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by conistoncollie
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 24010

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

I see the Windermere boat museum have no problem getting their steam boat on to the water. Looks like a nice craft from what I saw on the telly tonight.
After its long redevelopment opening 23 March. Looks impressive.
by conistoncollie
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Visit to North Shields- model makers.
Replies: 99
Views: 19138

Re: Visit to North Shields- model makers.

Question: what should we call a gathering of Bluebird Modellers?
How about a 'murder' of modellers
by conistoncollie
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Visit to North Shields- model makers.
Replies: 99
Views: 19138

Re: Visit to North Shields- model makers.

A flock

Date is good for me.
by conistoncollie
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Visit to North Shields- model makers.
Replies: 99
Views: 19138

Re: Visit to North Shields- model makers.

I can do any Sunday except 7th
by conistoncollie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Visit to North Shields- model makers.
Replies: 99
Views: 19138

Re: Visit to North Shields- model makers.

any chance of some alternative dates?
by conistoncollie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 882104

Re: Pic of the Day

Only one of the Bristol Siddeley badges was present. It was an etched stainless steel thing. We took it off and gave it to Gina and it currently resides in the museum in Dumbelyung. Would it be safe to assume these BS logos were taken off Gnat XM691 which had them affixed to each side of the fusela...
by conistoncollie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 882104

Re: Pic of the Day

Interesting photo. Union Jack upside down. In 1966 'white' was brighter (whiter) than 'Old English White', which as the name suggests, harks back to an earlier white made from White Lead mixed with oil. Lead was dangerous, and fugitive (it went grey over time). Titanium white was used for most white...
by conistoncollie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Visit to North Shields- model makers.
Replies: 99
Views: 19138

Re: Visit to North Shields- model makers.

Count me in.

It is very kind of Bill to make this offer to open up his place of work.
by conistoncollie
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 882104

Re: Pic of the Day

Modern A4 paper and Brilliant White paint contains artificial brighteners. 1960's signwriters paint would be more muted. Not old-Engish, but not as aggressive as Brilliant White. An old signwriter once told me he mixed a small amount of black into white used for historical/restoration work. In effec...
by conistoncollie
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 882104

Re: Pic of the Day

K7 roundel.jpg