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Re: Off - Piste

Postby Cary Bailey » August 10th, 2018, 8:16 am

Fantastic to see a truly historic machine being resurrected, restored to fitness and displayed for what she was meant for!
I too hope to witness her in "flight"!!
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Postby Keith Mitchell » August 10th, 2018, 10:26 am

It really is so impressive in the flesh, Cary. Not only the visual aspect but the roar of the Orpheus.

On Wed. Evening, Ted Walsh probably got it up to around 170mph on the first run which really is about the absolute max. for Lake Fad...
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Postby Bob Thompson1894 » August 10th, 2018, 11:15 am

Its fabulous work but I hope they dont push her too far- I think she is unsound at high speeds, and certainly when slowing down. Another accident is waiting to happen. Its a treasure.

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Re: Off - Piste

Postby Keith Mitchell » October 17th, 2023, 12:42 pm

Please consider supporting this appeal.
Thanks,
Keith

https://www.gofundme.com/f/bring-bluebi ... o-coniston

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Postby stuart knowles 1611 » October 17th, 2023, 6:51 pm

As you well know Keith, there are two sides to the story of Bluebird K7, the people who makeup the Bluebird Project and the Campbell Trust / Ruskin Museum.

The plan to cut out the Team who have rebuilt this magnificent machine and deny them any further contact with it is, in my view, not one worth supporting.

Lets not get into repeating the arguments, they are available to be seen in the relevant places on the web but I would recommend to anyone interested in K7 and her future to understand both sides of the issue before supporting one or the other.

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Postby Keith Mitchell » October 17th, 2023, 7:48 pm

It is absolutely correct, Stuart, that people understand both sides of the argument, but that is why after several years of observing this developing controversy and ultimate impasse, I am urging support of the legal action being taken by the Campbell Family/Ruskin Museum.
I would very much urge caution, however, in seeking such understanding from what has proliferated on social media sites, much of which has been quite unbalanced and laced with vitriol to a degree that is quite shameful to the memory of a great British hero.

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Re: Off - Piste

Postby Keith Mitchell » February 9th, 2024, 10:24 am

Great News.
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Postby Nigel Cox » February 23rd, 2024, 11:38 am

The owner of the orpheus is not allowing the engine to be left installed when it returns to conniston as he doesn't trust RM to look after it correctly, so it will just be a static display which is such a shame considering the amount of work that has gone into rebuilding the K7

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Re: Off - Piste

Postby Keith Mitchell » February 25th, 2024, 10:41 pm

See the Ruskin Museum web and FB pages where, possession of a donated Orpheus is confirmed, as is the intention to run K7 on Coniston once it’s condition has been assessed on it’s return to the RM by an engineering company with the requisite skills and expertise to install the engine, and, operate the craft.

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Re: Off - Piste

Postby Keith Mitchell » March 8th, 2024, 9:26 am

Best piece I’ve seen on this issue:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-68434707

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Re: Off - Piste

Postby Keith Mitchell » March 9th, 2024, 11:31 pm

Safely home.
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Re: Off - Piste

Postby Keith Mitchell » April 18th, 2024, 10:53 am

FYI...
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