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by Dominic Owen
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1170
Views: 329141

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Richie wrote:Interesting enough, the horn button and the switch panel are both off a British bren gun carrier...
So quite probably sourced from something 70's and BL then! :D
by Dominic Owen
Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 745216

Re: Pic of the Day

I've long been of the opinion that the accident was the result of several factors, as opposed to a single 'smoking gun', with the engine mount and fuel system being the two principle players whilst going just a bit too fast on water that was just a bit too rough.
by Dominic Owen
Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Richie's Little Tank
Replies: 321
Views: 96667

Re: Richie's Little Tank

There really is nothing quite like the feeling you get when you fire up for the first time an engine that you've rebuilt, especially when it goes at the first turn of the key or push of the button. As with so many other things, you always remember your first. One word of advice to make that first fi...
by Dominic Owen
Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1341
Views: 378241

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

In the midst of the media scramble to put out any old sensationalist nonsense to fill the airwaves, I've seen only two theories that seem to make perfect sense. Both came from extremely experienced airline pilots, both pointed to a catastrophe on-board and both pointed to the Indian Ocean as a final...
by Dominic Owen
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1341
Views: 378241

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

I am interested in reports that after the plane went missing, the mobile phones for a number of passengers were called and apparently connected and rang but were not answered. If this was the case, it's a simple matter to establish the country and network serving the mobiles at the time they were c...
by Dominic Owen
Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: R4
Replies: 12
Views: 7009

Re: R4

Is there a version with subtitles for us southern types? ;) :D
by Dominic Owen
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 745216

Re: Pic of the Day

Looking at todays pic and guessing that whatever goes over the top will require a crescent-shaped rebate to clear the cover (as well as remembering so many other examples of similar trickiness), I can't help but wonder if Ken had a secret hatred of 'tin-bashers'. :D I find it easy to imagine that he...
by Dominic Owen
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 995
Views: 287755

Re: Bluebird Models

Some say he's reet canny with a hot metal glue gun... And that he raised K7 by wrapping his 'gentleman's appendage' round the hull and swimming to the surface with it suspended between his legs...

All we know is, he's called The Smith!! :D
by Dominic Owen
Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 745216

Re: Pic of the Day

Anyway, this week's conundrum is how to keep the water out of the wedges because Ken, in an uncharacteristic misstep, designed something that cannot physically be built so we're having to fudge it for him. Lurking in the background, like the forfeit car on a Top Gear challenge... http://www.screwfi...
by Dominic Owen
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston- January 1967/January 2013/2014
Replies: 70
Views: 26272

Re: Coniston- January 1967/January 2013/2014

jonwrightk7 wrote:An ingestion of "solids" mid session? not sure that's allowed; after all "eatins cheatin" ;) ;)
Ingestion of solids, mid session is only allowed if you're chewing back down a lumpy burp. :ugeek: