BBP Diary

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Mike Bull
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Re: BBP Diary

Post by Mike Bull » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:23 am

Yeah, you wait for ages and then two come along at once...

http://www.bluebirdproject.com/index.php?id=81

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Re: BBP Diary

Post by Mentallica » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:15 pm

Thank you for keeping this updated and the regular chuckles it gives.

Really is appreciated.

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Re: BBP Diary

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Re: BBP Diary

Post by SimonLester » Wed May 16, 2018 4:19 pm

Bill, (if I may be so familiar as we haven't met - yet)

It struck me as I sit here at work, not doing what I am supposedly paid for, reading the latest diary epistle, so its really your fault, that I might have read of some notion of publishing the Diary at some future date and that wouldn't it be great to have it in a soft back spiral bound A4 format - not unlike a road map, or a copy of Guzziology (my preferred two wheeled Mistress) relating the story pics and all.
Further, I have a copy of Rolls Royce Jet Engines which is one of their in-house apprentice publications that has soft covers and rounded corners so it doesn't look too tatty after much abuse and which is a fave re-read.

I'd have a copy in a trice and I would have thought there would be several others who would do the same seeing the speed Neil Sheppard's book shot off the shelves - as did my copy.

I'd like to say that I have an "in" into the publishing world to help but I don't have any such connections.

I'm sure you are inundated with bright ideas such as this but I just put it out there for consideration. You may file it in the "Oh,not again" pile!

See you in Bute….

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Re: BBP Diary

Post by Mike Bull » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:15 am

A new diary is up now, but sorry to disappoint everyone, it's just one from me! :lol:

http://bluebirdproject.com/index.php?id=83

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Re: BBP Diary

Post by Engine 711 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:36 am

Superb. Both Diary & the Cradle...!

Feel free to write more.... As & when.... :) Am sure Bill won't mind.....

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Re: BBP Diary

Post by mtskull » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:23 pm

Excellent diary, documenting meticulous research and painstaking recreation. You answered the question as to the origin of the aircraft wheels before I even had a chance to ask!

Now, have you found a source of the correct railway wheels for when you launch the boat from the pier slipway on its return to Coniston? ;)
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Re: BBP Diary

Post by Mike Bull » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:30 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Not sourced the rail wheels yet, and not sure if we'd ever need them anyway.

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Re: BBP Diary

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:34 pm

I once asked about using the slip at Pier Cottage because it belongs to the National Trust. They said we could use it only if Gondola wasn't on it. Think about it...😱
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Re: BBP Diary

Post by Chris Williams » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:19 pm

Bill has put a short update on the diary page. Wonderful photo of Bluebird K7 at her mooring after being launched for the first time since 1967. Congratulations to the Bluebird team who have done a wonderful job. She looked magnificent and preformed in a way that was truly magical. Grown men cried? .......... I bet they did.
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