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#1 f1steveuk

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 17:37

Just a heads up!!

Some of you will know that I have been involved in both the stupendous Railton; Man Of Speed biography, by Karl Ludvigsen, as well as writing a book on the jet boat Crusader, designed by Railton for John Cobb.

Part of my research will be in "Drain The Oceans" on National Geographic channel in the USA, on September 16th, then hopefully on British TV not long after.

I am not allowed to say what form this broadcast will take.

Secondly, during research, I discovered Railton had designed a successor to Crusader, to prove his concept, and got as far a having a test model built. This model is now with Richard Noble, who is planning to run a copy of the model, complete with jet engine,

http://www.railtonwaterspeed.uk/about/

The book is currently with a publisher, with no current date for publication due to these two events, but Doug (Nye) has had a read, and things it's ok!!

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#2 Doug Nye

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 18:26

I also think it's OK...indeed, terrific!     :cat:  

 

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#3 f1steveuk

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 12:23

I  shall stop using my mobile to make posts, the keyboard is too small for my chubby fingers!



#4 Doug Nye

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 13:19

x2   :down:



#5 f1steveuk

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Posted 17 September 2019 - 08:08

Well the information made the Times this morning.

 

Did any of our American members see the documentary?



#6 f1steveuk

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 09:01

And now in the UK press



#7 JacnGille

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Posted 21 September 2019 - 18:58

Well the information made the Times this morning.

 

Did any of our American members see the documentary?

Didn't notice that it was on. Will watch for repeats.