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hauntedmyst

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Welcome to the forum from Chicago! I enjoyed your channel coast last summer. It was beautiful.
 

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mso489

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Welcome aboard from central North Carolina, U.S. I'm fascinated by the Chunnel and its construction, and the fact that there is a huge digging machine buried under the tracks, that was used to dig the Chunnel and then dig its way under the channel floor to spare the expense of extracting it. Also, the son of a friend of mine worked with one of the contractors on the project.
 

marconi

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Welcome aboard from central North Carolina, U.S. I'm fascinated by the Chunnel and its construction, and the fact that there is a huge digging machine buried under the tracks, that was used to dig the Chunnel and then dig its way under the channel floor to spare the expense of extracting it. Also, the son of a friend of mine worked with one of the contractors on the project.
You might be interested in 'Crossrail' a 26mile tunnel being dug under London for a new rail line, using the same machines.There is a really good documentary series on BBC Iplayer and You Tube.The chief civil engineer on the project is an American women Linda Miller she is also doing the Sydney Metro.
 
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halfdan

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Welcome aboard from central North Carolina, U.S. I'm fascinated by the Chunnel and its construction, and the fact that there is a huge digging machine buried under the tracks, that was used to dig the Chunnel and then dig its way under the channel floor to spare the expense of extracting it. Also, the son of a friend of mine worked with one of the contractors on the project.
One of the Channel Tunnel boring machines was made in Chesterfield.
 
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mikethompson

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Welcome from Ontario Canada!

Your pipe journey is very personal, and what works for you may not work for me, and vice versa. Experimentation is key. Good luck and ask any questions you like!
 

cigrmaster

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Welcome from Florida. If you can get your hands on the following I think you will enjoy them:
Capstan Blue Flake
Solani 660 Silver flake and 633
Mac Baren Old Dark Fired
Fribourg & Treyer Cut Virginia Plug
 
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mawnansmiff

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"So I have been informed! But Google still can't find it."

Alas John, Google isn't the 'save all' that we all thought it was.

I too used to think they had answers to everything but of course most of it is now run by AI so therefore minimal human input which of course introduces blanks.....or worse still, downright errors!

PS: I miss your old avatar John but my neighbour Alan would be delighted with your new one as he's a Spurs nut 😆

Stay safe all,

Regards,

Jay. 😷
 
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