Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 08 August 2007, 09:09   #1
mdt
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: fife
Make: Humber / searider
Length: 5m +
MMSI: ... - - - ...
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 720
should be good

to watch http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/...st/6936643.stm

if you are into that sort of thing.....
__________________

__________________
“The only difference between men and boys, is the price and size of their toys”
mdt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 August 2007, 13:52   #2
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Make: BLANK
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
I have travelled all over the World - and I have yet to see this bridge!!! Something I must remedy soon!!!

It's amazing how much better it's lasting than the newer bridges............
__________________

__________________
codprawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2007, 12:35   #3
Member
 
Bigmuz7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: stramash
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by codprawn View Post
I have travelled all over the World - and I have yet to see this bridge!!! Something I must remedy soon!!!

It's amazing how much better it's lasting than the newer bridges............
Well it is quite a structure, but I wouldnt like to guess how much they spend on it to keep it in shape
__________________
Bigmuz7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2007, 12:45   #4
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Oakley
Boat name: Zerstörer
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF 140
MMSI: 235050131
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,931
If you get chance to go and see it. Take a good look from ground level around South Queensferry. Then pop up to the station platform thats on the South side and get a good look at the bridge then. It certainly puts things in to perspective.
And if you've go a boat go for a spin around the supports and adjoining small islands. Seems even more impressive then.
Whatever you do don't park on the slipway at Southqueensferry. But their again RIBNETers shouldn't be doing that sort of thing.


NR.
__________________
http://www.xfire.com/download/
Biggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 August 2007, 14:44   #5
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: East Coast
Make: Chaudron 33
Length: 6m +
Engine: Black uns
MMSI: dunno wot this iz
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 161
This program was filmed on the North side of the bridge, the companies name who's painting this side is Palmers, We have Pyeroy contractors on our site painting Subsea equipment who also Blast and paint the South side of the Bridge.
The bridge used to be continually painted with Red Lead, but now all the old paint is being blasted off down to the substrate and coated with Glass flake (95 % volume solids) which should last 25 years before needing to be done again.
There is somewhere on the bridge a golden rivet which has still to be found!!!
so the story goes.
__________________
blinddog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2007, 04:03   #6
Member
 
Bigmuz7's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Boat name: stramash
Make: Tornado
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 90
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 5,068
Quote:
Originally Posted by blinddog View Post
There is somewhere on the bridge a golden rivet which has still to be found!!!
so the story goes.
Didn't know that one ! But I'll tell you what, the words needle in haystack spring to mind
__________________
Bigmuz7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2007, 04:48   #7
mdt
Member
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Town: fife
Make: Humber / searider
Length: 5m +
MMSI: ... - - - ...
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 720
well B*&$ER me

it is "apparantly" true about this golden rivet, HRH Edward Prince of Wales was the gent who put it in place... see you learn somthing new everyday.

http://www.forthbridges.org.uk/railbridgemain.htm
__________________
“The only difference between men and boys, is the price and size of their toys”
mdt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 August 2007, 05:09   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: darlington
Boat name: GlennVinny
Make: Leeway 6.3
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mariner135v6/4hp aux
MMSI: 235038455
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 279
Have windsurfed from cramond beach here a few times when in my teens. Always a good hooly blowing through the bridge legs. It is an awesome sight, it makes your neck ache to look at. Also lots of nasty jelly fish and sewage in that water!
__________________

__________________
Politicians, like nappies, have to be changed frequently - and for the very same reason.
vince is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:46.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.