Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Social > Jet Blast
Reload this Page >

The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread XXV

Jet Blast Topics that don't fit the other forums. Rules of Engagement apply.

The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread XXV

Old 10th Aug 2015, 15:00
  #7181 (permalink)  

Pilot of the Airwaves
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Close to the Med
Age: 70
Posts: 811
Looks like it'll be suck it and see.
That's strange. Was speaking with Mrs IB about sticks of Blackpool Rock earlier and about what you can have writ in them to order these days.
IB4138 is offline  
Old 10th Aug 2015, 16:07
  #7182 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: The Luberon
Age: 68
Posts: 910
Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
Despite what you might have seen in James Bond, there is no in-flight access from the back of the flight-deck into the bomb-bay.

It is either garbage or we ALL have been hoodwinked and the so-called nuclear bombs were just 'cheeses' . . .

Will we ever know for certain? I mean absolutely certain.
Some of the nuclear bombers used by the USA had access to the bomb bay for arming/disarming purposes.

The weapons in the RAF inventory were very real and the WE.177 was the one at its disposal before the Navy took over the deterrence role.

I remember a real ding-dong power struggle at 1GP between two Group Captains. During exercises dummy weapons would be uploaded and one of the Groupies thought it would be a good idea to have one aircraft loaded with a real weapon, taxied round the airfield and back to the dump for unloading to give everyone the feel of the real thing.

Read "Command and Control" by Eric Schlosser to find out why that was not a very good idea!
sitigeltfel is offline  
Old 10th Aug 2015, 17:03
  #7183 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Newcastle/UK
Posts: 1,473
Next door for summat and SIL leafing through her diary says Small Black and White Draper Hound is three years old next month! I simply cant believe it, just seems months ago at most we went to pick him up!!
tony draper is offline  
Old 10th Aug 2015, 17:46
  #7184 (permalink)  

FX Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Greenwich
Age: 63
Posts: 900
No rain of course. And we could do with some as it's so muggy!

Hmm, news of the Draper hound's birthday is in some respects unwelcome as I would have said it was the first birthday, not the third.

High drama in up-market Blackheath Village as the engine of a 108 bus catches fire. The conflagration is quickly extinguished and no-one is hurt. That will be the topic of conversation at the Age Exchange for months to come!

I am being unfair to them actually. It's a place with a heart -- and a pace-maker or two.
angels is offline  
Old 10th Aug 2015, 17:52
  #7185 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Alderney
Age: 58
Posts: 80
First underwater photograph was taken in 1856 off the Dorset coast. This factoid courtesy of BBC Spotlight.
beaufort1 is offline  
Old 10th Aug 2015, 18:24
  #7186 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Newcastle/UK
Posts: 1,473
Bonny wee Engine Newcastle Central Station 1880s.
tony draper is offline  
Old 10th Aug 2015, 19:16
  #7187 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: South Africa
Age: 83
Posts: 1,327
I can see the side tanks for water, but where did they carry the coal?
ian16th is offline  
Old 10th Aug 2015, 19:19
  #7188 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Andalucia
Posts: 720
Senior Management has just been stung by a wasp. It seems like she is the one and only, it hurts it seems.
Wodrick is offline  
Old 10th Aug 2015, 20:15
  #7189 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Newcastle/UK
Posts: 1,473
Only thing I really remember about our family holidays up the Tyne at Ovingham when I were a nipper was sitting upon a wasp and being stung on me sitty down bit, this probably accounts for one's lifelong hatred of waspkind.

Last edited by tony draper; 10th Aug 2015 at 20:43.
tony draper is offline  
Old 10th Aug 2015, 21:11
  #7190 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Without a Paddle
Posts: 5
The water was carried in the saddle tank over the boiler, you can see the tank cover between the chimney and the saftey valve. Coal was carried in the side panniers where the engine number is. The problem with saddle tanks locomotives of this size was the water in the saddle tank got quite warm, it being over the boiler, and stopped the injectors working as efficiently as when the water was cold.
UpaCreak is offline  
Old 10th Aug 2015, 21:23
  #7191 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Newcastle/UK
Posts: 1,473
The number itself is interesting,1781 is the year Geordie Stephenson was born..
tony draper is offline  
Old 10th Aug 2015, 22:09
  #7192 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: apogee
Age: 65
Posts: 59
Sometimes old designs baffle me. They could have extended the canopy to cover and protect the driver from the elements quite easily but they didn't seem to think that was worthwhile.


Reminds me of that London double-decker with an opening instead of a driver's door.
meadowrun is offline  
Old 10th Aug 2015, 22:13
  #7193 (permalink)  

OLD RED DAMASK
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Lancashire born. In Cebu now
Age: 66
Posts: 368
but I can see Baggies approaching for you.
WELL PACKED AWAY.
lasernigel is offline  
Old 10th Aug 2015, 22:55
  #7194 (permalink)  
Resident insomniac
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: N54 58 34 W02 01 21
Age: 75
Posts: 1,859
Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
Sometimes old designs baffle me. They could have extended the canopy to cover and protect the driver from the elements quite easily but they didn't seem to think that was worthwhile.


Reminds me of that London double-decker with an opening instead of a driver's door.
I believe that it was an early stipulation by 'London Transport' (as was in the very early 1900s) that the driver had to be exposed to the elements and not cocooned in an enclosed cab.
G-CPTN is offline  
Old 10th Aug 2015, 22:56
  #7195 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Out in the sticks in DE56
Age: 81
Posts: 552
Originally Posted by meadowrun View Post
Sometimes old designs baffle me. They could have extended the canopy to cover and protect the driver from the elements quite easily but they didn't seem to think that was worthwhile..
Certainly, many of the drivers on God's Wonderful Railway thought it cissy when cab roofs were introduced. One or two left the Company, complaining that "It wasn't like that in my day." They had been accustomed to a vertical 'spectacle plate' and nothing else.
jimtherev is offline  
Old 11th Aug 2015, 01:31
  #7196 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: A home for the bewildered
Posts: 86
'London Transport' (as was in the very early 1900s)

[pedant]

Was it? Or was it then the London General Omnibus Company?

[/pedant]


GrumpyOldFart is offline  
Old 11th Aug 2015, 05:03
  #7197 (permalink)  

OLD RED DAMASK
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Lancashire born. In Cebu now
Age: 66
Posts: 368
Good morning all. A tad brighter but cooler this morning.

New phone came yesterday, has a fingerprint recognition feature. Keep registering it but never works and have to use a password instead!
lasernigel is offline  
Old 11th Aug 2015, 05:22
  #7198 (permalink)  

Pilot of the Airwaves
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Close to the Med
Age: 70
Posts: 811
Good morning.

Off to Pablo's in about an hour, once madam gets herself together.
IB4138 is offline  
Old 11th Aug 2015, 06:49
  #7199 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Newcastle/UK
Posts: 1,473
Morning peeps,beautiful start here,strange dreams had just before I woke up involving a giant squid chasing people along a hotel corridor and me hiding in a cupboard watching them get caught eaten.
tony draper is offline  
Old 11th Aug 2015, 07:00
  #7200 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: EGNX country
Age: 64
Posts: 215
Hello.
Overcast at present.

A bit of a panic yesterday as I couldn't contact the aged mater all day.
I give her a ring each day to make sure she is ok but answer came there none.
As it got to 9 o'clock I was begining to fear the worse so phoned a friend of hers who kindly popped round to see if she was still with us. Thankfully she
was and the problem was down to her zeal at cleaning. She'd ripped the phone line out of it's socket.
Neither of them could reconnect the phone, so another 170 mile round trip beckons for a 10 second job.

Apart from that, nothing to report.
handsfree is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.