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by Ernie Lazenby
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 665
Views: 121458

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

I don't want to get into this matter any further but need to say that if the contract submitted by the project to the Ruskin for consideration was not signed as accepted by the Ruskin trustees then it is of no value. That which took place before 2013 is all that matters. If it was signed by the trus...
by Ernie Lazenby
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Visit to North Shields- model makers.
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Visit to North Shields- model makers.

Kitech engineering. 66 Hudson Street, North Shields. NE30 1DL

Sorry I wont be able to make it but my son Ian will. I am sure Bill will confirm if the arrangements remain as agreed.
by Ernie Lazenby
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 995
Views: 310616

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Time to own up! It was always my plan to scratch build this one or Quicksilver, possibly both but my health and age may not allow that so; one of my friends in the model boat world, yes I do have some friends left :lol: informed me that what you see was for sale at £60. Build many years ago by a ver...
by Ernie Lazenby
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 995
Views: 310616

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

BTW The little booklet was published in 1952. Its rare and can attract good money. I recall David Tremayne having to pay well over £100 to get one via ebay. I hope to make this model as detailed as is possible from what is available. I have a set of drawings produced in 1967 by Vosper's ship drawing...
by Ernie Lazenby
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 995
Views: 310616

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Its big at 48 inches long. Yes its going to have a gas turbine engine. My mission before I fall off the perch is to get a GT powered crusader to work. I did it with electric version but this will be a real challenge. Much more to do before I even start to think about the mechanical side. DSCN6433.JPG
by Ernie Lazenby
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Visit to North Shields- model makers.
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Visit to North Shields- model makers.

I decree that, as a mark of respect, you shall henceforth be known as an 'Ernie' of Bluebird modellers... I like it! :D Heres a question? How do you keep a 12 year old happy Answer. Let him loose on K7 (under supervision of course) My Grandson, Jamie and eldest son Ian visited North Shields last we...
by Ernie Lazenby
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Visit to North Shields- model makers.
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Visit to North Shields- model makers.

All sorted gents, thanks Bill. Midday on Sunday 14th April it is.

Question: what should we call a gathering of Bluebird Modellers?
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Visit to North Shields- model makers.
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Visit to North Shields- model makers.

Okay we seem to have settled on Sunday 14th April as the best for the six who have declared an interest. Over to you Bill- are you okay with six of us on that date? Yes indeed - six will be fine. What time? if you say 08:00 you'll have a nice long stand around in the street til I get there... :lol:...
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Visit to North Shields- model makers.
Replies: 99
Views: 13288

Re: Visit to North Shields- model makers.

Okay we seem to have settled on Sunday 14th April as the best for the six who have declared an interest.
Over to you Bill- are you okay with six of us on that date?
by Ernie Lazenby
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 995
Views: 310616

Re: Bluebird & Other Scale Models

Joerg. when I first saw the original quicksilver design I questioned it being a 4 pointer. The front planning area is split into two halves plus the two rear sponsons. My view is the front planning surfaces are effectively one so its a three pointer design. Happy to have someone disagree on that poi...