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Discuss HMS RHYL F129 in History on Navy Net; Good evening one & all! Could do with a spot of help with this one, have got possibly the largest piece of naval memorabilia on tour in the UK. It is a generator engine from ...
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    HMS RHYL F129

    Good evening one & all!
    Could do with a spot of help with this one, have got possibly the largest piece of naval memorabilia on tour in the UK. It is a generator engine from HMS Rhyl & has resulted in meeting some interesting people.
    What i am after is some help in finding the history of this ship, from the launch to being sunk as a target.
    All help will be very much appreciated.
    Many thanks,
    Merv!

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    How the hell didja sneak that outta the gate.

    No seriously, what prompted you to take it into custody and why? also what you gonna use it for?
    Being "over the hill" is much better than being under it!
    He who dies with the most toys is nonetheless DEAD.

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    In Birkenhead we call them diesel fitters.............

    diesel fit me ma,
    diesel fit me pa,
    diesel fit me sister................

    I must admit doing a top overhaul and fuel pumps and blowers replacement on a V16 Paxman Ventura 1MW genny was quite interesting, but I wouldnt want to take one home!
    "Port and Starboard Olympus running and selected limitations one zero zero!!"

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    Well!
    Many thanks for the leads on the Rhyl research, they will be dead useful!
    Got into this mad project because i wanted an exhibit to take to the vintage shows that was `a bit different`. Didnt fancy an army lorry, no variety. Steam engines are loads of money, cant get excited about a van full of old garden forks, & stationary engines?????? there owners are a different breed alltogether! Managed to find this one on ebay, went to get it & there were 2 so what is a bloke supposed to do?
    Have been to a couple of local shows with it & upset a few, turned loads of heads & walked off with the trophy on one occassion!
    Let me know if you are passing through worcestershire & fancy a brew & a natter.

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    Any photos?

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    Would love to put pics on but yet to figure that one out! pm me yer email & will send some that way.

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    You have PM

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    To post piccies, host them on a site like http://photobucket.com/ (free). Then either bracket the resultant picture's URL with [img] [/img] or use the "post picture" option in the RumRation "reply" page (far left, bottom line of blue boxes).

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    Re: HMS RHYL F129

    So once pics are hosted its go gadget go! Shall have to have a go over the weekend.
    Have got some pics on the internal fire museum web site in their gallery. look for paxmanmerv but be warned it takes some getting on to the gallery section!

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