Moderator: Community Manager
[Post Reply] [*]  Page 2 of 3  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page « 1 2 3 »
Author Message
Thiel
Post subject: Re: visits to the "bucket" ????Posted: March 4th, 2011, 11:20 am
Offline
User avatar
Posts: 5376
Joined: July 27th, 2010, 3:02 am
Location: Aalborg, Denmark
The books about the RDN are either extremely specific or generalised to the point of uselessness.
Fortunately, that's changed a bit in recent years.

_________________
“Close” only counts with horseshoes, hand grenades, and tactical nuclear weapons.
That which does not kill me has made a grave tactical error

Worklist

Source Materiel is always welcome.


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
Gollevainen
Post subject: Re: visits to the "bucket" ????Posted: March 4th, 2011, 11:38 am
Offline
User avatar
Posts: 4431
Joined: July 27th, 2010, 5:10 am
Location: Finland
Contact: Website
Quote:
Then what do they do with those books?
I assume they use them as door stoppers
Finnish libraries have this habbit of exhibiting certain "book collections" which are usually inherited from some poor old sod who had no family remain to take custody of his remainings...they are then placed in speciall shells and kept there as a relics more than a normaly library items.

_________________
Coming next: L/M Moskva, some research ships, pr.26bis, Pr.1144 remakes and Project 1143 complete redux.



Shipbucket mainsite, aka "The Archive"
Submit your drawings to the archive here
Far Eastern AU wiki


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
Portsmouth Bill
Post subject: Re: visits to the "bucket" ????Posted: March 4th, 2011, 1:42 pm
Offline
User avatar
Posts: 3220
Joined: August 16th, 2010, 7:45 am
Location: Cambridge United Kingdom
Quote:
Finnish libraries have this habbit of exhibiting certain "book collections" which are usually inherited from some poor old sod who had no family remain to take custody of his remainings...they are then placed in speciall shells and kept there as a relics more than a normaly library items.
Darn it, I'd forgotten I haven't sent you that soviet naval book yet - it was actually in the box and LP pinched the box for something else - I'll get it away soon. But yes, we are fortunate, and Freidman is one of the cousins :)


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
Bombhead
Post subject: Re: visits to the "bucket" ????Posted: March 4th, 2011, 11:58 pm
Offline
User avatar
Posts: 2299
Joined: July 27th, 2010, 7:41 pm
I was pig sick the other week.Bishopsgate library in the city had every copy of Jane's from 1909 and they threw them all out.Didn't know about it.What would that collection been worth?


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
Portsmouth Bill
Post subject: Re: visits to the "bucket" ????Posted: March 11th, 2011, 3:25 pm
Offline
User avatar
Posts: 3220
Joined: August 16th, 2010, 7:45 am
Location: Cambridge United Kingdom
Quote:
I was pig sick the other week.Bishopsgate library in the city had every copy of Jane's from 1909 and they threw them all out.Didn't know about it.What would that collection been worth?
Do you mean literally? :cry: If so they ought to be keel hauled. BTW, my copy of The Future British Surface Fleet arrived and was a withdrawn copy from Leicesterhire libray services. I've read it, but now I need to digest it - a daunting task. It really is an excellent introduction to the science of naval architecture, from a master on that subject.


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
Bombhead
Post subject: Re: visits to the "bucket" ????Posted: March 11th, 2011, 5:22 pm
Offline
User avatar
Posts: 2299
Joined: July 27th, 2010, 7:41 pm
Yeah literally.On one of my very infrequent trips into London I had a few hours to spare.Aha I thinks Bishopsgate library,I used to spend many a happy hour in their reference section,to be informed the whole of the Janes collection had been skipped two months before. :cry:


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
Hood
Post subject: Re: visits to the "bucket" ????Posted: March 11th, 2011, 8:32 pm
Offline
Posts: 6492
Joined: July 31st, 2010, 10:07 am
Skipped!!!!!!! Damn those heathen swine! Damn them all to hell!

_________________
Hood's Worklist
English Electric Canberra FD
Interwar RN Capital Ships
Super-Darings
Never-Were British Aircraft


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
Blackbuck
Post subject: Re: visits to the "bucket" ????Posted: March 11th, 2011, 8:50 pm
Offline
Posts: 2715
Joined: July 27th, 2010, 9:15 am
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Libraries are no longer libraries any more. All the ones round here are full of computers and other high technology. We used to have a fair selection of military books including some nice naval ones now there's sweet fark all in there except fiction and kiddy books.

_________________
AU Projects: | Federal Monarchy of Tír Glas| Other Ivernic Nations | Artemis Group |
Blood and Fire


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
Thiel
Post subject: Re: visits to the "bucket" ????Posted: March 11th, 2011, 9:22 pm
Offline
User avatar
Posts: 5376
Joined: July 27th, 2010, 3:02 am
Location: Aalborg, Denmark
I'm glad I have access to the Navy's library. They have pretty much every edition of Janes since it started being published and most of the USNI books among others.

_________________
“Close” only counts with horseshoes, hand grenades, and tactical nuclear weapons.
That which does not kill me has made a grave tactical error

Worklist

Source Materiel is always welcome.


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
MitcheLL300
Post subject: Re: visits to the "bucket" ????Posted: March 11th, 2011, 10:19 pm
Offline
Posts: 1001
Joined: July 27th, 2010, 5:19 pm
Thiel wrote:
I'm glad I have access to the Navy's library. They have pretty much every edition of Janes since it started being published and most of the USNI books among others.
I have found one jane on board.
Wich i had more :lol:

_________________
Fryssian AU with Lt.Maverick 114
http://www.shipbucket.com/forums/viewto ... 31#p193331
[ img ]
Embarked on: HNLMS Karel Doorman A833
To do list:
-Karel Doorman R81 top and front view
-Karel Doorman Class variants (Chile,Belgium,Portugal)
-Jacob van Heemskerck Class (90% done)
-Kortenaer Class (touch up for current standards)
-Sachsen Class Frigates (10% done)
-Johan De Witt L801 (updating to modern standard)


Top
[Profile] [Quote]
Display: Sort by: Direction:
[Post Reply]  Page 2 of 3  [ 23 posts ]  Return to “General Discussion” | Go to page « 1 2 3 »

Jump to: 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


The team | Delete all board cookies | All times are UTC


cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited
[ GZIP: Off ]