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Old 28 June 2013, 15:28   #21
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Sure does, I used to have to mend them.
I used to run the fleet, and Chally 1 and laterly Chally 2
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Old 28 June 2013, 15:29   #22
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lifeboat engines are 2 stroke diesels but your right Dave they are not pure 2 strokes as they do have a valve down the cylinder
Remember one particular Tyne class lifeboat getting knocked down & pushed backwards by a very large wave that stalled one engine and with the force of the water acting on the prop restarted it up in reverse .
Though it took the crew a few moments to work out what was wrong
Fantastic distinctive growl though if you ever hear one .
RNLI currently have some TYNE class lifeboats for disposal,nice for someone

For Sale- TYNES
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Old 28 June 2013, 15:44   #23
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How much are they asking for them???
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Old 28 June 2013, 16:31   #24
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I used to run the fleet, and Chally 1 and laterly Chally 2
Are you Brian Chandler?
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Old 28 June 2013, 16:38   #25
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Are you Brian Chandler?
No, if im right he ws a vickers man !! Not MoD
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Old 28 June 2013, 16:58   #26
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We used to recon and supply L60's at Aviation Jersey, my first engineering job after leaving school. We had a test bed for running them up, sounded almost as nice as the RR Merlins. Our best customers for the L60's I think were the American offshore power boaters!
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Old 28 June 2013, 17:29   #27
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Friend of mine has 2 of these bad boys in his 53ft Hatterras motor yacht on the river Thames. It just fits in some locks and just passes under some bridges. Sometimes he has to ask the environment agency to lower the water levels to get through, now that's planning your trip


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Old 29 June 2013, 00:14   #28
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And finally, this is worth a look Napier Deltic, too complicated to explain. (Click on the image to see it work)
Now there's a sound I remember well we used to live near the main line when I was a kid and could hear the Deltics setting off from west gate station awesome sound.[/QUOTE]

Took my son on a day trip on a heritage Deltic Diesel some years back. Fantastic sound but never saw a damn thing out the window for the smoke
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Deltics? See what this chap can do.
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Now there's a sound I remember well we used to live near the main line when I was a kid and could hear the Deltics setting off from west gate station awesome sound.
I could not agree more! They used to power the Tjeld (Nato = Nasty) class MTB`s up to 45 knots (50+ knots without weapons). 2 x Napier Deltic 18 cylinder turbo diesel engines. 3140 hp x 2 = 6280hp

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