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by Renegadenemo
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 78
Views: 29971

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Intriguing. I've seen little diddy triple expansion engines in steam tugs and trawlers that would easily fit into a train complete with boiler, condenser the lot. Wonder why they didn't do it that way. Seems like train development stopped and marine stuff carried on.
Tug engine.jpg
by Renegadenemo
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 78
Views: 29971

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

After all that, I suppose I really ought to sign off with as a geek..... :ugeek: Geeks are good - they fit in around here. I guessed it had to be the condensing problem, though the condensers on marine engines can be pretty compact units. That said, they do have a limitless supply of seawater to pu...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 78
Views: 29971

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Okay - question for the steam train enthusiasts. My understanding is that you fill your loco up with coal and water, light a fire and once everything is hot and pressurised away you go. The steam passes through several expansion stages then is blown up the spout to make the fire draw. Is that correc...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 197828

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Been watching that and, yes, impressive stuff, but it looks like taking big bites in a short time frame. Maybe team and vehicle are perfectly up to doing that but I was surprised at the rate at which they are upping the speeds. Also, did anyone see that a piece of titanium panel was peeling away eve...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 33
Views: 16189

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

All quiet, l'm afraid. Looks like no running next year, unfortunately.
by Renegadenemo
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 78
Views: 29971

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

I watched some guys milling flour using a water wheel a few months back. There'll always be some nutter who wants to mess with old machinery no matter what it is.
by Renegadenemo
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 915
Views: 439595

Re: Technical Talk

Can't be using the wrong fasteners! That would be heresy.
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 33
Views: 16189

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

My diary says that there are 50 weeks until 'summer 2020'.
Realistically we'll need a go/no-go decision by the turn of the year or we'll be stood down again.
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 509629

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

I was never a fan of NAE. It was a compromise at best and not a great one in my opinion. Such a shame and a total waste of a young life.
by Renegadenemo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 19267

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Went for a crawl down the inlets of the Carlisle Vulcan today. It's suffered with water ingress due to the drains being blocked but it's not too bad and No.1 turns nicely. You never know...