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  1. Knobhead
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    I know I’ve run this thread before but I’ve just found some new photo’s of where I worked. This was a normal Sunday nights start up. I used to love this, the biggest fireworks display ever. I’ve had new engineers run terrified from it. An electrical and mechanical engineer had to be immediately to hand if anything went wrong.

    It’s a cupola furnace for melting iron. When it first starts the body of the iron well has to be “gently” warmed up. About 1000°C at this point
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    As it goes on to about 1200°C and we’re getting somewhere. Still not hot enough though.
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    Iron is starting to flow at about 1450°C. You can see the globules of iron carried in the flame.
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    Finally the fireworks stop and a steady flow of iron comes out of the well at 1550°C.
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    OK I was a rotten sod with the newbies, but it amused the lads on the plant to see them panic. But they had to be able to cope with it when needed.
     
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    Archy Styrigg Electrician's Arms

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    Archy Styrigg Electrician's Arms

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    This was taken from Liverpool docks looking towards the power station, I think.
     
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  4. Knobhead
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    Had a bad day then?
     
  5. Archy Styrigg
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    Yes.
    I'm off to Madrid on Thursday and I can't find my passport.
    We've ripped the house apart. Expensive trip to Liverpool for me to get a new one.
     
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    OK Tony, as promised, some more...

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    Oh aye, found it! Adiós baby!
     
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    Cant work out if you where a ships engineer or a stowaway,last pic's taken from the view of someone hiding.

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Tapatalk
     
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    I always putting my driving license and passport somewhere safe. Usually because I have used it for the growing number of places that want ID
     
  9. mogga
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    my dad use to work at the steel works at cambuslang In those days you could take your Boy along to see the manly job you did
    as he was shift supervisor
    after there he went to the"Craig" for a wee while until recently I never realised what a "strip mill" did there was a tv documentry about ther craig starting at the IN end with a white hot massive lump of steel and ending at the roll end with a ginormous roll of 1mm thick 5mile long sheet of steel rolled up Alll the bits inbetween looked like guy falks night it was dirty smelly heavy work but hundreds and hundreds of guys worked there and worked hard they played even harder
    One of the other memories of dads work was standing in the crowd with Jake Jimmy Danny Boab ect and my dad the day they brought the cooling towers down it was a very sad day Not only did I witness these "hard men" openly cry but looking back I also witnessed the ending of generations of employment gone for ever to be replaced with NOTHING it seems every big industrial site around glasgow now has a shopping center The forge at parkhead Tesco StRollox ( rail works) Breahead ( power station ) The science center is built on part of the ship yards
    Old industrial sparks (like you tony) will have seen a large amount of change some good some bad and a lot forgotten
    Crackin photos btw
     
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    DSC01167.jpg i work in telecomms, good thing cables are well marked.
     
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