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#532333 - 10/09/18 02:35 PM Re: Rolls Royce Aero Museum Trip [Re: DaveW]
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Pleased it went well. Having worked there and seen many of the displays I know what I have missed. However Goodwood was great.
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#532336 - 10/09/18 02:41 PM Re: Rolls Royce Aero Museum Trip [Re: DaveW]
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Very informative visit, thanks for organising Dave.

I was so enthralled by what our guide was telling us that I forgot to take any pictures.

There are no computer visuals or the like at this Heritage Centre, only loads of engine history all the way from the very beginnings of the aviation industry to the very latest Turbofans from the A380 and Dreamliner. Plus a lot of the Military Jet range including the parts RR do for the F35.

And when you have a guide as knowledgable as ours you don't need the side shows to explain it all. Just listen and ask questions.

I just wish I had the sort of memory that can absorb all the facts and figures.

Really enjoyed it and Thanks again to Dave
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#532345 - 10/09/18 04:58 PM Re: Rolls Royce Aero Museum Trip [Re: DaveW]
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Here's the initial view as we entered the first building. This was originally built as a tram depot, in the 19th Century. It's due to be demolished, sadly, and built on. The exhibits will be moved to the other site at Sinfin.

The twin prop is a Griffon (I think!) from a Shackleton. Early engines down the right hand side are from various other manufacturers.



This is looking over to the left, ... and half our group. Extreme left is the Merlin with a small blade prop which is started on open days.



Here's a Junkers Jumo engine from the Ju87 and Ju88. Note the inverted Vee. Crankshaft at the top.



One of the Merlins........



A general view. Left centre is a pre-Merlin (forgotten which model) - which was dug out of the ground. Note the badly damaged prop.



A Wright radial. A real work of art.



This one is I think, a Griffon.........



Canberra Bomber nose section. You are allowed to climb inside. Three of us did!!!! The pilot seat is very claustrophobic, completely surrounded by instruments and all black. Visibility forward is poor. The navigator and bomb aimer sit side by side behind the pilot, in a space no bigger than a Morgan cockpit, but way more claustrophobic. I'm quite small but this was much smaller inside than I expected!!!



More to follow........... grin2

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#532348 - 10/09/18 05:11 PM Re: Rolls Royce Aero Museum Trip [Re: DaveW]
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Continued..........

Harrier engine. Apparently the US Marine Corp took most of the RAF Harriers..........



General view of the Jets. Right from the Whittle era onwards................



Another general view.....................



Amazing what you can do with Lego.........



This is the second hall, which has the oil burners and marine engines, and three cars!!!



Two Armstrong Siddeleys and a Bentley................



Another general view.............



I thought I'd taken some photos of the full size wooden mock ups, but I didn't!!!!!!

So that's all I have.......... This is well worth a visit!! thumbs
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#532349 - 10/09/18 05:21 PM Re: Rolls Royce Aero Museum Trip [Re: DaveW]
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Thanks Dave...almost as if I was there !!!!
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#532351 - 10/09/18 05:28 PM Re: Rolls Royce Aero Museum Trip [Re: DaveW]
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You would have fitted right in Kev.........haha.
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#532353 - 10/09/18 05:34 PM Re: Rolls Royce Aero Museum Trip [Re: DaveW]
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Lots of props to hug !!!!

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#532354 - 10/09/18 05:35 PM Re: Rolls Royce Aero Museum Trip [Re: DaveW]
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There's something about a nice prop..........
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#532376 - 10/09/18 08:16 PM Re: Rolls Royce Aero Museum Trip [Re: DaveW]
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Sick I was not able to join you. It looks quite incredible. Thanks for sharing great pics.
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#532425 - 11/09/18 11:06 AM Re: Rolls Royce Aero Museum Trip [Re: DaveW]
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Thanks again for organising Dave
Thoroughly enjoyed it - fascinating!

Pity there wasn’t somewhere to get a cup of tea though, I was gasping
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