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Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:01 pm
by Renegadenemo
Has anyone else noticed the SS Nomadic project descending into ruin? It was Klingon Andy who flagged it up to me. Looks like a disturbingly familliar scenario. Museologists, HL-effers and probably a sprinkling of type-3 idiots getting themselves in a hopeless muddle. They never learn.

Re: SS Nomadic

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:02 pm
by Mike Bull
I followed things for a bit when it was brought back to Ireland, but I've not followed it much since. Have just had another look at their website though, and see what you mean; it's especially a shame to read there of police involvement re. 'artefacts'. I do hope someone hasn't been nicking bits? :cry:

http://www.nomadicpreservationsociety.co.uk/index.asp

Re: SS Nomadic

Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:44 pm
by Renegadenemo
You just reminded me of something... Would the gentleman who has our throttle linkage rod be good enough to return it. We're ready to put it back and it must be clean by now.

Re: SS Nomadic

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:01 pm
by Terminator
Evening Boss :)
Ah yes the throttle linkage, I had also forgotten that you had given a certain person the task of transforming that particular piece of deformed poetry! I will seek out and establish it whereabouts without delay!! Rest assured I will leave no stone unturned until it is found from that safest of safe places in which it has been kept safe for many months.
Now let me see :?

If you remember correctly I personally took homework home on two occasions and returned them both gleaming :D Firstly both Batteries and secondly both air starter bottles. However I have a feeling this is more than can be said for the original person given this small task! I will go and have a word and establish it whereabouts and actually how far they got with their Brillo pad :D sorry I meant Baby Shampoo of course 8-)

Fear not Boss I shall return :D
Novie
I'll Be Back

Re: SS Nomadic

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:05 pm
by Renegadenemo
As you say, Novie, your work on the batteries and start bottles was exemplary. Imagine how clean our throttle linkage must be by now. I'll leave its safe return in your capable hands...

Re: SS Nomadic

Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:27 pm
by Terminator
Good news I have it Boss :)

Found the bloody thing after twos hrs of looking :D Only kidding I knew where it was all the time :roll: I think another polish is in order though as it has been gathering dust whilst sitting in a cupboard. I had forgotten to tell you some of the serial numbers are clear to read. However the original colour of the linkages is that Aircraft GREEN although well faded it was Green like the other linkage in pic of the day recently. Will have it back up to you a.s.a.p.
I love how the chrome parts have come up really shiney even that bend with the heat treatment they had put in has come up really well. Except for the steel bits which are heavily rusted! May need to be lightly shot blasted and treated by your man at bettablast?
Otherwise chuffed to bits with it on the whole.

Novie

Told you I'll Be Back ;)

Re: SS Nomadic

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:39 am
by Mike Bull
Oh, it's YOU that had it Novie! That's a BIG relief! 8-)

Re: SS Nomadic

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:18 am
by Terminator
Aye Mike that was before your time mate when we were taking homework home. Infact to be honest it was Julie who asked if she could have a bit to clean as I was taking more work home as the volunteer front was a bit thin on the ground way back then. The workshop wasn't always the warm clean environment it is today! Anyway I've got the roof rack on so that Jet engine should be OK once I get the bugger tide/secured down. It would be good if I could get it to light up certainly give Mr. Dodds a different take on what real speed is coming back across the A69 :twisted:

Mind you we don't do so bad in the old Scubby :twisted:

Novie

I'll Be back

Re: SS Nomadic

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:55 am
by Mike Bull
The workshop wasn't always the warm clean environment it is today!
Well thanks to dear Carl it's warm at least, but clean?! :o :lol:

Re: SS Nomadic

Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:58 am
by Renegadenemo
It's never clean with you lot making mess in one corner then wandering off to start a new mess somewhere else... but Carl does keep it warm.