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by pmc
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 753114

Re: Pic of the Day

A couple of random thoughts... ¿Is "Old English White" a stable decay product of old English white paint? Bill says the paint color is uniform throughout, which seems unexpected for deteriorating paint. Could it be that 50 yrs ago it was white, 40 yrs ago it was a mottle of white through in-between ...
by pmc
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 995
Views: 291058

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

There was that 3d scan a while ago...
Any thought of releasing that data?
Or doing another scan when closer to complete?
by pmc
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 106089

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

I wrote
As much as I did read looked like... it wasn't written by BBP.
That was a bit of snark at the LDNPA.

After reading maybe another 20% of the page, I take back my snark. Looks like maybe mostly kinda reasonable.
by pmc
Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 106089

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

At the LDNPA page posted yesterday by Malcolm: Update 30 January, 2019 Steve Tatlock, Park Management team leader at the Lake District National Park, said: “We are disappointed to hear the Bluebird Event Group will not be bringing Bluebird K7 back to Coniston Water this summer, [...]” And more appar...
by pmc
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Classic Boat Awards 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Re: Classic Boat Awards 2019

Hat tip to Saunders Roe for one of the competitors.
by pmc
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1341
Views: 381983

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

Recently from the Wings Museum: firing up a restored Merlin. WW2 Engine Reborn - Buried for 70 years the story of Halifax JD150 This crowd might appreciate the (claimed) low-loof focus of the project. "We really wanted right from the beginning to keep everything as original as possible [...] whereas...
by pmc
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 106089

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Did you just say "Lake Winnebago"?

15x50km and 6m deep with many access points and little bureaucracy.
Big noisy fast boats welcome. Ted will find friends and Bluebird may find a fair race.
The local sailing speed record was 143mph before Donald got started.
by pmc
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 275
Views: 74565

Re: Isle of Bute

Renegadenemo wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:46 am
Anyone found wrong side of the ropes without the relevant pass will be chopped up and fed to the trout.
...to ensure their health and safety, of course.


(Bluebird whole in daylight!)
by pmc
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 995
Views: 291058

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

ExcelsiorUK wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:06 pm
Well, 2 months down the line I've given it a go. ...
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/ae4c092 ... edd7fed6ea
bbcover2.png
Look Mom! No semicircle!
Are those intakes worth a BBP mug or something?



(meh. quote loses picture.)
by pmc
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2974
Views: 753114

Re: Pic of the Day

Progress defies words, as ever over past some years.

Apart from color, iirc there was something specially slippery about the original bottom paint. Any thoughts about replicating that or not?