It does look right from 10 feet away but yes the details are lacking and the shape is out especially in the nose area. Sir Tony must have been like a racing snake to get in that cockpit. It's a shame they wouldn'yt take off the engine cover to have a look at the Orpheous mock up.
Don't know what it is, but I see more of the familiar 2BA screws and captive nuts, so I guess it's exterior skinning from somewhere? Bill'll have an idea, I'm sure. Whatever it is, it's another piece that should- and still could- go back where it came from.
"You never had the things you thought you should have had, and you'll not get them now..."
I too paid the Museum a visit yesterday and had a look around. It looks good and the motorcycles and vehicles are more visible and spread out so you can actually see them in all their glory and appreciate them i thought. The old display at Holker Hall I always thought was a little cramped to say the least. The Campbell collection has come along way since being displayed at Lakeside on a Boat for many years before being moved to Holker Hall then on to the new museum at Backbarrow. Chris Lowe was very kind and let Greg jump into a M.G A black police car. Greg being chuffed to bits thanks for that Chris. I was going to send pics to Bill of the said piece of deformed poetry but Jordan has taken care of that. Jordan any idea who it was that said "Not a Chance" re deformed Poetry being reunited with K7? From memory that piece on show yesterday looks different to the piece on display years ago as i always though it looked more like the shape of the world cup trophy. More tightly twisted and then more off a ball shape on top but I may have it wrong with the passage of time? Will keep that in mind next time I com e across some old pics of past visits.
All in all a nice afternoon spent looking around and them getting some excellent food in the restaurant they have there. Got me out of moping around the house on Saturday as I had intended to make a return to the North east and work on Bluebird this weekend Bill but my car is still in the flaming garage with a fault that still ain't fixed properly after two weeks in there!! Bu--er!
They could wait for a quiet news day to swap that piece of tin that we would use for a piece we won't be putting back. They'd be better off in terms of exhibits because we could tell them where their exhibit came from on the boat rather than it being largely unidentifiable at the moment. We'd have a piece of scrap we could put back and they could grab a slice of publicity for the museum with a grand hand-over. Ah well...
I'm only a plumber from Cannock...
This is not put on as a public entertainment... it's put on to reach a certain goal.
Novie It was the older of the two ladies on the front desk who said not a chance and also tried to inform me that it 'was washed up on Windermere after the accident'. I know it was a violent crash but I didn't know crumpled bits of tin can fly over Grizedale Forest and also float!