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by quicksilver-wsr
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 376
Views: 259874

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

I'd noticed this piece before coming on here today. Awfully nostalgic to view all those pix. I've great memories of seeing the QE2 being built, as I was living in Glasgow at the time. And then I saw it at very close quarters when it first left John Brown's, at the dry-dock at Greenock for fitting-ou...
by quicksilver-wsr
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1043
Views: 641856

Re: What have forum members been up to?

captain sparkle wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:48 am
Recently did our annual trip to the Classic TT/Manx Grand prix. I thought some of you may like to see (& hear!!) a small part of the 'tribute' lap by Michael Dunlop, commemorating the first 100mph lap of the TT by Bill McIntyre in 1957.
Pedantic - me?

Bob McIntyre.

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 673807

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I don't know Daniel at all, but this is desperately sad news.

A reminder to us all, perhaps, that we take good health for granted at our peril.

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Across The Lake
Replies: 146
Views: 124607

Re: Across The Lake

Sadly for folks who remember Speed King - the excellent BBC drama about Sir Malcolm Campbell, made by the same team that in later years produced Across The Lake - the actor Robert Hardy has passed on.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40818839

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: ATL Script
Replies: 17
Views: 17761

Re: ATL Script

This Campbell trivia thing must be catching ...

I spotted the chap who plays Leo Villa in Across The Lake in an episode of The Avengers tonight.

[Dons anorak smartly and prances off with a jaunty gait]

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 671346

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Standing behind a 737 as it takes off has ended unfortunately for a lady on Sint Maarten today I'm unaware of the specific circumstances on this occasion, but I have seen some very nasty injuries resulting from folks there not showing sufficient respect for the power of these planes in such close p...
by quicksilver-wsr
Fri Jun 30, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 671346

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

It was difficult enough raising that kind of money for the Vulcan, but for anything else I fear it won't happen in a month of Sundays. Sad, but that's the harsh reality of operating planes of this kind. I had a feeling when I first saw pictures of the crash that it wasn't going to be a good outcome....
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Another Bluebird Replica!
Replies: 22
Views: 23026

Re: Another Bluebird Replica

I'll echo Rob's comments. An honourable effort. And a boatful of fun to boot.

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 671346

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

A local aircraft breaker bought the wreck and I remember standing in his warehouse looking at dozens of seats caked with blood. He kept them to extract a small damper from each one that cost £400. Back in 2006, I was having an in-depth medical exam courtesy of a doctor who'd been involved in examin...