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Search: Posts Made By: uisdean mor
Forum: Brocklebank Line 2nd June 2019, 11:45
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By uisdean mor
Crew Lists

Was "tidying " a few boxes at the bottom of the wardrobe and came across these . Maihar list of 1974 Christmas and similar for Luminetta for 1976. Might be of interest for some on here. Almost 45...
Forum: The Engine Room 27th May 2019, 15:33
Replies: 28
Views: 3,225
Posted By uisdean mor
Oh well - maybe we just got lucky. Small freezer...

Oh well - maybe we just got lucky. Small freezer capacity on Maihar saw us take supplies out to Aden and Jeddah. Ice cream to Aden was a bit of a disaster as there was no capacity ashore for the...
Forum: The Engine Room 17th May 2019, 09:28
Replies: 28
Views: 3,225
Posted By uisdean mor
Depends what you were freezing. If a reefer then...

Depends what you were freezing. If a reefer then likely there would be more than just a fridge flat. Possibly compressor room, brine room(s), manifold centre and various other pieces of kit around...
Forum: The Engine Room 19th July 2018, 20:00
Replies: 104
Views: 12,045
Posted By uisdean mor
Hi Bill, Here is a wee link to a related piece of...

Hi Bill, Here is a wee link to a related piece of work. I helped Margaret with some of the work - see -...
Forum: The Engine Room 10th April 2018, 14:59
Replies: 115
Views: 37,587
Posted By uisdean mor
Aye - and there were a few other variants as...

Aye - and there were a few other variants as well. Japanese (Kokan) I think all looked good with many improvements but unfortunately the improvements did not really stand the test of time and...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th April 2018, 07:56
Replies: 6
Views: 2,009
Posted By uisdean mor
Before my time Phil. Have read the book. Slainte

Before my time Phil. Have read the book. Slainte
Forum: The Engine Room 25th March 2018, 18:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,236
Posted By uisdean mor
Fairly complete explanation here -...

Fairly complete explanation here - http://www.dieselduck.info/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3310

The only additional comment I would add is that the "energy" is not solely accounted for in the temperature...
Forum: The Engine Room 2nd November 2017, 12:18
Replies: 175
Views: 29,001
Posted By uisdean mor
Bodger or perhaps podger - two different tools....

Bodger or perhaps podger - two different tools. Podger definitely used by steel erectors.
Forum: The Engine Room 7th May 2017, 18:09
Replies: 28
Views: 2,362
Posted By uisdean mor
Thanks Ron @ #5...

Thanks Ron @ #5 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=5) . These are the legislative issues I referred to re the Port of Cromarty application.
Forum: The Engine Room 7th May 2017, 09:22
Replies: 28
Views: 2,362
Posted By uisdean mor
I have not waded further than a bit of a paddle...

I have not waded further than a bit of a paddle for many years - however I do believe there are current environmental restrictions on use of heavy oil alongside or in a canal. This recently came to...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 5th April 2017, 12:10
Replies: 20
Views: 2,110
Posted By uisdean mor
Hi Derek - when I read Don's reply I went back to...

Hi Derek - when I read Don's reply I went back to your post and yes the horrors returned. The Paxmans starting up on auto. I had forgotten about that particular part of the jigsaw. We certainly were...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th April 2017, 16:07
Replies: 20
Views: 2,110
Posted By uisdean mor
Hi Derek. Probably 73/74. Discharge book gone in...

Hi Derek. Probably 73/74. Discharge book gone in various house moves. Problem was the shimming for the control stack. Unseen it had cracked (heat damage?) and begun to disintegrate under the stack....
Forum: Brocklebank Line 4th April 2017, 00:55
Replies: 20
Views: 2,110
Posted By uisdean mor
Syncroscopes.

Yup - Mahout/Markhor with lamps and scope. As Don has mentioned even without the complexity of the shaft gennys the lamps gave a better "feel" for the exercise. Never on Mahsud but several major...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 11th March 2017, 02:35
Replies: 53
Views: 6,075
Posted By uisdean mor
Hi Derek, All a bit fuzzy now but yes I think it...

Hi Derek, All a bit fuzzy now but yes I think it was as you suggest and a loose interpretation of Focsle and shelterdeck. Focsle - as in store squeezed off to port or stbd and the remaining space for...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 10th March 2017, 07:55
Replies: 53
Views: 6,075
Posted By uisdean mor
Hi Derek, did this also lead to development of...

Hi Derek, did this also lead to development of forward deep tanks for cargo as they were usually located ahead of the bulkhead from which LBP was calculated - then not liable for calculation as part...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 10th March 2017, 00:11
Replies: 53
Views: 6,075
Posted By uisdean mor
To include #26...

To include #26 (https://www.shipsnostalgia.com/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=26) /27 above - again from memory the location of the searchlight was also determined by ships measurements LOA and...
Forum: Brocklebank Line 9th February 2017, 14:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By uisdean mor
Dave's favourite quiz question - The only golf...

Dave's favourite quiz question - The only golf course which contains all 5 vowels - Carnoustie.
Forum: Brocklebank Line 21st December 2016, 16:03
Replies: 8
Views: 1,735
Posted By uisdean mor
Salaams to all still extant. and as they say in...

Salaams to all still extant. and as they say in the gaelic Slainte Mhor as d'h'uille duinne. (Pint)(Eat)
Forum: The Engine Room 29th November 2016, 14:43
Replies: 104
Views: 12,045
Posted By uisdean mor
Fun

Indeed Supern. Well said. It was fun and a sense of adventure that got us into and out of all sorts of scrapes but which also formed us as adults into reasonable and tolerant beings. You keep on...
Forum: The Engine Room 6th November 2016, 20:48
Replies: 85
Views: 7,277
Posted By uisdean mor
Steve The objective was to compare in a series...

Steve
The objective was to compare in a series of readings changes in the deflections over time. This gave an indication of both main and bottom end bearing wear.Specifically main bearing...
Forum: Royal Navy 17th August 2016, 01:27
Replies: 65
Views: 5,556
Posted By uisdean mor
Not true in law or fact. Only the parliaments are...

Not true in law or fact. Only the parliaments are legaly bound and now we have devolution there is a parting of the ways whatever happens next. Those who believe the UK is "sovereign" are misled or...
Forum: The Engine Room 16th August 2016, 21:16
Replies: 43
Views: 4,618
Posted By uisdean mor
Ah Varley - the process is all. The oil ways get...

Ah Varley - the process is all. The oil ways get choked - for whatever reason- then the either crank or main bearing rests on the shells. This "considerable metal to metal contact" is after oil...
Forum: The Engine Room 12th August 2016, 18:51
Replies: 43
Views: 4,618
Posted By uisdean mor
Another scary story

Another experience - perhaps others have been through it.
An old and very worn MTU lazy "V" generator, The V angle was certainly greater than 90 and if memory serves around 110 degrees.
Air start...
Forum: The Engine Room 9th August 2016, 22:43
Replies: 43
Views: 4,618
Posted By uisdean mor
Yes - plus a secondary fire but by far the worst...

Yes - plus a secondary fire but by far the worst experience in terms of pure fear was an overspeed on a medium speed main engine.
Forum: The Engine Room 25th July 2016, 12:20
Replies: 62
Views: 7,783
Posted By uisdean mor
Hi again Donald. "O" ring must therefore have...

Hi again Donald. "O" ring must therefore have been part of the control gear either on the bridge or down the tunnel where a manual option was also available. My memories of actually pulling the hub...
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