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    Default NGTE Pyestock - Cells 1+2 - October 09


    Courageous (non member) and I have hit Pyestock a couple of times recently, firstly taking in the usual Cell 3/4 hotspots, and then a few of the older buildings. I was disappointed with 3 in particular, finally proving to myself that the doors were just part of the filmset! Too good to be true I guess.

    On a subsequent visit we ended up in Cells 1+2, and felt like we hit Pyestock gold. I think these cells are where you can really see what went on there, probably due to the fact that they are far more compact and self-contained. The accompanying control and exhaust complexes complete that vision of the whole process, although the science of what actually happened there is obviously still far far beyond most of us.

    For those that haven't done so, I strongly recommend spending time in this area. Its quite magical.

    Simon Cornwell's site seem to have the best info on what actually happened there - check out http://www.ngte.co.uk/doc/doc/etf4.htm

    The pics:

    Cell 1











    "Red Five, standing by"


    Button moon, anyone?




    Hanging out in the Cell 1 end cap.

    Cell 2- which still contains a turbine of some description






    At the far end of Cell 2 is a Spray Carriage, used to spray water into the exhaust in order to cool it and reduce the noise.










    Cell 1+2 control room building












    Around the cell complex






    End caps, inside the exhaust building






    And finally, a Pyestock pipes shot - just because I was really pleased with this one.


    Cheers

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    That was interesting, first time I have looked at any of the posts.I take it that was a jet engine test area.
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    love the pics i really do need to get off my arse and go here
    as want to go so bad and everytime i see it i want to go more

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    better get off your arse then, its just got planning permission for europes biggest warehouse...

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    Had a total fail there today, all the holes in the fence have been done up! We got so desperate we tried asking for premission to enter through the main enterance lol

    Love your pictures, it looks a fantastic place

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allstar#500 View Post
    Had a total fail there today, all the holes in the fence have been done up! We got so desperate we tried asking for premission to enter through the main enterance lol

    Love your pictures, it looks a fantastic place
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allstar#500 View Post
    Had a total fail there today, all the holes in the fence have been done up! We got so desperate we tried asking for premission to enter through the main enterance lol

    Love your pictures, it looks a fantastic place
    And did they let you in?

    Excellant shots Hpipe..some very different angles indeed..I too love cells 1 and 2...below is some detail of what went on inside:

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    Quote Originally Posted by klempner69 View Post
    And did they let you in?

    Excellant shots Hpipe..some very different angles indeed..I too love cells 1 and 2...below is some detail of what went on inside:
    Unsurprisingly...no! I'l have to wait till next week to go back now

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    Quote Originally Posted by mc_nebula View Post
    better get off your arse then, its just got planning permission for europes biggest warehouse...
    Is that so...I heard a rumour that there might problems with that......?

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    That place is so cool, good work.

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