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Re: The Australian Replica

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:03 pm
by f1steveuk
It's going to take a lot of P38 to correct that..............................

Re: The Australian Replica

Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 3:41 pm
by Dominic Owen
f1steveuk wrote:It's going to take a lot of P38 to correct that..............................
"Fill large gaps with Loy" :lol:

Re: The Australian Replica

Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:11 pm
by malcolm uk
I am not qualified to be so harsh with comments but when the Oz builder says he used " ... some photos and three measurements, length, width and height and a lot of imagination ....". That being so then perhaps what they have will suit their needs in the run up to their New Years eve sell out dinner. Apart from the book launch at Brooklands & at Beaulieu and the tree planting in Preston, Britain has not embraced the double. Perhaps something should have been done with the across the lake 'buck' and CN7?

[My own thoughts and not those of 'operations'].

Re: The Australian Replica

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:38 am
by Terminator
Yep tis true :) The Australians are and have been celebrating the double in a big way since October with Gina flying out to attend the Motor Classics show which had a big display on Donald Campbell C.B.E and his amazing achievements. Gina is also flying out again to help them mark the 31-12-2014 as she is amazed by the lengths they are going to out there. Also building what may not be a very accurate interpretation but it will as Malcolm says suit their needs once it is painted Blue. The Bluebird Project is doing its own celebration in as much as they are rebuilding the Donalds boat in his honour. And unfortunate as it is it will not be ready for any celebrations in 2014 as she draws nearer to completion BUT that day is getting nearer and nearer. Its sad really that the British cannot drum up the same enthusiasm as the Aussies and come together in marking this occasion with its infighting by misfits and trouble makers in various Clubs,,Groups,forums what have you, all with their own little agendas which is really sad at the end of the day. But there you have it there have always been plenty of people around willing to use or associate themselves with either the Bluebird or the Campbell's in WHATS IN IT FOR THEMSELVES. Glady I and the Project can safely say we just build boat and get on with the job at hand.
Merry Christmas to one and all. :D
Novie

Re: The Australian Replica

Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:49 am
by Mike Bull
Well said, Novie 8-)

Re: The Australian Replica

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:27 am
by Mike Bull

Re: The Australian Replica

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:35 am
by Renegadenemo
Is it going to float?

Re: The Australian Replica

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:42 am
by f1steveuk
I'd venture not, it 's what would be described as a "theatrical replica", enough to illustrate the subject, while being robust enough to display, and probably outside. I suspect once on it's plinth and at the right angle, it will be quite effective, and in reality it will fool 99% of those that see it, the other 1% should just be grateful someone has gone to the effort of creating a long lasting tribute to a unique event. I'm now just wondering what the canopy will be like, but hat's off to him. Maybe one day someone will put the real thing and all the replica's in one place, that would be weird!

Re: The Australian Replica

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:19 pm
by Mike Bull
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Re: The Australian Replica

Posted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:47 pm
by Renegadenemo
It's growing on me... Some good metalshaping going on no matter whether it's deadly accurate or not.