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by Ernie Lazenby
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 853
Views: 390741

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

This shows the major difference in size between K7 and Crusader. Crusader model at 1/8th scale. K7 at 1/6th scale. Crusader was a big boat!
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by Ernie Lazenby
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 853
Views: 390741

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

An interesting collection; Forum member Rich 1/8th Bluebird with gas turbine engine. Also his large model of Spirit of Australia fitted with a gas turbine. My 1/6th Bluebird, gas turbine powered (now owned by my son Ian) and my Grandsons 1/12th scale Bluebird which was the very first Radio control m...
by Ernie Lazenby
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 853
Views: 390741

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

1/8th Crusader model tested at speed. As I found in 2003 with a 1/12th scale model, a time when I developed my theory as to why Crusader crashed, I very recently repeated the crash with the 1/8th model. The forward planning shoe on the full size boat was not the problem it was the position/size/shap...
by Ernie Lazenby
Mon May 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 10718

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 can...
by Ernie Lazenby
Mon May 06, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 10718

Re: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN

Replying to filertron I have said many times I want to see the signed 2006 agreement complied with and the K7 returned to the legal owners. If after that the trustees agree to K7 being run, and it is their right to make such a decision, I would have no problem with it being run again in a manner tha...
by Ernie Lazenby
Mon May 06, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: SIGN THE PETITION PLEASE TO LET THE BLUEBIRD RUN
Replies: 23
Views: 10718

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 Ernie Lazenby
Fri May 03, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: What have forum members been up to?
Replies: 1026
Views: 441440

Re: What have forum members been up to?

The bike has undergone a restoration, but I can't tell when. It was first registered in Germany in 1991, then sold to an old bikes enthusiast in 1992 who owned it until last year when he died. It looks like a AJS 16M and the manufacturing date was estimated to 1946. Both frame and motor numbers ind...
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 7132

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

I have a particular fondness for his clock at home (the one in the kitchen) which is basically a vine which has surrounded the clock.... Vine 1.JPG Vine 2.JPG Made from hammered steel, powder coated green then hand finished. It's actually six parts with the joins hidden behind leaves. The centre se...
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 7132

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

Thank you, useful information having its function confirmed. She also came back with one of the guide wheels for the wires used to turn the rudder. The plane, DS849X, landed in the village of Wurges Nr Bad Camberg just missing houses. The book is in the memorial room at Linton-on Use and also in the...
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Spoon frogs and other such craft work
Replies: 15
Views: 7132

Re: Spoon frogs and other such craft work

Very nice intricate work Bill. Elaine's father would have loved to have seen them. I agree they are better painted. We have got boxes and boxes full of individual orchids done by her dad who was an electrical engineer by trade but also a very skilled craftsman. Many fitted with a mounting pin for we...