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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:31 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Is Cramond Island the one mentioned at the start of Prester John?

I think a .75 machine gun would be more realistic, although I`ve never heard of one.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

it was a 7.5mm he missed a decimal point Jeezo give the guy a break
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cramond_Island

I'm only repeating what someone else has said
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

To blow up ships and submarines the millitary would have used a 75mm gun, probably from a warship or tank turret design.
It wouldn't be the first time naval guns have been placed on land, if I remember school lessons correctly    battleship guns were placed on the cliffs of Dover, this practice was started by Admiral Nelson who took his ships guns to attack a fortified city.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Stuball wrote:



Was wondering if this was a generator building with the generators mounted on the blocks?

A great collection of military buildings so easily accessable.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Capercaillie wrote:

Was wondering if this was a generator building with the generators mounted on the blocks?


Suppose it could have been.... makes sense
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Dawdling around the island at 2am and the rain came pishing doon

Crammond by David C Laurie, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Took a wander over again at midnight as the tides were right.

Gimme shelter by David C Laurie, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:51 am    Post subject: crammond island Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Drama college Edinburgh 1992 me and 2 pals

"Want to go to crammond island"?

" Maybe we should look at the big board telling you tide times"?

"Nahhhhhhhhhhhhh....be alright"

cut to

5 hrs in a freezing january. stuck on crammond island. soaking jeans ( not because i had pished them)
because we all thought we could run across as the water was streaming over the path. We couldnae


rescued by coast card and fined

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Best to wait it out.... take a lighter to stay warm... I know folk who have been caught out by the tides even after reading the boards and not allowing for a margin of error.


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