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Re: Dead Metal

Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:47 pm

Hence suggesting that they should have negotiated to licence this one. It looked the part, and by only allowing licenced replicas there'd be a way to stop cheap and nasty ones.
But it was made of plastic! And based on what, exactly?

At least the Ferrari that started this discussion was a genuine work of art and well worthy of recognition. Modern rapid-prototyping technology will turn out a perfect 3D representation of whatever you like in no-time-flat at reasonable cost but does it have any soul? I still say Merc' made the right call on that thing.
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Re: Dead Metal

Post by sbt » Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:13 am

Just seen on a rail related forum that the National Railway Museum plan is to return Mallard to steam for a period starting around 2036 so she is mobile for the 100th anniversary of her record.

I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information but apparently it is in the long term plan that the NRM have for which of their locomotives will be in steam when.

If I have any point to make I think its that there are a variety of levels of condition and treatment between 'Static' and 'Working', in this case the NRM seems to have opted for 'Static with periods in steam for important anniversaries' - which is close to what a lot of locos end up with by default anyway.

Things go all the way from the coach the NRM have kept in 'as recovered from a garden' state, though the Loch Ness Wellington 'as found on bottom of lake, with additional protection' through 'static but parts in motion due to electric motor or compressed air', 'completely new build to old plans, with modification' (Tornado) and even 'still under some active development' (many of the Ffestiniog Loco's - e.g. the fitting of 'Gas Producer' fireboxes, use of hoses rather than ball joints on the Fairlies etc.)

Dare I say it, the plan for Mallard is quite like the plan for K7, as I understand it, with the exception that the work to get K7 running will be less (de-inhibit rather than build new boiler etc.) and K7's running periods will be shorter but more frequent.

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Re: Dead Metal

Post by Pullman99 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:11 pm

Continuing on a railway theme, I noticed this item on the BBC News on New Year's Eve. The group that is recreating "The Brighton Belle" is making great progress with much of the work being carried out by carriage specialists Rampart at Derby and a couple of the vehicles are already at the group's base at The Bluebell Railway. A recent addition to their ambitious aim of making up an entire five-car Pullman set has been Hazel which was rescued from use as part of a restaurant in Yorkshire. It is now undergouing restoration at Barrow Hill. A little less "Dead Metal" and a lot more unique transport preservation!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20877544

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Re: Dead Metal

Post by huszarail » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:54 pm

A bit more once dead metal alive and soon to be flexing muscle again.
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Re: Dead Metal

Post by StewDurham » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:03 pm

Thought you might like this one - Whether you like the finished article or not, there's quite some effort gone into it!

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Re: Dead Metal

Post by rob565uk » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:25 pm

StewDurham wrote:Thought you might like this one - Whether you like the finished article or not, there's quite some effort gone into it!

Stew.
Think there might be a link missing here Stew .....

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Re: Dead Metal

Post by Dominic Owen » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:39 pm

rob565uk wrote:
StewDurham wrote:Thought you might like this one - Whether you like the finished article or not, there's quite some effort gone into it!

Stew.
Think there might be a link missing here Stew .....
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Re: Dead Metal

Post by StewDurham » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:00 pm

rob565uk wrote:
StewDurham wrote:Thought you might like this one - Whether you like the finished article or not, there's quite some effort gone into it!

Stew.
Think there might be a link missing here Stew .....
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Re: Dead Metal

Post by Dominic Owen » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:18 pm

PORN!! 8-)
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Re: Dead Metal

Post by rob565uk » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:57 pm

That's my sort of car - I want one :-)

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