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by rich1608
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread
Replies: 134
Views: 72693

Re: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea - The Diving Thread

Mystery plane found by divers in the Channel after 50 years https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-46624382
by rich1608
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 161625

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

Following a meeting last Sunday with the powers on the isle we can at least confirm our permission to return to Bute so if Coniston can't get their event signed off by LDNPA and the organising in process within the next few weeks Bute will certainly be available to pick up the baton. I did wonder i...
by rich1608
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 174479

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

It would make a great stand-in exhibit at the Ruskin when K7 is out on tour!
by rich1608
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 405822

Re: What have forum members been up to?

Richie wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:08 pm
Been pulling apart this poor old generator set, hopefully I should get a song out of it innthe coming weeks !
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Is that a BSA charging set, and is it destined to go in your tank?
by rich1608
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 57
Views: 20990

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

Renegadenemo wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:04 am
we're going to survey the proposed launching site to see if we can get K7 into the water there. It might be fine, it might need sandbags or a slipway mat so we'll go find out.
Not Pier Cottage then?
by rich1608
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 237
Views: 96341

Re: Isle of Bute

Very, very tentative at the mo, but supposing that Coniston needs a little extra time to get things into place, how about we do another week on Bute next year with lots of extra activities, talks, a dinner or three, get the kids and parents along to get hands-on, do some properly planned display ru...
by rich1608
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 853
Views: 357767

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

If someone could pull some strings and get one of the model K7s with a real turbine to run at the full-size K7's next outing that would be awesome.
by rich1608
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 161625

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

longarmedgibbon wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:29 pm
Just let the ruskin have it for 3 - 4 months of the year keeps everyone happy then. Ian lazenby
And they can have the Titanic (K777) for the other 8 months. Problem solved!! :lol:
by rich1608
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!
Replies: 16
Views: 6551

Re: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!

As a fairly OT link to recent activity, there used to be a hovercraft on Bute back in the 1960s offering pleasure trips to sightseers. I remember because I went on one! Iirc it was an SRN5 which left from the beach near Rothesay Pavilion and landed ashore in the middle of nowhere -I suspect at Ardy...
by rich1608
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!
Replies: 16
Views: 6551

Re: A '60s hydrofoil on eBay!

Renegadenemo wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:20 pm
The hovercraft museum had a few last time l looked...
I hope they get round to restoring one of the giant SRN4 hovercraft. Last I heard was that one or both were due to be cut up for scrap to make space for housing. :evil: