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Maggie m - Posted: 10 months ago by lezz57
Maggie m weathered like my boats to look like really thing

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Response by StevieD on the 11th Feb 2017
Can you guys these boats as a kit??
Looking for something like this, I can remember as a boy watching my uncle build them in Eyemonth in Scotland.
I now live in Australia


Paula 3 - Posted: 11 months ago by ads90
I have had my Paula III for quite a few years and she was beginning to look a bit jaded, so having just completed my Northlight Clyde Puffer and looking for something to do, thought that I might give Paula a makeover. Nearly all the additions I made to her were from spare parts left over from making other boats. A good strip and rub down and a couple of cans of aerosol (colours chosen by my wife when in Halfords) and 2 weeks later - makeover complete.

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My Timmy 2 - Posted: 11 months ago by Grandpa
Since one grandson had a boat with his name on, his brother wanted on too! This shrimp boat became Timothy's with a guiding hand from grandpa when at the lake. Tim is four years old.

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Response by figtree7nts on the 22nd Nov 2016
I guess all grandpa's are the same all over, I have a 36" Tugboat named after my grand daughter "SERENITY" I know how you feel Grand Kid's are the best...
Northlight Clyde Puffer - Posted: 11 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 ?
Tsekoa - Posted: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year 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: 1 year ago by tomarack
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.
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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

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Response by tomarack on the 27th Jul 2017
New season 2017 in the park on the pond.
Response by tomarack on the 12th Oct 2017
I made new little blocks for brails and I added the missing brails for main and mizzen masts.In this photos, the bowsprit is not properly fastened, only put down due to photographing.
Last photo - model ready for transport...
Response by tomarack on the 12th Oct 2017
Clinker boat for Capricorn,and several details.On each barge used to be a dog,as a companion and a cargo guard...
Last photo - my ropewalk
Osprey - Posted: 1 year 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: 1 year 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
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.
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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