General Electric turbines then, moving up your way I see, good memories of the old turbine days, loads of asbestos in the air every day like a smog, can't believe I am still running on six to date anyway. Hours spent dienutting all those lower casing studs about 5 inches apart, hundreds of them on each set. All that lovely blading exposed, what a work of art indeed. Loads of beer money re the kidney pads white metal scrapped here. I can still see those vernier height gauges on each corner and four people calling out the measurements as we operated four sets of chain blocks to ensure the reaction blading did not touch the impulse blading when raising the covers. Those blade stiffeners, seem to remember they were mono metal or similar, Curtis wheels for the astern blading. Then Pamatrada came out in the early sixties, no one could understand how you could get the necessary expansion between the HP, IP and LP when it was all under one cover, no runs of expansion piping here between sets, weird or what. Touch of back to the old bearing scraper days here a bit. So if you people over there decide to swallow the anchor and get a job at GEC don't forget that when you dig out your old bearing scraper and regrind the horns that they are hollow ground so make sure you have the right diameter fine grinding stone and follow the offset curvature of the scraper correctly or you could wreck the tool. Just thought I would mention that in passing what with the passage of time and gin. Oh and don't forget, imperial scraper v metric to be taken into consideration here.
Remembering The Good Old days, when Chiefs stood watches and all Torque settings were F.T.