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Search: Posts Made By: wterdbeard
Forum: The Engine Room 1st August 2012, 22:14
Replies: 0
Views: 1,113
Posted By wterdbeard
512 Hp

Looking at both my father's and grandfathers discharge books,(1920- 1950'S) most of the stamps for their steamships appear to be 512 HP . Were there just a lot of 512 HP triple expansion steam...
Forum: The Engine Room 11th July 2012, 22:05
Replies: 38
Views: 7,464
Posted By wterdbeard
Research no doubt from the same source that...

Research no doubt from the same source that believes that air freight is less polluting and more economic than sea freight
Forum: The Engine Room 6th October 2011, 16:29
Replies: 258
Views: 49,491
Posted By wterdbeard
According to my father and grandfather, now no...

According to my father and grandfather, now no doubt feeling Satan's bottom ends,in a place where all marine engineers eventually sign on. Fighting battles with firemen and kicking lazy donkeymen on...
Forum: The Engine Room 28th September 2011, 21:45
Replies: 94
Views: 30,239
Posted By wterdbeard
Thr mechano version probably has more nuts and...

Thr mechano version probably has more nuts and bolts than the real thing, but I prefer the model tool kit especially if I have to fetch the spanners
Forum: The Engine Room 24th July 2011, 22:52
Replies: 13
Views: 3,540
Posted By wterdbeard
chock orange

Sometime in the 1980's On a tanker.Halcyon Wave? having a four cylinder Doxford shaking it to bits we used a product called "chock Orange" as an alternative to machined engine chocks. Does anyone...
Forum: The Engine Room 26th June 2011, 22:53
Replies: 175
Views: 29,824
Posted By wterdbeard
The fox wedge.When violence can no longer be...

The fox wedge.When violence can no longer be avoided The hammer and chisel used with intelligence.
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd April 2011, 22:34
Replies: 228
Views: 28,994
Posted By wterdbeard
as a fitter I would love to file flat

as a fitter I would love to file flat
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd April 2011, 14:20
Replies: 5
Views: 2,477
Posted By wterdbeard
Thank you Duncan 112

Thank you Duncan 112
Forum: The Engine Room 21st April 2011, 20:57
Replies: 5
Views: 2,477
Posted By wterdbeard
Blast injection

Did any of the more venerable members sail with blast injection fuel systems. I know the compressors were an **** pain but was the running more smooth and how did they sound compared to the jerk pump...
Forum: Say Hello 19th April 2011, 13:15
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By wterdbeard
Thanks all

Thanks all
Forum: Say Hello 18th April 2011, 22:04
Replies: 8
Views: 755
Posted By wterdbeard
smokeo

Good day to all those interested in the maritime, as the son and grandson of chief engineers my interests tend to the mechanical but all aspects of the mercantile marine will interest me
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