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Speedline Thames Barge kit. by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Going on their advert it looks like an old H.F.M kit brought up to date, I had the H.F.M one back in 1990 that cost me all of £70.00, if I remember right I had to increase the under water size of the rudder. As for sailing I don't remember much as after a few times out, I found that sail boats just was not my thing. Sorry that I can not be any more help Fred

Speedline Thames Barge kit. by Nerys Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Having had an interest and connections with Thames Sailing Barges going back to the days when they still carried cargo under sail, I am contemplating building a model. I am a relative newcomer to modelling, so am considering the Speedline kit. What I really want to know is how this model sails. I'm not expecting speed, I just want to know if the performance is acceptable and she handles reasonably well. Hope someone can advise me. Nerys

Thames Barge & Norfolk Wherry Open Regatta. by Gascoigne Captain   Posted: 2 months 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 Commander   Posted: 2 months 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 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months 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: 2 months ago
From 9am - 4pm. Free parking alongside the boating pond. Access through manned gate. Join us with your barge or wherry.

New build by Gascoigne Captain   Posted: 4 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.

Lady Dapne by Gascoigne Captain   Posted: 4 months 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 Commander   Posted: 5 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: 6 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 format..so .. https://youtu.be/eCSJm78fgV0

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 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 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 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: 7 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: 7 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: 7 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...