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Proper Job

Postby Merlyn » Wed May 18, 2016 12:14 am

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Proper little engineroom, no common rail, no cushy control rooms, get out amongst that open valve gear, clock the different coloured pushrods.
Even the valve springs are painted?
Two little Mans.
Fancy a change?
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Re: Proper Job

Postby D Winsor » Wed May 18, 2016 4:40 am

Looks to be a museum piece, a German U-boat maybe?
I venture to guess that the valve springs didn't hold paint very well when the engines were running.
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Re: Proper Job

Postby The Dieselduck » Wed May 18, 2016 9:26 pm

Awesome, but tight space.
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Re: Proper Job

Postby Merlyn » Wed May 18, 2016 11:32 pm

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Take your big box of "O" rings, olives both stepped and normal ones, flaring tool ( both single and double flares ) and check all sized formers are in the flaring kit before setting sail. Oh, and a 26 tpi hacksaw blade or two.
Lot of pipe work leaks on the way here methinks.
Get the levers with the motorbike chain attached.
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Re: Proper Job

Postby Merlyn » Wed May 18, 2016 11:53 pm

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Forerunner of the control room. Control platform. Don't see any markings on the valves but it appears colour coded port Stb.
Loads of gland packing here to be had together with a good memory for which valve does what.
Yes DW you were correct.
It's U 995 ashore for a looksee around. On my list of priorities to do.
First thing I thought of when I saw those valve springs was little half round sections of dried paint going down the pushrods tubes over the camshaft into the sump and thence the oil filters.
But I guess the only way to run this feller up would be to weld a 4/5 inch pipe coupler into the main engine sea suction, get a fire engine water tender round, screw the brass hydrant water fitting into the inlet, run a couple of slave leads up the torpedo tube and off you go.
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Re: Proper Job

Postby Merlyn » Thu May 19, 2016 2:57 am

Don't worry JK, I've turned it over, your name is not on it.
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Re: Proper Job

Postby Merlyn » Fri May 20, 2016 12:00 am

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Old DC motors, skim the comm. file and fit those carbon brushes, don't lose that coil spring. Gallons of Shelac on the windings here.
Analogue gauges era.
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Re: Proper Job

Postby Merlyn » Sat May 21, 2016 2:49 am

Laid in your bunk with ten other pairs of sweaty feet jammed in dreaming about that water in the sump of the Stb engine. The pump up and pressure test you conducted earlier revealed no external water leaks so you know in your hearts of hearts it's that bottom cyl. Liner"O" ring, but which cylinder? Churning it all over there's no way over it, you know you have to do all six "O" rings .
Pulling that last seized liner ( it's allways the last one ) at 800 feet down with our lot hurling 45 gallon drums of HE ( high explosive ) over the side with the pressure hull playing tunes and popping and starting to weep does not make for a good day out.
Thoughts of is it true if a rivet lets go at that depth it would pierce you ear or worst?
No run up jobby here, surface and straight up on the governor and away.
And we complained on surface ships?
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Re: Proper Job

Postby JollyJack » Sat May 21, 2016 8:02 pm

Written by Cyril Tawney, sung by Tom Lewis, both submariners.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mfZKhw1Osc
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Re: Proper Job

Postby Merlyn » Sun May 22, 2016 4:06 am

Interesting song, accent sounds from around my area.
Here's the way out and in, only split pin built bodies on this ship.
Any Jumbo Derricks type persons not suitable for crew members down below, they have to sail as deckhands.
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Re: Proper Job

Postby JK » Mon May 23, 2016 3:57 pm

I sat with a fellow from Joiner System at Maritech 3 weeks ago. He was a USN submariner for 30ish years. He thought I was crazy for working surface ships in the NAtlantic. 3 1/2 months submerged and hot bunking is my version of crazy. Fascinating conversation as there was a steel guy with us and there was a long conversation on pressure hulls, duty cycles and if Red October was fairly accurate.
He was surprised when I told him the sub in Widowmaker had a fibreglass conning tower so it would match the original sub.

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Re: Proper Job

Postby Merlyn » Tue May 24, 2016 3:05 am

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Grrrup subs eh?
Don't forget to wave?
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