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Forum: The Engine Room 30th December 2019, 04:04
Replies: 80
Views: 8,693
Posted By Rosels
A sight for tired old eyes Tony. Almost had a...

A sight for tired old eyes Tony. Almost had a stiffy . Sleeping on the ER plates probably didn't help the ears. And also the blaspheming when icky wouldn't cooperate probably contributed to the...
Forum: Blue Star Line 5th December 2019, 20:01
Replies: 26
Views: 2,966
Posted By Rosels
I was C/E of an opposition meat processing plant...

I was C/E of an opposition meat processing plant and was visiting the Vesty Fielding Works on the day Vesty pulled the pin. The C/E was looking out his office window admiring the just completed...
Forum: The Engine Room 23rd April 2019, 01:27
Replies: 16
Views: 3,243
Posted By Rosels
And I bet a few of you have experienced bonking a...

And I bet a few of you have experienced bonking a bird
Forum: The Engine Room 22nd April 2019, 13:52
Replies: 89
Views: 19,575
Posted By Rosels
Well us apprentices called it Punishment!!!!!...

Well us apprentices called it Punishment!!!!! Have spent a few hours, days and weeks on the capstan screwing machine cutting miles and miles of stud iron. The more you moaned about the job the longer...
Forum: The Engine Room 8th February 2018, 00:16
Replies: 75
Views: 30,095
Posted By Rosels
Bright as a button and as thick as pig shite was...

Bright as a button and as thick as pig shite was my comment to some of the "qualified engineers" I had to deal with in the meat processing industry.
Forum: The Engine Room 25th October 2017, 22:23
Replies: 23
Views: 3,614
Posted By Rosels
I recall doing 3months boring the pivot hinge 12...

I recall doing 3months boring the pivot hinge 12 dia holes for the Interisland RoRo ferry terminal linkspan, and then turning the pins. The Project Engr rejected one of the pins as he thought it was...
Forum: The Engine Room 25th October 2017, 06:39
Replies: 23
Views: 3,614
Posted By Rosels
No SB the 3 Shaw Saville A boats that were...

No SB the 3 Shaw Saville A boats that were running late 60s early 70s. Cables was a great place to do ones apprenticeship (68 to 73) just like RNZ dockyard, Union Co shops and the Railway workshops....
Forum: The Engine Room 25th October 2017, 05:57
Replies: 23
Views: 3,614
Posted By Rosels
William Cable Ltd Wellington Remember as an...

William Cable Ltd Wellington Remember as an apprentice long cold nights on the floating dock replacing ships rudders rudder stocks and tailshafts. The frenzied work changing pistons or bottom end...
Forum: Other International Navies 21st September 2017, 07:58
Replies: 13
Views: 2,337
Posted By Rosels
The little fleet that could. Very proud of our...

The little fleet that could. Very proud of our wee navy from an ex RNZVR engr.
Forum: The Engine Room 27th July 2017, 06:59
Replies: 46
Views: 5,102
Posted By Rosels
And now an iconic engineering company in NZ is...

And now an iconic engineering company in NZ is going into liquidation, A & G Price, part of the original CPD group along with long gone Wm. Cable ltd in Wellington. Many an apprentices tools were...
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