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LMS Patriot Project Updates

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Gav106, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. AndyY

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    Indeed, but don't shoot the messenger, please!
    I suppose the job now isn't so much 'building a boiler' as 'assembling a kit of parts to make a boiler', as the components have been built elsewhere. So maybe a good lead-in to boiler building for a new player?
    Andy
     
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    My guess would be that Simon Scott and his team at West Shed would be doing it? MRC have got a much smaller boiler from one of their Jintys at NNR engineering, so I'd be confused why they'd do a much bigger boiler....
     
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    I believe an announcement of the location and 'who' will be doing the work will be made around the 25th of this month. Only one week to wait! Then the full story can be told. Kev will be on here to announce it im sure!
     
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    Odd's on it will be going to Heywood.
     
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    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    The crest with the blue bull is not a squadron badge it is the badge of RAF Marham, long time home to Tornado squadrons and now the last operational base of the dwindling Tornado force.
     
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    Thank you - could not remember off the top of my head at all. Great to know. It is somewhat sad to think that the Tornados will soon be history but at least we have 60163 to keep their name and their bases alive in spirit.
     
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    Tornado might be going out of service in the not too distant future, but Marham will still be there in the long run, not only in its primary role as Sandringham's Airport but also as home to the F35 Lightning II. (Should be Lightning III - the first was the P-38, the second was the proper Lightning. ;))
     
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    Is that the same as the Ford Capri offset (there was a Capri before the Capri, if you get my drift).
     
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    image.jpg This is a Lockheed P38 Lightning...
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    And this is an English Electric Lightning... Bonus points if you can guess which one I like the most!
     
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    The bottom one is my favourite fighter jet aircraft of all time. Just LOOK at it. Beautiful.
     
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    Wicked topic swerve - promise to go no further. However.....

    this is the P38 Lightning allocated to a beach in Wales......

    P38.jpg

    Cheers,

    Alan
     
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    Has that picture of the proper Lightning been photoshopped??....there's no fuel/oil leaks!!
     
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    And an Escort before the Escorts!
     
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    'Lightning', 'Tornado' .... was there a spell of naming aircraft after Gooch locomotives?

    But then I suppose there was a precedent set by 'Hurricane' and 'Spit Fire'. But then prior to that they chose one of Dean/Churchward's early collaborative efforts with 'Camel'.

     
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    It certainly makes me feel my age - I began my career in the aircraft industry at BAC (as it was then) a fortnight after the first flight of a Tornado in the UK, by the second prototype. It was still called MRCA, and I began work on what was then called the Air Defence Variant. All of these have now been withdrawn, and the Tornado fleet is rapidly dwindling.

    Andy
     
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    An English electric Lightning flying in the UK or a Patriot.... got to be the Lightning!! God im tempted to get a ticket to America if they can get theirs up in the sky's!!!! Isnt there one flying in South Africa?
     
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    Snap! From when Britain ruled the skies... and to think English Electric made everything from television sets (briefly) to cookers to railway engines to fighter planes!
     
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    :D:D
     
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