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by polo
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 790165

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

RichM , John used to have me travelling all over the UK taking photos of boats/ cars and engines for him. I used to show the photos of his models to the curators and surprisingly they allowed me to clamber all over these historic vehicles. I used an 18" rulers marked in different colours and pu...
by polo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 790165

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

I think his models won a few trophies! I know one of his models sold for about $36,000 thirty six thousand dollars
by polo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 790165

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

John Mays Miss America X, another masterpiece.
by polo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 790165

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Sorry, hit the wrong button as I meant to add some more photos.
by polo
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 790165

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

HI RichM. praise re modelling skills from you is praise indeed having seen your models. I know you keep good company in the modelling world as I've seen the You Tube of your K7 running in Fleetwood with a certain Fred Harris ex Replicast models in attendance. The engine you posted the photos of are ...
by polo
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 790165

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

RIP John May. I am sorry to report the death of modeller supreme John May 90yrs. He sadly passed away in July 2020. I had corresponded with John over many years and we had become good friends. As a result I received and was allowed to take photos of some of his models. On page 80 of this thread Blac...
by polo
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Timing - How were DMC's Runs in K7 Timed....?
Replies: 10
Views: 839

Re: Timing - How were DMC's Runs in K7 Timed....?

Its called the 'crocker system'. As stated earlier it is a tripod with a 'telescope on top. The 'timer' aims the cross wires on the telescope at the front of the boat and follows it. As the telescope turns it hits a point where electronic contact is made to start the clock. At the end of the 'mile' ...
by polo
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 149880

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

I know its nothing to do with Bluebird runs 2019 but this is an addendum to a post earlier. During the last week I have been contacted by Dave Aldred and Tony Fahey with news of their projects. Following my previous recent post in the forum mentioning Dave Aldred and Longbow Dave was prompted to get...
by polo
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 149880

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Malcolm, I am sorry if I did not make it clear. BBP was not to my knowledge, involved in any way with what occurred. All I know is that the Morris family were subject to unfounded sustained abuse from several quarters and were very upset at this. I witnessed it!
by polo
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 149880

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

K777 is alive and well and under wraps for the time being. As stated earlier she had problems with the intake which was too small and as was found out later the Orph wasn't delivering the power is should due to lack of air and minor mechanical glitches. Due to the reception the Morris family receive...