wonga Bonga (or the...

Well if you lived in Upper Wonga Bonga (or the Isle of Man, with its reduced tax regime) you too might be in favour of letting the full-rate taxpayers of the UK pick up the tag.
Forum: The Radio Room 11th August 2014, 08:47
Replies: 59
Views: 3,050
Posted By Ron Stringer
Didn't like GXPX as a callsign (Bretwalda)...

Didn't like GXPX as a callsign (Bretwalda) because of its position in the traffic list but disliked GNJH (Regent Pembroke) because it didn't seem to have any rhythm.
Forum: The Bridge 11th August 2014, 08:31
Replies: 18
Views: 1,504
Posted By Ron Stringer
David you seem to overlook the fact that Britain...

David you seem to overlook the fact that Britain is no longer a nation with merchant ships that need protecting. (Protecting British merchant ships has not been the prime purpose of the Royal Navy...
Forum: The Bridge 10th August 2014, 18:14
Replies: 18
Views: 1,504
Posted By Ron Stringer
Isn't it a reason why Nigeria (and/or its...

Isn't it a reason why Nigeria (and/or its neighbours) needs a better Navy? As far as I know there are few pirate attacks in UK waters, so the current size and effectiveness of our Navy would appear...
Forum: The Radio Room 6th August 2014, 18:33
Replies: 114
Views: 5,542
Posted By Ron Stringer
The Marconi cylindrical lifeboat transceiver with...

The Marconi cylindrical lifeboat transceiver with two very sharp and protrusive handles was the "Salvita". As stated above, this only had W/T transmitting capability - 500kHz and 8364kHz and was...
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