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by DamienB
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 376
Views: 194600

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

National Geographics 'Titanic - Case Closed' was, I thought, really impressive. Finally an apparently well researched and plausible theory to explain why they didn't see a whacking great big iceberg on a clear starry night until it was too late - and the theory also explained why the Californian's l...
by DamienB
Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Guest Book.
Replies: 13
Views: 7510

Re: Guest Book.

It's not surprising. I run several sites and 2 or 3 still had guestbooks in place but had seen perhaps one or two signatories in the last year - the concept has just died a death now that many sites have forums or allow comments on individual pages (often via Facebook or other social media). The htm...
by DamienB
Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Across The Lake
Replies: 146
Views: 93862

Re: Across The Lake

Mike Bull wrote:buying a clearly advertised photo of K777, then complaining that it wasn't the real K7, and then trying to re-sell it despite being asked not to by the original copyright holder
Is he selling copies or the original photo he bought? There's nothing wrong with the latter.
by DamienB
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: BBP Diary
Replies: 361
Views: 173752

Re: BBP Diary

That'll be light in the opposite direction to what I was thinking of - say some LEDs around the edge of clear intake blanks so that they are hidden by the rubber (or whatever) edging and throw light back down towards the engine. Anyway, just a thought...
by DamienB
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: BBP Diary
Replies: 361
Views: 173752

Re: BBP Diary

Mike Bull wrote:Ew, no, it would be bloody awful! She'll look as she's supposed to, with the bright yellow bungs in place.
Lit from external sources but along the lines of what I mean:

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by DamienB
Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: BBP Diary
Replies: 361
Views: 173752

Re: BBP Diary

Fascinating as always.

Just a thought on the intake blanks - wouldn't it be nice to have some made out of perspex, so once in place in the museum (with some cunningly mounted spotlamps), the engine face would be visible?
by DamienB
Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 376
Views: 194600

Re: SS Nomadic (& other historic vessels)

Even if we remember and accept that people who like machines might not like paintings, and that people who like paintings might not like machines, forty five million quid is a hell of a lot of cash for a picture! :shock: :roll: Frankly I think it's a f***ing disgrace. What relevance to British hist...
by DamienB
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Barracuda Project
Replies: 218
Views: 118536

Re: broken Barracuda Project

Lanc under-armed... well perhaps not. Bomber Command's own boffin types produced a report that admitted that defensive armament was such a waste of time in most circumstances that they would have been better off deleting the guns entirely, flying higher and faster and with fewer crew, and losing les...
by DamienB
Sun Feb 19, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Barracuda Project
Replies: 218
Views: 118536

Re: broken Barracuda Project

Yes, didn't we make a bomber that could carry the same bombload as a B-17? Out of wood? With two engines rather than four? With just two crew? That went faster than fighters? Somebody remind me... :lol:
by DamienB
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 917769

Re: Pic of the Day

...only to discover that the boat we planned to bolt it all to was almost half an inch different side for side.
:lol: Ahhhh so it was you guys that were subcontacted to upgrade Nimrods...