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Re: Dead Metal

Post by tas » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:06 pm

Hear hear.

I'm sure the words 'on fire' and 'wouldn't waste my pee' spring to a few peoples minds when thinking of hlf.

So when K7 is in the museum, how close will people be able to get? Most people will probably want to get right up to her to smell the jet fuel, peer inside the cockpit and get a pic standing with the old girl. Yet allowing the general public to get too close and touchy-feely to such a priceless machine could also be a really quick way to wreck it as a living exhibit.

So what kind of exhibition can we expect?
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Re: Dead Metal

Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:53 am

Don't worry, you'll be able to get properly close. I even wanted to get some dusters and have the museum hire them out so the public could keep K7 shiny but they're worried about the pait wearing out. They're no fun those museologists. But dent one of our panels and we'll be after you with a rivet gun!
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Re: Dead Metal

Post by mtskull » Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:49 am

Talking of dead metal (and apologies if this is off-topic), I recall that a couple of years back, Holker Hall motor museum had a very mangled piece of K7 on display; I presume recovered in 1967. Might it be worth asking if they would swap it for a bit of LOOF, and incorporate a bit more original tin into the finished boat?
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Re: Dead Metal

Post by bluebirdsback » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:36 pm

Not so Mike. I am sure i could make a rivet gun very scary. Having one surgicaly removed from the rectal area would scare the hell out of me. Mind you these are the ramblings of a peace loving man going through withdrawell symptoms of his smokey tabs, I should be less violent orientated come the launch. So anyone denting the boat then will have a staple gun fired at him at worst.
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Re: Dead Metal

Post by bluebirdsback » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:45 pm

Maybe a chalkie or chinese burn or even a coco stump for more serious dents
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Re: Dead Metal

Post by Piston Broke » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:24 am

bluebirdsback wrote: withdrawell symptoms of his smokey tabs,
Our Rob isn't kicking the habit is he? He'll be stopping watching/listening to football next !!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Dead Metal

Post by Roger Wilco » Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:02 am

Regarding 'dead' exhibits - I feel the same way whenever I see Mallard* at York Railway Museum. I always imagine someone slipping in there in the wee small hours armed with a bag of Coalite, some firelighters and a tin of WD40..

* Odd, Duck-based name for record-busting streamlined Leviathan though?

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Re: Dead Metal

Post by Renegadenemo » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:49 am

Regarding 'dead' exhibits - I feel the same way whenever I see Mallard* at York Railway Museum.
I was dismayed by that too. There she was all dead and cold yet not a hundred yard away they had two locos all fired up dripping oil and hissing steam but what impressed me most was how the ground rumbled slightly as they moved. Much more exciting than Mallard
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Re: Dead Metal

Post by klingon » Sun Feb 21, 2010 1:58 pm

Yeah-used to stand right next to the Buchanan st railway tunnel at Pinkston in Glasgow and the A4 Pacifics would come screaming by 6 feet away-incredible!-the rail lines used to bounce up and down about 6 inches with the weight and "steam hammer"-aaah the memories of a bygone youth! :cry:
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Re: Dead Metal

Post by lsrdatabase » Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:58 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:
Regarding 'dead' exhibits - I feel the same way whenever I see Mallard* at York Railway Museum.
I was dismayed by that too. There she was all dead and cold yet not a hundred yard away they had two locos all fired up dripping oil and hissing steam but what impressed me most was how the ground rumbled slightly as they moved. Much more exciting than Mallard
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I remember way back in my very young days, (early 50's) my older brother (train spotter type anorak), wanted to go train spotting at Kings X, but Mum told him, only if you take him (me).

What I remember of that day was, while standing at the end of the platform, 'Mallard' came out of St Pancras and crossed over the tracks very near where we were standing. "What is that", I asked, and he explained that it was Mallard holder of the worlds speed record for steam locos, I replied with "Isn't she beautiful". He replied, "I suppose so".

Strangely enough my brother no longer remembers that day, as it was just another days train spotting nothing more. Where-as I still have that memory of seeing 'Mallard', both in STEAM and in SERVICE.

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