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by rob565uk
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Timing - How were DMC's Runs in K7 Timed....?
Replies: 10
Views: 1142

Re: Timing - How were DMC's Runs in K7 Timed....?

Engine 711 wrote: Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:13 am Seaerching on Google, using the word "Chronocinegines" found a few things, often using the exact words that @rob565uk used. Hmmm...
Yes, I repeated information I had found - the part between the quotation marks.
by rob565uk
Wed Dec 23, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Timing - How were DMC's Runs in K7 Timed....?
Replies: 10
Views: 1142

Re: Timing - How were DMC's Runs in K7 Timed....?

I have read extensively about K7’s records, but have never seen any detailed description of the technicalities of timing of the runs. My (limited) understanding is that many of the runs were timed by a team from Longines, using their own product -the Chronocinegines. In the 1950s and 60s, this devic...
by rob565uk
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 116
Views: 24395

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

What I find more intriguing is how declining fish and chips and a natter with the BBP team and going for what's happening now can be construed as the trustees' meeting their obligation to act in the best interest of their charity. How does that work? Perhaps Fish & Chips is just too... common, ...
by rob565uk
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin
Replies: 192
Views: 53494

Re: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin

Renegadenemo wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Fair to say that 'mumpsimus' is the same as Type III.
For the Badgers, Norwoods and Woodys of this world, I propose an extended class - Type III bis - which translates as double Type III ...
by rob565uk
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin
Replies: 192
Views: 53494

Re: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin

But what was pretty much missed in all of this was that the LDNPA was leading the way, weighing up what people wanted and finding ways to deliver. They were professional about it. They likely didn't like us very much but that was set aside to get the job done and that's how it should be. Bill - you...
by rob565uk
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin
Replies: 192
Views: 53494

Re: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin

Bill - you and I both know Novie and like you, I am utterly appalled by his treatment over the number plates. For more than 20 years, he has worked tremendously hard, with great dedication and complete honesty to restore K7 and honour the memory of Donald Campbell. He of all people did not deserve t...
by rob565uk
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Happy Birthday, Donald!!
Replies: 9
Views: 15654

Re: Happy Birthday, Donald!!

And that, folks, is the joke that Tonia assured me was Donald's favourite. :-) - I have never heard that before!! The story you relate with such obvious good memories underlines the need for the Bluebird Project and the Ruskin Museum to get round a table and resolve any differences. However, in the...
by rob565uk
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Happy Birthday, Donald!!
Replies: 9
Views: 15654

Re: Happy Birthday, Donald!!

An interesting interlude at the Windermere boat club by the sound of it!

Are you able to share Donald’s favourite dirty joke on this Forum ?
by rob565uk
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Happy Birthday, Donald!!
Replies: 9
Views: 15654

Re: Happy Birthday, Donald!!

I have just realised that Donald Campbell would have been 99 years old today.

Happy Birthday Mr Campbell!
by rob565uk
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: LOST!! Hep Me!! Hep Me!!
Replies: 65
Views: 88927

Re: LOST!! Hep Me!! Hep Me!!

Litigation is like surgery - you only opt for it if all other remedies have failed, then you pay a top surgeon to cut and curette the badness out and, if it's done properly, you then have a much better standard of living for many years afterwards as a result. It's an excellent process of which I ha...