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Member postings for Eddie Lancaster

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Thread: MV Stability (1949) - F T Everard & Sons
25/06/2021 09:59:12

Hi.Ray, that’s a nice looking boat, I like Jim’s choice of boats to model and the simplicity of them, and at a size that you can add some detail and still have a boat you can handle.

BTW you say that I am fast out of the blocks😁.



Thread: Thames Sailing Barge Stuff
23/06/2021 17:37:37

Hi.Ray, the tug that I built a few years ago and the fishing boat that I built last year in lockdown were both built with half frames and both appear to be OK, they don’t just go round in circles.

I’m hoping for a bit more warm and dry weather as I have yet to finish painting the second IOM.



23/06/2021 13:47:29

The first frame has now been fitted and glued in position, I have chosen one of the larger frames as it is easier to set it square across the keel, vertical and each side the same distance off the building board, I will use this frame to set all the others by sighting across the top and by measureing each one, so it has to be right.



21/06/2021 21:24:19

I have now fitted the keel to the building board, using four triangular pieces of wood to support and keep the bow and stern posts vertical, as there are no details for building a model I have marked all the main points of the barge on the keel, the hatch ends, the mast and the projected C of G, this will let me move some of the frames to the best positions for the construction of the model. Most of the frames are concentrated at the bow and stern to get the correct profile, the centre of a barge is a large rectangular box.


The frames are just dry fitted at the moment so that I can see if they are fair.


A thin spline shows that the sheer appears to be OK., with it touching the top of each frame under its own weight.


Edited By Eddie Lancaster on 21/06/2021 21:26:26

Thread: Moonbeam - a novice's attempt
21/06/2021 16:42:06

Sorry Ray, but not my idea, it came from Gary Webb of Bearospaceindustries with one of his designs.


21/06/2021 16:41:06

Sorry Ray, but not my idea, it came from Gary Webb of Bearospaceindustries with one of his designs.


21/06/2021 13:57:48

Hi.George, is this what you are looking for?


A little pull out tray for the reciever.


And another for the battery.



Edited By Eddie Lancaster on 21/06/2021 13:59:03

Thread: Thames Sailing Barge Stuff
21/06/2021 10:44:21

Hi. Ray, thanks for that info, the fin that I am going to repurpose is 3 3/4" wide with a balsa core covered with two layers of carbon fibre set in epoxy resin, it was too flexible for the IOM that it was made for but should be fine for the barge when cut down by 5".

I have calculated the C of G from the Veronica drawings and the leading edge of the fin will be around 1" back from the mast, so hopefully about right .

How was your trip to Hastings, and did you get some photo's for future projects?



20/06/2021 08:48:03

Hi. Ray, you must be a mind reader, that was going to be my next question to you, I am going to use a spare fin that I have for an IOM, and then adjust the length and weight to suit, so the size that you are using will be a great help.

Dave, I am happy to continue with a build blog, as long as others don’t mind.



19/06/2021 22:14:57

With the recent wet weather I have been able to make a start on Westmoreland sooner than planned, and I have just noticed my latest senior moment, when I called the TSB Moreland, this was the name Richard Chesney gave his modelfrown.

I now have a keel and a full set of frames, it's good to have the right tools to do each job,it makes life so much easier with a bandsaw and scroll saw.


The frames are 1/8 thick ply that was in stock. Working from the enlarged plans I photocopied the frame drawings to give me one copy per frame, I cut the frame pattern out by folding the drawing in half on the centre line which ensured that both sides were the same, these were then glued to the ply using Pritt Stick glue.

The problem with enlarging a drawing is that you also enlarge the thickness of the lines, to more than 1/16" on my drawings,and you also enlarge any slight discrepancies in the original drawing, in this case by X3, I found this out by some of the frames not lying fair on the keel, checking them against the the side elevation drawing I was able to rectify the problem, and without having to make any new frames.

Next the keel will be set up on the buiding board and the frames glued in place.


17/06/2021 08:00:07

The drawings are for Eastwood’s Moreland.


16/06/2021 13:02:57

Hi. Ray, does that mean more than you are doing at the momentcheeky.

Here is the picture I took of the drawings, I finally found which cloud they were on!



16/06/2021 12:31:01

Re. 30" Thames Barge, Tom's post reminded me that I had a copy of Richard Chesney's booklet on building a Thames Barge, courtesy of Ray, it has the fullsize drawings of the frames for Westmoreland at 1/24th. scale, and there is also a drawing of the hull and lines with the hull at 10" long, after a visit to a graphics company I now have a set of drawings for Westmoreland with a hull length of 29", I hope this will fit the 30" racing barge rules, if not it will be easy to add an extra inch to the middle of the hull.

That is now my next winters project sorted, or rainy days.


Thread: Which prop shaft?
14/06/2021 12:05:20

Is there anything you haven’t tried Ray?


Thread: Thames Sailing Barge Stuff
12/06/2021 08:19:35

Hi. Ray. that would be great if you do have some drawings, but there is no hurry, I have an IOM to finish yet and a bit of work to do for another club member.



11/06/2021 16:37:31

Yes it was good to meet up again, my friends have now moved up this way and I hope we will be able to get down to Bluewater at least a couple of times, I can have a sail with you and they can meet their other son and family

Is the 30” Giralde only available as grp hull? as I can’t find any drawings for a barge at that size.



11/06/2021 10:07:06

Hi.Ray, she’s a lovely looking boat, but then I would expect nothing less.coming from Peters racing stable! I am thinking that I may have to build a 30” barge, much easier to handle and transport, I will keep you posted.



Thread: TEV Wahine 1/35 Build
29/05/2021 17:35:26

Hi. Richard, thank you for the info. Re the dinghy drawings,I have been looking for something like that for sometime now. Although I fear mine will not match your excellent build, also thanks for the rigging article in the current issue of MB. even more inspiration, the magazine is looking more like an extension of this forum with all the articles that are coming from the people we know on here, long may it continue, I feel that the mag is now back on course.




Edited By Eddie Lancaster on 29/05/2021 17:36:55

Thread: Colin Archer 1:15 scale
18/05/2021 10:17:34

Totally agree Chris.


Thread: Chez-When - 34" Sailing Cruiser
17/05/2021 15:37:53

Hi. Ray, she is looking good, have you decided on a colour scheme yet? and I hope you have permission to use the dining table for the photo shoot.

BTW I will be at Bluewater on Sunday to meet my Broadstairs friends, but I will not be able to bring a boat as I am collecting some of Rogers boats to store for him as they are moving up this way soon. I hope we can meet up.



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