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by conistoncollie
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2926
Views: 622147

Re: Pic of the Day

Was that supplied by Birmetals / Birmalloy?
by conistoncollie
Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2926
Views: 622147

Re: Pic of the Day

Tis the modern way. The old school copywriters I used to work with put the juicy stuff first. That way when the Editor ran out of space he just chopped the less useful stuff off the end.

At least we have a Forum where such inaccuracies can be aired and corrected.
by conistoncollie
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2926
Views: 622147

Re: Pic of the Day

Cumbria Crack has a slightly different take - and does mention the Sanders Roe/Beryl/Flying boat connection

http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/08/03/ ... d-project/
by conistoncollie
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2926
Views: 622147

Re: Pic of the Day

Why let the facts get in the way of a good story?

Thanks for clarifying
by conistoncollie
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2926
Views: 622147

Re: Pic of the Day

Thanks for clarifying.
The wheels 'will go on display at the Ruskin Museum' - presumably when you have built the replica cradle?
Apologies, must have misread the article.

http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/ ... es_museum/
by conistoncollie
Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2926
Views: 622147

Re: Pic of the Day

Just wondering why the heat shield was painted? Would paint not blister in proximity to heat requiring a shield.

Good to see the original trailer wheels returning to Ruskin Museum.
by conistoncollie
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 921
Views: 237143

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Out of interest, anyone know what threads are used on the latest US F35 jets?
For years they had their own imperial standards, and strange US Gallons.
Presume there is now some uniformity.
by conistoncollie
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 921
Views: 237143

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

We ordered 2 x 1/2" taps & received 1 x 2 1/2" tap, it's been used as a trophy for years . Perhaps try cutting it into five. Once asked a trainee to cut a 3 inch diameter steel bar in half. He was gone for hours so I went to check. He had it standing up in the vice, dripping with sweat, cutting it ...
by conistoncollie
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 921
Views: 237143

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Had the same once trying to buy some 1/4 ply. Sorry mate, only available in 6mm, OK, can I have a 2 metre x 1 metre sheet? Sorry mate it comes in 6 foot sheets. Once I specified a size on a drawing 1.985 in. Client asked for it to be 2.000, thinking it would be easier to machine. And finally, had a ...
by conistoncollie
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 921
Views: 237143

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Or, put another way, trying to perfectly mate the underside of a 12 foot fabrication to a 6 foot wedge machined from a solid billet to within 1/100mm... twice! 1/100mm? Thought we weren't keen on base-ten flummery. 0.0003 inch, or 4 tenths, much more imperial. Pretty tight tolerance on a 1/2 in gro...