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by Big Pete
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Glass Steam Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: Glass Steam Engine

I shared the link to the Glass Steam engine with a Member of the Institute of Stationary Steam Engines, who reciprocated with the links below: - 1) Not a glass engine, but an engine in a glass box (I've seen it back in 1992): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_clock https://www.atlasobscura.com/pla...
by Big Pete
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 329

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

Scandinavia, there should be a diagonal line across the "O" but I can't find it on my keyboard. I believe they used to use it before they went Metric.
I only came across it once.
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by Big Pete
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 329

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

Merlyn,
You are heading in the right direction for the Rohr threads, keep going East.

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by Big Pete
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 329

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

Ah Merlyn,
You are over thinking, I believe Rohr threads were available in all flavours, just like Whitworth, Metric or American Course.
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by Big Pete
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 329

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

But where do they use Rohr threads?
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by Big Pete
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 329

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

The thinking man never stops thinking, and the analysing man never stops analysing, and it was getting hot and humid....
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by Big Pete
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 329

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

"The hull of warships is typically cold because of the outside ocean temperature, he said." There is a substantial layer of insulation on the hull, at least there was when I did trials on them. The interior of the ships is climate controlled, temperature and humidity are closely monitored ...
by Big Pete
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: Running on Fumes
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Running on Fumes

This brings a whole new meaning to having an empty Gas tank and running on fumes!



http://dieselturbo.man.eu/press-media/n ... cs-as-fuel


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by Big Pete
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 329

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

Digressing a bit, I remember reading that Lt Commander Neville Shute Norway RNVR ( Better known as the author, Neville Shute) who was an aircraft designer in his day job, during the war worked in a Department doing Scientific Research for the Government, investigating all sorts of oddities and desig...
by Big Pete
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 329

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

If you were building a house you would have a vapour barrier between the cold hull and the warm inside of the ship to prevent humid air getting through permeable insulating material and the water vapour condensing on the inside of the hull. One way would be to coal Tar epoxy paint and then spray foa...
by Big Pete
Sun Nov 05, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: There's that navy humidity reasoning again
Replies: 25
Views: 329

Re: There's that navy humidity reasoning again

Problems, problems, if they believe inadequate air con is to blame and they want to run the ships longer, why don't they just fix the air con? Mad World, Military procurement. I have just read the article (link below) about the Royal Navy cannibalising spares from one ship to another and how it actu...
by Big Pete
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Training Room
Topic: 2nd Class Technical Drawing Exam
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: 2nd Class Technical Drawing Exam

Remember, the purpose of studying Drawing is so that if a part breaks you can make a drawing of it that a workshop can make.
Include all the information required to make whatever you have to draw.
by Big Pete
Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

Oh JK! I despair for you. Arm wrestling contractors is no way to get them to give you a highly paid zero hours consultancy contract for life when you retire, you just don't know how to play the game.
(Or maybe you just don't choose to play it)
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by Big Pete
Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

Obviously JK you spent too long at Sea to have learned the art of being a bureaucrat, you bring the Project in on time and under budget and you leverage that to get a more Senior job elsewhere before anyone realises that only half the work originally specified in your project has actually been done,...
by Big Pete
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Crew Mess
Topic: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: USS John S. McCain enroute to repair facility

Obviously not!!
As somebody once said," it is all about the money and only the money"
By the time the xxxx hits the fan, the Project manager will be far away.
A week is a long time in Politics.

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