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by Filtertron
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?
Replies: 33
Views: 32815

Re: Planning Time before the Proving Trial?

It's not happening this year, Nigel.
by Filtertron
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 16535

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

Took this on Saturday evening in the village of Maldon, about 40 or so miles from where I live in Victoria. The locomotive is a Victorian Railways first series T class (often referred to as "Flat Tops" or "Squash Boxes" - can't imagine why...), which were built in 1955 or '56 by Clyde Engineering in...
by Filtertron
Sat May 25, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 25090

Re: Annoying behaviour of Change.org

There should be an 'Unsubscribe' button somewhere there. Hit that, and follow the instructions (if any).

Have moved recent posts to here to keep it all in one place. No other reason. -Mike
by Filtertron
Tue May 21, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 566675

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

They were only under for 47 years...That'll teach me to rely on my memory (it's rubbish at the best of times).
by Filtertron
Mon May 20, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread
Replies: 979
Views: 566675

Re: The Vulcan XH558 & General Aviation Thread

They do, but most aren't beyond redemption. Reminds me of the two Rogers built steam locos which were used as fill for a dam wall in New Zealand. They were down there in the mud for nearly 100 years. The mob who wanted them sent a probe down, and found them. When they finally excavated them out, the...
by Filtertron
Tue May 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 25090

Re: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN

filertron. good to exchange comments in an adult manner thank you. I have it on very good authority, indeed I am entirely satisfied otherwise I would not support it, that the 2013 document was submitted by the BBP for consideration by the Ruskin trustees but was never signed by the trustees. One ca...
by Filtertron
Mon May 06, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 25090

Re: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN

Thanks for your reply, Ernie. May I ask; exactly what difference would it make if the Ruskin and the BBP make an agreement prior to K7 returning to Coniston? I don't understand why it needs to be in the museum before such an agreement is reached. It should not be left in the control of a business ma...
by Filtertron
Mon May 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 25090

Re: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN

Getting personal is extremely unprofessional, and is only used as a tactic when there isn't a valid argument to be made. You might want to remind others around here of that fact... you know, the ones who invented the term 'Type 3' for that specific purpose? :D Seems a pretty polite/tame/humourous w...
by Filtertron
Mon May 06, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 25090

Re: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN

I have an authorised copy of DC's will obtained from the national probate office. Seems clear to me why the court decided what it did. I see no problem with the deed of gift. The only document that matters is that which Bill Smith and the Ruskin trustees signed in 2006. Signatures clear on both. No...
by Filtertron
Mon May 06, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 25090

Re: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN

That is a point of conjecture. The boat was willed by DMC to Leo Villa in the event of his demise, so that Villa could continue DMC's work. The fact that the Campbell Family Trust gifted it to the Ruskin when it was willed to Villa, and should rightfully be owned by Leo Villa's Estate, casts quite ...