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by pmc
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 1329
Views: 282358

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: 255
Views: 33329

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: 48166

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: 911
Views: 209346

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: 2909
Views: 550168

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?
by pmc
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 911
Views: 209346

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Ah. Right. It's supposed to be pointy. My bad. Dunno why I thought otherwise, but the picture still looks surprising to me.

Had to look up toffee hammer. One of these might do:
bluehammer.jpg

(cribbed from an expired ebay.ie listing)
by pmc
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 911
Views: 209346

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

...and a little pointy at the top of the flute, no?
by pmc
Thu Jan 05, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 911
Views: 209346

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

If that silver band across the pointy end represents a windscreen, then that would give some idea of scale.

A fast wing-in-ground-effect vehicle?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_effect_vehicle
by pmc
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo
Replies: 269
Views: 92675

Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel

!.

Just: !.

Even on a piddly-sized mobile device. ;)
by pmc
Wed May 25, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2909
Views: 550168

Re: Pic of the Day

Is it my imagination, or is the Orpheus jetpipe suffering from a slight droop? (Cue a host of Viagra jokes....) Seriously, it looks like a rather lengthy component to be left unsupported and there appears to be a stress ridge forming in the first section of the jet pipe immediately behind the turbi...