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by captain sparkle
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1045
Views: 744281

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Just been watching this 5 min video, Stan Dibben, P.A. to Andrew Mustard in Australia, 1964. Stan was quite the man! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvNPIacuz3Y&ab_channel=NationalGeographic What a great character - love his outlook on life! Reports coming out this morning that Stan has passed away...
by captain sparkle
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 60
Views: 7613

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

This is looking positive! :D
I think!
by captain sparkle
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 196249

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

You've probably seen this before, apologies if so, but.... I was waiting for the live Spacex rocket launch before & when it was scrubbed I chanced upon this website - live ocean exploration diving!!
https://nautiluslive.org/
by captain sparkle
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 104
Views: 112097

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

I saw this today!
46100 "Royal Scot" just outside Lancaster.
In the background is the Ashton memorial, seen by many thousands of people, when travelling North on the M6, not so far from the turn off for the Lake District!
by captain sparkle
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin
Replies: 185
Views: 28766

Re: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin

I have to say I'm pretty gobsmacked, would never have believed it could have come to this! Anyway, good luck all at BBP & Novie, I'm sure our paths will cross again, somewhere, sometime! BTW Amazing how quiet other parts of "Soshul Meeja" are at the moment, compared to the beginning of the year, it ...
by captain sparkle
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 104
Views: 112097

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Great stuff!
We've still got one or two "bullnose" types knocking about, the Deltics. There's a close up of one here, on a once in a lifetime special along the Heysham nuclear power station branch line.
by captain sparkle
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 50th Anniversary of DMC's "double"
Replies: 8
Views: 19368

Re: 50th Anniversary of DMC's "double"

55 years now!!! :o
by captain sparkle
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Christmas 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 10063

Re: Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas to the Team and the Bute Crew along with others who have been part of this project. [If you haven't looked at the Team 'tag' lately do so] from one member of 'Operations'. This is the first year that I have failed to get to the workshop for my usual one day! Have a good time with fa...
by captain sparkle
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 104
Views: 112097

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

How about "the biggest steam train in the world" on the rails again - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuJPVhtQFeQ
by captain sparkle
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 104
Views: 112097

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Here's some train stuff - "rebuilding" a locomotive, from scratch!
https://lms10000.co.uk/