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by Ernie Lazenby
Fri May 03, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 472897

Re: What have forum members been up to?

The bike has undergone a restoration, but I can't tell when. It was first registered in Germany in 1991, then sold to an old bikes enthusiast in 1992 who owned it until last year when he died. It looks like a AJS 16M and the manufacturing date was estimated to 1946. Both frame and motor numbers ind...
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 8935

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

I have a particular fondness for his clock at home (the one in the kitchen) which is basically a vine which has surrounded the clock.... Vine 1.JPG Vine 2.JPG Made from hammered steel, powder coated green then hand finished. It's actually six parts with the joins hidden behind leaves. The centre se...
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 8935

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

Thank you, useful information having its function confirmed. She also came back with one of the guide wheels for the wires used to turn the rudder. The plane, DS849X, landed in the village of Wurges Nr Bad Camberg just missing houses. The book is in the memorial room at Linton-on Use and also in the...
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 8935

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

Very nice intricate work Bill. Elaine's father would have loved to have seen them. I agree they are better painted. We have got boxes and boxes full of individual orchids done by her dad who was an electrical engineer by trade but also a very skilled craftsman. Many fitted with a mounting pin for we...
by Ernie Lazenby
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 8935

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

My own modest craft work.(from about 15 years ago) I called this piece 'The final conflict' If posting these pictures is inappropriate I apologise, I just got motivation by Bills offerings. Perhaps Bill could post pictures on here of his creations.
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by Ernie Lazenby
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 8935

Spoon frogs and other such craft work

I have watched with interest the production of the spoon frogs etc Bill has been posting during down time. Fantastic creations. I hope Bill does not mind me posting these pictures of craft work made by my wifes father (now deceased) as a hobby during the last years of his life. Made from pieces of c...
by Ernie Lazenby
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 215539

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

The North West Evening News has published an interesting article; according to the reporter the Ruskin Museum has covered the business rates and water rates for the BBP for 12 years Total £35000. The reporter said the BBP had been asked if the Ruskin had contributed towards the project and had been ...
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 215539

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

Damn cheek! You and I will fall out, Mr Lazenby I'm but a youngster.

:lol: :lol: how about 'popcorn' at dawn :lol: :lol:
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 215539

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

We, like many others, would love to see Bluebird run again on Coniston Water. Coniston is one of the busiest lakes in England, so prior to any runs the security and integrity of the craft, operator safety and community impact implications must be fully considered, and risk assessed. Just wondering ...
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 215539

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

You are the one attacking ? Using derogatory terms for groups or individuals who have challenged your behaviour, which thus far has been somewhat erratic ? You need to stop and self assess, surely a police chief inspector should understand this ? I think you need to look at yourself really, as I un...