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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: 185944

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: 103
Views: 104515

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: 178
Views: 17290

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 the year, it ...
by captain sparkle
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 103
Views: 104515

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: 18471

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

55 years now!!! :o
by captain sparkle
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Christmas 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 9578

Re: Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas to the Team and the Bute Crew along with others who have been part of this project. [If you haven't looked at the Team 'tag' lately do so] from one member of 'Operations'. This is the first year that I have failed to get to the workshop for my usual one day! Have a good time with fa...
by captain sparkle
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 103
Views: 104515

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

How about "the biggest steam train in the world" on the rails again - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuJPVhtQFeQ
by captain sparkle
Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 103
Views: 104515

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Here's some train stuff - "rebuilding" a locomotive, from scratch!
https://lms10000.co.uk/
by captain sparkle
Fri May 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 125562

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Am I allowed to post this link? to a petition? to try & illustrate the popularity of the old girl? https://www.change.org/p/ruskin-museum-coniston-should-bill-smith-be-allowed-to-run-bluebird-this-summer?recruiter=false&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initia...