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Search: Posts Made By: YM-Mundrabilla
Forum: Royal Navy 29th June 2020, 12:17
Replies: 13
Views: 714
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Some of our locomotives had pressurised engine...

Some of our locomotives had pressurised engine rooms. Great for keeping the desert dust out but 'less good' at keeping engine room fumes out of the cab.
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 18th June 2020, 12:05
Replies: 21
Views: 1,024
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Class. A lady who deserved her Awards (and...

Class.
A lady who deserved her Awards (and more).
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th May 2020, 10:20
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Wise man David re COVID-19. One of my late...

Wise man David re COVID-19.
One of my late Mother's sayings was that she 'wouldn't touch xxxx with a 40 foot pole'.
To keep up with today's idiocy she would have to have measured the pole in TEUs...
Forum: News and Views from the Shipping World 28th May 2020, 01:40
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Bloody media - 'twice the length of two football...

Bloody media - 'twice the length of two football pitches' (not even 'four times the length of a football pitch') yet in the next breath it measures only 'two football fields'.
Why media and...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 16th May 2020, 14:29
Replies: 12
Views: 713
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
I know that I have said this before somewhere...

I know that I have said this before somewhere back in the mists of time but as we are talking printers it might be helpful to mention it again for those of us in Oz.

There is a mob in Ascot Vale...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th May 2020, 09:14
Replies: 45
Views: 2,813
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Taroona, Your first post I see. Welcome to...

Taroona,
Your first post I see.
Welcome to SN.
YM (Wave)
Forum: The Engine Room 5th May 2020, 11:29
Replies: 15
Views: 1,581
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
I enjoyed that Bob as an example of long lost...

I enjoyed that Bob as an example of long lost 'blow by blow' communication.

From time to time I sometimes dream what it would be like to return to working the way we did 50 odd years ago but then...
Forum: Computers and The Internet 5th May 2020, 10:34
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Any time Bob.

Any time Bob.
Forum: Computers and The Internet 5th May 2020, 10:01
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Bob, Sorry if I have missed the point or...

Bob,

Sorry if I have missed the point or misunderstood your problem but 'here goes anyway' with my two Bob's worth. Always be aware that hot oil and steam are more my vintage, however!

Is the...
Forum: Non-Seafaring Obituaries 8th April 2020, 07:32
Replies: 14
Views: 1,099
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
I loved the Avenger's Bentley (as well). (Jester)

I loved the Avenger's Bentley (as well). (Jester)
Forum: Ship Research 21st March 2020, 09:36
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
My understanding is that 1 NHP equates to...

My understanding is that 1 NHP equates to roughly 6 - 7 BHP but open to correction as always.
Forum: Royal Navy 22nd February 2020, 06:42
Replies: 31
Views: 3,051
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Apologies Malcolm et al. It did seem a...

Apologies Malcolm et al.
It did seem a potential problem to a landlubber like me.
Forum: Say Hello 17th February 2020, 08:02
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Seems to have worked.

Seems to have worked.
Forum: Say Hello 17th February 2020, 08:00
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Glennb, Welcome to SN. You should be...

Glennb,

Welcome to SN.

You should be able to add a photo by:

Create a post
Go to 'advanced'
Attach files
Manage attachments
Forum: Royal Navy 8th February 2020, 11:10
Replies: 31
Views: 3,051
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
You are not alone Norm. I use metric for...

You are not alone Norm.
I use metric for everything except pressures where I still (and will continue to) use psi for tyres and airbrakes etc.
Forum: Royal Navy 8th February 2020, 07:16
Replies: 31
Views: 3,051
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
No need for any of these unit of measurement...

No need for any of these unit of measurement complications. One only has to watch so called 'documentaries' on TV these days where measurements and dimensions are often quoted in:


Double decker...
Forum: Royal Navy 3rd February 2020, 12:08
Replies: 31
Views: 3,051
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Are all the RN carriers measurements of...

Are all the RN carriers measurements of everything in metric and do the US Navy still work in feet, inches, short tons and US gallons as the Americans seem to know of nothing else?
That should be...
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd January 2020, 22:17
Replies: 80
Views: 12,417
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
The Commonwealth Railways here in Oz bought three...

The Commonwealth Railways here in Oz bought three Budd railcars from the USA in 1950. These were fitted with two GM 6-110 series diesels. During the 1960s it was intended to replace all six GM...
Forum: The Engine Room 1st January 2020, 07:47
Replies: 34
Views: 4,740
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Thanks Gordon. Something that I have learnt for...

Thanks Gordon.
Something that I have learnt for 2020. Clearly a subject upon which my Scottish and Northern England ancestors failed to educate me.
Geoff (YM)

PS: No-one is to tell Greta.(Jester)
Forum: The Engine Room 1st January 2020, 03:48
Replies: 34
Views: 4,740
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Thanks David. No luck here in the Colony of Oz...

Thanks David.
No luck here in the Colony of Oz - not even a nice Asian lady in a bikini with or without a lump of coal (unless the YMs sent her away, of course). Just as well as I believe a female...
Forum: The Engine Room 31st December 2019, 23:04
Replies: 34
Views: 4,740
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
I agree with Mrs Basil about being at home for...

I agree with Mrs Basil about being at home for New Year but, pardon my colonial iggerance, what is the significance of the lump of coal?

Best wishes for 2020 to all, coal burners included.
Forum: The Engine Room 28th December 2019, 22:49
Replies: 27
Views: 5,232
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
I have the same impression but, again, no idea of...

I have the same impression but, again, no idea of when or where from.
Forum: United States Navy 24th December 2019, 04:33
Replies: 23
Views: 4,918
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Parallels with Boeing and the Max-8?

Parallels with Boeing and the Max-8?
Forum: The Engine Room 13th December 2019, 23:33
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Bunker C on locomotives required heating coils in...

Bunker C on locomotives required heating coils in the tender oil tank so that steam had to be raised to a certain point using wood fuel before oil was available.
Forum: The Engine Room 6th December 2019, 08:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By YM-Mundrabilla
Vasco de Gama temporarily disabled off Adelaide

Vasco de Gama temporarily disabled off Adelaide.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-06/vasco-da-gama-cruise-ship-passengers-left-in-dark-near-adelaide/11774158

Nothing on the ATSB - Australian...
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