Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Ernie Lazenby
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The good old days before health and safety

Post by Ernie Lazenby » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:49 pm

My latest creation; Aeromarine special circa 1950's. Speed 80mph.. No seat belt no protective canopy and driving kneeling down cos there's no seat!!
Referred to as a 'kneeler' popular in the day.

I put this on to demonstrate the stark difference between those days and the trouble Ken Warby had with a safety cell on his new boat. The good old days before health and safety took over.
BTW this model is seriously quick with the outboard unit.

If this post is out of context for this forum I am sorry and if its pulled that's okay. I am just an old man with health problems
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pleased with another creation.
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mickday
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by mickday » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:56 am

Looks great Ernie, that must have been a scary ride in it's day!

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by mickday » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:05 pm

Picture with canopy

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All I need to do now is work out the details of exactly how I am going to attach it, I would like it to slide like the real thing
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:00 am

All I need to do now is work out the details of exactly how I am going to attach it, I would like it to slide like the real thing
The canopy has a blue painted frame around it with a single roller at the front that runs down a track in the fore-deck and a pair of rollers inside at the back of the frame that engage in slots in the cockpit walls. The latch is at the top above the pilot's head with a handle both inside and outside to unlatch it and slide it forwards. The canopy roof also slopes downwards to follow the profile of the top of the air intakes.
We should have ours finished in a few days so there'll be an accurate reference for you.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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If I give one hour of joy
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by mickday » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:56 am

Thanks Bill, that is very helpful and some pictures would be great if the opportunity arises,

Mine is not quite the right shape yet from front view, but it will do for now, once I have attachment worked out I intend to work on my mould some more and get another vacuum formed.

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:57 pm

Hello Mick I've looked and looked and can't find the pictures of plaque on the back of boat I've even searched the archives in the BBP where I thought it might be ,,,,,,so if Bill sees this post could you help us out :D please , on my photos on page 87 Mick you can see what I'm doing I've used a u shaped plastic former so the canopy can slide along I'm going to put some magnetic strip on end edges of canopy so it locks but final pics of the big K7 cockpit will be great can't wait to see the last 2 canopys on.
Al.

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:29 am

Regarding the plate on the transom...

It's currently in Dumbelyung on loan to the visitor's centre there so it's unlikely we'll have it back in time for Bute but no matter. There's a hundred and one other things that won't be sorted by then either. But for all those model makers out there.

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"As to reward, my profession is its own reward;" Sherlock Holmes.

I have wrought my simple plan
If I give one hour of joy
To the boy who’s half a man,
Or the man who’s half a boy.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by K7boats » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:37 am

Thank you very much Bill is that some kind of alloy it's made off, thanks for posting the picture now the problem is trying to do it in scale :D .
ATB. Al.

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by mickday » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:01 am

K7boats wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:37 am
Thank you very much Bill is that some kind of alloy it's made off, thanks for posting the picture now the problem is trying to do it in scale :D .
ATB. Al.
Likewise Bill thanks very much, sure you have much better things to be getting on with!

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

Post by JfromJAGs » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:44 am

I could/should have know as one of my favourite bands/singers songwriters sings about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrwSDX95wCs

We had so much fun too. We'll be there wherever you put on a show next year and this time for longer, not just for 1 1/2 days. And if you lads like, we can bring some of the fast RC stuff as support act - even though they are [disgusted tone ON] yellow [disgusted tone OFF]. If so, then we come up with a car (with the wheel on the proper side) and bring some chemical free beer... :lol:

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