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by Filtertron
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 52
Views: 23674

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Look up L.D Porta or David Wardale. They virtually revolutionised the front end draughting system on steam locomotives, and quite late in the piece too. They squeezed just about everything they could have out of the simple expansion engine - well worth a look into. Blokes like Nigel Day and Shaun Mc...
by Filtertron
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 52
Views: 23674

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

It's pretty much directly into the valve chests, then to the cylinders and from there up the blastpipe. Unless the engine is a compound type, the expansion cycle is once only. On a compound engine on a locomotive, the steam is admitted to a small high pressure cylinder. The exhaust steam is then pas...
by Filtertron
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 52
Views: 23674

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Trains, eh?

Clap your peepers on that:
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by Filtertron
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 14529

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

I watched a couple of those vids during smoko at work. Got a few odd looks from people when they heard the air start winding up. :mrgreen:
by Filtertron
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 439500

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Wow, envy! I bet it would sound great played through my 1964 AC30 (by a better guitarist than me, I might add). It probably would! What do you usually plug into your AC30? Fender Tele, various Gordon Smiths and, when I want to pretend to be Nigel Tufnel, Musicman Axis SS. Love Telecasters. I traded...
by Filtertron
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 439500

Re: What have forum members been up to?

mtskull wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:11 am
Filtertron wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:32 pm
mtskull wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:19 pm


Nice. Gretsch, I presume?
Yup. It’s a heavily modified 1969 Anniversary.
Wow, envy!
I bet it would sound great played through my 1964 AC30 (by a better guitarist than me, I might add).
It probably would! What do you usually plug into your AC30?
by Filtertron
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 439500

Re: What have forum members been up to?

mtskull wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:19 pm
Filtertron wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Servicing and restringing this old girl.
Nice. Gretsch, I presume?
Yup. It’s a heavily modified 1969 Anniversary.
by Filtertron
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 439500

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Servicing and restringing this old girl.
by Filtertron
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 29
Views: 11633

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

I'm not involved, Nigel, but have been following the BBP's progress. Like you, I certainly hope it all goes well for the BBP too.
by Filtertron
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 29
Views: 11633

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

It's not happening this year, Nigel.