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by Renegadenemo
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 193
Views: 84585

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

I suppose I should help look for another stretch of water for a 'proving trial'. A 'homecoming' on the back of a transporter does not appeal to me. Knowing what we know now we will have to go back to the water to verify that some of our fixes have worked once we complete the rebuild - we can't,for ...
by Renegadenemo
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 193
Views: 84585

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

The township's economy couldn't be faring too well, and will take a while to gain momentum again. I’m sure they’ll be fine. The news says ‘staycation’ bookings are skyrocketing so the camp sites, caravan parks and B&Bs will soon be bursting at the seams and at those good old Lake District price...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Jan 26, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1117
Views: 1187810

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

A terrible shame. How long before R-R ask for their engine back and then what? Switched off for good and consigned to gather dust in a crusty old museum? I very much hope someone steps up to take this forward but at the moment I'm just not seeing it.
by Renegadenemo
Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bute / Coniston Back to Back
Replies: 193
Views: 84585

Re: Bute / Coniston Back to Back

Is there any news on the legal negotiations, between the BBP and the Ruskin Museum, yet.....? The bundle went to the solicitors just before Christmas - an overwhelming body of evidence spanning more than a decade that BBP is to run and maintain the boat and the museum display it at other times, no ...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 961
Views: 1067793

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

And let's not forget Clever Barry. His engines work too.

http://modelenginenews.org/gallery/crof ... index.html
by Renegadenemo
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 54 Years Ago - On This Day...
Replies: 6
Views: 3347

Re: 54 Years Ago - On This Day...

I can recall the Geordie 'bloke' at that evening meal, but who else were with you? I was with one of the other divers from our crew back then but for the life of me I can't remember which one. We had a good night, though then Dave Tremayne gave us a high speed lift back to our digs in his Sapphire ...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:51 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 54 Years Ago - On This Day...
Replies: 6
Views: 3347

Re: 54 Years Ago - On This Day...

The legend of Donald Campbell had begun. When we had the crazy idea to search for the wreck in the summer of 96 we were unsuccessful but undaunted and it occurred to a few of us that if we quietly hung about on the morning of the 4th of January the following year we might meet some people who could...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Timing - How were DMC's Runs in K7 Timed....?
Replies: 10
Views: 5441

Re: Timing - How were DMC's Runs in K7 Timed....?

Last time we were out on the lake the remains of that little jetty could still be found.
by Renegadenemo
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Timing - How were DMC's Runs in K7 Timed....?
Replies: 10
Views: 5441

Re: Timing - How were DMC's Runs in K7 Timed....?

There was another part of the timing system with mechanically operated stopwatches. You can see it at about 38 seconds in on the BBP promo video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V9r1zsFmVk No idea how it works or what else it's attached to- maybe it's all part of the same setup but there it is anyw...
by Renegadenemo
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin
Replies: 192
Views: 109821

Re: Coniston Bye laws/Ruskin

I may be optimistic in thinking that the decision makers responsible for the Ruskin Museum could decide that it would be 'correct' to have direct contact in early January 2021 with the BBP. This would allow time for the craft to be on water later in the forthcoming year. There would be sufficient t...