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by polo
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1117
Views: 1185560

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Interesting episode..... Particularly the generalisation over the "wake" theory in relation to Cobbs crash. Hi Thunderer, do you mean the programmes 'wake theory' or the general theory of the cause of the crash. Peter Du Cane, a named person [sorry, I have just sold all my books so I can't...
by polo
Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1117
Views: 1185560

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Bored out of my brains with nothing to do due to Covid I decided to watch National Geographic 'Drain the Ocean' s2 ep 11 'The secrets of Loch Ness' near the end of the programme there was a section on John Cobb and Crusader showing footage of the crash from the front which I have never seen before. ...
by polo
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1117
Views: 1185560

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I have just been informed of the death of John Ackroyd. John was a great designer and his website shows it all from ballooning to WLSR. He was a good friend of mine and I went to his house several times to see him. On the last occasion with Chris Loney, We drove down to see him in horrendous weather...
by polo
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 1065980

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: 1065980

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: 1065980

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: 1065980

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: 1065980

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: 1065980

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: 5414

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' ...