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25th Jul 2021, 19:17
Replies: 2,444
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Posted By Allan Lupton

Does that make it a Canadair 4?

Does that make it a Canadair 4?
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jul 2021, 08:25
Replies: 67
Views: 9,353
Posted By Allan Lupton

yes indeed Author T.E Lawrence A century...

yes indeed
Author T.E Lawrence
A century after the events he describes, one can still enjoy TEL's somewhat biassed account of his involvement in the "Arab Revolt" although sometimes it is hard to...
17th Jul 2021, 16:11
Replies: 32
Views: 3,908
Posted By Allan Lupton

The French didn't fully accept Napoleon's...

The French didn't fully accept Napoleon's metrication in the 19th century: in my 1886 copy of Baedeker's Rhine it explains that, in that book, "Heights are given in English feet (1 Engl. Ft. = 0.3048...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jun 2021, 11:31
Replies: 71
Views: 3,941
Posted By Allan Lupton

When I was in a mentoring position it was all too...

When I was in a mentoring position it was all too easy to put people down by remembering that someone had tried whatever it was years before and it hadn't worked. I tried to tell 'em about the...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jun 2021, 18:41
Replies: 82
Views: 3,957
Posted By Allan Lupton

Seems familiar. but I was never in Vietnam. I did...

Seems familiar. but I was never in Vietnam. I did my Advanced Jay-walking in Calcutta and ran my Finals in Metro Manila where they had this Statue of the Unknown Pedestrian:...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jun 2021, 22:25
Replies: 129
Views: 6,088
Posted By Allan Lupton

With so many channels available, it still takes...

With so many channels available, it still takes some planning to find an alternative to games at certain times of the year. Even BBC2, which used to have standards, lets televised games over-run to...
11th Jun 2021, 08:08
Replies: 2,444
Views: 316,419
Posted By Allan Lupton

Yes it does, as that's what it is. Not sure...

Yes it does, as that's what it is.
Not sure about the headgear but it was a BOAC-credited photo so must be right!
Sideshow Bob has declared Open House.
10th Jun 2021, 09:34
Replies: 2,444
Views: 316,419
Posted By Allan Lupton

That wasn't difficult and neither is this one: ...

That wasn't difficult and neither is this one:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/931x740/cockpit001_0648f3be0983773ea667d174cfdb72927e6b3d4c.jpg
10th Jun 2021, 08:53
Replies: 2,444
Views: 316,419
Posted By Allan Lupton

That'd be the unlovely Shorts' Seamew

That'd be the unlovely Shorts' Seamew
7th Jun 2021, 09:03
Replies: 246
Views: 12,053
Posted By Allan Lupton

Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv’ry Tay! ...

Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv’ry Tay!
Alas! I am very sorry to say
That ninety lives have been taken away
On the last Sabbath day of 1879,
Which will be remember’d for a very long time.
...
7th Jun 2021, 07:41
Replies: 13
Views: 1,628
Posted By Allan Lupton

The Trojan engine had a pair of cylinders...

The Trojan engine had a pair of cylinders connected at the blind end with the pistons on a V-shaped con-rod. It is that con-rod that has to bend each rev. to accommodate the geometry.

Jowett's use...
6th Jun 2021, 17:43
Replies: 13
Views: 1,628
Posted By Allan Lupton

Brooke Bond vans were Trojans rather than...

Brooke Bond vans were Trojans rather than Bradfords so far as I recall. Split-single two-stroke engines with a distinctive note as CJ remembers.
Looked like this:
...
4th Jun 2021, 21:51
Replies: 13
Views: 1,628
Posted By Allan Lupton

I presume the Jowett Car Club would be a good...

I presume the Jowett Car Club would be a good starting point so perhaps e-mail its secretary at [email protected]
26th May 2021, 08:45
Replies: 246
Views: 12,053
Posted By Allan Lupton

Germany perhaps?

Germany perhaps?
14th May 2021, 22:20
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,562,514
Posted By Allan Lupton

Looks much as Jackson's, Port Moresby. must have...

Looks much as Jackson's, Port Moresby. must have done in the 1940s:)
Forum: Jet Blast
11th May 2021, 10:01
Replies: 93
Views: 7,976
Posted By Allan Lupton

Similarly, National Diesel canal boat engines...

Similarly, National Diesel canal boat engines were two-cylinder jobs with an exhaust-valve lifter. You wound it up to as many r.p.m. as you could and the rotating inertia of the heavy flywheel would...
9th May 2021, 11:38
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,562,514
Posted By Allan Lupton

When I visited Llandrindod Wells in the 1970s I...

When I visited Llandrindod Wells in the 1970s I was amused to see the sign on Tom Norton's Automobile Palace still offering Aeroplanes. We wondered how many he'd sold and how long ago, but had no...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd May 2021, 15:24
Replies: 20
Views: 1,923
Posted By Allan Lupton

Ignoring the misinformation we have been fed, the...

Ignoring the misinformation we have been fed, the one advantage seems to be that reading the meters is a thing of the past. I have claimed a discount for reading my own meters and submitting the...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Apr 2021, 07:54
Replies: 65
Views: 4,154
Posted By Allan Lupton

The late, great Fred Lanchester used what he...

The late, great Fred Lanchester used what he called a "Steering Lever" in the early 20th C.
Unlike his contemporaries who used a front-pivotted tiller, Lanchester pivotted the lever at the rear so...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Apr 2021, 18:15
Replies: 28
Views: 2,985
Posted By Allan Lupton

Yes it is a water tank - can't remember if the...

Yes it is a water tank - can't remember if the other end had a tank under the coal but if it did it wasn't huge.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Apr 2021, 13:34
Replies: 28
Views: 2,985
Posted By Allan Lupton

As a boy in the '40s I thought those Rhodesian...

As a boy in the '40s I thought those Rhodesian Railways' Beyer-Garratts always looked top-heavy, compared to the LMS standard gauge B-Gs which I thought looked right.
However some 30 years later in...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2021, 09:06
Replies: 285
Views: 17,382
Posted By Allan Lupton

Reminds me of the English lecturer at Hatfield...

Reminds me of the English lecturer at Hatfield Tech who told his class "I heard a fitter use the same word as a noun, a verb. an adjective and an adverb in a six-word sentence."
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2021, 08:35
Replies: 205
Views: 15,127
Posted By Allan Lupton

The language I used on home computers was BASIC...

The language I used on home computers was BASIC for which I had not only the Interpreter but a compiler. Altering the systems to print to a file which could then be transferred to a modern...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2021, 15:22
Replies: 205
Views: 15,127
Posted By Allan Lupton

Anent home computers when I upgraded I made sure...

Anent home computers when I upgraded I made sure that the new machine could read the previous discs as well as whatever was fashionable at the time. The idea was that I should copy old data on to the...
17th Mar 2021, 18:48
Replies: 29
Views: 4,781
Posted By Allan Lupton

In round figures the Leonides Major (as used in...

In round figures the Leonides Major (as used in the HP Herald) and the Dart have similar weight, but even the early Dart had approx 75% more power than the Leonides Major
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