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by quicksilver-wsr
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Space, The Final Frontier
Replies: 137
Views: 36522

Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Nice piece here on Britain's Skylark launcher of 1950s vintage, which continued in use right up to 2005 ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41945654

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 73801

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

It's absolutely terrific that the Bloodhound team have reached the point of running the car. A tribute to the sheer tenacity of Richard & Co.

History's been made, and it will only get more exciting from here.

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1100
Views: 156342

Re: What have forum members been up to?

:lol: :lol: :lol: Now that's a crazy idea, and it would take some doing, but I Knorr what you mean!

N.
by quicksilver-wsr
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Space, The Final Frontier
Replies: 137
Views: 36522

Re: Space, The Final Frontier

The early-mission Shuttle astronauts continue to disappear along with those from previous programmes.

Paul Weitz, who had a long and distinguished career culminating in flying Challenger as Commander in 1983, has sadly passed:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41740076

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1100
Views: 156342

Re: What have forum members been up to?

The BBC News website caught my eye this morning, reporting: "In 2015 a French court prevented a couple from naming their baby girl Nutella after the hazelnut spread, ruling that it would make her a laughing stock." Surely to God, it would only be a laughing stock if they'd named it Oxo. I'll get me ...
by quicksilver-wsr
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 393
Views: 73801

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Jordangbr wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:01 pm
Hmmm, what happened to the huge logo on the sides for that well known Chinese car maker?
Geely logo is back on there, Jordan - just the wording's not in English!

Great to see another landmark step.

Nigel
by quicksilver-wsr
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1295
Views: 172300

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

It's rather too early to speculate, but the Typhoon crash bears tragic hallmarks of G-LOC. There appears to have been no attempt to pull out of the dive and there was no attempt at ejecting either - at least, judging from what can be seen here. Very sad indeed. I saw an altogether happier display by...
by quicksilver-wsr
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 473
Views: 76747

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

I'd noticed this piece before coming on here today. Awfully nostalgic to view all those pix. I've great memories of seeing the QE2 being built, as I was living in Glasgow at the time. And then I saw it at very close quarters when it first left John Brown's, at the dry-dock at Greenock for fitting-ou...
by quicksilver-wsr
Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1100
Views: 156342

Re: What have forum members been up to?

captain sparkle wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:48 am
Recently did our annual trip to the Classic TT/Manx Grand prix. I thought some of you may like to see (& hear!!) a small part of the 'tribute' lap by Michael Dunlop, commemorating the first 100mph lap of the TT by Bill McIntyre in 1957.
Pedantic - me?

Bob McIntyre.

Nigel