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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    Yesterday, 15:29
    Your bog standard 35mm cinema projector. There was talk way, way back of somebody starting a 'cinema club' - possible this old and very cheap projector was going to be the starting point. When the larger format projectors for wide screen came in, you could not give these things away. Film always had to run straight through the gate; hence the two reels, one above the other - with no twisting of the film.
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  • Sausage's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:54
    Awaiting the gas axe by the looks of things.. Where was the limestone being used? Cement or other products? Just asking because geology interests etc. The actual plant here is fairly small but still very capable. I'm sure I see more than one crusher - 3 perhaps? Quarries up my way are either 'dead' and empty or live and very secure. I can't even wrangle with permission trips these days (though I did annoy Banks Mining but that's another story!!) Looks to be a horrible cold and...
    2 replies | 262 view(s)
  • UrbandonedTeam's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 18:22
    Travelled here with a few other explorers, in the couple weeks where it a massive attraction and we met multiple other explorers inside the building and as we were leaving. Not 200% certain but according to some local explorers, they found a body inside a few weeks after we went. Apparently it was on the news but I couldn't seem to find any articles.(?) Meanwood Park Hospital The building explored here is the final one of the once huge asylum site. It is now surrounded by a new...
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  • Rubex's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 17:28
    Awesome! Very nice work!
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  • Rubex's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 17:26
    Lovely stuff!
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  • KPUrbex's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 17:04
    I probably should have mentioned I was joking, I do prefer old BR stock specially over the new crap.
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  • KPUrbex's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 17:03
    Nice place. Love the sunset shits they look stunning.
    2 replies | 262 view(s)
  • mookster's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 16:49
    I have very fond childhood memories of being on holiday in the Peak District and visiting the Crich Tramway Museum located next to here, thinking it was bloody marvellous. Of course back then in the late 1990s this quarry was very much still in use! Fast forward a couple of decades and in the dying light of a chilly December day I found myself back at the Tramway Museum once again, but this time with a completely different objective in mind - the rock crusher in the quarry. I had been...
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 16:31
    Nothing wrong with the old BR units. We got many thousands of miles more between major classified overhauls, than much of the continental stock did. Did many journeys on both the Continental and BR stock in my working days. Problem in the UK was that when the post war modernisation program was drawn up, Politics and undercurrents of industrial actions stopping the Railways; meant that instead of total electrification straight away, a very badly thought out Dieselisation program was drawn up. I...
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  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 16:06
    Quote Am I right in thinking those engine sheds and locos are trapped between brand new stuff? Is that why they still exist and have not been moved? They exist because the steel is such poor quality that the scrap value is much less than the actual cost of cutting up. As for not moving because of rust - Loco axle boxes do not rust or seize up on longterm standing; with the connecting rods removed, any modern shunter will be able to move them very easily.
    14 replies | 570 view(s)
  • mockney reject's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 12:10
    share with the class lol
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  • BikinGlynn's Avatar
    13th Dec 18, 11:33
    Yeah look excellent Mookster, wouldnt mind a gander around here as old industrial is right up my street too ;-)
    6 replies | 378 view(s)
  • odeon master's Avatar
    12th Dec 18, 20:11
    i know someonw who worked here in the 1970's, he said the exhibition building was indeed a cinema, it did show the companies own films for marketing to clients, and also it was used for entertainment for workers and families. Was told it was still used in the very early 80's. Ive driven past it counless times, the building to the right of it was in use till about 5 years back, thats now vandalised too. Shame the inside of the cinemas so bad, take it no projectors were in there?
    6 replies | 378 view(s)
  • smiler's Avatar
    12th Dec 18, 18:11
    I liked that, Nicely Done, Thanks
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  • KPUrbex's Avatar
    12th Dec 18, 17:47
    Probably better quality than the BR units as well.
    14 replies | 570 view(s)
  • Dirus_Strictus's Avatar
    12th Dec 18, 13:17
    The V Bomber disposal sites were nothing to do with 'damage to the home base' - although they would be useful for landing on, if the home base had been put out of action during an operational sortie. They were there to allow the Bomber Force to be dispersed all over the country, in an effort to prevent enemy action destroying all the V Bombers on the ground. A common practise, used many times in the early days of WW2, to protect our Bomber Squadrons and always written up in the Squadron...
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  • RedX_unleashed's Avatar
    12th Dec 18, 08:36
    Superb report, thanks! :)
    10 replies | 2949 view(s)
  • Splorex's Avatar
    12th Dec 18, 04:37
    Reminds me of Newton Abbot in the 70's!
    14 replies | 570 view(s)
  • Sausage's Avatar
    11th Dec 18, 21:55
    Gorgeous stuff mister. Lots and lots of interesting sections - so many different ones. I think what strikes me most is the lack of relics left behind. Not a single photo and not a single aircraft part. Was that so when you visited?
    12 replies | 1663 view(s)
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