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ps marion by Tim-P Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
[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

Thames Barge & Norfolk Wherry Open Regatta. by Gascoigne Captain   Posted: 7 days ago
Hope your Dad can bring his wherry along for the event. We had a good chat together at the broads museum. Will be very interested to see him at the event with the new wherry.

Thames Barge & Norfolk Wherry Open Regatta. by CB90 Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
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.

Thames Barge & Norfolk Wherry Open Regatta. by Baggie Admiral   Posted: 8 days ago
Will be on holiday - I am sorry to miss this. I would encourage anyone to go to this event though - it is a great boating pond and very friendly people.

Thames Barge & Norfolk Wherry Open Regatta. by Gascoigne Captain   Posted: 8 days ago
From 9am - 4pm. Free parking alongside the boating pond. Access through manned gate. Join us with your barge or wherry.

Albion et al by Baggie Admiral   Posted: 21 days ago
Workshop finished - varnished with a very light stain. Building started on a Billings kitof a Yarmouth Barge - my first build.

another daft question by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
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.

Albion et al by Baggie Admiral   Posted: 27 days ago
Workshop finished - lightly varnished. Very pleased. Started on Billings Barge. The Vietnamese Junk was purchased in Vietnam and built by my friend Gascoigne... he added the Panda!

another daft question by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
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 Tugboat by Donnieboy Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Great kit.I've seen a couple that were built.Nobody had any problems with the build.One I did see had a barge alongside loaded with railcars on the tracks.

Brooklyn Tugboat by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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!

New build by Gascoigne Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
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.

Thames Sailing Barge by TFH by Little-Charlie Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
[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

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi , thames sailing barge model pages> http:// style='background-color:yellow;'> some discussion about Thames sailing barges you can find here > http:// style='background-color:yellow;'> < by R.Chesney Magazines. Model boats 2007 nr 7 tsb Celia Jane model tuning Model Boats 2013-11 tsb finless little models Marine Modelling international 2014 nr 7-9 tsb Veronica Marine Modelling international 2016 nr07 tsb Westmoreland

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
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