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Roger Clark12/06/2019 14:26:58
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Anyone recognise what kit this was?

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This is a doer upper given to me by John Vynal, think it will be a remotor job plus paint and minor repairs.

Paul T12/06/2019 17:40:24
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Hi Roger.

It has the look of the Royal Barge (1964) before the superstructure was altered.

Paul

Roger Clark12/06/2019 18:52:54
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Hi Paul,

I'm confused, which isn't difficult these days, I put Royal Barge (1964) into Giggle and all I got was pics and links to Gloriana!!!

Roger (very confused) dont know

Andy Stoneman12/06/2019 20:35:40
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Hi Roger,

Looks like it could also be an Admirals barge similar in design

Andy

Roger Clark12/06/2019 21:14:05
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Hi Andy,

That was my initial thoughts, either an Admirals barge or a Captains gig but the layout with the cockpit in front of the helmsmans position, which is also enclosed permanently which is wrong, at least for any navy boat I've seen.

I think this is a sixties or seventies kit, all solid plywood and brass bits including rudder and prop, although I think it has been remotored.

I do like to find out the origins of the boats I acquire, it's like having the final page in the book and finding the rest of the story.

Roger

Paul T13/06/2019 12:58:26
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Image result for royal yacht britannia tender

Tony Hadley13/06/2019 22:16:16
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The 45ft Admirals Barge was featured in the August, September and October 1952 editions of Model Maker. A photograph is on the front cover of the August edition.

Plans are still available from Sarik - **LINK**

If you are interested in reading the magazine articles, I could email them to you (send your email in a message).

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Roger Clark13/06/2019 22:24:25
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Bingo, thanks Tony, if you could email them to me I'd be really grateful. I'll send you a message now.

Cheers

Roger

Roger Clark13/06/2019 22:35:01
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Just realised, I would have been celebrating my first birthday when that article was published, it would be amazing if that boat had been started at that time, that would make it 67 years old, a true vintage model and deserving to be restored and back on the water.

Roger

Andy Stoneman15/06/2019 19:23:45
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Hi Tony

Thanks for your post re the admirals barge, That type of barge is still in use as far as I haven't seen a replacement. I don't know if they have been re- Engined or not but they used to have two Perkins P6M diesels to push them along.

Andy

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