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by Umber
Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Shop - Suggested new line
Replies: 22
Views: 16380

Re: Shop - Suggested new line

Grant wrote:How about some nice framed or un-framed photos of the team, Donald and Bluebird?

There must be some good one's around and I for one would be proud to display them on my wall.

Grant

A great idea. I too would be a customer. :)
by Umber
Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Shop - Suggested new line
Replies: 22
Views: 16380

Re: Shop - Suggested new line

Just to be a bit of an insufferable geek-a lot of K7 is actually made of Birmabrite which is not strictly aluminium as such-don't know the composition of it but it's basically Landrover skin-and THEY corrode like stink!-well the newer ones at any rate-partly because the outer skins are "clenched" t...
by Umber
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:11 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: meet up in coniston
Replies: 62
Views: 29300

Re: meet up in coniston

Count me in too. I will have to get leave of absence first! So lots of notice please.
by Umber
Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Shop - Suggested new line
Replies: 22
Views: 16380

Re: Shop - Suggested new line

Let's try again. The ... Galvanic Action table I wanted to send. A jpeg of the table. Got there at the 3rd attempt! :P I have a suggestion for the board administrator. Specify the maximum size of file on the upload page. Dimensionally and bit size! I can then retain what hair I have left!! :lol: :l...
by Umber
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Shop - Suggested new line
Replies: 22
Views: 16380

Re: Shop - Suggested new line

I forgot about the plumbing bits - the fire suppression system was plumbed in with half-inch copper pipe and compression fittings. They threaded it right down the left-hand side of the frame just to be sure that the dissimilar metal rot got EVERY bulkhead where the copper passed through. No conside...
by Umber
Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Shop - Suggested new line
Replies: 22
Views: 16380

Re: Shop - Suggested new line

Following on here, Mike

. . And I can rattle around my stored goodies in the garage for old paint and fillers, some plumbing bits if you want. Or can I send up a couple of whitworth spanners? . . . . ;) ;)

I never thought the modelling thread would catch on!
by Umber
Sun May 31, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Shop - Suggested new line
Replies: 22
Views: 16380

Re: Shop - Suggested new line

[quote="Moonie"]Here another couple of models available at the moment.... http://speedlinemodels.com/page3.html I am building the 1/24 K7 at the moment and will be electric/prop powered (bit too small for jet power!), it a great little model Good morning Moonie, Thank you for this information and th...
by Umber
Sat May 30, 2009 5:40 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Carl Spencer
Replies: 46
Views: 36925

Re: Carl Spencer

Bill Smith talked about the life of Carl Spencer on Radio 4 on Friday, 29th June. You can listen to the tribute via the BBC Radio 4 web site. The programme is Last Word and went out at 16.00 hours. Bill's discussion starts about 7½ minutes into the broadcast. I found the programme most respectful an...
by Umber
Wed May 27, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Shop - Suggested new line
Replies: 22
Views: 16380

Re: Shop - Suggested new line

Chris,

Many thanks for the information about K7 and Jetex.

In connection with Jetex, my brother and I were given a model each. Mine was a rocket, and my brother's a streamlined racing car. The car reached a scale speed in excess of 400mph! Hence my train of thought re a working Bluebird model.
by Umber
Wed May 27, 2009 5:56 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Shop - Suggested new line
Replies: 22
Views: 16380

Shop - Suggested new line

Is there any chance of getting a model kit of Bluebird on sale? A plastic or a balsa and tissue paper type of kit is the obvious idea. Plastic would be expensive in tooling up the moulds etc. The balsa and tissue would be much more economical to produce, and great to build. Preferably plans for engi...