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by mtskull
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 104
Views: 106451

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Seems like train development stopped and marine stuff carried on. No, steam locomotive development never stopped; just about everything that could have been tried to improve performance and efficiency has been tried at some stage with varying degrees of success. In the end though, it all boils down...
by mtskull
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 104
Views: 106451

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

captain sparkle wrote: Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:06 am How about "the biggest steam train in the world" on the rails again - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuJPVhtQFeQ
Nice.
by mtskull
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 104
Views: 106451

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

“My understanding is that you fill your loco up with coal and water, light a fire and once everything is hot and pressurised away you go. The steam passes through several expansion stages then is blown up the spout to make the fire draw. Is that correct?” Indeed it is. The rest, however, is flawed (...
by mtskull
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 284
Views: 286476

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Anybody else watching the Bloodhound updates on YouTube? 491mph, without breaking sweat. Impressive stuff....
https://youtu.be/mrerP1ae6A4
by mtskull
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 740236

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Am I just very cynical, or am I correct in thinking that 477mph in a wingless 1950's aircraft is pushing neither the boundaries of speed nor technology? If you're very cynical, then so am I. I think NAE will either... 1, quietly go away and never achieve anything, 2, be put out of business by Blood...
by mtskull
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1090
Views: 740236

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Jessi Combs’s record attempts in North American Eagle have ended tragically:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-us-canada-49504222
by mtskull
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 67328

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

Fair enough.
by mtskull
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Avro Vulcan XL319
Replies: 30
Views: 67328

Re: Avro Vulcan XL319

What do you need anti-collision lights for?
by mtskull
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1044
Views: 704429

Re: What have forum members been up to?

The last few days, I have been avidly watching this guy’s tracking app as he smashed the record for a complete round of all 214 Lake District “Wainwright” fells. 318 miles and the equivalent of four Everests in 6 days 6 hours. A fantastic achievement. My own personal best for all the Wainwrights is ...
by mtskull
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1044
Views: 704429

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Yup. It’s a heavily modified 1969 Anniversary. Wow, envy! I bet it would sound great played through my 1964 AC30 (by a better guitarist than me, I might add). It probably would! What do you usually plug into your AC30? Fender Tele, various Gordon Smiths and, when I want to pretend to be Nigel Tufne...