Bluebird & Other Scale Models

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by thunderer » Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:47 pm

That is a labour of time, dedication and a love for the subject matter right there ^^^

Amazing Attention to detail, the rivets especially. Did he count them?
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Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:12 pm

Amazing Attention to detail, the rivets especially. Did he count them?
He did, as it happens. the only modeller allowed access to the wreck.
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by longarmedgibbon » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:52 pm

Heres a short vid of it running at ullswater https://youtu.be/iZJvQ-lBmpM

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by thunderer » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:13 pm

Renegadenemo wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:12 pm
Amazing Attention to detail, the rivets especially. Did he count them?
He did, as it happens. the only modeller allowed access to the wreck.
So you are saying he is a Rivet counter then?

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Just watched the video and wow! what a belter!
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:39 pm

All Ernies models are fantastic.
Exactly which did he build? Does he still have the others?

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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by longarmedgibbon » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:21 pm

Yeah my dad has built k4 and k3 theres some photos on this link
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Black Knight » Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:58 pm

I'm sure I've seen Crusader, SLO-Mo-Shun & spirit of oz by him too.

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Post by longarmedgibbon » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:44 pm

Miss budweiser built by my dad ernie lazenby
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by Richie » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:16 pm

Nice. Just Need Barry Hares to put in a fully working scale engine :D
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Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Post by ExcelsiorUK » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:56 pm

Ah, I can see the images now I've logged in to post! Hadn't hit "remember me". Anyway. A year or so ago I found out about an official Lego site where you can post set ideas up, the idea being for people to vote for them with a view to their becoming manufactured Lego sets. This is in no way guaranteed however as even if you get 10,000 supporters it's still down to Lego to pick which they'll make.

Now, thus far my projects haven't done brilliantly because they are, I freely admit, based on a very obscure science fiction show. So I was considering what else I could put forward in light of all the NASA sets seeing approval. I honestly can't remember how Bluebird came to mind, except that part of my wedding day was spent on Coniston and I spent holidays in the Lakes growing up. So it may be that as I was casting around for inspiration I just had that light bulb moment, when the synapses fired in the right order.

The more I thought about it, the more it made sense. A great British project, with a great British hero. There's only been one very brief mention of Bluebird on the site some years back, and that was in amongst other speed record examples. What I'm considering doing is a set whereby a Lego figure could fit in it, so it would be a reasonable size. Right now this is all just in my head and before I start more detailed planning this seemed to be a sensible place to sound something out.

Given your experiences to date, do you think the family would object to this as a concept, or might they support it? It might be a complete flop, but at least the official site would retain the project. If it goes the other way, there's a chance of the memory of Bluebird being maintained a little, which I think would be nice.

Is there any money in it? Maybe. If I beat very long odds, the idea inventor gets a very small fraction of sales revenue. No idea how much that would end up being. The whole voting process can take a very long time in and of itself. So I'm doing it because Lego is about as far as my engineering "talents" run, but if I can pull it together it might be a nice model for the museum and yourselves at least. What do you think? Worth trying?

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