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Post by StoneRoad » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:41 pm

Been lurking for months ...
so maybe I had better post something !

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Re: New Members

Post by mtskull » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:55 pm

Hi StoneRoad, welcome to the forum.
I see that, like myself, you have also joined the Historic Military Vehicle Forum.

You will find much interesting discussion on both. 😀
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

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Post by Richie » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:07 pm

MLU all the way guys :D
Clarence come out ov zat tank at vonz !

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Post by mickday » Wed May 16, 2018 5:08 pm

Hi All,

I have been on the forum for a while and have never said hi.

I have always had an interest in Bluebird K7 since I was a kid although I am too young to actually remember the events as they happened I I was not born until 1968.

I am very much looking forward to seeing her return to the water in August and will be travelling up to Bute hoping to see her. I also hope the difficulties with LDNPA can one day be ironed out so she can return back to Coniston for fast run or two.

I am also in the process of completing a turbine powered 1:5 scale model of K7 which I am hoping to get onto the water this year as well

Keep up the great work Bill et al.

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Re: New Members

Post by Isisthewatcher » Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:57 pm

Hi everyone, I have been a fan of BlueBird for yrs I talk mostly of the old BlueBird when the late Donald Cambell was going for speed records ,I was at work listening to him on the radio when the tragic accident happened ,up untill recently I had,not realised BB was being rebuilt it was pure luck I came across this site I'm very happy and. excited about the rebirth and hope everything goes well.i will be waiting for updates .bye for now

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Post by JefL » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:17 am

Hi everyone.
I've been lurking for a while and thought it time to join.
DC was my boyhood hero, I was never into football and stuff. I remember all too well the evening news that January day all those years ago, a programme I rarely watched, I cried. I was twelve.
I have on and off followed the project since the discovery of the wreck.
The latest news from Loch Fad is just brilliant, well done to the team.


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Post by pasotibbs2 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:50 am

Well done to the team, I've been watching for a while now and spreading the word to family,workmates and on other forums (amazing how many people have missed this), wish I could be there.

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Re: New Members

Post by VdGGfan » Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:56 pm

I have already posted (once) on the forum, but browsing the topics I see in the Welcome/Forum Guidelines page Mike's invitation to say "Hi" in this section, so I take the opportunity of doing so here .
I have lived on the Isle of Bute for 35 years, but am originally from Glasgow where I lived for 30 years before that.
I was 12 years old when Donald Campbell died in the accident and remember vividly seeing the b&w footage on the news.
As a child I owned a diecast model of the Bluebird-Proteus CN7, which looked futuristic enough, but the K7 was like something otherworldly.
When I heard she had been rebuilt and was being brought here, I really became interested.
I watched Bluebird arrive, witnessed the launch, unfortunately missed the first live run due to work commitments, but spent most of my spare time during the fortnight at Loch Fad, where I was privileged to see her in action on quite a few occasions.
Now that Bluebird has left the island, it all seems rather surreal, so much so that I almost need to pinch myself to confirm what really happened.
It really was a magical two weeks and the whole team were so approachable and keen to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for the project.
I shall continue to follow the BBP with interest and hopefully contribute to this forum.
Meanwhile every best wish to Team Bluebird; I know there is still much work to be done, but keep at it - you played a blinder on Bute!


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Re: New Members

Post by Spitfire » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:39 pm

Like others I have already posted (once) on the forum, and I noted the invitation to say "Hi" in this section, so here I am.

I was born in 1952 and remember both the Bluebird land and water speed attempts with Donald ..
I was totally gobsmacked by the beauty and sleek lines of the Bluebird-Proteus CN7 and have stood many times in front of it in awe at Beaulieu ...also (but not quite as much ;) ) the K7 boat :D

In 1967 I was 15 and remember well the images and haunting words as Donald lost his life in K7 :shock:

I have followed the retrieval of K7 and your quite stunning rebuild over the years and have been amazed just how well she performed 'out of the box' - a real tribute to you all, especially with the huge percentage of original material you used. Congratulations and very well done. :D

In my only post I felt compelled to make a small reference to the apparent 'mud slinging' that's going on around K7 and running on Coniston as I feel strongly that your professionalism and obvious abilities should rise above it and take the moral high ground - frustrating though that may be.
Keep strong and if Coniston comes to nothing because of 'jobsworths' and bureaucracy turn your back and run somewhere else that's as accommodating as Bute seems to have been. ;)

I wish you well with future running and agree totally that items such as K7 deserve to be running and not stuck in stuffy museums in silence gathering dust. I would love to see someone spark up Proteus CN7 ... now that would be something 8-)
I build and fly rado controlled model planes and have done since I was 8 and love to see projects that intend to get planes back in the air where they belong - ... to-flight/
So more power to you as boats of importance, like K7, need to be run too . 8-) ;)

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Re: New Members

Post by Engine 711 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:09 am

To hopefully avoid the Ducking Stool or the Stocks... :o

Not new, vintage 1958. Heard about The Crash on 4th January 1967, on the Radio. Almost immediately built a version of K7 out of Meccano, as boys did then. Bit later found the book With Campbell At Coniston, in the local library. Read it, cover to cover - several times. Gremlins was a new word, for me.

Started my career in engineering, with the Bristol Engine Division of Rolls-Royce - part of my logic being that they (as Bristol Siddeley) had made DMC's engines - the Orpheus and the Proteus. And I did manage to do a bit, on both of those, albeit only briefly. Later on, I was involved with engine control systems & accessories, so I do know a bit about Fuel Systems, Fuel Pumps, Air Starters, and similar things.

Joined this BBP Forum Nov 2016. Posted occasionally. Have visited the BBP, but not really done a lot... :(

Trying to stay positive - really don't like the attacks and negative stuff. Thumper's Mother's Rule should apply - If you have nothing good to say, then nothing.


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