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by captain sparkle
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 86
Views: 52140

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: 11078

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: 3648

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: 86
Views: 52140

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: 86
Views: 52140

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: 111
Views: 67993

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...
by captain sparkle
Fri May 03, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 517610

Re: What have forum members been up to?

fibo74 wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 5:26 pm
Any southerly forum member off to Brooklands tomorrow for Auto Italia day?

@richie - JPS rotary engined Norton for me, Trevor Nation style...
I think you'll see (&, of course, hear!!) them all on this little compilation vid I made a couple of years ago -
by captain sparkle
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 554764

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

All is not yet lost, for the speed boat speedsters, apparently -
https://www.nwemail.co.uk/news/17570302 ... this-year/
by captain sparkle
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 517610

Re: What have forum members been up to?

(As an aside to other topics at the moment) We spent last weekend participating in a Motorcycle sprint, up the driveaway of Hoghton Tower. A grand time was had by all, apart from,maybe, the chap that fell off his BMW! (he was uninjured, as far as we are aware) There was a fair array of bikes, old & ...