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Science and Technology / Wylfa Newydd and the Potential Energy Gap
« Last post by welshcol on Today at 06:38:40 PM »
Who is taking care of the long term energy needs and Investments ???🤔
See:-.       https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46865441           
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Hi Bob thought with your commando training you could go under cover and get some close ups!!! Ha Ha  ;) :)

Good write up and some photos from Pembrokeshire Herald'
see http://pembrokeshire-herald.com/50146/merlins-bridge-work-to-replace-first-of-two-railway-bridges-well-underway/
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And one of the "New" Bridge.
Can't get any closer from this side of the Bridge.  >:(

Bob
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Happy crane is back 😉😁😁
Hopefully they will have plenty of time for final "new " Bridge installation and alignment.
Saw they were clearing the Dredgemans Hill compound in preparation for repeat of Bridge change out in February.
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New Bridge put in place overnight, now making up for lost time.
They have a deadline to hand the railway line back, otherwise big penalties!

And for your enjoyment, Colin the crane is back!

Some more photos.
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What's On in Pembrokeshire / Re: Merlin's Bridge - Bridges to be Replaced!!!
« Last post by welshcol on January 19, 2019, 11:05:02 PM »
Great photos of the "old" bridge on the move.
Looking at the "new" Bridge on Thursday, see photo, thought crane would be doing a lift off the transporter of the old bridge then placing new bridge on the carrier since space looked very tight for any other option.
From what you are saying not the case so "hope"  ::) they have any easy installation of the new unit tomorrow.
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What's On in Pembrokeshire / Re: Merlin's Bridge - Bridges to be Replaced!!!
« Last post by Maytree on January 19, 2019, 09:06:27 PM »
Today the Pembroke Road Rail Bridge was removed - but not without a fight!

After many hours of waiting it finally came up the road on it's remote controlled transporter.
The first lift happened around 2pm (Scheduled for 10.30am), then rotated 90 degrees ready to be moved.

The pictures show it entering the compound and about to be put on stands, the transporter then lowers its jacks and moves to under the new bridge.
No crane used just the jacking system on the transporter Colin.

Tonight or tomorrow the new bridge will be wheeled down the road and into position.

The transporter has four pairs of wheels in four parallel rows, that's 64 wheels!  - Oops, that should read 32 wheels!

Bob
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Astronomy Group / Saturn's spectacular rings are 'very young'
« Last post by Geoffw on January 18, 2019, 02:12:00 PM »
Saturn's spectacular rings are 'very young'
By Jonathan Amos  BBC Science Correspondent  17 January 2019

We're looking at Saturn at a very special time in the history of the Solar System, according to scientists.  They've confirmed the planet's iconic rings are very young - no more than 100 million years old, when dinosaurs still walked the Earth......for more information CLICK HERE
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Astronomy Group / Re: Total Lunar Eclipse Visible from UK
« Last post by welshcol on January 18, 2019, 08:28:30 AM »
Early indications are that there will be good visibility for the early hours of the Morning of 21st January giving a good chance of viewing the Total Lunar Eclipse.  ::)



update:- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46908305
What time is the lunar eclipse?

The table below lists the timings for the whole eclipse as seen from London and they might differ by a few minutes for other parts of the UK.


Local time (GMT) in London
 
2:36am
 
Penumbral eclipse begins

The Moon will start to enter the Earth’s penumbra (area of partial shadow) and start to darken.
 
High in the south west
 

3:33am
 
Partial eclipse begins

The Moon will start to enter the Earth’s umbra (area of full shadow) and leave its penumbra and will darken considerably, almost as if it is changing its phase from full moon to waning crescent in just over an hour.
 
High in the south west
 

4:41am
 
Full eclipse begins

The Moon has completely entered the Earth’s umbra and starts to turn red.
 
High in the west
 

5:12am
 
Maximum eclipse

This is when the Moon is closest to the centre of the Earth’s umbra.
 
Fairly high in the south west
 

5:43am
 
Full eclipse ends

The Moon will start to leave the Earth’s umbra and enter its penumbra losing its red colour.
 
Fairly low in the west
 

6:50am
 
Partial eclipse ends

The Moon has left the Earth’s umbra and has completely lost its red colour. One side starts to get lighter whilst the other is still very dark as it enters the Earth’s penumbra, almost as if it is changing from a waxing crescent to a full moon in around an hour.
 
Low in the west
 

7:48am
 
Penumbral eclipse ends

The Moon will look slightly darker than usual and has now left the Earth’s penumbra.
 
Low in the west
 
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General Chatty Stuff / A "Simple" Guide to Brexit!!!!
« Last post by welshcol on January 15, 2019, 05:33:22 PM »
A "Simple" Guide to Brexit!!!! now there's a contradiction if ever I saw one!!!! ::) :( :(

See:- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46318565
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