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by Renegadenemo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 129
Views: 15926

Re: Isle of Bute

FWIW, I personally hope that the LDNPA realise just how much of a balls-up they have made and recognise just how much of an "attraction" (and I use the term with reservation) they have missed out on due to their own short-sightedness and how much up their own backsides they have, so far, been. The ...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 456400

Re: Pic of the Day

We have a bowser with a pump coming so we shouldn't need the acrobatics depicted in today's POTD but, yes, fuelling will almost certainly be land-based. The big tin machine gets through an amazing amount of juice. Only a six or seven minute run to check values and look at the idle position slurps aw...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 129
Views: 15926

Re: Isle of Bute

...but at least you know you have willing helpers and some space if needed, a short distance from Bute. What's most amazing about our approach to Scotland and Bute in particular for permission to run is the unwavering support and offers of help from every possible direction. We may have to call on ...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 878
Views: 169360

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Regarding the plate on the transom... It's currently in Dumbelyung on loan to the visitor's centre there so it's unlikely we'll have it back in time for Bute but no matter. There's a hundred and one other things that won't be sorted by then either. But for all those model makers out there. BB Plate....
by Renegadenemo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 456400

Re: Pic of the Day

Burrell Road.... Haywards Heath....? That'll be the place - where K7 was re-engined and prepped for the 66/67 attempt. Lots of pic's from there/then in which she looks very like she does now. Still lots to do but thankfully not much more on the boat. Lots of tools and equipment, spares, fluids, tra...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 878
Views: 169360

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

All I need to do now is work out the details of exactly how I am going to attach it, I would like it to slide like the real thing The canopy has a blue painted frame around it with a single roller at the front that runs down a track in the fore-deck and a pair of rollers inside at the back of the f...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 129
Views: 15926

Re: Isle of Bute

As what we're doing is somewhat dangerous with tons of machinery, oodles of compressed gas and gallons of flammable liquid we're going to have to keep everyone roped off and away from us to an extent agreed by our insurers. we're taking a big chunk of public liability cover against the unforeseen bu...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 129
Views: 15926

Re: Isle of Bute

Hi, A few friends and I will be coming to Bute to see the iconic Bluebird, Monday 13th August. Will she be back in the water after being on display at the Highland games? Regards, Mick. All being well we'll do all our trial and error work in the first week and be knackered by Friday at which point ...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 129
Views: 15926

Re: Isle of Bute

If this heatwave continues we may end up having to park K7 and borrow CN7 to run on parched and cracked mud! but seriously - it's going to be a race to the finish that we should win with enough of a working machine to get away with this. We're gong to be building as we go by the loch with lots of wo...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Pic of the Day
Replies: 2905
Views: 456400

Re: Pic of the Day

Ah, you see, l took the precaution of taking some lessons at the plastics factory, borrowing their tools and practicing on some scrap before going near the real deal. Remember the seven Ps

Proper Prior Planning Prevents P*** Poor Performance...