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by captain sparkle
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 107
Views: 119210

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Fantastic! What is it about locomotives at night? almost "existential", maybe "romantic"? or is that just me? :lol: Here's a couple of pics of a famous locomotive, name escapes me, on the WCML just behind Morecambe Golf Club. https://i.postimg.cc/kgbkgNF5/IMG-6957-edited.jpg http...
by captain sparkle
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 123
Views: 143460

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

The "Longbow" team seem to have links with K777, see their website - https://www.jet-hydroplane.uk/ I have a small clip of K777 on Coniston here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dolRq5rHfVc&list=PLeFlLgCS-jBXPiJ5IbE4u7f86sAQD-jiI&index=8&t=1s&ab and one of K777 engine star...
by captain sparkle
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 97
Views: 14146

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

Best of luck with the meeting chaps, on what I think, would have been the night of the annual K7 dinner during Records Week.
(it's a sign!! :D )
by captain sparkle
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1045
Views: 802471

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Just been watching this 5 min video, Stan Dibben, P.A. to Andrew Mustard in Australia, 1964. Stan was quite the man! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvNPIacuz3Y&ab_channel=NationalGeographic What a great character - love his outlook on life! Reports coming out this morning that Stan has passed ...
by captain sparkle
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 97
Views: 14146

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

This is looking positive! :D
I think!
by captain sparkle
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 206072

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

You've probably seen this before, apologies if so, but.... I was waiting for the live Spacex rocket launch before & when it was scrubbed I chanced upon this website - live ocean exploration diving!!
https://nautiluslive.org/
by captain sparkle
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 107
Views: 119210

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

I saw this today!
46100 "Royal Scot" just outside Lancaster.
In the background is the Ashton memorial, seen by many thousands of people, when travelling North on the M6, not so far from the turn off for the Lake District!
by captain sparkle
Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin
Replies: 185
Views: 40511

Re: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin

I have to say I'm pretty gobsmacked, would never have believed it could have come to this! Anyway, good luck all at BBP & Novie, I'm sure our paths will cross again, somewhere, sometime! BTW Amazing how quiet other parts of "Soshul Meeja" are at the moment, compared to the beginning of...
by captain sparkle
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 107
Views: 119210

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Great stuff!
We've still got one or two "bullnose" types knocking about, the Deltics. There's a close up of one here, on a once in a lifetime special along the Heysham nuclear power station branch line.
by captain sparkle
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 50th Anniversary of DMC's "double"
Replies: 8
Views: 20067

Re: 50th Anniversary of DMC's "double"

55 years now!!! :o