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Re: Quiz ANSWERS

Post by PeterV » Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:30 pm

I'm disappointed, I thought Gavin's answer was clever.
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Post by Rupert » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:06 pm

Far too clever for it to be my answer...
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Post by chris » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:17 pm

Gavin. further west than the Tamar.
hint.. HMS Warrior lived as a hulk/Jetty on the opposite bank here.

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Post by Rupert » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:24 pm

Falmouth?
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Post by chris » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:36 am

Not Falmouth, Rupert...go north.
The last and largest wooden warship was built near here. it displace twice as much as HMS Victory and was fitted with a steam engine as well as sails. But it never saw service.

Your number five wasnt a Lightning by any chance?

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Post by Rupert » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:18 am

I'm sure lightning exists!

Fishguard?
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Post by Rupert » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:21 am

Clue to 5, small, but not a dinghy

Clue to 6, plywood manufacturer
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Re: Quiz ANSWERS

Post by Michael4 » Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:21 pm

River Cleddau?
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Post by chris » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:23 pm

yes Michael, the GWR teminated at Neyland on the north bank of the Cleddau about four miles up stream from Milford Haven. In fact for a time they called the terminus Milford. it became a busy deep water port, even the great Eastern put in few times for repairs. the track was originally broad gauge and a few samples survive being used as railings.car park, boat works and a marina now fill the site. On the other bank is Pembroke dock the Royal Naval dockyard had thirteen covered building slips. a great deal of history here.

Bobsleigh Track ...Cresta? Rupert. i give up on the non existent one though.

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Post by Rupert » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:32 pm

Yup, Cresta. A strange little Percy Blandford design.
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Post by JimC » Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:42 pm

But technically that wasn't *Brunel's* Great Western Railway... Neyland was the South Wales Railway, which wasn't amalgamated with the Great Western until after Brunel died...

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Post by chris » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:09 am

I take your point, Jim, but on the other hand Brunel was the engineer for the SWR, thus ,presumably, the use of broad gauge originally; and the GWR funded the construction, not sure if that was completely or not, and it seems the two companies were in partnership before they amalgamated. Brunel the overall mastermind.
The old quay is still called Brunel quay.

As a complete tangent I have just realised the early merlins were almost exactly the same width as Standard guage and the widest ones Broad gauge railway track.

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Re: Quiz ANSWERS

Post by Alan P. » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:49 pm

Rupert's no5 = Silhouette?. I know it's not strictly a dinghy but almost.
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Post by Rupert » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:17 pm

Afraid not.

Another clue, use your Imagination!
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Re: Quiz ANSWERS

Post by Michael4 » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:34 pm

Is there a Mirage dinghy?
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