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|Thread: Thames Sailing Barge Stuff|
I put several pictures of Giralda to my album here in MB
Plan was published in the book >A handbook of Sailing barges < by F.S,Cooper and John Chancellor
together with SB Kathleen plan.
Since there were no details on the Giralda plan, I chose the sb Champion class plan from H. Chapelle for my model.
Edited By tomarack on 12/06/2021 15:38:48
Edited By tomarack on 12/06/2021 15:54:14
great idea, I have a slightly curved plywood table, which I can't straighten, I'll try as soon as possible !!!.
Maybe I'm wrong, the results on the water will be decisive. It is a pity that the number of active modelers is decreasing .. it is similar in our country as well.
That is why I am happy to return to these pages here, and I can easily find a topic that we solved together..
Edited By tomarack on 12/05/2021 17:51:37
I have tested (unintentionally) on the first voyage with my Capricorn model) that the leeboards on the model have virtually no effect on the model's drift.the model was practically uncontrollable (fortunately I have an electric motor in the model)
As you mention chines, the models have a really small draft, and there are very few cases where they sail with a greater incline.
My friend Kim Holland once wrote to me that in the last AMBO races (about 2 years ago) there was also a model without a fin. In any case, he could not match the models with the fin. He also wrote that if this trend persists and there are more models without a keel, then a new class should be considered.
It seems to me that your fin keel is something in between.
Here are links to photos of my models of Thames sailing barges . I think it's especially for John to see how I progress built both models, as well as the internal arrangement of the receiver, servo and motor.
I also have a lot of these photos on albums here, on Modelboats.
Edited By tomarack on 22/03/2021 17:13:21
Vangs rig for RC,I use the first design (the sheets are divided behind the servo like Y , at the top of the sprite is a pulley or wire eye)
Edited By tomarack on 20/03/2021 19:38:27
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Edited By tomarack on 20/03/2021 14:23:39
¨here is this song above mentioned - They all went to Mexico..
I'm slowly continuing with a model called Red Dwarf - when I was making an album on Rajče, nothing better occurred to me in a hurry
Look here please ..=> https://tomarack.rajce.idnes.cz/
This also applies to others who are interested in looking
Scotland the Brave => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnG1oUkWBa8
To John> I sent you two links from my Dropbox,I do hope it will be ok.
We also have a very real winter with snow, and we expect frosts around - 20 ° C .
We haven't been used to such a winter in recent years.
Here are currently a number of new posts on FB. Many modelers are no longer looking for topics on traditional forums, and go straight to Facebook.
Spring is perhaps behind the door ..although Punxsutawney Phil foretold a longer winter..
Mexico . It's a country ballad where everyone went to Mexico, the sheriff only catches the last man who sings it ..
The condition here on our chat reminded me a little of this song
Edited By tomarack on 11/02/2021 14:06:24
it seems to me that > they all went to Mexico ....as it is in one song..or on FB ...
all the best
I did not expect such a design possibility,despite having at home a few books about tsb.
Long yard as it is, next to it is tsb Gusty Cat
Edited By tomarack on 29/09/2020 23:07:07
Edited By tomarack on 29/09/2020 23:08:50
this is my version making yard for Caprice gundalow -90 cm long((cca 35" , 1,8 cm dia. In the middle of the yard is a spruce beam 10x10 mm, on the sides are glued beams 5x5 mm. One end is fixed in the jaw of the electric drill, the other end in the auxiliary jaw of the old drill. I had to grind both ends of the yard so that I could clamp them in the jaws of the ( electric) drills.
Edited By tomarack on 29/09/2020 22:58:08
thanks for info about Ivor, his pages were very helpful.
When I wrote to Ivor about my first model of a barge (Capricorn) in the spring of 2014, he wrote to me in an e-mail that he was 86 years old and that he wanted to transfer his original site to "Ivorbittle.com". This new site ceased to function probably in the spring of this year ...
let me put here his post scriptum from the letter (04.16.2014)
Post script. I think that the evolution of barge racing was good for
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