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Mar 07, 2013, 11:54 PM
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This was made in Belgium in 1958, the year of the World Exposition in Brussels. In the Russian pavilion there was a Sputnik hanging from the ceiling.
I was 8 years old. By pure chance I found this item, base is still made out of bakelite with winding mechanism inside so when you turn a know you can hear some blip-blip chicking with some interval and then again blip-blip, remember hearing that on the radio ?
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Mar 08, 2013, 01:57 AM
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blip-blip, remember hearing that on the radio ?
Indeed I do....!...I was about 9 years old, following this with great interest.
That particular morning (1957), after hearing the beeps on the radio, I recall beeing so exited that I ran cross the field to my neighbor playmates, telling them the great news.....what an anticlimax it was to get the reply: "Oh, and wozasputnik..?"
Mar 08, 2013, 02:18 AM
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Dunno about Sputnik's, but what about Telstar ?
The Tornados - Telstar (3 min 18 sec)
Mar 08, 2013, 02:26 AM
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Dunno about Sputnik's, but what about Telstar ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuA-fqKCiAE
Great stuff & great memories....

The "Cold War Soundtrack" wouldn't be complete without it....
Mar 08, 2013, 02:33 AM
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More musical memories -
Horst Jankowski - "A Walk In The Black Forest " (1965) (3 min 2 sec)

The Chantay's - Pipeline (Lawrence Welk Show 5/18/63) (2 min 45 sec)
Mar 08, 2013, 02:36 AM
I like real wooden aeroplanes!
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Dunno about Sputnik's, but what about Telstar ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuA-fqKCiAE
One of my favourite tracks - used the name for a whole series of my designs, the first six were 1/2A F/F power models, the last three standard class thermal soarers. Below is Telstar V from the early sixties, which gave me a lot of contest successes. I also had a series of TD.09 open power models named after the Tornado's follow-up hit to Telstar - "Globetrotter".
Mar 08, 2013, 03:25 AM
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More musical memories
We love to build vintage model aeroplanes......others play "vintage" music.....
Here's my good friend (and at occations, fellow musician), Thorbjorn Engstrom, doing his vintage "thing".....

LINK


Mar 08, 2013, 05:47 AM
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Dunno about Sputnik's, but what about Telstar ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuA-fqKCiAE
One of my favourite songs as well and let me tell you a little story about the producer of that song, Joe Meek, he did have his studio close to the then world known model shop 308 of Henry Nichols in Holloway Road London, the studio was at 304. All those echo sound effects were obtained in Joe's bathroom, there were no fancy whatever-sound-you-want electronics in those days. Joe was paranoid, ended up shooting down his landlady after which he killed himself.
Mar 08, 2013, 06:46 AM
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Joe Meek


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Joe Meek, he did have his studio close to the then world known model shop 308 of Henry Nichols in Holloway Road London, the studio was at 304
Joe Meek also developed some electronics to realize his visions of cool sounds...
By a chance (!) an old Joe Meek compressor lives in my home made rack of gizmos for home recording....soon to become vintage as well...

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Mar 08, 2013, 07:14 AM
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Joe Meek also developed some electronics to realize his visions of cool sounds...
By a chance (!) an old Joe Meek compressor lives in my home made rack of gizmos for home recording....soon to become vintage as well...

This is my sputnik, makes very valuable tones,about 35 years old now.

Taurus Flyer
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Mar 08, 2013, 09:27 AM
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Here's something from 1951 for the junior mad scientist, a child's toy that contained real uranium ore, great fun!

Now if we could get it to power an R/C engine....!
This kit if complete is extremely difficult to find and expensive at that
Mar 08, 2013, 09:35 AM
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This kit if complete is extremely difficult to find and expensive at that
This is the modern version
Mar 08, 2013, 10:39 AM
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I would guess that those are both old radio receiver sets there. Nice find Reginald.

Here is a nice vintage video of rubber band powered airplanes from around the world back in the 1930's.

Old Time Model Airplanes (4 min 17 sec)
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Mar 08, 2013, 11:07 PM
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Mason Williams - Classical Gas - ORIGINAL STEREO VERSION (3 min 3 sec)


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