Archive for April, 2015

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    First Engine Start

    April 12th, 2015 | Mabel Restoration | Chris Fairfax | No Comments

    April 2015 and Mabel’s engine is started for the first time. The video shows the actual first time the engine has been started in 72 years since its full restoration. There had been no warm ups or practice runs. As you will see she started on the first go. The engine required quite vigorous primer […]

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    Undercarriage tested

    April 10th, 2015 | Mabel Restoration | Chris Fairfax | No Comments

    April 2015 and this video shows the first time in 72 years that Mabel’s undercarriage has been operated. Her spinner is fitted and she then stands proudly outside for the first time since 1943

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