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Posts from the ‘Machinery’ category

The Missing Wheels

After this posting, there was some debate about where the front wheels for this crane truck were. This image solves the mystery. The front wheels are set back and, in front of the front wheel assembly, there are the extendable jacks which keep the truck from tipping over when the crane part of the truck is lifting heavy weights.

The Missing Wheels - Richard Broom Photography
The Missing Wheels – Richard Broom Photography

The Voe Jarl Arrives…

I have a soft spot for the Voe Jarl – something of a cross between a tug and a workboat. The Voe Jarl arrived in MacDuff Harbour tonight. MacDuff Harbour and the town of MacDuff are extraordinarily quiet at the moment with all pubs and restaurants closed because of the virus. Let’s hope we get back to normal soon.

The Voe Jarl Arrives - Richard Broom Photography
The Voe Jarl Arrives – Richard Broom Photography

The Pipework

In today’s plastic and electronic world, we often seem to lose sight of how important engineering skills are to us. And, we especially lose sight of how important solid engineering training is. We certainly don’t always seem to make things like we used to. Perhaps it is because our politicians mostly read PPE at Oxford or are former lawyers. They wouldn’t know a spanner if it hit them on the head! That leads me to ask the question…what exactly are our politicians good for? Answer (as in the song): ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

The Pipework - Richard Broom Photography
The Pipework – Richard Broom Photography

The Lilly Oak on the slip…

The fishing vessel Lilly Oak sits on her cradle on the slip at MacDuff Harbour, Scotland. The slip is a long sloping concrete ramp (image coming soon) used to haul boats out of the water for repair and repainting. The cradle that supports the ships runs on railway lines on the slip.

See a larger version of this image here.

The Lilly Oak on the slip - Richard Broom Photography
The Lilly Oak on the slip – Richard Broom Photography

The Printing Press (not just any printing press).

Not just any printing press. This press was used by the Dutch Resistance during World War 2 to print leaflets. More than 20,000 Dutch people were arrested because of their work with the Dutch Resistance. 2,000 Resistance workers were executed. Many Resistance workers were sent to concentration camps. So many brave people.

The Printing Press - Richard Broom Photography
The Printing Press – Richard Broom Photography

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