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by RichM
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 1068075

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Fred’s a good friend of mine, and was of John’s as well, which is how he ended up with those two engines - he’s been a big help to me starting out in moulding and resin casting. I’m not anywhere near John’s league, like I said, time and patience to do such meticulous work are not things I’m blessed ...
by RichM
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 1068075

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

I’ve supported the internal and external shafts with lead Teflon bearings at intervals along the length - same as on my ME2 which spins up to 20k rpm (although less under load...) and it seems solid enough so far... Anyway, a bit more done this evening, will have to wait for the mahogany and trim-ta...
by RichM
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 1068075

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Now there’s a bit of kit I’d love - imagine that in a scale K4 model... Be been tinkering today on another build - The original Miss England. I’d bought a cheapy ply kit of a ski boat and set to converting it into a near-enough copy of Miss England. I built a scale drive system, but got stuck with t...
by RichM
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 1068075

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

John certainly was the very best modeller I’ve come across - that ghost engine is gorgeous. Here are another of his masterpieces that belong to a friend of mine - such a loss to the modelling world - I wouldn’t have the patience to sit and create such works of art.
by RichM
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Timing - How were DMC's Runs in K7 Timed....?
Replies: 10
Views: 5446

Re: Timing - How were DMC's Runs in K7 Timed....?

Yes, the north jetty is now just a small wooden post visible when the lake isn’t too full - the southern marker posts are still there too ;)
by RichM
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 1068075

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Cheers Paul - I’ll try and upload today’s video with the bigger battery fitted...
by RichM
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 1068075

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

First test of Miss England today on the baby battery - happy with the results :D

https://youtu.be/3ZQAvJd86yw
by RichM
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 1068075

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Not sure how many broken bits of crusader there’ll be - I’m half expecting it to burst into flames first :lol: The engines were made by Fred Harris (Replicast Record Models) about 20 years ago - he made three large scale ME2s - one for Kevin Desmond, one for a cafe in Detroit, another for an anonymo...
by RichM
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 1068075

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

You’ve got more patience than me with all that PE - I’d have screwed it all up in frustration by now :lol:

Here’s my latest project - I’ve converted crusader to jet power, just need to try it out now.

This one’s still work in progress...