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by Malcolm Ops
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25081

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

From a document posted on the 2018 news pages of the CPC: Lakeland 100 Coniston Community Fund Coniston Christmas Lights (buy additional Lights for individual shops/businesses) £500.00 .....and during my recent near fortnight stay in the village I saw nothing about funding for memorial location Chri...
by Malcolm Ops
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25081

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

It is numbers time again folks. 100 days have passed since Bluebird K7 went on to the surface of Loch Fad on the Isle of Bute for crew training. Yes, one hundred days! I am not sure which Isle has "limited access" from the last posting - is that the British Isles post Brexit or the area known as the...
by Malcolm Ops
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25081

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

As the actual dates have been published in Lancashire Life Magazine, can I add some realism and pressure to all my friends on the crew by starting a countdown day timer?

252 days to go! :o :o
by Malcolm Ops
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25081

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

Richie - I will behave in a proper manner at the meeting. That is my promise to you and to it’s Chairman. Unless e mails have been blind copied, information or requests to the BBP is not sent to the Festival Group and I would guess the same can happen the other way round.
by Malcolm Ops
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25081

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

I forgot that I am probably seen by Jett and some others as having a long spoon into the money lake that surrounds the BBP. NOPE. I am just a volunteer like all on the crew. Should anyone thrust a few pence at me it does not go towards my travel, food or lodging costs. That money is for the work on ...
by Malcolm Ops
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25081

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

I do not know where you get your information from Jett or who you talk to either in the family or the village. You could come and talk to me in an unpatronising way and learn how the history of running K7 came about some years before the foundations of the Bluebird Wing were laid down. All I have do...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 232
Views: 25081

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

Well done Bill, we now can read diary entries on the Bluebird Forum! What would be the situation if I had not told Bill that you can't just rock up and run a boat on Coniston Water? What if he had not challenged me to come up with a solution - which was a Bye Law specific to the Proving Trial. Would...
by Malcolm Ops
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1248
Views: 251737

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

What was the 'Think Tank' in Birmingham has the Cobb driven Railton, which of course was the first 400mph timed vehicle. With the closure of the Motor Boat museum at Pitsea the only other water record craft may appear in the Windermere Steam Boat museum when it re-opens. Whilst only available for pr...
by Malcolm Ops
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 58
Views: 4694

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

... please remind me how the fudged Windermere/Coniston documents played out last Christmas. Uncle Bulgaria left that out of his bottom-covering spiel on Wednesday. Perhaps he forgot like I have... This is a period with the project that I would rather forget. The 'timing' of the Proving Trial had n...
by Malcolm Ops
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 58
Views: 4694

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Given the refusal to open up co-operative lines of communication over the course of the past 10 years - as opposed to sneering salvoes from an internet forum- that is effectively how long Coniston has had to prepare. As I have been heard stating at de-briefing meetings - "no profanity and no sweari...