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Report - NGTE Pyestock - 01\03\08

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by sixxfingers, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. sixxfingers

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    We decided to do something on the way down again to the Piss-Up in Bristol.
    So Pyestock it was... Myself, Madmax, Tims, Converse1, Squirrel911 & Zerocool spent several good hours, taking in the usual sites that are on offer!
    A fantastic site, which deserves alot more time... but we only had a few.

    History:
    For over fifty years, Pyestock was host to the development and testing of gas turbine engines. From the 1950s through to the 1970s, it was the largest facility of its type in Europe, and the design, experimentation and testing at Pyestock helped to usher in the jet age. From running up Concorde's Olympus jet engines in a simulated supersonic conditions through to the endurance checking of every gas turbine installed in the ships of the Royal Navy, Pyestock's credentials were extremely impressive.

    Anyway... enjoy a few shots from the visit:

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  2. Converse1

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    Re: Pyestock (Pre-Piss Up) Report - 01.03.08

    Finally got most of my pics done, Takes me a bit longer as I'm still a dinosaur using film :D (got a new digital camera on order but it didn't arrive in time :( )

    Thought I'd add them here, hope you guy's don't mind.

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    Little people, big machine! Cell 3 west.

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    Inside Cell 3 West.

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    Pipeage.

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    One of the control rooms (I think it was for Cell 3??)

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    Me on top off No.10 exhauster

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    No.10 Exhauster control room.

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    The LARGE 1&2 test cells, the scale of this has to be seen to be believed :eek:

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    Control for the 1&2 test Cells.

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    Panel after panel of switchgear and connections for Cells 1&2

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    Odd wallpaper for a computer suite! But that's where it was...

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    Me inside the 'Sahara' set this is actually Cell 3

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    Again this is Cell 3 this time looking towards the hatch doors from the very back of the cell. I found this to be a real unbelievable sight.

    Cheers guy's
     
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