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by mtskull
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin
Replies: 51
Views: 2927

Re: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin

But that seems to be a regular thing, I recall having to take time off work and driving to a house spending the entire day with a team of volunteers doing a fingertip search of what I can only describe as being a golf course in the rain for a certain lost St Christopher. A certain lost St. Christop...
by mtskull
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin
Replies: 51
Views: 2927

Re: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin

Renegadenemo wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:00 pm
I will tell the story of Novie and his number plates
Aye, do tell. Last time I looked they were on a Subaru in Coniston (presumably Novie’s?) and now they are on a new BMW motorbike. Odd that...
by mtskull
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 115334

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Renegadenemo wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:09 am
‘Spawn of Satan' (love that, by the way - what a workshop shirt that would make!
https://photos.app.goo.gl/NcxCKNGNzHga2JWr8
by mtskull
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 115334

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

I read on another forum that the canopy was not made of strong enough perspex and this is why it blew off. Was that true or did you ever discover what happened to cause the accident? Would that be the same forum where Bill Smith is depicted as the spawn of Satan and your good self accused of being ...
by mtskull
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 86
Views: 93393

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Thanks! Love the little Barclay :)
by mtskull
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: LOST!! Hep Me!! Hep Me!!
Replies: 65
Views: 65828

Re: LOST!! Hep Me!! Hep Me!!

Wise words, mate.
by mtskull
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread
Replies: 153
Views: 173805

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

Nice. But how much does it weigh when you’re out of the water?
by mtskull
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 86
Views: 93393

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Sadly I have no idea as I was mostly concerned with how to internally blast an inch diameter pipe for the first five or six inches of its length so the swageing tool could be re-used without collecting an uneven layer of soot and thus applying uneven pressure around the pipe's inner circumference. ...
by mtskull
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 86
Views: 93393

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

.....what caught my interest is that the text says that the back of Leinster Gardens was a good place for the underground steam locomotives to 'blow off' because they were fitted with condensers and had to do this periodically. Any of you railway buffs know about this? Having given this some more t...
by mtskull
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 86
Views: 93393

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

The early Metropolitan Railway locomotives were fitted with valves which enabled the footplate crew to switch from condensing to non-condensing mode and I would imagine that the opportunity to revive the fire by doing this was welcomed by the crews. So condensers were used on railway steam engines ...