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    Default DRIVE TO SAVE HISTORIC STEAM PLANT FROM SS NYANZA

    SAVE SS NYANZA'S STEAM ENGINES!



    THE NOMADIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY IS URGENTLY SEEKING HELP TO SAVE THE STEAM PLANT OF THE SS NYANZA, AN EDWARDIAN ERA LAKE STEAMER IN AFRICA.



    TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR THESE ENGINES, WHICH ARE IMMINENTLY DUE TO BE RIPPED OUT AND SCRAPPED, AS THIS VESSEL UNDERGOES CONVERSION TO DIESEL ENGINES.



    THESE ENGINES ARE PROBABLY THE LAST OF THEIR TYPE ON THE PLANET. ONCE THEY ARE GONE THEY CAN NOT BE BROUGHT BACK.



    THE NOMADIC PRESERVATION SOCIETY BELIEVES THESE ENGINES CAN AND SHOULD BE SAVED AND PRESERVED FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS, INDEED THEY COULD EVEN BE INSTALLED IN THE SS NOMADIC - THE LAST WHITE STAR LINE VESSEL IN EXISTENCE, WHICH FERRIED PASSENGERS OUT TO THE TITANIC.



    CAN YOU HELP?

    DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHO CAN?

    PLEASE PASS ON THIS MESSAGE TO ANYONE WHO MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP!



    PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU CAN BE OF ASSISTANCE AND WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.





    Nigel Hampson
    Membership Secretary
    Nomadic Preservation Society
    07772 928507 (UK)



    http://www.nomadicpreservationsociety.co.uk

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    Default Re: DRIVE TO SAVE HISTORIC STEAM PLANT FROM SS NYANZA

    Do you need my bank account details?

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    Default Re: DRIVE TO SAVE HISTORIC STEAM PLANT FROM SS NYANZA

    Ha Ha no chance of this being from NIGERIA (BLOCK CAPITALS PAY ATTENTION)

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    Default Re: DRIVE TO SAVE HISTORIC STEAM PLANT FROM SS NYANZA

    Well, according to the Nomadic Preservation Society website the position of "Membership Secretary" is vacant. So who are you?

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    Default Re: DRIVE TO SAVE HISTORIC STEAM PLANT FROM SS NYANZA



    <<THESE ENGINES ARE PROBABLY THE LAST OF THEIR TYPE ON THE PLANET>>

    Really! There are literally thousands of steam engines of all kinds, including marine engines, still in full working order today.

    What is so special about this particular engine - other than being the right type and age for your boat? Dont misunderstand me - I am all for preserving good examples of steam engines, but I just wondered what they are, to be described as 'unique'.

    None of the websites I can find about Nyanza actually say anything about her steam plant , which I find strange if it is something special.
    Is Conservation for wildlife or conservationists?
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    Default Re: DRIVE TO SAVE HISTORIC STEAM PLANT FROM SS NYANZA

    regards David - DSW Marine Engineering
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    Default Re: DRIVE TO SAVE HISTORIC STEAM PLANT FROM SS NYANZA

    I know we have had some muppets on here with only one post to their name but should we get out the hanging squad everytime without first doing a bit of background like lenseman did. I hope those of you that joined the hanging party now feel a little silly!!
    "We need to make a sacrifice to the boat gods, find me a young virgin... oh,
    and bring something to kill"

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    Default Re: DRIVE TO SAVE HISTORIC STEAM PLANT FROM SS NYANZA

    What I do not understand is why we have a Lottery fund and a National Maritime museum, and valuable things like this could go for scrap.

    After all it's only peanuts, well 200 K they need initially to buy the engines.

    Brian

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    Default Re: DRIVE TO SAVE HISTORIC STEAM PLANT FROM SS NYANZA

    I stand corrected however the "contacts" section of the website lclearly states Membertship Secretary as "Position Vacant".

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    Default Re: DRIVE TO SAVE HISTORIC STEAM PLANT FROM SS NYANZA

    Still would like to know what engines Nyanzi has....

    Halcyons suggestion of a bid for Lottery funding sounds like a good idea to me.
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