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Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:59 am

I am sure that when on static display and any panels are off, the team could change that solid pipe for rubber.
First things first. I got into endless trouble from the engineers at Rolls-Royce for calling such things 'solid' pipes. They rightly pointed out that were it solid it wouldn't be a pipe at all and would be a bar. It's actually a 'rigid' pipe.
The problem we had was that they appear to have lashed up the plumbing in desperation by hack sawing then gas welding a fitting to force the hose that once came from the abandoned fuel filter to go around a corner it just should never have gone around and that fix, if you can call it a fix,surely wouldn't have lasted long before they had to think again.
The situation now is that if you want an inch BSP fitting it must, for safety and regulatory reasons, come attached to a hose of a certain standard that, as pressures, loads and demands have increased with improved engineering, has grown much fatter and less bendy than what you got in 1966 and even less inclined to go around that impossible corner.
Given the state of the bodge it's likely their comparatively lightweight hose would have given in and kinked soon enough too and they'd have had to come up with an alternative so swapping out for a rigid pipe would have been a good option. We just beat them to it half a century later.
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Post by Malcolm Ops » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:34 am

Apologies to Rolls Royce but you have to have worked with s**t to have come across the phrase that I applied to that small piece of pipe in the pic of the day. The phrase 'solid pipe' is used frequently by those working with sewers and it is a contraction of the full description of "solid wall .. (describe material) .. sewer pipe". You can see I engineered at the 'bottom end' of the scale.
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Post by Richie » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:00 pm

Nice to see Alex in the workshop. Doing what hr does reslly well i might add :)
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Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:05 am

The phrase 'solid pipe' is used frequently by those working with sewers
I think you mean 'solids' pipe, Malcolm. I was born into the building trade and ran a mile in the face of so much dust, mud and outside work rather than take on the family firm.
So much nicer in a warm machine shop in January with the smell of hot oil and a bubbling kettle than up a scaffold in the sleet. I prefer 'rigid' pipes any day under the guidance of those who know what real engineering is about.
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Post by midlife » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:19 pm

Renegadenemo wrote: First things first. I got into endless trouble from the engineers at Rolls-Royce for calling such things 'solid' pipes. They rightly pointed out that were it solid it wouldn't be a pipe at all and would be a bar. It's actually a 'rigid' pipe.
Ohh the joys of Rolls Royce, even after 30 years I still recoil in shock at some of the things they hit us with....
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I got the brown end of the stick & had to do a presentation on these topics. Unfortunately it didn’t go down too well as my northern bluntness kicked in.

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We are told that the picture represents a wheelbarrow.... all I did was searched for wheelbarrow in Google images, none looked anywhere like the image so, NO, someone may call it a wheelbarrow but that individual is most probably “special”

On the don’t assume motives, assume positive Intention:-
I used pics of George Orwell’s 1984 & the fences around the factory (they slope in at the top not out), I pointed out that assuming positive intention had been tried before with dire consequences, at which point I put a pic up of the “work sets you free” sign from Auschwitz.

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Post by Engine 711 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:59 am

Lols. The Wheelbarrow got used again, I recall - and again provided entertainment - unless you were On Message....

Stuff like this at R-R, contributed to me not working for them any more.
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Post by midlife » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:40 am

3 years till retirement, it’s killing me lol


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Post by Engine 711 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:54 am

@midlife,

Starting tunneling....... ;)
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Post by ace_chris » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:37 am

Finding the fire system pictures interesting (is that disturbing?!). If the system goes off, how and where is the water released and in all honesty would it be effective?

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Post by Mike Bull » Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:55 am

The system used carbon tetrachloride I think, held in two bottles underneath the tail cover on the left hand side. A length of ordinary half inch copper plumbing pipe ran forwards to the spray nozzle which is mounted over the top of the inlet trunk, ahead of the engine, and directly behind and above all the various fuel tanks. Was it any good? God knows!
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