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by f1steveuk
Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Test Poll- Favourite Donald Campbell Book
Replies: 5
Views: 6829

Re: Test Poll- Favourite Donald Campbell Book

I went for John Pearson's book, so evocative of the time, and warts and all!
by f1steveuk
Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Control Run Components
Replies: 17
Views: 13260

Re: Control Run Components

I bet they were robbed off a Gnat or Midge during a conversion, nicked out of the wings I'd venture!!
by f1steveuk
Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Control Run Components
Replies: 17
Views: 13260

Re: Control Run Components

Beat me to it Bill, Bloctubes, and another company, Ahrens supplied the linkage systems, and I wouldn't mind betting that each systems contains components from either!

And Jon, everyone is worthy!!
by f1steveuk
Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Bluebird & Other Scale Models
Replies: 928
Views: 569097

Re: Bluebird Plans - Model maker

There was a set of plans produced a few years back, at 1:9th scale. They were produced from some of Ken Norris's general arrangement plans of K7, and produced with his authority and permission. Think they appeared in Model boats magazine. Would perhaps suggest getting hold of a copy of these altern...
by f1steveuk
Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: 1966/67 Boatshed
Replies: 43
Views: 31333

Re: 1966/67 Boatshed

I bet it was bigger than my shed. And stank of parafin, I wonder if that's where Ken got the idea for inflatable buildings from, Leo running the parafin space heater all the time!
by f1steveuk
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Recent Spamming Of Forum
Replies: 7
Views: 9416

Re: Recent Spamming Of Forum

spam eggs spam sausage and spam, spam spam spam beans sausage and spam, spam egg, spam, spam spam spam spam, spam spam spam spam, spam spam spam spam, spam spam spam spam, spam lovely spam, wonderful spam................etc etc etc. Well someone was going to do it ;)
by f1steveuk
Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Orpheus Conversion/Lip Thickening
Replies: 25
Views: 20881

Re: Orpheus Conversion/Lip Thickening

Ok. Where are the original plugs today!!??
by f1steveuk
Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Orpheus Conversion/Lip Thickening
Replies: 25
Views: 20881

Orpheus Conversion/Lip Thickening

There has been some discussion regarding the need to thicken the intake lip for the Orpheus conversion for 66/67, and a thought has occured to me (a rare event in itself). The yellow intake transit plugs, would they have fitted after the lips were thickened? Just trying to date exactly, when the wor...
by f1steveuk
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Frame Numbering.
Replies: 8
Views: 7528

Re: Frame Numbering.

Hi Yall, Having spoken to a friend of mine, over a couple of ales, as yer do, he says the reason K7's frames are numbered as they are, is because the rearmost frame is the datum point for everything else. If that point is out there will be error from then on. The confusion is K7 is a boat but her c...
by f1steveuk
Sat Jul 25, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Bluebird Rebuild
Topic: Sapphire engine
Replies: 13
Views: 8824

Re: Sapphire engine

Drawings were done for five K7s with different engines, the Nene being the prefered engine at first, followed by the Avon. The Beryl finally being selected as the were A] free, B] were designed to run where water was very likely to enter, e.g the SRA/1. Also, as the engine was a low production run (...