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by Dangermouse
Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 376
Views: 278422

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

Whenever I see something like that I really hope that the artifact has either been bought by a museum or will be on permanent loan to one. Too many things have disappeared into private collections, never to be seen again!
by Dangermouse
Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 726223

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I suspect a sponsorship hook. If you're going cap in hand to companies then you need a gimmick, especially if you're not likely to hold the record for long (Bloodhound is surely going to be faster than a 1950s jet fighter with the wings removed!) "Female WLSR" is a good way to get coverage and spons...
by Dangermouse
Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Space, The Final Frontier
Replies: 124
Views: 116079

Re: Space, The Final Frontier

There's some good stuff on Wiki about surviving Apollo-era components now in museums. It might even be accurate as the existence of bits of rocket can't really be argued, either they exist or they don't! The sad part to me is reading the articles about planned post-moon landing use of Apollo kit. Th...
by Dangermouse
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 376
Views: 278422

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

TBH I reckon the funnel paint as applied to Nomadic will probably fade to the correct shade fairly rapidly!
by Dangermouse
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 103
Views: 104622

Re: Off the Rails

Also the fact that Mallard melted the bearing on her inner con rod while trying to do so... I have read that the reason for it being such a brief peak speed was that the crew smelled the bearing going and jammed the regulator wide open for a few seconds before closing it. The one I'd love to conclus...
by Dangermouse
Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1418409

Re: Pic of the Day

I'd go with the mount theory too. My guess would be something which would need to be removed from the boat fairly often, as you could presumably get to these even with the Beryl engine fitted. Some sort of storage bottle/vessel maybe (fire/breathing air/starter)?
by Dangermouse
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Wiki Mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 16417

Re: Wiki Mystery

I've never touched the K7 article, but I have been through others and copy edited them. It's just simple things really, trying to make them read more like an encyclopedia article (Governments don't "say" in articles, they announce or indicate, for example). Unless the edits are attempting to slant t...
by Dangermouse
Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Elephant In The Room
Replies: 58
Views: 40184

Re: The Elephant In The Room

I wouldn't regard any internet poll as a reflection of the true feelings of the general public. See, I remember a very similar one a while ago relating to off-tarmac driving in the same area. It was heavily skewed against the 4x4 world by being spread around every rambler website going and you can b...
by Dangermouse
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: OB Cameras
Replies: 35
Views: 19995

Re: OB Cameras

Presumably this is why I've seen the Garmin Foretrex 101 suggested for use on operations but not the 201. They're pretty similar little wrist-mounted GPS units, but the 101 takes plain AAA batteries while the 201 has a built-in rechargeable. I use my 201 with paper maps as talking satnavs annoy me -...
by Dangermouse
Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 103
Views: 104622

Re: Off the Rails

The identity of a steam loco is usually taken to be the frames - boilers, wheels, etc are all considered consumables and swapped as and when. No sense in keeping a finished chassis waiting for its original boiler when you have a completed boiler of the same type waiting for its original chassis, com...