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by Jordangbr
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 50
Views: 22455

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Probably because carrying a condenser and a way of cooling it would be difficult, bulky and no outside source to cool except fresh air.
Take nuclear subs for example, still driven by steam via turbines and gearboxes but instead of coal, uranium. The nuclear reaction heats the primary circuit to many hundreds of degrees which is also pressurised to prevent it boiling. This is pumped via the heat exchangers and in turn heats the feed water pumped via the condenser hot wells to the feed pumps. This is then heated and turned into steam but must have most of the moisture removed as not to damage your turbine blades on your main engines and turbo generators. After that it’s into the condensers which are in turn cooled by seawater heat exchangers and round it goes again with various chemicals added to the feed water to keep everything happy. 🤓
by Jordangbr
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 50
Views: 22455

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

It seems to be in vogue to rebuild lost locomotives at the moment with the Baby Deltic coming along as well as a proposed recreation of HS4000 Kestrel Britain’s most powerful diesel locomotive ever built.
by Jordangbr
Sun May 05, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 32363

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

The centre section of the canopy was recovered by the safety boat however the latch and rollers remain elusive even after another session of divers and the deployment of the side scan sonar. They are still in there somewhere....
by Jordangbr
Fri May 03, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 428350

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Did it take a lot to convert the bike to left hand drive for the German roads Joerg?
by Jordangbr
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Visit to North Shields- model makers.
Replies: 99
Views: 28706

Re: Visit to North Shields- model makers.

They contaminate every other biscuit within a 3 mile radius with their horrid flavour.
They are the work of Satan they really are....
by Jordangbr
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Visit to North Shields- model makers.
Replies: 99
Views: 28706

Re: Visit to North Shields- model makers.

It’s certainly a name they can Revell in.
I thank you!
by Jordangbr
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 968898

Re: Pic of the Day

And you have a brace of Bluebirds to paint on the tail fairings too....
by Jordangbr
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 968898

Re: Pic of the Day

Bright white looks ‘right’
by Jordangbr
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 180350

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Although ‘Operation Tetley Strike’ was a success for our German friends we soon were up and running again after the remains of the tea tent were jury rigged from the ruins of their direct hit. Bill, may I suggest something more substantial for our next outing? Something made from reinforced concrete...
by Jordangbr
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 32363

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Has Sally checked there is a café near by selling tea and cake Richie? :D