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Popeye

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Bluebird II - a 1930's luxury steam yacht
« on: July 29, 2012, 11:53:55 PM »

I'm trying to locate a plan  - two sheets I believe - of the above vessel which was featured in a J. Pottinger article published in Marine Modelling International. August 2001.

Postage would willingly be reimbursed to any kind soul who is able to assist either with the original mag and plan (if no longer required) plus photo copying costs in addition, in the event that a copy only can be provided.

Thanks in anticipation of a positive response.
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Re: Bluebird II - a 1930's luxury steam yacht
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 09:05:46 AM »

hi,

there is no plan with magazine it was a plan feature and you sent of for it to traplet.
i have the three pages of some build notes,
 i can email them if it helps unless any body else has the plan.


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Re: Bluebird II - a 1930's luxury steam yacht
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 04:01:43 PM »

hi,

i  have sent you your pictures to your mayhem  personal email,
 let me no if you receive it ok.

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Re: Bluebird II - a 1930's luxury steam yacht
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 04:12:59 PM »

these plans regularly appear on e bay. the boat itself,once owned by Sir Malcolm Campbell, is moored on the river Thames,and took part in the recent jubilee festival as one of the Dunkirk Little Ships.
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Re: Bluebird II - a 1930's luxury steam yacht
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 04:46:23 PM »

There is some confusion here. There were three Bluebird yachts. Blluebird II of 1938 was not a steam yacht but had diesel engines. I believe this was the subject of James Pottinger's plan for Traplet. The boat Rotweiler is referring to is the much smaller motor yacht Bluebird of Chelsea which David Metcalf featured in Model Boats back in 1991 and which is featured in the MyHobbyStore plans range together with a hull.

Sir Malcolm Campbell called everything Bluebird!

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Re: Bluebird II - a 1930's luxury steam yacht
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 05:33:36 PM »

I am indeed referring to "Bluebird of Chelsea" I only wish my pal would give me permission to show his build of her,which argueably is possibly the best one could achieve.Even the present owner of the real thing congratulated him on the quality.
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Re: Bluebird II - a 1930's luxury steam yacht
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 06:13:03 PM »

Yes, but Popeye is looking for the plans of Bluebird II not Bluebird of Chelsea!

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Re: Bluebird II - a 1930's luxury steam yacht
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 07:17:12 PM »

Hi is this the plan you are looking for  %)


http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/mar2904.html

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Re: Bluebird II - a 1930's luxury steam yacht
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 07:26:39 PM »

Hi John,now This one was at Falmouth for a good number of years,and I hardly took any notice of it,until it dissappeared,even though I saw it at least twice a week! I seem to remember she was owned by Bob Harvey-George or a name similar.She was in fairly good condition as I remember.
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Re: Bluebird II - a 1930's luxury steam yacht
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012, 07:46:55 PM »

hi,

acording to marine modelling  august 2001 she was lying at rotterdam for sale at 1.4million dollers %% at age sixty after being used in 2nd world war.
after being requisitioned by admiralty.
 there was a polished plauqe inscribed (DUNKIRK 1940) to confirm she took part in operation dynamo during evacuation of dunkirk

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Re: Bluebird II - a 1930's luxury steam yacht
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2012, 08:05:42 PM »

Blluebird II of 1938 was not a steam yacht but had diesel engines. I believe this was the subject of James Pottinger's plan for Traplet. the much smaller motor yacht Bluebird of Chelsea which David Metcalf featured in Model Boats back in 1991 and which is featured in the MyHobbyStore plans range together with a hull.

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The former is the subject to which I was, referring, though I'll look at the latter as an alternative to the big 'un   
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Re: Bluebird II - a 1930's luxury steam yacht
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2012, 08:11:54 PM »

I know Bluebird of Chelsea has the plaque for the Dunkirk  evacuation,but didnt realise the  Bluebird II also took part?
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Re: Bluebird II - a 1930's luxury steam yacht
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2012, 08:19:32 PM »

Hi Popeye  is this the same yacht you are looking for

http://www.superyachttimes.com/editorial/3/article/id/2184/

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Re: Bluebird II - a 1930's luxury steam yacht
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2012, 08:30:09 PM »

at the risk of the wrath of my pal, herewith a photo of Bluebird of Chelsea
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Re: Bluebird II - a 1930's luxury steam yacht
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2012, 08:38:22 PM »

there is quite a bit of info on the Bluebird you require at     
http://www.astillerosdemallorca.com/refit--shipyard/en/my-blue-bird-refit
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Re: Bluebird II - a 1930's luxury steam yacht
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2012, 08:46:10 PM »

or here,which is more up to date. some nice piccys also
http://www.glwatson.com/detail/Blue_Bird/528/26.aspx

I am sure you could find a lot more online if you type in various descriptions!
hope this helps?
back to  repairing my Tamar Lifeboat now!
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