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The really really boring and useless الخ и т.д. עטק 等 ฯลฯ thread XVI

Old 8th Nov 2010, 11:58
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Dunno if RR will survive this one DX. They dont have Stan Hooker around to do any 70s magic anymore.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 12:00
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Snow above 600 feet they said,fortunately the Towers is at 320 feet, doubly fortunate as global warming is to raise sea levels by 300 feet.

Wasn't there a acrimonious thread a while back about transferring Quantas aircraft mainteinance from Oz to Singapore?
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 12:03
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Funny? it's Not at all. Could finish RR this time around.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 12:16
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Get the missus some barrettes and other hair stuff for Christmas Slasher... This is the sort of thing that she might not superglue you for...



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Just waiting for the melba toast to curl up in the oven that'll accompany the smoked mackerel pate tonight. Then I'll start on the prize pumpkin for the main course. The meal will be finished with lemon sorbet with a dash of vodka and/or cheeseboard.

mmmmmm can't wait.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 12:16
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 12:23
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"Ainster",brings back many fond memories, Lord Davaar. Probably the best Fish and Chips I have ever eaten from the Chippie on the Waterfront. Well worth waiting over 30 minutes for.

I was looking for a clip about the womenfolk who followed the fishermen from Peterhead all the way down to Yarmouth every season (probably called Yarmouth Quay). This carried on until the 1960s
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 12:30
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Originally Posted by Lon More View Post
"Ainster",brings back many fond memories, Lord Davaar. Probably the best Fish and Chips I have ever eaten from the Chippie on the Waterfront. Well worth waiting over 30 minutes for.
Flemings just along the front, is as good, but without the horrendous queues.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 12:38
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Oh Dear,Captain Cook must be rotating in his grave.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 12:42
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Well I hope RR weather this. I saw a very good documentary on the manufacture and testing of their engines earlier this year I believe it was. It was quite an eye opener to someone like me with not much engineering knowledge and the people they showed from RR certainly seemed committed and dedicated in what they were doing.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 12:56
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I still have that programme on the HD.

Was impressed by the skill and dedication in manufacture and construction of the Trent, which include a destruction/containment test where they deliberately exploded one to ensure that flying bits didn't escape.

From that photo, it looks like something aft might have done the damage.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 13:45
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Structural failure in the Intermediate Compressor I reckon.
Threw bits back into the turbines.
They showed some "Locals" with what looked like sections
of IP Comp blades a couple of days ago. The bits had fallen
from the aircraft as it passed overhead.
So much for "Containment."

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Old 8th Nov 2010, 14:48
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I hope the idjits on the boat are made to pay for their rescue, reckon it cost twenty times the boat's worth.
Went to a mate's bonfire party on saturday night, his dog never fails to surprise me, each year he walks around with my mate as he lights the fireworks and then watches the display with great interest.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 15:06
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Managed to get some new toys for the Spa.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 15:12
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That should make things go with a BANG!!!
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 15:21
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Good day all. Heavy persistent rain here.
Fallen out with NHS and think the attitude of some staff seriously needs sorting.
Went to Blackburn as told. Took an hour to see the nurse who said.."oh it's an infected bursa", yes I said I know two Dr's have already said that and suggested it needs draining. Sit in the waiting area, a Dr might be available to see you in about 6 hrs! I said what to do a 2 min diagnosis that it is an infected bursa then refer me to Surgical Triage? Why can't I just I just go straight up there, two Dr's have already said what it is and you have re-confirmed it. Sit down or I'll call security. There are no seats I say. Not my concern she says. Walked out and now in talks with my GP to get a straight referral to Surgical triage.

Re the RR problem. Concerning as the blades are made in Barnoldswick and RR employ a lot of people dirctly/indirectly in the area.
The RB 211 disaster was overcome and it became a very successful engine.
The Trent series nearly came unstuck as the blades were snapping at the keyway (500 was the first), that is what the company I used to work for were doing. [email protected] peening the root and keyway which increased residual stress in the titanium by about 50% if not in reality more.
The 900 blade is not peened as it was a slightly different design. However looking at the engine this looks like a rear end failure not main turbine blade.

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Old 8th Nov 2010, 15:35
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Yer it were him from Jurrasic Park,good filum,daft though like all Hollywood Movies.

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Old 8th Nov 2010, 15:41
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I hope the idjits on the boat are made to pay for their rescue, reckon it cost twenty times the boat's worth.
I wonder if the skipper of the fishing boat that towed the dismasted Polish tall ship to harbour has claimed salvage rights? It must have been worth a few Zlotys.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 15:42
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...looks like a rear end failure not main turbine blade.
Turbine's at the rear, compressor's at the front. The damage appears to be an uncontained turbine failure. That's usually caused by a bearing failure, but we shall see when the investigators have done their job. I doubt if a common or garden turbine failure would cause RR any trouble. I say common because I don't know off-hand of any PW GE or RR aero engine that hasn't thrown a disk at one time or another. The most notorious was the Olympus of course, but that was when it was a Bristol Siddeley creation. With the share price well down this must be a good time to buy.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 16:17
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It all very well the wreckage being worth a few zlotys sitigeltfel, but are zlotys worth anything?
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 16:26
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Spot on, Lon. Now here is some supplementary data. Just along from the chipper towards Cellardyke is Brattesani`s fabled ice cream emporium, and next door is their sweetie shop. Ownership may have changed these past few years. The sweetie shop is an institution unknown over here, but to it Scotland owes its name for the worst teeth in Europe, or it may be the world. Still, what a product!

If the Ainster chipper queue is too intimidatingly long, keep in mind that St Monan`s, no more than three or four miles away also boasts a chipper of excellence.

The area is home to great intelligence, not unconnected with the chippers. As one of the locals vouchsafed to Sister Davaar a while back: ``There`s a lotta brens in Pittenweem, ye ken; it`s a`the fush``.

There we have it.
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