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by Renegadenemo
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 296
Views: 43384

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

I trust all went well ? It was interesting. We're still a little way off sorting out running the boat and touring her into the future but I'm sure all concerned want to see that agreed with minimum shenanigans. Still talk of Coniston next year too but there's a vast amount of work to do over there ...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 296
Views: 43384

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

I asked them many moons ago. They were happy for us to strip and rebuild but wet their collective, museological knickers when we said the deal was that we started her and ran her under her own power. Would still love to do that job, though. But I'm not asking again. If they want it they can come ask...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 296
Views: 43384

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

November 2002 Gina declared she wanted her dad's boat rebuilt, that she wanted K7 'engineeringly perfect'. Took quite an open mind to launch this odyssey on that basis and ever since then the ambition and thinking and dreaming has just got bigger and bigger for the whole team an our sponsors... Bute...
by Renegadenemo
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Donald Campbell's restored Bluebird in museum home row
Replies: 296
Views: 43384

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: 296
Views: 43384

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: 296
Views: 43384

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: 296
Views: 43384

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: 296
Views: 43384

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: 416
Views: 118938

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: 1249
Views: 286307

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.