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by mtskull
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 78
Views: 29832

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

“My understanding is that you fill your loco up with coal and water, light a fire and once everything is hot and pressurised away you go. The steam passes through several expansion stages then is blown up the spout to make the fire draw. Is that correct?” Indeed it is. The rest, however, is flawed (...
by mtskull
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 197512

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Anybody else watching the Bloodhound updates on YouTube? 491mph, without breaking sweat. Impressive stuff....
https://youtu.be/mrerP1ae6A4
by mtskull
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 508468

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Am I just very cynical, or am I correct in thinking that 477mph in a wingless 1950's aircraft is pushing neither the boundaries of speed nor technology? If you're very cynical, then so am I. I think NAE will either... 1, quietly go away and never achieve anything, 2, be put out of business by Blood...
by mtskull
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 508468

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Jessi Combs’s record attempts in North American Eagle have ended tragically:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-us-canada-49504222
by mtskull
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 19199

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Fair enough.
by mtskull
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 19199

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

What do you need anti-collision lights for?
by mtskull
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 474515

Re: What have forum members been up to?

The last few days, I have been avidly watching this guy’s tracking app as he smashed the record for a complete round of all 214 Lake District “Wainwright” fells. 318 miles and the equivalent of four Everests in 6 days 6 hours. A fantastic achievement. My own personal best for all the Wainwrights is ...
by mtskull
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 474515

Re: What have forum members been up to?

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? Fender Tele, various Gordon Smiths and, when I want to pretend to be Nigel Tufne...
by mtskull
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 474515

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Filtertron wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:32 pm
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.
Wow, envy!
I bet it would sound great played through my 1964 AC30 (by a better guitarist than me, I might add).
by mtskull
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 474515

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Filtertron wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Servicing and restringing this old girl.
Nice. Gretsch, I presume?