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Old 07 April 2013, 15:14   #1
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When men were men...

I can't remember if I've posted this before and cant find evidence of doing so, but this page has been bookmarked for years.

When engineering was done by men in brown shop-coats (white for management), the words "health" and "safety" had yet to appear in the same sentence and wearing a hat was de-rigeur....

Old things.
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Old 07 April 2013, 15:27   #2
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What a fantastic collection. The sheer size of those components too
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Old 07 April 2013, 15:38   #3
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Wow, for me looking at those pictures is like stumbling across a load of vintage Playboy's

And not a fecking computer in sight too

I was lucky enough to see a Doxford oposed piston engine running on a ship i visited in the early 90's.....fascinating bit of kit.

Thanks for posting the link, i will forward it to other anoraks like me

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Interesting stuff it's a shame those days have gone
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Interesting stuff it's a shame those days have gone
Its a good question 'why' .. and almost an embarrasment to be honest , we were a great country once who produced the finest engineering in the world .. not any more .. I blame all our politicians ... not just one half

nice pics to see .. thanks Hugh
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Old 07 April 2013, 16:26   #6
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There are some great engineers about but usually in garden sheds I know a chap that makes working models of these sort of things from scratch

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Aye great days in someways I wish they were back!! They had real Hovis in the snap tins
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Old 07 April 2013, 17:17   #8
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Excellent, thanks for posting
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Its not all bad - those pics were all:

- before ribs were invented
- when seagull's were considered state of the art in outboard tech
- when small boat owners all had to spend most of the winter sanding, varnishing/painting their wooden boats
- all navigation was by chart and dividers

oh, and there was no ribnet - so if you guys wanted to talk about boats you might have had to go and see real people...
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oh, and there was no ribnet - so if you guys wanted to talk about boats you might have had to go and see real people...
Are there no real people on RIBnet Poly Is tony t not real then ???
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