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by Renegadenemo
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1133
Views: 192647

Re: What have forum members been up to?

You've never seen wood-butchery like these guys do it. It's staggering. I saw the burned out coal wagon for real when it came in and it was a mess of charred timber and blackened steel. Would like to see how it turned out.
by Renegadenemo
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 932
Views: 162251

Re: Technical Talk

Sorted the fittings on the water brake hoses then refilled, bled and pressurised the system but that only revealed that the actual problem was with the shuttle valve that sends oil to either the up or down side of the ram. It would extend but not retract because one of the solenoids that pushes a sh...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 932
Views: 162251

Re: Technical Talk

Got the first draft of the canopy CAD model yesterday and it's spot-on at the first attempt so ten out of ten to our partners there. Hopefully it will soon be a program for the 5-axis router to cut the tool then vac-form the part. CAD work on the new trailer is almost complete too so we have a meeti...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 133
Views: 11334

Re: Return to the Water

Here's a question, Malcolm... There's currently two impediments to Bluebird'd long awaited return to the lake. One is Coniston where all of our efforts to help over the past decade have fallen on deaf ears and now the job is too big for them in one lump when it ought to have been broken into bite-si...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Isle of Bute
Replies: 50
Views: 6144

Re: Isle of Bute

Hi Kevin. Of course I remember you - you're a founder member of our supporters. Would be good to meet up on Bute.
by Renegadenemo
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 133
Views: 11334

Re: Return to the Water

It's all a bit academic because even if the council and the whatever working group thingamabob suddenly got their act together you can bet that the tin-pot bureaucracy that is the LDNPA would scupper them anyway. I remember sitting with a head-honcho from the LDNPA and being told that they 'wanted t...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 133
Views: 11334

Re: Return to the Water

Just choose a sentence, it's all much the same. The Parish Council’s aim in all this is to facilitate a celebration of Donald Campbell, his vessel and his achievements and to welcome Bluebird K7 back to her spiritual home whilst still enabling local people to carry on their daily lives. This implies...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Technical Talk
Replies: 932
Views: 162251

Re: Technical Talk

Have you got everything now to complete the boat? The canopy and the new launch/recovery trailer are currently in-build. Otherwise we have everything. That said, the boat we'll be taking to Scotland will be a long way from finished. Mostly unpainted for a start, and with modifications for running p...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Return to the Water
Replies: 133
Views: 11334

Re: Return to the Water

A member of the Stoneybridge PC just published this on their Facebolleaux malarkey. Thanks to Malcolm for sending it over. * [/size] This is a comment from me personally, NOT as a member of or from Coniston Parish Council or Bluebird Heritage Festival Group. Having this debate in the full public gla...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: New Members
Replies: 432
Views: 103525

Re: New Members

Hi there...
Remember that gig really well as we all had pizza and finally had to stop in Glenridding on our way home for a glass of Coke because we were all car-sick.
Great evening out.