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Offline arnk

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Control Rod Roller Bearings
« on: December 09, 2012, 11:25:01 PM »
I have just received my pack of 3 control rod bearings dated 1963.  I steamed the box open and had a look inside.  The ancient Egyptians would have been proud of the packing.  I opened up one bearing carefully wrapped in plastic and then in waxed cloth.  The bearing looked fine, but the grease was rather like candle wax.

What steps do the engineers have to take before using original parts like this?  I assume that all the protective grease needs cleaning off and new applied?  Just unwrapping the parts is a lengthy job.

Now to think of an inventive use around the house for the bearings?

Al
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Re: Control Rod Roller Bearings
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012, 08:17:52 PM »
Got my bearings this week too, though I haven't opened the box.  It felt a bit like getting part 1 of my Build your own Vulcan kit  :D  :D  :D  :D
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Re: Control Rod Roller Bearings
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012, 08:30:13 PM »
I've got loads of boxes of the things if you want more  :D
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Re: Control Rod Roller Bearings
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2012, 07:33:53 AM »
Quote from: "ian livingstone"
Got my bearings this week too, though I haven't opened the box.  It felt a bit like getting part 1 of my Build your own Vulcan kit  :D  :D  :D  :D

I know the sort of thing, comes with the first edition of 'Vulcan' magazine for £1.99, further editions £50,000 like on those historic rail/boat etc. magazines.
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Re: Control Rod Roller Bearings
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2012, 09:47:20 AM »
No Gregg! They're not your lost marbles! They're original vulcan parts (Maybe Spocks lost marbles!!!!) :lol:  :lol:
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Re: Control Rod Roller Bearings
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 11:25:46 AM »
Now when the SatNav packs up I can no longer say I've lost my bearings  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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