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by Jordangbr
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 86
Views: 52275

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Copper nob is an old Furness Railway engine (No3) that was on display outside the station at Barrow in an ornate glass case until the station was bombed by the Luftwaffe. The loco is now in the NRM at York still bearing the shrapnel scars. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcSE8S...
by Jordangbr
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 914
Views: 474738

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

I can ask at the local museum to see if they have any drawings Richie
by Jordangbr
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: LOST!! Hep Me!! Hep Me!!
Replies: 65
Views: 24843

Re: LOST!! Hep Me!! Hep Me!!

Sam 68/Shadrack
Why such an aggressive tone in your postings?
If you are representative of the Ruskin or Coniston it’s not doing you any favours in name calling and being aggressive.
by Jordangbr
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 86
Views: 52275

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Probably because carrying a condenser and a way of cooling it would be difficult, bulky and no outside source to cool except fresh air.
Take nuclear subs for example, still driven by steam via turbines and gearboxes but instead of coal, uranium. The nuclear reaction heats the primary circuit to many hundreds of degrees which is also pressurised to prevent it boiling. This is pumped via the heat exchangers and in turn heats the feed water pumped via the condenser hot wells to the feed pumps. This is then heated and turned into steam but must have most of the moisture removed as not to damage your turbine blades on your main engines and turbo generators. After that it’s into the condensers which are in turn cooled by seawater heat exchangers and round it goes again with various chemicals added to the feed water to keep everything happy. 🤓
by Jordangbr
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 86
Views: 52275

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

It seems to be in vogue to rebuild lost locomotives at the moment with the Baby Deltic coming along as well as a proposed recreation of HS4000 Kestrel Britain’s most powerful diesel locomotive ever built.
by Jordangbr
Sun May 05, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 111
Views: 68148

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

The centre section of the canopy was recovered by the safety boat however the latch and rollers remain elusive even after another session of divers and the deployment of the side scan sonar. They are still in there somewhere....
by Jordangbr
Fri May 03, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 518329

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Did it take a lot to convert the bike to left hand drive for the German roads Joerg?
by Jordangbr
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Visit to North Shields- model makers.
Replies: 99
Views: 54796

Re: Visit to North Shields- model makers.

They contaminate every other biscuit within a 3 mile radius with their horrid flavour.
They are the work of Satan they really are....
by Jordangbr
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Visit to North Shields- model makers.
Replies: 99
Views: 54796

Re: Visit to North Shields- model makers.

It’s certainly a name they can Revell in.
I thank you!
by Jordangbr
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2374
Views: 1125258

Re: Pic of the Day

And you have a brace of Bluebirds to paint on the tail fairings too....