The Australian Replica

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Re: The Australian Replica

Post by rob565uk » Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:27 pm

In this case , deadly accuracy is not a requirement in my view. The great aspect of this is that it's a tribute built by Australians in honor of Donald Campbell's unique double. In that sense I cannot fault it.....

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Re: The Australian Replica

Post by Mike Bull » Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:52 pm

Yes, I'm sure it will look grand with a coat of paint- does anyone know quite how they intend to display it? Just sat there on a trailer may be a bit dull, but mounted at a dramatic angle (as Steve suggested above) could look fab.

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Re: The Australian Replica

Post by Richie » Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:41 pm

Would be nice to re create the roosters tail etc out of stainless, make the thing look like she is travelling at speed.
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Re: The Australian Replica

Post by Mike Bull » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:39 am

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Re: The Australian Replica

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Re: The Australian Replica

Post by Mike Bull » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:44 pm

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Re: The Australian Replica

Post by Mike Bull » Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:40 pm

There's more pics of this appearing than I can be bothered to keep up with now, but here's a news article on Rosco's site-

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Re: The Australian Replica

Post by Renegadenemo » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:22 pm

OK, I'm sold. The Aussie replica has really grown on me. I like it a lot and the fact that the Dumbelyung community have got behind the celebrations. It's been a long time in the planning too because I remember them years ago asking me to proof-read some signs for visitors - not that I was qualified for that job so I swiftly handed it to more capable Campbell historians. I wonder if their boat floats. No reason why it shouldn't assuming it has a bottom in it - I'd like to see it bobbing on the lake.
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Re: The Australian Replica

Post by Mike Bull » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:02 pm

I like it because it means so well. Having followed the Aussie celebrations on Facebook, I know just how big a deal they've made of this particular anniversary down there- it's been a fabulous effort, and makes me think of what it will be like when the real boat goes public... :shock:

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Re: The Australian Replica

Post by rob565uk » Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:05 pm

I agree entirely - it's a great effort and fitting tribute. Must admit I wasn't sure about the opaque canopy, but given that Donald Campbell is no longer with us and died in such tragic circumstances, I now think it's the right solution. It would be nice to see the boat on the water but afterwards, maybe it can be permanently mounted somewhere near the lake?

Well done to all concerned with the project.

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