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    Default Pyestock Gate - Farnborough - July 2009 (Picture Heavy)


    Seen a few picture threads on this already, Seeing how i live 5 minutes walk away decided it would be rude to not go and have a look.

    Anybody who has been there, i salute you for the effort it takes getting to the place lol

    Going to take another walk up there soon as i went mid-day during the week and some sorrounding buildings on the site were still being used so had to be a bit carefull.

    Anyway heres my pictures of what me and my friend found :)

    On our way in:


    Ducts:


    The Road Name:




    Upon Entry:


    Cell 3


    Each Section of this Train was 12 tons:


    It was this big!:


    Power Grid Still Live:


    Cell 3 Up close:


    Inside It:


    For some perspective on size (yes im short lol)


    The Gantry Crane Contol box above cell 3:


    A Fuel Sample or urine we didnt open it to find out:


    When a sign like this is on a door you have to ask whats inside:


    The Sections Below of Cell 3:


    Below Again:


    Humming electrics eek!!


    Fuse Box:


    Key Store complete with keys:


    Towers:


    Moving along the site:


    700 horsepower motor


    We tried to work out why a typical Domestic Central Heating Pump was here (Grundfos 15-60) any1?


    Dennis Manning the phone and Keeping an eye on computer readings:


    When he went to get a coffee the readings went mad and i had to step in for him


    Emergency Shower with a 4inch outlet!! Thats a lot of water gonna hit you!


    One of the many generators dotted about:


    Open invite then?


    Was just a locker room with some electrics in too:


    Apparently testing was in progress


    Cylinders Just laying about:


    Gantry Crane:


    After reporting to the office we proceeded


    Found some more things to explore:


    Sign in one of the pump rooms:


    This was in one of the offices must be used to draw with as there were lots of circle sheets lying about:


    Not sure what these stored:


    Pump Room 2


    Still Holding pressure!!


    The building behind these had people working in so we had to be cautious:


    Decided to take a look from a height:




    Should have taken the camera up to get a photo was a good view of the site:


    We ran out of time as we were due to go to town for the evening but were there over 2 hours, was just so much to see!!

    I never realised this was here and we actually cycled there as it was so close to my house it wasnt worth the effort of starting the car.

    Its a must see site, we will have to revisit to see the rest on a more queit day.

    Hopefully i didn't do too bad for a first write up

    Cheers for reading, Nathan.
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    Loving the action shots

    It looks huge!

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    Nice, you say you cycled there, did you take your bikes in or leave them outside!?
    the people in the airhouse working will be there for another three weeks apparently , I walked up and asked what they was up to !!!
    You'll have to go back once they have gone but make a day of it as there is soooo much to see, thanks for sharing.

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    Hi

    I dont know if i have missed this in this post and the other reports on pyestock but can anybody tell me what its role was when it was still operational.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m2qac View Post
    Hi

    I dont know if i have missed this in this post and the other reports on pyestock but can anybody tell me what its role was when it was still operational.
    Yes, you clearly have missed it.

    It was a gas turbine research establishment (jet engines).

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Yes, you clearly have missed it.

    It was a gas turbine research establishment (jet engines).
    Thanks for the info, one day i will open my eyes

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    I pissed myself at Krelas comment!!Well grasshopper,you have done very well indeed for a first visit and post on here..maybe next time limit your pics to about ten.However,the cell you call Cell3 is Cell3West.The grundfos pump was probably used as a simple circulator pump maybe for cooling water or a secondary hot water return..the Towers as you named them are/were used for storing Aqueous ammonia used in the cooling system...if you want to bone up on me and Harvesters fave site,then take a look at my links below
    Very good post fella and well done for cracking the place at this busy time.
    http://news.webshots.com/album/558463684SVXXyU

    http://news.webshots.com/album/559395564VmePdZ

    http://news.webshots.com/album/563296350DGDmYC

    The last link really does tell whats what in the Stock..

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    Quote Originally Posted by m2qac View Post
    Thanks for the info, one day i will open my eyes
    Apologies for the sarcasm, but it is a pretty famous site ;)

    Try searching for NGTE, its other name.

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    was here the other week.what an amazing place ! its huge there.a return trip is on the cards

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    I joined Nathan on this just to see what it is all about, have to say I found it really interesting.

    The size of the place is unreal, we only explored one corner (due to the workers), looking forward to a second visit!!

    We left our bikes outside, much easier to cycle there, and healthy too!

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