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by Dangermouse
Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Michael Schumacher/Formula 1
Replies: 151
Views: 123601

Re: Michael Schumacher/Formula 1

Boilersmithing looks a truly horrible job, although that might be due to the fact that I wouldn't be able to bring myself to crawl through a hatch that small even if I fitted. I have nothing but the greatest respect for those poor sods who had to do it as a day job before the end of BR steam. There ...
by Dangermouse
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Michael Schumacher/Formula 1
Replies: 151
Views: 123601

Re: Michael Schumacher/Formula 1

Would you consider looking into the railway world? Plenty of sad rusting hulks around which, while of huge historical importance, don't look likely to be restored in the near future. I realise getting something that big into the workshop would be a tad difficult though! :lol:
by Dangermouse
Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Barracuda Project
Replies: 218
Views: 162750

Re: The Barracuda Project

Glad that there's forward movement on this again!

Regarding the deflating Oleo, how quickly is it losing pressure? Only if it's holding for a couple of days then what's the betting that this is normal? I can see "pump the tail wheel strut up" being part of a preflight checklist.
by Dangermouse
Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 186073

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

I'm in the ROV camp I think. Suspect my claustrophobia would not make me much use as a wreck diver! :lol:

There are more than a few places I'd love to drop an ROV into as well, just to see what's down there.
by Dangermouse
Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Barracuda Project
Replies: 218
Views: 162750

Re: The Barracuda Project

You'd have thought that given the FAAM were having it rebuilt to a very high standard for not much more than the cost of sending the parts up to the workshop they could at least find a few quid to pay for the insurance!
by Dangermouse
Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 630708

Re: Technical Talk

A built-in system is essential for anyone who's serious about safety. A fire, if it starts, is likely to start under the engine-cover, so even if there's a properly-equipped safety crew available externally for rapid reaction, by the time you get the (by now red-hot) engine-cover off to get to the ...
by Dangermouse
Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 630708

Re: Technical Talk

Bill will likely know. I'm not sure I've seen much in the way of fire-suppression system info among my surviving K7 stuff. On a more general note, I remember ... a few years back now ... some yo-yo who was having a go at us for having a fire-suppression system on our boat. "Why," this chap's logic ...
by Dangermouse
Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1044
Views: 691443

Re: What have forum members been up to?

To me it depends on how you came by it. The ice axe wouldn't bother me (I'd have picked it up too). I went on a similar battlefield tour aged 13 or so and it would never have occurred to me to pick anything up, mostly as we'd seen the small piles of live ammo that farmers had ploughed up and moved (...
by Dangermouse
Sat Oct 11, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Designated K7
Replies: 16
Views: 14587

Re: Designated K7

There was a Pentax DSLR called the K7 too.

Weather sealed, so with a lens equipped with the same seals it'd cope with the absolute worst Coniston could throw at it short of submersion.
by Dangermouse
Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Infinity (and beyond?)
Replies: 34
Views: 28125

Re: Infinity (and beyond?)

I think the camera manufacturers might have something to say about any attempts to trademark it. Given that it's on pretty much all lenses with a distance scale! You might find that Lloyds have claimed copyright on the white circle/infinity symbol/K plus digits symbol, so that it can only be used by...