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by Filtertron
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1045
Views: 742179

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Turkey shed, eh? You could call your pub "The Gobble Inn".



...I'll show myself out.
by Filtertron
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1045
Views: 742179

Re: What have forum members been up to?

I've started collecting the old Tri-Ang double-ended diesel locomotives (or R159's if you want to be technical). So far I have managed to collect ten examples from when they first came onto the market in 1958, right up until they were discontinued in 1977. Some need a bit of work, but they should co...
by Filtertron
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird K7
Replies: 3
Views: 1744

Re: Bluebird K7

I agree with you El Lole, the restoration of K7 is unbelievable. I wasn't about when DMC crashed (happened well before my time), but I remember seeing a newscast for the twentieth anniversary of the crash when I was about six here in Australia. I do remember my father adding commentary as K7 sped al...
by Filtertron
Wed May 13, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1045
Views: 742179

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Been working. When not working, I've been following the Government guidelines of isolating at home. Restrictions here have been eased a little, so I might go for a drive to somewhere other than work or the shops this weekend, for the first time since March.
by Filtertron
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 133992

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Coming to a coffee mug near you.
by Filtertron
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 114
Views: 133992

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

I read on another forum that the canopy was not made of strong enough perspex and this is why it blew off. Was that true or did you ever discover what happened to cause the accident? Would that be the same forum where Bill Smith is depicted as the spawn of Satan and your good self accused of being ...
by Filtertron
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 104
Views: 111833

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Wow! Quite an exped there and the first time I ever heard of getting jetlagged in a car - or carlagged. Great pic's too, though I do confess to being a little lost when it comes to loco's and such. It's something I don't understand myself. Put a steam engine in a ship and I'm all over it but put it...
by Filtertron
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 104
Views: 111833

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Thanks! Love the little Barclay :) It's a cute little thing. Here's a slightly better detailed (albeit backlit) shot of the same loco about a year ago. Could do with a lick of paint, as it's very close to the sea. https://live.staticflickr.com/7922/47035847131_96dfae77a1_c.jpg Sister loco "Pozieres...
by Filtertron
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 104
Views: 111833

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Rightio. Went on a bit of a train chasing holiday with my mate Rob. We covered about 5500km worth, driving from Ballarat in Victoria, right the way down to Ceduna in South Aus over six days. I did all of the driving, and am still suffering from what can only be termed as "Car Lag" - absolutely knack...
by Filtertron
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Off the Rails - Train Stuff
Replies: 104
Views: 111833

Re: Off the Rails - Train Stuff

Splendid and very interesting photographs. I never saw Hush Hush and rather surprisingly until you mentioned it I had not heard of it. We learn something every day. My wifes grandfather was an engine driver whose claim to fame was he once drive the royal train in the early 1900's with old Queen Mar...