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by Ernie Lazenby
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 878
Views: 169063

The good old days before health and safety

My latest creation; Aeromarine special circa 1950's. Speed 80mph.. No seat belt no protective canopy and driving kneeling down cos there's no seat!! Referred to as a 'kneeler' popular in the day. I put this on to demonstrate the stark difference between those days and the trouble Ken Warby had with ...
by Ernie Lazenby
Sun May 28, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bill Contact please
Replies: 1
Views: 1163

Bill Contact please

Bill please ring me at home re your request. I have lost your number and this seems the easiest way of contacting you.
by Ernie Lazenby
Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: January 2017- Displaying K7
Replies: 47
Views: 13515

Re: January 2017- Displaying K7

God willing I hope to accompany my son and grandson on4th January 2017 to Coniston to do our own little tribute by running the Gas Turbine K7 , K3 and K4. Only models but it will be our tribute.
My sons office has turned into the Bluebird room at his house!
by Ernie Lazenby
Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Restore or leave this as it is
Replies: 19
Views: 6288

Re: Restore or leave this as it is

Thanks for replying Steve. Do you mean It's fixed under the hull or mounted on the transom left of the rudder post. Is it the same sort of set up as on K3. BTW I am building it as in it's original form 1939.

Cheers
Ernie
by Ernie Lazenby
Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Restore or leave this as it is
Replies: 19
Views: 6288

Re: Restore or leave this as it is

Thank you for the varied suggestions it gives Elaine and I some options to think about. Mounting it on a board seems a good idea maybe with all his medals.

BTW I forgot to ask, does anyone know exactly where the water pick up was on K4?
by Ernie Lazenby
Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Restore or leave this as it is
Replies: 19
Views: 6288

Re: Restore or leave this as it is

Novie. Thanks for your comments. I am in a good place at the moment thankfully black dog is asleep! I have started to make an other K4 Bluebird for my son. Spent a week designing and making scale running gear for it. Loads in the bin before I got it right. Getting back to the original message subjec...
by Ernie Lazenby
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Restore or leave this as it is
Replies: 19
Views: 6288

Re: Restore or leave this as it is

BTW Elaine also has one of the wire guide wheels for the rudder cables. I will post a picture of that soon. Its in very good condition.
The lump in the picture is quite big and heavy. Its rusty and has some molten aluminium of some kind here and there.
by Ernie Lazenby
Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Restore or leave this as it is
Replies: 19
Views: 6288

Re: Restore or leave this as it is

Somehow my aged brain has worked out how to do it!
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by Ernie Lazenby
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Restore or leave this as it is
Replies: 19
Views: 6288

Re: restore or leave this as it is

Ooops the photo won't attach because its oversize for the site. I dont know how to re-size it. Can I send the photo as an e mail attachment to someone who can post it, Webb site guru Mike maybe?
by Ernie Lazenby
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Restore or leave this as it is
Replies: 19
Views: 6288

Restore or leave this as it is

Thought this may be of interest to restorers. My wife wrote a book thats in the public libraries. Its called 'Call of the Goose' ISBN 0-95-33601-0-5. Its a true story about her Uncle killed in world war 11 in a Lancaster bomber over Germany. Its his life history but very much more than as it contain...