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Offline Leofwine

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Re: New (old) machine being assembled at the Dockyard
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2010, 22:52:45 »
Now that's what a proper piece of industrial engineering machinery should look like!
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Re: New (old) machine being assembled at the Dockyard
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2010, 22:02:49 »
The finished article.



200 tons of lean mean bending machine  :)
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Re: New (old) machine being assembled at the Dockyard
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2010, 18:58:34 »
This is how it looked today:



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Re: New (old) machine being assembled at the Dockyard
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2010, 11:11:19 »
You are more than welcome.

Once they've been reassembled, they'll be painted the same colours as the punch and shears machine in the car park and the steam hammers which have also recently been reassembled in front of the No1 Smithery.
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Re: New (old) machine being assembled at the Dockyard
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 11:02:19 »
Ah so thats what they are! Saw them last week at the model railway show.Commented to my father as to their purpose. Thankyou.

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New (old) machine being assembled at the Dockyard
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 10:39:16 »
At long last, after spending almost 30 years dumped in a corner, the 40ft Plate Bending Rollers are being reassembled outside the new No1 Smithery Museum at the Dockyard.

For those who don't know, this gigantic machine was located, I think, in the No 5 Machine Shop and was used between 1913 and 1966 to turn 1.75" thick steel plates into pressure hull sections for submarines, amongst other things.





It's being put together outside the Wheelwrights Restaurant, but right now (26 Jun) it's all fenced off.
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