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Linton-on-Ouse 29 Aug 2008 16:49 #1

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Linton-on-Ouse 11 May 2009 11:25 #2

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Passing Linton-on-Ouse with NJR & CDP last week we stopped to have a look from the fence at what was going on there. It looks like a new tower is being built.

Excuse the quality, they are a long way away and the photos are cropped! Not what I'd usually post but more for referance.

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Linton-on-Ouse 10 Nov 2009 23:09 #3

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I was at Linton today on a base tour and learnt that the new control tower will be commissioned on the 19 November and will operate alongside the existing tower for a few days to prove all of its systems before taking over as the operational tower . Normally , as well as the aircraft , I only photograph control towers and hangars but found myself photographing various airfield buildings and even vehicles....must be the influence of AiX !

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Linton-on-Ouse 11 Nov 2009 08:44 #4

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Stevo;6752 wrote: Has to be one of the ugliest modification made to a CT.
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It is, but one thing in its favour is that it has meant little alteration to the original 2328/39 watch office. Hopefully this will have a good future?

Another interesting thing is that NPs pics give an unusual glimpse into how these 2548/55 VCRs were added to existing designs. They all have that steel platforn with the steel girder legs, but normally dropped down through the original building, which has to have its floors cut and new local foundations made to facilitate the heavy VCR.

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Linton-on-Ouse 12 Nov 2009 08:32 #5

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It surprised me when I first found out (via two fairly explicit drawings), but the VCR weight has to be taken down to the foundations. I suppose weight must be only one worry, wind side forces etc is another.
In St Mawgans tower there were certain places where you could crawl in or open a hatch and see the 'newer' steel work.

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