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by ace_chris
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2973
Views: 659245

Re: Pic of the Day

It's sectioned so it will never run again, unfortunately. We'd have had a tune out of it already had it been possible. No, it was very kindly donated by a local museum in order that we can spruce it up and give it as a gift to some great friends of ours in aerospace as a thank you for not supportin...
by ace_chris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2973
Views: 659245

Re: Pic of the Day

Lovely pic of the Derwent today, is this a teaser shot? Any plans to pop it into something and get it running? :)
by ace_chris
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 965
Views: 251400

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

you cannot resist it Chris can you. I borrowed the plugs from Speedline to make the set of mouldings that would work. Needed altering and making much lighter than the one you had made for you then sold because it did not work.(I think it was you?) Most of my work is scratch built I don't need to bu...
by ace_chris
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 965
Views: 251400

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

“I hope to get some photographs of the latest Wren gas turbine this coming weekend, one of my friends who is busy building a 1/8th scale K7 powered by the latest wren engine” - are you aware the original Wren went into administration, and the second incarnation of the company has also been liquidate...
by ace_chris
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 543
Views: 67693

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Great news Bill and team! Common sense prevails!
by ace_chris
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 543
Views: 67693

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Everyone’s entitled to an opinion, of course, and to quote from earlier “Ernie, your position and interrests become more and more unclear to me. You are playing a very strange game.” It’s fair to say that this forum is “pro k7 running” and rightly so, yet Ernies comments are very negative towards k7...
by ace_chris
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 543
Views: 67693

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

“restore it run it on Coniston, put it in the museum and maybe once every 2 years take it out and run it on Coniston for the public to see.” Because despite the best endeavours from the BBP, Coniston and the wider community seem dead set against ANY running!! All there is at the moment are different...
by ace_chris
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 543
Views: 67693

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

The overwhelming sentiment being expressed is that K7 should be kept alive and that our proposed 9/3 month agreement is both fair and a bit of a no-brainer so I've just come off the phone to one of our partners in Coniston having discussed exactly this and it was left such that I asked them to get ...
by ace_chris
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 543
Views: 67693

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

"6. Also to remember is that many people at the outset contributed by direct donations or purchase of merchandise in the belief a certain course of action was to be followed with a defined outcome as stated at that time.. Those people have every right to question what is now taking place." Back in ...
by ace_chris
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 543
Views: 67693

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Hi Joerg

Thanks for posting that clip, absolutely incredible stuff!! Some great numbers too :)