Allan Read's Bluebird of Chelsea


Built in 1931 by Thornycrofts for Sir Malcolm Campbell, she was originally named Bluebird; Bluebird of Chelsea is her present name. Allan Read painstakingly built this radio controlled model from plans, even the folding dining table on the aft deck works – and has mortice & tenon joints!

Filmed at Setley Pond in the New Forest, southern England, home of the Solent Radio Controlled Model Boat Club ( ).

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  1. the10thleper says

    Soooo nice, Thank you.

  2. Roberta Thompson says

    The Original Bluebird (NOT of Chelsea) belonged to my family for many years….

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