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by Ernie Lazenby
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 300563

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Richie in a Chess opening called the Ruy lopez there's a variation called 'Noahs ark trap'. Offers something tempting for the opponent to pounce upon only to loose quickly. I use it to good advantage in chess and elsewhere.
by Ernie Lazenby
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 300563

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

[ Happy to offer chess coaching if you wish. I play league, county and tournament level although not at the high levels of decades ago I can still deal out beatings to young upstarts although in later years several of the kids I used to coach have taught me how to play :D :lol: ! Interesting game ch...
by Ernie Lazenby
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 300563

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Richie wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:23 pm
What little you know Ernie, what little you know.
we all know what we know and what we don't know is probably not worth knowing :D ;)
by Ernie Lazenby
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 300563

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

We are being had here and Ernie, bless, is the puppet who's strings are being pulled from afar. its akin to chumming. Wrong Richie. No one pulls my strings now or ever in the past, several in the police force tried! well they are not in the force now and were not long after my TV appearance.! :D I ...
by Ernie Lazenby
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 300563

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

It seems I have supporters because someone who was apparently in authority?, although no longer, has sent me detailed information as to the content of three relevant documents; If its lies or a wind up Bill please say so but the information/wording appears to be a genuine direct transcript. Ernie, ...
by Ernie Lazenby
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 300563

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

I visited his workshop to measure and photo the wreck having been given permission by Miss Campbell. I visited on 2 more occasions prior to 2007 but not since. For what difference it makes, you here last here in 2009. As for the rest of it, the phrase 'put up or shut up' comes to mind. You are a ve...
by Ernie Lazenby
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 624
Views: 300563

Re: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row

Bill said Ernie reckon's he's a grumpy old sod - and I say that respectfully as Ernie and me have known one another a long time - one of the good guys who was keeping the whole Campbell, British WWSR thing of interest while us youngsters were cutting out teeth and for that we should be thankful. I h...
by Ernie Lazenby
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 67
Views: 41679

Re: K4 Bluebird

correct.

Thread merged with one we already had -Mike
by Ernie Lazenby
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 67
Views: 41679

Re: K4 Bluebird

Richie. K4 started life with Sir Malcolm Campbell. A very successful boat in its original form. Sir M tried using it with a jet engine fitted, 'the slipper' but that was a failure. I have original photographs of the slipper trying to run at Coniston. After Sir M died Donald had it converted back to ...
by Ernie Lazenby
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Blue Bird K4
Replies: 67
Views: 41679

Re: K4 Bluebird

Don't be silly, thats getting personal. Its for nothing of the kind. Mike mentioned Bill asking about doing K6 I am asking about K4. I am hoping Steve H will comment, if anyone thinks it could be done it will be him.