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Thames Barge - "Kitty" Print Booklet
Author: Rockbag   Posts: 2   Photos: 6   Subscribers: 1   Views: 3991   Responses: 12   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)
Thames Barge - "Kitty" - Posted: 5th Oct 2013
Just a few photos of my Barge.

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Response by Dave M on the 5th Oct 2013
Nice bit of woodwork
Thames Barge - "Kitty" - Posted: 4th Oct 2013
This Is a my first scratch build and Is based on a free plan Issued with Model boats magazine.

At the moment I am at the hull stage and am just about ready to fibre glass the Interior before sorting out the motor mount, prop shaft and sail control Items before Installing the deck.

When the fibre glassing Is finished I reckon most of the rest will be a winter project.

After a 12 month absence I can now submit a few pictures of my nearly completed Thames Barge 'Kitty'.

All I now require Is a false keel and set of sails, which a club member Is making for me.

It has been a long slog fitted In between my other Interests etc. but I am quite pleased with the result so far.
Thanks to our club members for their advice and help. As a rooky with regards to scratch building It has been a very worthwhile project.

Attached are a few piccies of how It looks at the moment.

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Response by Rockbag on the 13th Oct 2013
HI Jim,

Thank you for the comments and Info. on the web sites.

I am going to fit a 'bolt on ' false keel so am not Installing a drop keel.
As far as the motor goes I do not Intend to race the barge as It Is mainly an exercise for me to get Introduced to making model boats from scratch.


Response by Skydive130 on the 5th Sep 2018
I know this is an old thread but help! I’ve managed to source the plans for this model from eBay and was wondering if anyone has the build article from about 1999? I live not far from Maldon Essex and able to visit the full size kitty anytime for photo detail reference. If none can help with the article, please pm me so we can discuss a solution, happy to pay costs if reasoanble
Response by RNinMunich on the 5th Sep 2018
Hi Sky, Look for issue 581 April 1999.
"49 581 April 1999 Kitty R Webb RC Thames Barge 1/40 25" 63cm"
Here's a listing 😉of the MB Free Plans from the 'Mayhemmers'
Good Hunting, hope that helps a little.
Cheers, Doug 😎