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Northlight Clyde Puffer - Posted: 9 months ago by ads90
I have just completed my Puffer and am quite pleased with the outcome. The components are quite good but do need a bit of fettling but this is what our hobby is about. This is my third Caldercraft build so I am used to their quality and sparse instructions.   As usual for Caldercraft you need to have your thinking cap on as the A0 plan and the 'instruction book' do not match up but of course they do expect you to have a little bit of experience in model building. It has taken me about 6 months to build working on and off over this time. It has a large hull which is easy to house the motor, ESC, RC and batteries, etc. (I installed 2 lead acid 6 volt batteries, one on each side amidships) which gives stability and ballast. Being a large deep hull it needs a lot of ballast, even in its short length.I have only tested her in the big white nautical test facility at home so do not know how it will perform on our lake but hope to try it out on Sunday if the weather is set fair. Tried her out Wednesday and she sailed really well - maybe a little more ballast in the bow but not too concerned.

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Response by stwdv on the 12th Feb 2017
Hi, I am thinking of purchasing would you recommend ?
Regards

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Tsekoa - Posted: 10 months ago by manyboats
Enjoyed making this superb kit from model slipway. Having to cut out the polystyrene sheets proved to be no problem. With 2 motors and bow thruster, thought it would be good for the steering competitions, but its a bit wide in the beam for our rather tight course. Working searchlight and rotating radar.

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Le Marignon - Posted: 10 months ago by manyboats
Nostalgia build from New Maquettes kit. Needed a lot of extra work on fittings as kit a bit limited. Not bad for steering competitions with WA model ship club.

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Highlander - Posted: 10 months ago by manyboats
Built this year from excellent Metcalfe mouldings kit. R/C sailed with Australian model ship club. Tried it for steering competitions but not that manoeuvrable. Boat of the yr 3rd prize!

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Thames sailing barge Capricorn - Posted: 11 months ago by tomarack
Hi,
this is my last model, thames siling barge on its maiden voyage,October 2, 2016. Preparation for construction of barges - Fall 2013. I have not chosen according to what plans I will build. I bought plans for TSB Lady Daphne, finally I chose but I have other plans.
On the Internet I found an information plan barge "Champion class" from H.I.Chapelle. Even though I had prepared and cut out the ribs on the LD (1:28, Loa 98 cm), I finally began to build a "Champion". Loa 110 cm.
More photos and a description to> http://barge.homeunix.org/index.php/home <
It still remains to be done many details - winches, dinghy, and more. Also, set the the sails just sewn just for a test.Everything I wanted to finish through the winter
Tom

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Response by tomarack on the 12th Mar 2017
Hi,over the winter, I managed to complete a few other details and sew missing jib sail,now I'm still making clinker dinghy.
Tom
Response by tomarack on the 27th Jul 2017
New season 2017 in the park on the pond.

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Osprey - Posted: 11 months ago by Sandy
Osprey is a Scratch built, Scottish wooden trawler (designed by Sandy Cousins). I have just finished this project and was a real treat to construct.Just a few tweaks to make.....ballast needing slight re-position,name and reg. no.,otherwise had a perfect maiden voyage.....

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Scratchbuilt Swim Front Thames Lighter/Barge - Posted: 11 months ago by sigfortunata
I guess this is a working vessel?? I wanted something for my TID to tow and after a bit of searching I found a plan for an old Ezi Bild Kit on line and got it enlarged and this is the result.

It takes about 15-20kg of ballast but it tows well.

Here are a couple of pictures one on its maiden "tow"


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Response by tomarack on the 5th Oct 2016
such cargo barges have previously been used, for example, on the Thames, for transportation costs. I think even in some cases still in use today
try to look on the net
Tom
Response by shavings on the 5th Oct 2016
I remember when they used to race them! They had two men stood at the sharp end with huge sweeps to row them along near Tower Bridge. River men used to be a different breed.
Roger
Response by sigfortunata on the 5th Oct 2016
As a lad I used to see this type of barge in use all the time which I why I wanted to make one.

There are a few still in use but no "Lightermen" to row them about anymore since the passing of the East End Docks

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CUX-13 - Posted: 1 year ago by robtroi
Carson RTR boat Fishing Trawler with working up/down nets.

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Response by Ballast on the 12th Sep 2016
Looks like a Dickies Tug Hull !!!

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no name - Posted: 1 year ago by cobleman
me coble, no motor installed, but shaft and propellor fitted and functional steering

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Coble - Posted: 1 year ago by Northumbrian
this is work in progress of a scratch built oak planked Coble running on a 540 motor powered by a 11.1 lipo battery there is still a way to go

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Response by hammer on the 6th Jul 2016
Nice, very nice, good to see someone build in clinker properly. 👍 👍
Response by shavings on the 6th Jul 2016
Now that is a work of art, congratulations a beautiful vessel
Roger


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