Offshore platforms: 101

Take a look at how offshore platforms work, including the different varieties and the unique aspects of each which suit different conditions. Video courtesy of Energy Future.

Mmm, for some reason the introduction and back part of the video went walkabouts – don’t know what happened there. Anyway, this is part three of new track work going through where the platforms were plus two announcements.
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21 thoughts on “Offshore platforms: 101

  • April 22, 2017 at 4:03 am

    Thank you BP this is a fantastic industry intro to help newcomers recognise "A PLATFORM" versus a "MODU" or a "RIG"

  • April 22, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Graham, GREAT news re giving up fags …. FYI your Lambert Video has been blocked (copyright issue) cheers john

  • April 22, 2017 at 5:02 am

    Nice one Graham, track work looking more streamlined and definitely will look great with signals operating, good luck with the challenge ahead with the bonus of good health and wealth! I'm on a couple of months now after 30+ years , looking forward to your scooter vid soon and saw an absolute beauty today in Uckfield, must have had 20 mirrors on it đŸ˜„ , keep up the good work cheers Dazza

  • April 22, 2017 at 5:22 am

    Hi. Veri good

  • April 22, 2017 at 5:58 am

    The steam trains will smoke for you Graham…good luck greetings from the Netherlands(Holland)

  • April 22, 2017 at 6:53 am

    Interesting idea on using plasterboard for the platforms, I wouldn't have thought that would have worked too well with the risk of it breaking up while you try to cut it into shape? Either way if it works then awesome. Have you thought about making it using foamboard and that way you could carve the stonework into the platform faces? Good luck with quitting smoking, I hope it works for you this time, Just remember you have 4.8k subs to support you or to have a go at you depending on the outcome đŸ™‚ Cheers, Michael

  • April 22, 2017 at 7:44 am

    Hi Graham, I wish you the very best in your final kicking of the dreaded weed. I, like you, tried many times to quit back in the 1980s and failed but I was lucky that each attempt saw my daily number decrease until I reached just 10 a day. This made me determined that the next time would be a success! And in September 1990 I did it and I have not smoked since. It was hard and there were certain tines that I missed the damn things but I have felt much better since and now I have loads o' money to spend on locos. So you could say that I went from Smokoholic to Locoholic! lol! …………………….John

  • April 22, 2017 at 8:17 am

    The modified track work really does run smoothly, even though it isn't even fastened down yet. A much simpler and easier to operate track plan too. Looking forward to seeing the platforms now. Best of luck with the quitting smoking, you can do it buddy.

  • April 22, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Thinking the changes to the station configuration are an improvement Graham. Best of luck giving up the gaspers. I'm sure you can. Cheers, David

  • April 22, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Good luck with the quitting, one thing to look forward to is how much the taste of food will improve. I was amused about the heat in the U.K. there, I remember Here in Melbourne in 2009 the official temp. was 46 Celsius and where we were working my ambulance was showing 49 C. we were melting that day.

  • April 22, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Graham, the very best of luck in giving up smoking..

  • April 22, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Hi Graham just watched your video part 3,regards the smoking you can do it I stopped smoking 14 month ago after smoking most all of life I never thought I would be able to manage with out one but I made a promise to my wife. And hey I have not had one since and I can't beleave the amount of money I have saved I wish I had done it years ago but there you are if I can do it you can good luck Graham I am right behind you on this George

  • April 22, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Nice to have the track down Graham, it's all going to be great for smooth running. Cheers, Dan

  • April 22, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Great advancements on the layout, Graham. Yours is definitely my favourite model rail channel on YouTube. And very best of luck with quitting smoking. Not at all an easy thing to do. All power to you!

  • April 22, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Very nice work Graham, all coming together nicely. I was going to wish you luck when you start to give up smoking, but I won’t, when you put your mind to something you always achieve your goal, and I am sure you will with this. I have never smoked but I am sure it will not be easy once you start…Simon

  • April 22, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Hi Graham aside from Lakeside for a minute let me tell you mate that people who do not smoke will never understand what a momentous decision it is when you quit. I gave up 8 months ago mate and like you tried many times but I found a way. đŸ˜€

  • April 22, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Good idea on plasterboard for the platforms. I have seen a lot of our fellow modelers use them the great success. Good choice on using Train Tec signals. Good on stopping the weed. The tablets give you some surreal dreams, I have used them. I will join you and try again.Good luck, we will save a lot of money.

  • April 22, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Hi Graham, I know what you mean about the heat, the new track work seems to be running fine through the cross overs. Best of luck regarding stopping smoking. I managed to stop, as you say you yourself have to want to stop, as I say best of luck.

  • April 22, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Hi Graham
    Great update, the track work looks good and runs well.
    Good luck with the stopping smoking, hope to see you manage it, my dad did it and I know its bloody hard going.

  • April 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Looks like you cracked it with the track now Graham …..fingers crossed …I have gone through the same ..then some time later you find one that still derails ..the platform ends looks good..good luck with the Non SmokIng … …took me 12 months ..thats 20+ years ago ..not easy I know …hardest was when you went in a pub ..but now with non smoking its going to be a lot easier …Dave

  • April 22, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Graham, the points are looking very good, and your aggressive testing really reflects the care you've put into this trackwork.
    I join the others in wishing you well with quitting smoking; my quitting technique was more of an aversion therapy before I started, so no use to you. I'm sure that when you turn your razor-like attention to quitting, you will be as good at that as we see you are at so many other things.
    And it's good to see the signal box on the platform at the end; it looks so natural there, many will not have spotted it, and hence it will do very nicely on your new platform.
    Best wishes, Tom

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