By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by Dremel

Thames Sailing Barge Stuff

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
tomarack21/03/2018 21:30:48
avatar
125 forum posts
163 photos

Hi Ray,

Thanks for your opinion.

Today morning, the first day of spring we had 2 cm snow outside, temperature -3 ° C, this afternoon was really spring - about + 3 ° C, and snow melted. At Radhošť hill there is at least 10 cm of new snow .. winter..

Now-- 22:30 .. temperature dropped to -4 °C again. I will have to wait maybe one month to put my models to the water.

for interest..Radhošť is the highest mountain in the surroundings of Ro?nov .

**LINK**

**LINK**

**LINK** > webcam Ro?nov square

greetings

Tom

Ray Wood 224/03/2018 21:07:01
avatar
1996 forum posts
712 photos

Hi Tom,

It is interesting to see where you live, a fair distance from the sea ! but you must have good lakes to sail your models, we live in Maidstone around 60 miles from London. We have local model boat clubs to sail our models, the AMBO racing starts on Sunday 8th April at Bluewater shopping centre here in Kent around 20 miles from me, l will let you know how my new barge performs we have the River Medway 15minutes walk away which is handy for testing models in the lock.eden 120516 014.jpg

Regards Ray

tomarack24/03/2018 22:06:34
avatar
125 forum posts
163 photos

Hi Ray,

I'll be happy for any news and photos, ( I'm also interested in watching FB> Thames Sailing Barges <blog , which I can recommend it to you..))

We have problems with water, there is very little water in the Becva river in the summer. I go with the models to a local park where there is a bigger pond. It has the great disadvantage that there are tall trees and virtually no wind.

This does not make my paddle steamer a problem, but sailing boats have a steady problem with the wind .

Here in our country are plenty of aeromodellers,maybe car and railway modlellers too, but very few shipmodlellers.. I tried to build aircraft models, but it did not fly. Also, these models are fast enough for me. I prefer slower models of ships. This siuts me well. But I am the Lone Sailor here...

Greetings

Tom

tomarack03/04/2018 18:13:20
avatar
125 forum posts
163 photos

H boys,

I gave some new photos to my album TSB Gusty Cat .

Tom

Ray Wood 203/04/2018 21:24:07
avatar
1996 forum posts
712 photos

Hi Tom, It's been raining for weeks here, but hoping to take Veronica out for a practice tomorrow to make sure she is all working before the first races of the year on sunday, good to see your fine work on the new barge, that is an interesting name ? I've named my new 1/32nd scale barge Gertrude after my grandmother

Regards Raybr eh ambo may 16 070.jpg

tomarack04/04/2018 17:21:52
avatar
125 forum posts
163 photos

Hi Ray,

Veronica is very nice barge model.

Gusty Cat.. it is a cat from Douglas Adams book >The Salmon of doubt< ,respective .the front half of the cat..It's so unlikely that I was thinking of naming my second model like that. The cat behaved as if his other half was not missing..

The story, such as it is, is cryptic and surreal even by Adamsian standards. It begins with Dirk Gently, the con artist / private detective last seen in The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, being asked to investigate the disappearance of the back half of a woman's cat (the cat, strangely, is just fine, and seems not to have noticed that he's only mostly there).

Gusty Winds in "Salmon of doubts" is an incarnation of Schroedinger´s cat . Considering that it's a cat that's half alive (specifically, the front half), we don't know if the back half is still alive, and he passes a sign reading "GUSTY WINDS MAY EXIST"...

In our country we had more winter weather, until the last days brought us spring.

I do not have a suitable water surface yet ...

Tom

Edited By tomarack on 04/04/2018 17:23:39

Ray Wood 207/04/2018 08:49:17
avatar
1996 forum posts
712 photos

Morning All,

The first barge match of the 2018 season is being hosted by the Chantry club at Bluewater Shopping Centre, starting around 10.30 tomorrow Sunday 8th Aprilv&a ambo finals sept 17 031.jpg, if wives,partners,children are not interested in watching many retail & eating opportunities in the warm & dry. Come along see the fun, and if you fancy a go on the sticks see me during the lunch break.

Will my new 30" barge Gertrude be any good ? Time will tell Peter S & Richard C battle for position at Herne Bay last year.

Kind Regards Ray hoping for a fair breeze

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 07/04/2018 08:55:12

Ray Wood 210/04/2018 09:12:39
avatar
1996 forum posts
712 photos

Hi All,

The much anticipated first race day was a non event we didn't mind the light rain, but the main ingredient was missing No Wind, shame some skippers made very long journeys, oh well better luck next time

Regards Ray

tomarack11/04/2018 18:47:43
avatar
125 forum posts
163 photos

Hi Ray,

nice photo .. Peter´s Haughty Belle ....a description of the construction of this white model was in MMI magazine September 2016. I am not sure about Richard´s model( Lady Dawn?).

As to my model Gusty C. ..I putI put on the model (hull) almost the last remnants of special putty.. and now again grindiing..but first I have to fulfill my duties and work in the garden ..

This year we have a big problem with water .. there in our area is no rain and a drought .. This year we have a big problem with water .. there is no rain and a drought .. I do not know what will be with tomatoes,

Greetings

Tom

Ray Wood 208/05/2018 08:01:05
avatar
1996 forum posts
712 photos

img_9238.jpgimg_9187.jpgHi All

My new barge Gertrude, based on the Giralda 30" hull in full flight ! Photos courtesy of Graham which as always excellent

Regards Rayimg_9179.jpg

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of Model Boats? Use our magazine locator link to find your nearest stockist!

Find Model Boats!

Support Our Partners
Sarik
Tony Green Steam
Restorers Wanted
Shrek
Nylet
Premier March
Pendle Boilers
Shopping Partners
Social Media

'Like' us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Pin us on Pinterest

Member Contributions
Distributors of Model Boats for our overseas readers
Highlights

Make sure you never miss out on the latest news, product reviews and competitions with our free RSS feed

Make your own contribution to the Website

We welcome well written contributions from Website members on almost any aspect of Model Boating with a particular emphasis on practical hints, tips, experience and builds.

In order to maintain a consistent standard and format, all suggestions should first be sent to me by Personal Message for approval in principle. Only a very limited amount of time is available for editing contributions into a suitable format for placing on the website so it is important that the material is well presented, lucid and free from obvious spelling errors. I think it goes without saying that contributions should be illustrated by appropriate photos. I shall be happy to give advice on this.

The Member Contribution area offers space for short informative mini articles which would not normally find a place in Model Boats magazine. It is an opportunity for Website Members to freely share their  expertise and experience but I am afraid that virtue is its own reward as there is no budget to offer more material recompense!

I look forward to receiving your suggestions.

Colin Bishop - Website Editor