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[Score: 5/10] 43" ps marion - Comments: still under construction. The original boat is still running at Mannum on the River Murray South Australia. The Marion was first commissioned in 1896 and the hull flowed i 1897 used as a barge then in 1900 was converted to a towing vessel having a Marshal & son 2 cylinder semi-portable steam engine and paddles plus a super structure added , in 1908 she was converted to a passenger and cargo then in to a passenger boat alone she spent money years on th Murray running between Renmark, Morgan, and Goolwa at the Murray mouth in 1989 she made her last commercial voyage under Captain Bill Drage from Renmark to Mannum were she was restored and runs lunch, and dinner cruses and over knight cruses. their will be a steam rally in November 2018 at mannum. for more information visit psmarion.com
Hi, I have just phoned my Dad about this event as he lives in Norwich. and has completed his model Norfolk Wherry about a year ago. His Large Wherry Model is on the outside wall of the 'The Museum of The Broads' boat shed.
The other alternative method on heavy plate was heat and hit with a sledge hammer, as used when I had to repair a barge at canal side. using flat bar under leading edge and steel slab on topside. Hard work but so satisfying to see the finished job floating without leaks.
Sounds brilliant, am looking at making a butty barge by a similar method but using polystyrene packing boxes, for towing with my tugs. Hope all goes well with your build, looking forward to posts. Cheers Colin.
Brooklyn Tug is 1:32 Scale. She's 39.1/2" L.O.A. x 9.5" Beam. Weight Estimated at 24lbs when completed! The Brooklyn was built in 1910 and owned by the New York Dock Co. She was steam powered all her life and was never converted over to Diesel. The Brooklyn was one of many railroad tugs designed to transfer railroad cars from one side of New York to the other on barges!
A working board 24” x 16” in 1” medium density fibre would be about right for you Billings static model of a Thames barge, although a large tray would help in containing everything between building sessions. Some suggested tools in the photo including wood glues and sandpaper (rough and smooth). Always worth reading and understanding the kit instructions, and keeping to the building sequence given. Billings have a reputation for producing quality well equipped kits. I know you will derive much satisfaction from making your first model and I wish you well. Enjoy. Never be shy in asking advice.
[Score: 9/10] 24"/1700g Thames Sailing Barge by TFH Capable of 3mph - Comments: S/H kit purchased on ebay my first attempt at building a sailing barge pleased with the outcome waiting for the weather to change to launch
Hi, the central keel with lead bomb is removable,the leeboars are not fumctional. I tried it on the her first test cruise - see phootos above. .. leeboards are lowered, only the electric motor saves the day ("Iron topsail" ) Tom