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Highland Two Pile Threading
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Highland Two Pile Threading

And out the other end, any old nigg men remember that?? Photo taken from M.& E. yard.
Picture added on 10 July 2010 at 21:00
As Maurice Chevalier once said " Ah yes I remember it well",
Added by John Jones on 23 July 2010
I remember that - the Pile was buckled and had to be removed and repaired.
Added by J. Derek Riddell on 05 October 2010
The pile had to be replaced, Derek, not repaired. We had to scour the country for steel so that the mill could roll a replacement pile!
Added by Ken Gordon on 02 August 2011
I'm pretty sure that I remember Graham McChesney (eventually Pipemill Manager) telling me that the unbuckled sections were retained - it was 'lost' piles (during offshore upending) from either FC or FD that had to be totally replaced?
Added by J. Derek Riddell on 02 August 2011
You're right, Derek. My mistake. I had forgotten all about that incident!!
Added by Ken Gordon on 03 August 2011
The "lost piles" were on Magnus during upending, 11 off them. I remember this one in the photo coming to a screaching halt. Do you remember the pile they dropped at the other end? It landed on the Dock Gate and wrote off 2 Skyhorses and a 4100. I have photos somewhere that I'll send you.
Added by Ramsay Bain on 09 June 2013
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