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by Merlyn
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Glass Steam Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: Glass Steam Engine

Fascinating but what's lubing the crank bearings?
See it's got a bit of a runout on the crank?
by Merlyn
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 330

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

BP
Never heard of that one before, wonder what thread form angle it was ? (55 or 60 being the norm.)
Wonder if the tpi vary like the other thread forms.
One of jobby eh?
Different.
Scandy threads maybe.
by Merlyn
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 330

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

BP
" keep going East "
We talking True North or Mag. North bearings here?
Learnt Rohr is pipe in German.
We talking Mr Man Country here?
by Merlyn
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: JS Shirase
Replies: 1
Views: 29

Re: JS Shirase

Weird machine, lubing water with water?
Or water with over the ice as a cutting liquid?
Seems to be spraying too far away from the hull re the contact/ cutting point?
by Merlyn
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 330

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

Bit stuck on this one, your question as to where do they use Rohr threads?
Stab in the dark, Outer Hebrides?
Close?
by Merlyn
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 330

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

The Rohr question?
Right or Left hand?
Single or two start thread?
V form or Acme threads?
Need to know in order to answer correctly.
by Merlyn
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 330

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

Don't forget BP for your next trip.
A/F ( imperial ) for US.
Metric for Europe.
( Tool kit that is )
Hate for you to get caught out.
by Merlyn
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 330

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

Working holiday eh BP?
by Merlyn
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 330

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

Him too?
by Merlyn
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 330

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

Help the cause, drink more wine.
Be a major cork donator.
by Merlyn
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 330

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

In 1960 the ships sides / bulkheads were painted with black pitch ( which was also used on the inside of big circulating pumps for steam engine condensers ) in which was mixed loads of chopped up cork fragments. Not strirring it enough would result in the cork settling in the tin bottom and loads of...
by Merlyn
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 330

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

Never met an accountant or politician who knew anything whatsoever about engineering.
They couldn't fit a match in a matchbox never mind fitting engineering components.
by Merlyn
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 330

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

S.S.S.
Sweaty Sailor Syndrome ( or shit metal )
by Merlyn
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN User Group
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: MAN User Group

Well that puts somewhat of a turn on the situation and from my view puts an entirely different slant on things. So as I understand it Mr Man was conspicuous by his absence on your conference meet. So you are very much the stand a lone here and the only 48/60 CR operator present. All the rest are the...
by Merlyn
Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAN User Group
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: MAN User Group

Well there's a shocker indeed. You live and learn every day but I never expected that one. The initial reaction is one of thinking so the production run of this engine is over and thereby all prior problems are hereby eradicated and effectively zeroed and we all go on our happy way well satisfied. M...

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