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by Renegadenemo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 231
Views: 24703

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

Would it be a fair comment that Coniston village and the surrounding area are generally supportive and receptive towards Bluebird K7 running on the lake, but are being stifled by the LDNPA? Difficult to say because they have had over ten years to get their preparations done and in that time the vil...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 231
Views: 24703

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

Which would be in accordance with Gina Campbell and the Campbell trust's original instructions, regards their gifting of Bluebird K7 to Coniston, correct? Nope, not correct at all. There is no Campbell trust and Gina's last instructions were, "She's [K7] much too young to be stuck in some crusty ol...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 231
Views: 24703

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

Methinks this coming week could be the make or break time for 'home truths', and I may deliver them, as it was my plan to get the best for the village and the National Park from 2005/6. Watch this space . I sincerely hope you do. Your work has been exemplary and those who stand to benefit most are ...
by Renegadenemo
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 231
Views: 24703

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

what I don’t understand is that from records week there’s going to be a significant amount of noise, wash, impact on wildlife, so why do they turn a blind eye to that yet make you guys jump through ever increasing hoops! It literally must be like trying to organise a circus. It does seem like the l...
by Renegadenemo
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 231
Views: 24703

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

Just thought a quick update may be in order. As we stand, we were told by the Coniston Hoopla Committee that the bureaucracy was over and we could crack on. They gave some dates that worked on paper but then the LDNPA confirmed that the bureaucracy was more of a miasma than ever before with things l...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 410
Views: 103547

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Only as Ken's original four point design to prove it was valid, which l believe it was, but yes...
by Renegadenemo
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!
Replies: 1248
Views: 251465

Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Only the machinery space and a chunk of the bow is original on Turbinia. The entire mid section is new and when they made the new bit they welded it so as you walk along it it goes riveted, welded then back to rivets. Most of the brass is new too as it was extensively looted. Poor old thing.
by Renegadenemo
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 410
Views: 103547

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

@BBP team: After your experience from restoring and operating Bluebird, what do you think how much it would cost to build a Bluebird 2.0 WWSR contender and how long would that take? I mean, just in case there a several 25m floating around, it would give inverstors an option... :D We have often disc...
by Renegadenemo
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread
Replies: 410
Views: 103547

Re: The Bloodhound SSC/Thrust/Noble Thread

Had to laugh at the selling. It costs less than finishing last in F1 or the Americas Cup. Just think of all those unfortunate folk out there not wishing to risk their 25 million quid for fear of coming last.
by Renegadenemo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Where can Bluebird be seen
Replies: 58
Views: 4620

Re: Where can Bluebird be seen

It will take a serious autocrat to pull this off I reckon. And therein lies the first and biggest problem. You don't get autocrats in the wishy-washy world of committees. Their whole architecture ensures that one wishy-washy individual fetters the next until the whole conglomeration can barely move...