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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:37
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Stanley
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Posted - 26/06/2011 : 06:07
That Tirfor wire looks to have a bit of weight on it!


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bob hulin
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Posted - 28/06/2011 : 16:56
Tom, been looking for you today with Eddie. near the church in Ramsbottom. we called in the chippy over the road for our dinner you missed us you could have had one of me chips.Wink


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TOM PHILLIPS
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Posted - 28/06/2011 : 21:00
Iam on a diet Bob,haha,anyway Eddie would have beat me to any spare chipsWink,thats why seagulls have wings,so they can beat Eddie to left over chips,hehe


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Stanley
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Posted - 29/06/2011 : 06:50
Sinister isn't it. People roaming round Ramsbottom looking for Young Tom! Is there a prize for finding him? Thing that strikes me is why a bloke perched up in the air is so hard to find?


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bob hulin
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Posted - 30/06/2011 : 19:53
Stanley more like perched at the bar in Tom's case.hehe.


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Stanley
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Posted - 01/07/2011 : 01:34
Do they sell Guiness in Rammy?


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Bradders
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Posted - 01/07/2011 : 02:33
Does the Pope poo in the woods  ?


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TOM PHILLIPS
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Posted - 01/07/2011 : 09:39
Bob,iam a changed man.i hide in the corner of the tap room these days,dont have to buy anyone a pint then,haha....in Rammy they still drink some strange kind of Turnip meadWink


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Stanley
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Posted - 02/07/2011 : 05:30
No doubt a result of the recession Tom. Mind you, it's wonderful what a determined bloke can make with vegetables! We used to have some very potent white lightning in Barlick passed round in Lanry Bottles!


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Posted - 16/07/2011 : 15:49
Preston lime kilns ,Aquaduct street,under repair,dont know when ..




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Stanley
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Posted - 17/07/2011 : 06:32
Interesting pic Tom. The roofed structure on top must be protection for the charging floor. Never seen that before but it makes sense.


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Posted - 22/07/2011 : 15:47
Unidentified iron sphere

Click photo for larger picture. My father-in-law is puzzled by this object and would like it identified by the combined brains of OGFB please. It was photographed outside the boilerhouse at Coldharbour Mill near Wellington, Somerset. The projections on the top are threaded and to their left is a 50p piece placed for scale. Through the top hole you can see there is a vertical division in the sphere. There are inlet and outlet joints for pipes to be attached. On the front is written "Tested to..." - can't read the rest but perhaps it was a standard number?


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Invernahaille
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Posted - 22/07/2011 : 22:34
Its a steam trap.


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Posted - 23/07/2011 : 00:31
What does a steam trap do ?     (NO..don't ! )


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Stanley
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Posted - 23/07/2011 : 07:37
Robert, I hesitate to question your reply but I think it's a separator for the main steam pipe from the boiler to the engine, usually mounted as close to the engine as possible. . (Almost the same thing) I remember seeing it when the Science Museum asked me to have a look at Coldharbour in the early days when they were first getting it going. The last thing you want in a steam engine is water getting into the cylinders because it's incompressible and can cause serious damage. The idea was that the dividing plate acted as a simple labyrinth and the theory was that any water entrained with the steam collected in the bottom from where it was piped away through a standard steam trap. Ideally you also had a bypass pipe round the trap which was left open until the pipeline was up to temperature, you closed it when nothing but steam was coming out. There's exactly the same thing on the engine at Ellenroad but much bigger of course, it's the size of a 40gallon oil drum. It's marked 'tested' because it operated at Boiler pressure. They asked me about it and I said it wasn't big enough to be really effective, if they wanted to use one, get a bigger one. Many engines functioned perfectly without them but the engine tenter had to be on the ball and always make sure his steam main was hot and dry before he started.

Brad, a steam trap is a small device in any steam line that allows water to get out to atmosphere but won't pass steam. Lots of different sizes and designs.


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