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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by conistoncollie » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:50 am

Just wondering why the heat shield was painted? Would paint not blister in proximity to heat requiring a shield.

Good to see the original trailer wheels returning to Ruskin Museum.

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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:24 am

conistoncollie wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:50 am
Just wondering why the heat shield was painted? Would paint not blister in proximity to heat requiring a shield.
You'd think, but the original had the same silver paint on it that everything else had. As we've said before, maybe it wasn't a 'heat shield'- that's just what we've always called it.

News travels fast these days...to clarify, the two original wheels from the launch and recovery cradle aren't at the Ruskin, they're here with the boat.

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Post by conistoncollie » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:45 am

Thanks for clarifying.
The wheels 'will go on display at the Ruskin Museum' - presumably when you have built the replica cradle?
Apologies, must have misread the article.

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/ ... es_museum/

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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:59 am

...and to immediately correct that article-

The original wheels are not from the nose of a Vickers Varsity...we have already acquired some Varsity wheels as they are almost the same and we can convert two to match, but Donald's wheels are from the beaching gear of the Saunders Roe flying boat of the same type that the Beryl engine came from.

The 'replica trailer' will most certainly not be 'alongside' the finished boat in the Ruskin- the boat will sit on the trailer as it always did when not afloat from 1954-1967.

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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by conistoncollie » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:13 am

Why let the facts get in the way of a good story?

Thanks for clarifying

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Post by Richie » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:35 am

But we were all there ! Why didn't anyone just ask the facts :roll:

Never mind.


Problem is folk will rock up at the Ruskin to see the new exhibits which won't be there.
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Post by conistoncollie » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:20 pm

Cumbria Crack has a slightly different take - and does mention the Sanders Roe/Beryl/Flying boat connection

http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/08/03/ ... d-project/

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Post by Mike Bull » Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:37 pm

...and that gets it wrong and then right, LOL! You have to love the press... :lol:

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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:16 pm

I added the Varsity/SRA1 info as a note in the original press release but news is just too stripped down and moves to fast to get all the detail in or get it right. Doesn't work that way...
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Re: Pic of the Day

Post by conistoncollie » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:35 pm

Tis the modern way. The old school copywriters I used to work with put the juicy stuff first. That way when the Editor ran out of space he just chopped the less useful stuff off the end.

At least we have a Forum where such inaccuracies can be aired and corrected.

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