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New build by Gascoigne Commander   Posted: 19 days 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.

Lady Dapne by Gascoigne Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 5/10] 36" Lady Dapne - Comments: Scratch built model of one of the famous Thames barges here sailing quitely at Eaton park Norwich looking fairly realistic. Hull plank on frame.

Blue Pearl (sailing barge) by Bryan-the-pirate Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Not quite a build as I found it on Ebay but I have added to it. The barge was build in the 1970's and was very well made. Design is unknown to me but I first assumed it was a thames barge based on the sail layout. I was so convinced I dyed the sails red and built some false side keels. Then I saw another model thames barge, it was longer and narrower with a slightly different sail set up. So here I was a sailing barge with red sails that wasn't what I had thought it was. What else do you do apart from making it fun.

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Sport - camera test. I have tested what will be seen from the camera position at the aft cabin of the model. I cannot find proper video ..

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
I tried attaching to the roof of the cabin MD80 camera with a clip. In practice, the camera was unreliable. That's why I bought a small and reliable sports camera that I placed in front of mizzenmast.The camera has a scanning angle of 120 °.Looks OK. (Tested) The camera can be easily attached by sliding it to the mount (wooden cube)on the roof of the aft cabin.

Albion by Baggie Admiral   Posted: 4 months ago
Albion on a windy day at Eaton Boating Lake, Norwich. Also some larger Thames barges and a yacht from visitors from Brightlingsea.

rig & sails by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I used to live on the Wirral and had friends worked in Cammell Lairds. I do believe they also built in a similar fashion and it's not uncommon to see modifications made as the build progresses and local knowledge and skillsets make minor adjustments. They were all skilled tradesmen and fitters who took pride in the ships they built. Many Thames barges are now in private ownership and will have been modified to suit the current owner. Museums usually have beautiful scale replicas but for a sailing model more practical solutions are required and on the water with sails attached the rigging will hardly be noticeable. I am looking forward to seeing your model on the water.

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
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

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
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...

Thames barge by canabus Admiral   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi If you use a low power setting on a laser cutter you can make look a like deck planking without all the work !!! Canabus

Thames barge by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
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 👍

Thames River Police Launch by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
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

Tsb Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 7 months ago
Model Thames sailing barge ( Tsb) Capricorn on a pond in the park, in Roznov p.R, July 2017 It is scratchbuilt model Champion class .

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 7 months ago
New season 2017 in the park on the pond.

Design bits by tomarack Commander   Posted: 9 months ago
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 ( ) On his pages you can find very helpfull articles about Thames sailing barges.. Wishing success Tom