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Stanley
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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:37
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Steeplejacks corner part four

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Stanley Challenger Graham




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TOM PHILLIPS
Steeplejerk


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Posted - 05/12/2010 : 14:22
Dennis Hughes aka redneck,dont know if hes still kicking..

The towers being painted with Epoxy paint,being taken back to the steel then i think  7 different coats are applied,they guarentee  it for 25yrs...never noticed the crows nest on the tower,will have to nip upstairs and lookout of the window,hehe...B.e.s.t.did the stack at the winter gardens last year ,some serious dough being spent round the town,the taxi drivers still moan like owd  women though.....

Bob the mrs was worried the other day ,she had a pile of ironin to do as well before she went to workCool


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swifty
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Posted - 05/12/2010 : 18:09
the bottom does look well ,,,tom not yours the towers ,,,,it must be costing some cash  i dont see the point it should be knocked down ,,,ha ha  marks men have got the demo of the fish tanks and jurassic park bits under the tower starting in the morn ,,,some graft to be done all  material to be carried up those stairs  two twelve hour shifts Cry oh the pain   seven days ,,,,,,,such a shame im a talented high reach driver Wink russ n team starting to scaffold tower st addalade st then coronation st ,,,cant wait for that bit of demo all those cars crawling past up to houndshill ,,,,


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Invernahaille
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Posted - 07/12/2010 : 01:00
I just found out what you guys are talking about Blackpool. From what I can gather Blackpool council has bought the tower and the complexes around it. If I understand correctly they are trying to revamp it. Is that about right.


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swifty
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Posted - 08/12/2010 : 20:39
yes robert but not to sure about them owning the tower (will confirm ) it is getting revamped and boy does it need  it ha ha ,,,,  bob crest are doing the scaffolding work Wink  our boys have found a lot of asbestoes around the stantions Smile mr t will be hitting the extras button on the calculator as we speak how it was missed on the type 3 i dont know Huh fire protection springs to mind and im just a machine  driver ,,,    tom thanks for dropping in today Cheers how many scoops did you manage   ,,,


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TOM PHILLIPS
Steeplejerk


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Posted - 08/12/2010 : 21:52
Just a couple of cheeky ones Swifty,had to dash home and get ready for Corronation street,poor Rita Fairclough is pined to the floor of the Kabin by a ceiling tile and a quarter of Midget gems,heheInnocent

The Tower and Winter Gardens were bought by the coucil.


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 09/12/2010 : 07:00
I used to work with a bloke at Rochdale Welding and he had very bad hearing (old boilermakers and riveting!) I asked him to turn his hearing aid on one day and he said he couldn't, he was saving his battery for Corry that evening!


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rockdrill
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Posted - 09/12/2010 : 12:00
Cape Town power station:



Small luffing boom hand crane preserved on the V&A Waterfront. Unfortunately could not find a makers plate on this one:



Edited by - rockdrill on 09/12/2010 12:04:26 PM

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Bodger
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Posted - 09/12/2010 : 12:44
Stanley, ive now also cracked the move to section 5, i now know why i had to post on interest today forum !!


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Tizer
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Posted - 09/12/2010 : 17:03
There are some brilliant artistic photos of industrial plant including chimneys on the Digital Photography Reviews forum:-

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Challenge.aspx?ID=2795


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


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Posted - 10/12/2010 : 06:50
Nice pics Rocky. Bodge, glad you have found the link!

Blackpool Tower. I once read somewhere that in order to give the structure resilience in strong winds the four foundations for the legs were laid on  bales of cotton. Can't remember where I found this and wondered if anyone else had heard the same story? Sounds sensible to me.


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rockdrill
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Posted - 10/12/2010 : 07:35
Cape Town dry dock - old level luffing crane, possibly Stothert & Pitt:



There is a larger dry dock in Cape Town called Sturrock Dry Dock which has a rare example of a Cowans Sheldon 60 ton crane. Unfortunately I was unable to get photographs of it on this visit, but will try in the future.

250 Ton floating crane in Cape Town docks:



Heerema's SSCV Hermod in Cape Town docks:



Hermod lifting data:

Portside Crane
Main hoist guyed 4,000 st 26 - 39 m 86 - 128 ft
Main hoist revolving 3,000 st 26 - 30.5 m 86 - 100 ft
Auxiliary hoist 660 st 29.6 - 81 m 97 - 266 ft
Whip hoist 80 st 33.9 - 110 m 111 - 361 ft
Main hoist lifting height 92 m (302 ft) above work deck. Lowering depth of auxiliary hoist up to 3,000 m (10,000 ft) below work deck at minimum radius.

Starboard Crane
Main hoist guyed 5,000 st 24 - 40 m 80 - 131 ft
Main hoist revolving 5,000 st 24 - 32 m 80 - 105 ft
1st Auxiliary hoist 1,000 st 27.2 - 80 m 89 - 262 ft
2nd Auxiliary hoist 660 st 30.8 - 101 m 101 - 331 ft
Whip hoist 300 st 34.4 - 113.2 m 113 - 371 ft


Main hoist lifting height 81 m (266 ft) above work deck lowering depth of auxiliary hoist up to 3,000 m (10,000 ft) below work deck at minimum radius.

Tandem Lift
Main hoist 8,100 tons at 39 meters (128 ft) radius.

Edited by - rockdrill on 10/12/2010 07:38:32 AM


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rockdrill
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Posted - 10/12/2010 : 07:58
The Big Hole at Kimberley, former diamond mine, the largest hand excavated hole, 170 metres to the water surface, the water is 41 metres deep to where the pit is now rubble filled but continues considerably deeper:



Mponeng Gold Mine, formerly known as Western Ultra Deeps, the deepest gold mine in the world at around 3400m at its current deepest point:



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TOM PHILLIPS
Steeplejerk


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Posted - 10/12/2010 : 10:33
Stanley,its nonsence,the saying is"the tower was built on lancashires cotton",meaning that most of the money came from the mill owners etc..,but i can fully understand how that myth came about,it is also said to be designed to fall into the sea ,again nonsence,its designed to stay upright ....They build skyscrapers in some countries that are prone to huricanes on giant springs,think Japan started that off...


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Tizer
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Posted - 10/12/2010 : 11:31
My father was in Kimberley with the RAF during WW2 instructing South African airmen before they went to North Africa. He wouldn't recognise those tall buildings - Kimberley was like a Wild West town on a film set in the 1940s! After practice bombing runs the armourers would go out on the veldt to dig out and recover the dummy bombs and they had to be accompanied by guards from the diamond mines to check that if they found diamonds they handed them over. But my father remembers the men in the town's bars having lots of diamond rings and diamonf cufflinks etc - talk about bling!


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bob hulin
" its going leg it "


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Posted - 10/12/2010 : 14:00
this was Boddingtons Brewery chimney manchester date 8. 10. 2010.  Raffert'y steeplejacks from Stoke on Trent. are taking it down,


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