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by sbt
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread
Replies: 137
Views: 35150

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

Renegadenemo wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:00 am
Well you know all the right people now - onwards and upwards
Surely that should be 'onwards and downwards'?
by sbt
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 107
Views: 39594

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

Long pondered this one. A small aircraft stuffed with two afterburning Olys and virtually no wing or any other provision for carrying fuel. It surely had to be even more compromised than a Lightning. TSR-2 wasn't a small aircraft. It was nearly twice as long and nearly twice as heavy as a Tornado. ...
by sbt
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 107
Views: 39594

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

The Concorde inlet is a marvel of engineering in its own right... True, but I wish that page was better proof-read and designed. Sadly I no longer have colleagues who worked on that bit who could clean it up for them. The page is also wrong about Concorde being the only aircraft able to Supercruise...
by sbt
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels
Replies: 491
Views: 117319

Re: Nomadic, Titanic & other historic vessels

'Is that all there is?'

Image

https://youtu.be/qYWjsS4kZoA
by sbt
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 42785

Re: Isle of Bute

I reckon anyone sailing up with an accommodation vessel would make good money.
by sbt
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2909
Views: 522925

Re: Pic of the Day

Personally I think you would get less politics etc. involved if you go permission from the Marquess of Bute to use a flag bearing his arms. I did look for an agreed or official flag for the Isle of Bute but all there appears to be are proposals, many incorporating elements of the Marquesses arms. Us...
by sbt
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 171
Views: 27899

Re: Return to the Water

This sort of conflict is definitely not 'my thing' but if there is a lot of 'tittle-tattle' going the rounds then would a (easy to find, probably temporary) Frequently Asked Questions page on the website be useful? That way you can put out answers to the questions you have already got to hear about,...
by sbt
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Space, The Final Frontier
Replies: 153
Views: 56334

Re: Space, The Final Frontier

Presidential proclamations of intent to stage missions to the Moon - and Mars, for that matter - are best taken with a pinch of salt, True dat. Especially as preparations take several presidential terms of office to make - especially with modern levels of acceptance of risk. Several presidents past...
by sbt
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Richie's Little Tank
Replies: 321
Views: 70394

Re: Richie's Little Tank

Having watched Guy Martin - watch him instead. Super job all round.
by sbt
Sun Nov 19, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Richie's Little Tank
Replies: 321
Views: 70394

Re: Richie's Little Tank

And when you have watched that, maybe this (Cambrai, from the Tank Museum)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX_BnN4cWbo

Moving tank is also a replica, built around an Excavators power-train.