the cardboard formers will be forwarded to my mate Kevin who is the proud owner of a new laser cutter while i am waiting i have made two leeboards and the rudder the keel is going to be made next this is going to be a long build to see me through into next year Keep your powder dry 👍
All done I am just waiting for the next fine day to give it a try out at the lake, My next build is going to be a Thames Barge (last picture) the cardboard templates are cut ready to try then a friend is going to cut them in 6mm laser ply with his laser cutter
Hi, I can reccommend articles by Ivor Bittle too ... late - but still... 2.12 How to locate the fin and the mast of a model yacht on Ivor B.pages ( http://www.ivorbittle.co.uk/ ) On his pages you can find very helpfull articles about Thames sailing barges.. Wishing success Tom
I like Douglas Adams books. ..(and Terry Pratchett too) But I was most attracted to Gusty Cat ... So.. Model of thames barge , build according to modified plans of sb Lady Daphne in scale 1:28 (length cca 1 meter ). it will be again a model with an auxiliary motor, staysail class. I am currently grinding the laminate hull with several layers of putty. It is an ungrateful job.
Hi Martin We sail a variety of yachts at my club. As well as the class yachts we have Pond Yachts, Thames Barges, Norfolk Wherry, Pilot cutters, Fishing boats, RN Gunboats, Tall ships and have our own mould for a plank on frame 5' schooner. Most are scratch built and have been built from scaled up plans. We use Posterazor - http://posterazor.sourceforge.net/ to magnify to scale. You then print to several pages at your chosen size. I have attached a few pics of some of the models. If you send me a pm I will add you to my U-tube page where there is video of models sailing on the club waters. We also make our own fibreglass moulds and hulls as do many other club's members. Must admit we have not seen any footies but all models apart from IC and fast electric racing boats are welcome. You have no location shown on your profile so it's difficult to suggest where you might find like minded Yachties. Most clubs will have yacht members if the water is suitable so if you look in our Model Boat Club section you may find one near to your location. Dave
Can't afford GRP, Doug and they don't do what I want anyway. Plus the sellers all seem to be retiring without first flogging the stuff to anyone new. I prefer wherry to Thames barge, classic mahogany speed to merchantmen and if I ever see another damned tug it'll be too soon, so I am forced to make what I want to see on the water. And I still get a bit of a kick from it AND I'm still pretty quick. But for now, I'm orff to watch Midsommer Moiders. Cheers, Martin
[Score: 5/10] 43"/7000g Capricorn Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through HK ESC - Comments: Capricorn is model of Thames sailing barge with auxiliary electric motor.
Hi, very nice model, indeed!! I would greatly appreciate if you put photos your models, also on our website, designed for modellers and enthusiasts of Thames sailing barges .. => modelbarge.info < or > http://barge.homeunix.org/index.php/home I wish you much success in modeling !!! Tom
Good Morning Gents, .......and now for something completely different........ I enclose a picture of my model Thames Sailing Barge. Model Barges are very popular at clubs in the Essex and Kent area, because of the many historic barges in Maldon and the surrounding rivers. The members of Maldon Blackwater Model Boat Club have built several barges, but there are many other barge owning clubs in the Essex and Kent area who meet to run interclub Barge Matches. Most Model barges are built 40"-45" in length either 'stem head' or 'bowsprit' and usually they are fitted with a fin keel and a deep rudder, to give improved sailing abilities. Many are highly detailed models of specific barges; however the yellow barge is a 'generic' model with a 'Sirdar' hull built from balsa reinforced with grp. The model in build is based on a 'Veronica' grp hull and will be a bowsprit barge. These are the names of 'racing' barges, sadly broken up many years ago. I hope you find our particular passion interesting. Best Regards Frank Burgess