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by Filtertron
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 9038

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

Those metal flowers look terrific, and I agree that they look better painted. I'd love to buy one of your spoon frogs, Bill. I quite like frogs, and used to be able to rattle off the scientific names for a lot of Australian frogs too. I'm not really a craftsman of anything, but I don't mind taking t...
by Filtertron
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Members
Replies: 379
Views: 236125

Re: New Members

the Ruskin Museum will receive the parts of K7 that they own...delivered in a skip. Maybe you can help Ads and me build his guitar then. He wants to make a bass and I've always fancied a stab at a guitar but apart from that our experience amounts to zero. that said, our jet hydroplane experience wa...
by Filtertron
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Members
Replies: 379
Views: 236125

Re: New Members

Seems I haven't posted here yet, as I find it awkward posting about myself. I became captivated with K7 when a friend shared a report on her return to the water on Loch Fad. I did know what K7 was previous to this, and had seen the footage of Donald Campbell coming to grief when I was about six (I'm...
by Filtertron
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Australian Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 31901

Re: The Australian Replica

I certainly agree, Malcolm. At present, a trip to the U.K isn't quite on my radar, but a road trip to Dumbleyung certainly would be.
by Filtertron
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Australian Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 31901

Re: The Australian Replica

Dragging this one back to the top, because I think this might interest a few people here.

https://thewest.com.au/news/narrogin-ob ... 881153596z
by Filtertron
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 218132

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

I can buy a car which is a write-off in the legal sense, or 'wreck' if you will. It might be as simple as replacing a radiator strut; fit a new quarter panel skin, and put a new engine in it to put it back on the road. Once the engineering has been signed off on the repairs, I can then register the...
by Filtertron
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 218132

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

...in a legal sense, the wreckage of K7 now no longer exists (save for possibly a few small shards of twisted metal at the bottom of Coniston, and the corroded jet engine in the museum)... And yet, ironically, BBP has spent years trying to convince us of how much of the boat is original... I seem t...
by Filtertron
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 218132

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

A few thoughts for you to ponder perhaps, Ernie. The Ruskin was deeded the wreckage of K7. However, in a legal sense, the wreckage of K7 now no longer exists (save for possibly a few small shards of twisted metal at the bottom of Coniston, and the corroded jet engine in the museum). The boat itself ...
by Filtertron
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 218132

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

Donald Campbell is known to have said “Donald and boat stay together.” Returning Bluebird to Coniston where Campbell is buried will ensure, as best we can, that those wishes are fulfilled. Indeed. He is known to have said it in Dumbelyung as folks tried to persuade him to leave for Blighty as a rec...
by Filtertron
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 218132

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

Another odd spot on the Ruskin Museum's website - there is an icon for "News & Events". The oddity is that it depicts the BBP with K7. Clicking on the icon reveals this at the top of the page: Statement from The Trustees When the wreckage of Donald Campbell’s Bluebird K7 (‘Bluebird’) was handed over...