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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2225 on: May 02, 2023, 12:41:40 pm »

" All the right letters but not necessarily in the right order"


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2226 on: May 02, 2023, 03:51:13 pm »

Good job  it wasn't Heist
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2227 on: May 02, 2023, 05:19:49 pm »

I hope you're having a good laugh poking fun at my disabilities  <*<
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2228 on: May 02, 2023, 10:15:33 pm »

Used the Glen Elg ferry a couple of times - great wee boat.  The old Mallaig to Armadale ferry was fun as well, it had a lift and turntable so it came alongside a normal pier, you drove onto the lift which lowered you to the car deck then the crew spun the turntable to point you to where they wanted you to park. I remember having to climb out the car window because we were packed in so tightly i couldn't open the door far enough.


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2230 on: May 03, 2023, 09:52:23 am »

Good to see she's afloat now.
Cheers for the update Ralph.


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2231 on: May 03, 2023, 11:20:13 am »



The old Mallaig to Armadale ferry was fun as well, it had a lift and turntable so it came alongside a normal pier, you drove onto the lift which lowered you to the car deck then the crew spun the turntable to point you to where they wanted you to park. I remember having to climb out the car window because we were packed in so tightly i couldn't open the door far enough.



In the '60s, while working in the motor industry, I used the Severn Ferry frequently during test drives. The ferries had turntables in the centre of the car deck alongside the folding bulwarks, and the ship's car deck crew would spin you and your car around to the correct angle to face the next empty spot on the deck while you were still driving aboard! For newcomers it must have been a frightening experience as they'd almost always stop as soon as they arrived on the turntable, only to be waved onwards right away.


Of course we old stagers just took it our stride.  :-)


That all ended when the Severn Bridge was opened in September 1966, and I'd crossed on the ferry two days before.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2232 on: May 10, 2023, 06:13:08 pm »

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2233 on: May 11, 2023, 02:33:06 am »

...... :o  and steam-powered by all accounts  {-) .............................................................. Derek
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2234 on: May 11, 2023, 12:31:50 pm »

...... :o  and steam-powered by all accounts  {-) .............................................................. Derek
The ferries may be owned by the Steam Packet Company but are no longer steam powered.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2235 on: May 11, 2023, 12:41:40 pm »

Understood Jim %) .......however from the sea trials......  :o

"The new £78m Manx ferry will not enter service in June as expected due to a faulty gearbox, the boss of the Isle of Man Steam Packet has said"
The issue was discovered as the Manxman was undergoing sea trials out of a shipyard in South Korea.

Brian Thomson said he was confident the manufacturers would "iron out" the problem after an investigation

One wonders, if the manufacturers of the RN Prince of Wales drive line issues, will be similarly  'ironed out'?..... <*<


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« Reply #2236 on: May 11, 2023, 04:15:07 pm »

Derek, I read that the faulty gearbox has been replaced and all is now ok. Setbacks such as this will obviously delay delivery, but the tests are of benefit to the customer.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Manxman


With your mentioning steam, it was interesting to note that the new build Murray River paddler 'Australian Star' will be a hybrid of wood fired steam plant and diesel. Really impressive to see a paddler being newly built.


http://https://www.thesenior.com.au/story/7939740/brand-new-paddlesteamer-to-be-built-for-murray-river/

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2237 on: May 11, 2023, 06:00:38 pm »

Can’t wait for this floating box to arrive. It, for it is an “it”, to be “finished off” probably in Lairds I expect.
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« Reply #2238 on: May 12, 2023, 12:06:58 am »


Thanks tony52 .... of course, sea trials are also termed as acceptance tests...so proof for the owners to understand the vessel is in accordance with Contract specification performance


There is very little about this new vessel on Australian WEB pages.....the hybred power sounds interesting >>:-(  as one of the main attractions of the Murry Paddlers is watching the mesmeric slow-speed steam engines......

The replica Decoy on the Perth River has a ~~100 year old Ransome steam engine.......the Emylou also has a reconditioned ~~100 year old steam plant

Derek


https://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=Awrjc.NacV1kA1oMm3k36At.;_ylu=Y29sbwNncTEEcG9zAzQEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3Ny/RV=2/RE=1683874267/RO=10/RU=https%3a%2f%2fwww.thesenior.com.au%2fstory%2f7939740%2fbrand-new-paddlesteamer-to-be-built-for-murray-river%2f/RK=2/RS=qC3Qw6ebwvz1WG6xOHqJMMkR_Dg-

NB......the image shown in all of the threads is a CAD or artists rendition of what she should look like 8)
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2239 on: May 12, 2023, 11:51:10 am »

The "it" has been handed over to the Steam Packet and is due to sail for the UK on Saturday, or is that later today? She will probably call at Falmouth for further work to be completed; due the end of June.

There are some videos on Utube of her trials.


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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2240 on: May 13, 2023, 05:05:46 pm »

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2241 on: May 13, 2023, 06:04:08 pm »

How did the saboteurs gain access or was it somebody who evaded security clearance?

Difficult to believe a contractor would do this as it would be hard to conceal.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2242 on: May 13, 2023, 08:30:52 pm »

Disgruntled workers apparently according to the UK Defence Journal. Despicable behaviour in any case.
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2244 on: May 13, 2023, 09:28:35 pm »

i need to find out who the cable pulling company is...
we hire in a company to do this work for us and had a few "issues" I know they do
boats and rigs too.  <*<
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2246 on: May 21, 2023, 01:48:30 pm »

 
Email to Mayhem ....

Help save Forceful, Brisband, Australia:   https://youtu.be/rqY2wI22iH0
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« Reply #2247 on: May 21, 2023, 11:20:38 pm »

Thanks Martin.... had not seen the project advertised nationally or from a Queensland perspective.....so have joined as a member......Derek
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« Reply #2248 on: May 24, 2023, 09:24:42 pm »

 
BBCNews Tina Turner: Music legend dies at 83   -   https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/65669653
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« Reply #2249 on: May 26, 2023, 04:39:20 pm »


BBCNews Tina Turner: Music legend dies at 83   -   https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/65669653


Yes very sad, I have been playing some of her Music on my two Radio Shows on Radio Sunlight online only, on Fridays from 9am till 10am also from 2pm till 3pm,  The Lonesome Len Shows playing easy listening music from the 50s to the 70s.
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