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by Ernie Lazenby
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 907
Views: 190882

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

Most of you have seen my gas turbine 1/6th scale model K7 on you tube running in the lake district. My son Ian who is actually now the owner gets a bit nervous running it with folk watching however I don't have that problem. I would be very happy to take the model to wherever and demo run it. Partic...
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 20596

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

Bill said 'And I trust that the Hamster / Elvington thing wasn't a deliberate swipe at our Malcolm as that would be seriously below the belt'.

I agree Bill not exactly a good example to chose. Apologies Malcolm. It was not a deliberate swipe at you merely used it because you were involved.
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 20596

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

Some keyboard commandos just wont let it go . This is not personal just an observation; The problem with forums is they are infested with people who seek to ingratiate themselves with 'the man' by agreeing with anything and everything to the point of being sycophants. Occasionaly a small number of ...
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 20596

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

Malcolm said 'There has not been a 'Proving Trial' on Loch Fad on the Isle of Bute'. semantics Malcolm.

Anyone watching the boat would conclude it was being tested/proved whatever.
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 20596

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

Malcolm. Well there has now been a proving trial location- Bute. The trials certainly proved K7 runs well and indeed at a speed faster than the 100mph it was intended to be run at on Coniston. That being so the original purpose of the Coniston Bye law has passed. To run it there now is beyond a prov...
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 107
Views: 38279

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

we will know as soon as the book is published- I am aware that since I gave that talk my theory has been taken on board as having some credence. In the aftermath of the crash it would be easy to conclude the planning shoe had collapsed given the previous experience of problems associated with it. Th...
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special
Replies: 107
Views: 38279

Re: John Cobb- Crusader/Railton Special

Regarding Crusader. I am really looking forward to Steve Holter's new book getting published. About 15 years ago I contacted Steve to let him know the result of some tests I did with a working model of Crusader I built. I got the boat to 'plough in' exactly the same as the real boat did. I concluded...
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!
Replies: 16
Views: 1378

Re: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!

I gave a lot of thought to bidding on the hydrofoil and restoring it, I can afford to do it but not sure if I have enough time left to do it! Getting old is no fun. It is a very interesting boat.
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 20596

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

Malcolm. When that bye law was approved there was no intention of taking K7 to Bute or anywhere other than Coniston
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 178
Views: 20596

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

Joerg let's not get personal. It's the business of anyone who has contributed towards the rebuild or the building of the Ruskin Museum extension.