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Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
« Reply #105 on: March 27, 2021, 10:27:01 am »
:rolleyes:



This is not a fake, it's a special vehicle for Shanghai with lots of underground mortorways!

I wouldn't have believed it but...  ;D
There are 3 of these Janus trucks at Mont Blanc https://jalopnik.com/the-tragic-story-of-why-this-two-headed-fire-truck-is-s-1683279098

In the Channel Tunnel, these vehicles are used for maintenance and firefighting: 



they're also doubleheaded.

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Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
« Reply #106 on: March 28, 2021, 06:29:35 am »
Obviously the British end as it's right hand drive, t'other end is left hand  ;) ;D
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Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
« Reply #107 on: March 28, 2021, 01:35:34 pm »
A blue light story you may have missed; anyone care to make a diorama out of it?

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/kite-surfer-is-rescued-from-tree-by-emergency-services/ar-BB1f3rPd?ocid=msedgntp

It might just work as a JMN boggling exercise.
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Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
« Reply #108 on: April 06, 2021, 06:05:20 am »
I think I may be in with an aircraft. Today I was tidying the stash a bit and picked up the Mitsubishi MU-2S from Hasegawa. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/hasegawa-b16-mitsubishi-mu-2s--1021261

It would be ideal for a UK based SAR bird, possibly RNLI. Air dropped inflatable life boats are quite possible.
The decal sheet is yellowed and faded beyond hope so new markings would be needed anyway.

I also have this Ford GT90 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/amt-ertl-8381-ford-gt-90--1018924  which will work just fine with some US Police markings as some kind of high speed chase vehicle. Looks cool any way!

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Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
« Reply #109 on: April 06, 2021, 07:38:30 am »
Jolly good show, Nick! Do carry on! :thumbsup:
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Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
« Reply #110 on: June 08, 2021, 06:24:28 am »
This is going to be a very difficult GB to vote in, the standard is exceptional  :bow:
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Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
« Reply #111 on: June 11, 2021, 09:53:28 am »
I know there's very little time left, but here is an RNLI  video of  a rescue involving a quite amazing tractor as launch recovery vehicle

https://rnli.org/magazine/magazine-featured-list/2021/june/battling-the-surf?utm_source=rnlilife&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=keepintouch_2021&utm_content=keepintouch21f12_recovery_banner&actId=ebwp0YMB8s0RxX0lUGBsN9UcvuQDVN7agmFTt2FsrXtfe9NRM9bGp6IyNGYl1-Y5&actCampaignType=CAMPAIGN_MAIL&actSource=501079


You can also take it as my entry in today's  "Is this the longest link"  competition!!
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Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
« Reply #112 on: June 11, 2021, 12:00:59 pm »
That's AMAZING!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I've watched them do that net recovery business at Lyme Bay, but that was in really good conditions and it must have been relatively easy, but in the sea state in vid it must have been horrendous.  :o

A superb job.
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Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
« Reply #113 on: June 11, 2021, 02:14:46 pm »
I know there's very little time left, but here is an RNLI  video of  a rescue involving a quite amazing tractor as launch recovery vehicle

https://rnli.org/magazine/magazine-featured-list/2021/june/battling-the-surf?utm_source=rnlilife&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=keepintouch_2021&utm_content=keepintouch21f12_recovery_banner&actId=ebwp0YMB8s0RxX0lUGBsN9UcvuQDVN7agmFTt2FsrXtfe9NRM9bGp6IyNGYl1-Y5&actCampaignType=CAMPAIGN_MAIL&actSource=501079


You can also take it as my entry in today's  "Is this the longest link"  competition!!

That certainly looked like a rough sea there. I have every respect for the RNLI as they choose to go out and save lives in such conditions.  :thumbsup:

FYI - If a web address seems excessively long, look for the question mark. Delete that and everything after it and the link will still work.
https://rnli.org/magazine/magazine-featured-list/2021/june/battling-the-surf

All the junk on the end is how firms and charities measure how far their message has spread by which means. It's also how adverts suddenly start to match your interests as websites track what you do.

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Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
« Reply #114 on: June 11, 2021, 03:33:50 pm »
god bless and god speed to all RNLI crew

always think of those that go towards the danger as we are running away

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