Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

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Post by Richie » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:27 pm

Ah JETT, where you been ?!? We missed you !!

Would be great if you didn’t hide behind a fake name, have courage......
Clarence come out ov zat tank at vonz !

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

Post by Malcolm Ops » Mon Dec 31, 2018 11:45 am

In the spirit of the forthcoming New Year, anyone reading this thread before 11am on New Years eve could go to the Bluebird Coniston website and watch the countdown data-line 8-)

It will be on 200 days for 24 hours.

Oh, and I did check. It is 150 days since Bluebird K7 arrived on the quayside on the Isle of Bute.
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Post by Mike Bull » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:46 pm

I note that one of the 'press contacts' has been removed.

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Post by Healey nut » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:17 pm

New years wish list .
A-The sniping and bitching about who said what and why about K7 will stop .
B-Joe Public will get some clear concise accurate information as to where and when K7 will be running in 2019 .
Some of us viewing public have flights to book and vacation arrngements to make with work etc etc .
Happy new year to all at BBP .
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Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:15 pm

I then tried the same with that excellent poster of yore, Ernie Lazenby. Same result. It's presumably pure coincidence of course, that they have both asked 'difficult' questions and been critical of BBP .
Can't comment on Mark-F except to confirm that he did request that his account be deactivated but Ernie is an old pal of almost 20 years with whom I remain in contact. He also asked to have his account deactivated for personal reasons but no doubt he will return. Ernie is welcome to be as difficult as he likes - he's still a pal. The difference, you see, is this. Some people who like to spar are intelligent, well informed, well researched and worthy of respect whilst some, well, they just aren't.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:23 pm

Joe Public will get some clear concise accurate information as to where and when K7 will be running in 2019 .
Some of us viewing public have flights to book and vacation arrangements to make with work etc etc .
That there's no solid info is not down to us. We face all the same problems as a team. I told Coniston to do a proper job of 2020 but they are telling us we're all going there in July when we don't even have permission to run. We can go back to Bute and put on a fuller event now that we know how to operate the boat, with talks, presentations, ground running an engine on the rig - that sort of thing, all with a proper itinerary but if we announce we're doing that that we'll be declared the villains for pulling the rug on Coniston. But how long do we wait? April? May? June? Everyone suffers that way but what choice do we have? Then there could be shenanigans over the running vs displaying agreements going forward with the whole enterprise suffering more delays. All of this is out of our hands so if it's concise and accurate info you want, sorry, we don't have it either.

Were it up to us to make the necessary arrangement our accommodation would be booked and you'd all know exactly what was going on.
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Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Post by Malcolm Ops » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:35 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:15 pm
Can't comment on Mark-F except to confirm that he did request that his account be deactivated
Before he left Mark-F and I exchanged messages. His main concern was the style of 'debate' that the BBP crew members use.

Whilst I could not entirely agree with him, nor him with me, we parted cordially.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:14 pm

Before he left Mark-F and I exchanged messages. His main concern was the style of 'debate' that the BBP crew members use.
The style of debate tends to be dictated by the level of support and professionalism coming the other way and is a good indicator of the frustration level. We work hand in hand with many organisations towards a common goal in perfect harmony with little or no debate. On the flip side we tried to work with the museologists who would never in a million years have allowed K7 to so much as get wet let alone run again under her own power. That was an interesting style of debate. And what about the Hapless Lottery Failure who wanted to display a wreck that Gina vowed to their faces would not be displayed as a wreck. Then they wanted to put the wreck they couldn't display in Manchester or Bristol and put a replica in Coniston and that's without their 'no one under the age of forty would be interested' joke. That brought out the worst debating style ever. Strange that our aerospace partners, rivet and paint suppliers or the Isle of Bute don't have this effect so if anyone wishes to question the debating style they ought to at least have a good look at the cause before commenting on the effect.
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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:04 am

I note that one of the 'press contacts' has been removed
I note that the wording has now been changed so it no longer reads as though Donald is buried in the museum.
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Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Post by Renegadenemo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:09 pm

Now then, our old mate, Jett... I assume you're still looking in, I hope so, at least.

See, I discovered today that for some reason you have been moderated to death. I found this out in the workshop today as we had our Saturday tea break and meeting so I went for a peek in the moderator's log. Quite a feat for me as I'm well known as a technophobe. Anyway, I was able to see what had happened and why but not what was said to bring this about. Nor was the individual who actioned this in the workshop today to answer questions, so...

Firstly, be assured it had nothing whatsoever to do with me, that is not my way. Secondly, there are a few things you really ought to be aware of that, for other people's personal reasons, are not for a public forum. For that reason can I ask you to either mail me privately (Bill@Bluebirdproject.com) or, as is by far my favourite means of communication as anyone will tell you, give me a call on 0191 2964295.

Thanks in advance.

Bill.
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...

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

I have wrought my simple plan
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Or the man who’s half a boy.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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