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royfellows

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Frongoch Engine Shaft
Posted: 26/06/2018 22:10:17
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I have just uploaded some shots of Frongoch Engine shaft taken looking up using the DX 80 and a bat cooker on full.

Quite interesting, a lot of detail to be seen.



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and a digital zoom into whats happening up there



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Posted: 29/06/2018 18:48:30
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I dont want to stir the thread but have had to edit the photo captions due to a typo.
Camera was handheld, but light was 35,500 lumens not as originally typed.

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Frongoch Engine Shaft
Posted: 05/07/2018 20:53:10
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What are the griddy things, and what is stopping them falling on your head?
Interesting photo.
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Frongoch Engine Shaft
Posted: 05/07/2018 20:59:21
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They are the next bit of the pump rods above bound with steel clamps , like the one you can see but from a different angle.
As to what stops them falling on your head, the answer is "not much!"
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Posted: 05/07/2018 21:35:22
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Here it is



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Called an Offset or Setoff it was usually a means of connecting a pump plunger to the main rod in a way that kept the rod clear of the pump. However we are here looking up above drainage adit so it was possibly connected to a balance bob.

The shaft is full of interesting bits and pieces. The steel clamps are correctly called "staples". At the bottom are the strapping plates of an angle bob, probably the surface bob.

There are 3 upper levels above adit, maybe with a balance bob still there. We may find out some day.




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