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Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:47 pm

Stolen from the 'other' club...

https://www.fireworld.at/2021/01/18/tir ... -erstinfo/

A crying shame... There are a number of inside photos on Google Maps. I count at least 3 HRD Vincents and 6 or more Brough Superiors...

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On a recount make that at least 12 Broughs...

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Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby Mjolinor » Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:58 pm

That is a sickener. :(

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Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby Ruralman » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:22 pm

Unbelievably sad event .....
Such a waste .....



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Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby King Herald » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:21 am

It’s a tragedy, but same as the National Motorcycle Museum, no firefighting, sprinkler, halon, CO2 type system in place, despite having a million quids worth of motorcycles in there. :sad:
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Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby windmill john » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:58 pm

English version:

https://www.visordown.com/news/general/ ... s-lost?amp

What an absolute waste. Beautiful building, typical Tyrol, so much wood.
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Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby Mjolinor » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:03 pm

English version:

https://www.visordown.com/news/general/ ... s-lost?amp

What an absolute waste. Beautiful building, typical Tyrol, so much wood.
:eek: They had a Flying Mercel. If that's gone there only be two or so left. :)

Have to wonder if this lack of insurance / fire prevention, devil may care attitude is actually something more basic and fits in well with the ride to live ton up boys attitude. :)

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Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby peter » Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:15 pm

I've been there in 2018, on my way back from Croatia, before I had an overnight stop in Solden.
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Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby windmill john » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:38 am

Not sure whether to say thank god there are hoarders, or to say at least these will help keep parts going or make up for the museum fire.

https://www.visordown.com/news/viral/be ... ection?amp
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Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby John Marshall » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:58 am

I once saw a Flying Merkel, flying around at Mallory Park. It didn’t half go.
I was using a blowtorch briefly yesterday in my garage, which is attached to my house.( You may do a strengths and weakness analysis)
Petrochemicals galore, camping gas ,paints,paper, towelling,etc in there as well of course.
Not within a metre or so.Not to mention a timber and felt roof, albeit soaking wet on the exterior. ( Risk / consequence )
My garden hose is right around the other side of the house. I used to have a small fire extinguisher once but that is long gone.
It would only take a senior moment to cause excitement .....but to quote a friend who turned to me as he was crashing a T160 on which I was the pillion “at least you’re not bored”
Someone I once knew set his parents house ablaze whilst they were on holiday.
Does anyone have a fire extinguisher readily available in their garage?

I may add that I usually try and minimise any blowtorch use to outside in the fresh air but the weather was a trifle challenging.
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Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:38 am

Lidl had a 1kg dry powder extinguisher in the other day for £8.99
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Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby Bav » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:47 am

I have a fire extinguisher in my garage but it was left behind by the previous owner so I have no idea if it would actually work if needed.

Having once been responsible for the maintenance of all the fire extinguishers in the Eastern Region of British Gas I should know better.

This post has given me a kick up the arse to get my act in order.


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Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby windmill john » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:22 am

If I take the welder to the shed, I take the small extinguisher I bought when I bought the welder.

What used to scare me in the shed was Danish oil when doing wood working. The number of threads that said to ensure that you do not leave the rag screwed up after use, as it can instantly combust. Shed could easily get over 30 degrees in the summer.
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Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby keiththeoutfitter1 » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:35 am

I have my extinguisher on the frame of the side door on the basis that if a fire starts when I’m not in there I can grab it on the way in. If a fire starts while I’m in there then I think my first reaction would be to get out and then go back in with it if I could. On thinking about it, I suppose I should have a second extinguisher at the ‘cul-de-sac’ end of the garage in case a fire starts between me and the door.......... or I could install a sprinkler system........or a halon system...........You’ve got me worried now :shock:
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Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby Bav » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:41 am

I have my extinguisher on the frame of the side door on the basis that if a fire starts when I’m not in there I can grab it on the way in. If a fire starts while I’m in there then I think my first reaction would be to get out and then go back in with it if I could. On thinking about it, I suppose I should have a second extinguisher at the ‘cul-de-sac’ end of the garage in case a fire starts between me and the door.......... or I could install a sprinkler system........or a halon system...........You’ve got me worried now :shock:
I think Halon has been banned since 1989 so you don’t have to worry about that.


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Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby King Herald » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:41 pm

I spilt a spoonful of white spirit on my wood worktop a few weeks ago, wiped it up immediately, and then did a couple of small tack welds nearby. I was amazed to look up and see what appeared to be a candle size flame coming off the work top, which grew in seconds to a fist sized flame. I took a photo, out of curiosity, then swiped the flame out with my hand. It never even left a burn mark on the wood, just the spirit evaporating and burning.

I’d never imagine a fire could start so easily on a flat piece of wood. A spirit-damp rag maybe, or some paper, but not on a sheet of plywood.
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Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby windmill john » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:55 pm

There are some woodworking products which I would never use as they virtually catch light if you mention their names!
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Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Postby Mjolinor » Thu Jan 21, 2021 7:02 pm

There are some woodworking products which I would never use as they virtually catch light if you mention their names!
My faten gets like that sometimes. Never again do I want to be near a women going through the change.


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