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by Filtertron
Mon May 20, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 445597

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

They do, but most aren't beyond redemption. Reminds me of the two Rogers built steam locos which were used as fill for a dam wall in New Zealand. They were down there in the mud for nearly 100 years. The mob who wanted them sent a probe down, and found them. When they finally excavated them out, the...
by Filtertron
Tue May 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 6321

Re: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN

filertron. good to exchange comments in an adult manner thank you. I have it on very good authority, indeed I am entirely satisfied otherwise I would not support it, that the 2013 document was submitted by the BBP for consideration by the Ruskin trustees but was never signed by the trustees. One ca...
by Filtertron
Mon May 06, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 6321

Re: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN

Thanks for your reply, Ernie. May I ask; exactly what difference would it make if the Ruskin and the BBP make an agreement prior to K7 returning to Coniston? I don't understand why it needs to be in the museum before such an agreement is reached. It should not be left in the control of a business ma...
by Filtertron
Mon May 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 6321

Re: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN

Getting personal is extremely unprofessional, and is only used as a tactic when there isn't a valid argument to be made. You might want to remind others around here of that fact... you know, the ones who invented the term 'Type 3' for that specific purpose? :D Seems a pretty polite/tame/humourous w...
by Filtertron
Mon May 06, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 6321

Re: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN

I have an authorised copy of DC's will obtained from the national probate office. Seems clear to me why the court decided what it did. I see no problem with the deed of gift. The only document that matters is that which Bill Smith and the Ruskin trustees signed in 2006. Signatures clear on both. No...
by Filtertron
Mon May 06, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 6321

Re: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN

That is a point of conjecture. The boat was willed by DMC to Leo Villa in the event of his demise, so that Villa could continue DMC's work. The fact that the Campbell Family Trust gifted it to the Ruskin when it was willed to Villa, and should rightfully be owned by Leo Villa's Estate, casts quite ...
by Filtertron
Mon May 06, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 6321

Re: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN

In the interests of democratic balance, those who believe that Bluebird should be handed to her legal owners, and return to Coniston where the public can see her on a daily basis, may be interested in this petition: <snipped> That is a point of conjecture. The boat was willed by DMC to Leo Villa in...
by Filtertron
Mon May 06, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Australian Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 25736

Re: The Australian Replica

Found this cool video you lot may enjoy - especially good if you've always wondered what the Metro-Vic engine sounded like.
Looks like DMC was only wearing budgie smugglers and his helmet when he broke the record too...



Enjoy!
by Filtertron
Sat May 04, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Runs 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 24104

Re: Bluebird Runs 2019

Have you read the comments in the petition, Bill?
Quite a lot of people have written their opinion down to go with their virtual signature. Terrific support for the BBP.
by Filtertron
Thu May 02, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo
Replies: 194
Views: 143313

Re: Bluebird Project You Tube Channel & Vimeo

A (w)hole in one right there, Biscuits. :mrgreen: