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rig & sails by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days 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: 9 days 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: 9 days 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...

Sea Queen refurbishment by EAGLE Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi It must be something about this month, charging a lipo all went well, charge finished, felt just warm, tidied up, slipped battery into holder and went my tot, next thing the smoke alarm went off, got it on shovel and outside. First one in our street with fireworks, so scratch one Thames water taxi, and a blo***ng of swbo, all a wright off. Regards Dave 😭😭😭

Thames barge by canabus Captain   Posted: 2 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: 2 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: 3 months ago
Dave W I hope this helps if not let me know & I will take more pictures i was able to put a high deck in because of the size of the hull it might be difficult to do this with the smaller hull take a look on SLEC they do the River Police Launch (last picture)it appears to to be risen at the front to take the motor etc The Vintage Model Boat range are now being produced by SLEC Ltd. All our kits come with all parts cut by CNC router or laser, plus all the necesary strip wood is included, along with building instructions and plan. The River Police Launch has been based on the old Veron Kit from the 1960's that we all loved at that time. The model is not a scale model but embraces the boat design of that era. The kit is now fully laser cut so all parts are pre-cut and most of the parts are now made out of high quality ply, so obtaining a good finish is easier to achieve. The model can be powered by a 7.2 volts standard buggy battery pack or ic power of .5-1.5 cc engines which is not in the kit, also we have not included any running fittings as we feel a lot of modellers will have or would like to choose for themselves, but we can supply these fittings if required.

Thames River Police Launch by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 3 months ago
It's looking nice Northumbrian. I have an original Veron that I found that is awaiting "refurbishment". I bought it because the model was the very first boat I ever built, as an 11 year old. I would like to see a pic of the power train and radio placement if possible. I have been trying to work out how to hide as much as possible, and I notice you have put a "high deck" in yours. Best of luck with the maiden voyage, Dave W.

Thames River Police Launch by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 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

VERNON Thames River Police Launch by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
nearly there i think a few tyres around the hull will complete it what a pity the model shop do not sell them 🤔 I will contact SHG they stock a few sizes

Sea Queen refurbishment by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 3 months ago
It's amazing how many of us have the same types of model boats. I have 2 crash tenders (34" + 46") A fairey Huntsman 31 (34"), a swordfish 28", 50" Aerokits PT109, Veron RAF RTTL launch, 34" Perkasa grp hull. And working on an old Veron Thames Police launch. I wonder if it's an age thing, as I'm looking for a 46" Sea Commander to çomplete my set. Watching with interest your decommissioning of the Sea Queen. Mind the chemicals please, as I don't want to hear of any of you lot in hospital. Best wishes all, Dave W 😊

Tsb Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 3 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: 3 months ago
New season 2017 in the park on the pond.

Model Engineer December 1962 by AllenA Admiral   Posted: 4 months ago
I wonder if this young man still has his passion for model boats.. He is Charles Martin of Walton on Thames giving a final check to to his tug before launching it on an indoor pool at the Model Engineer Exhibition in 1962. It says in the write up that boys and girls can see radio controlled models demonstrated. I guess most boys and girls now own one. Charles must be about my age and I hope he is well and still sails regularly.

Design bits by tomarack Commander   Posted: 5 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 ( http://www.ivorbittle.co.uk/ ) On his pages you can find very helpfull articles about Thames sailing barges.. Wishing success Tom