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Title: Thames Barge
Post by: newboy on September 18, 2013, 04:01:21 PM
Hi Guys,


I am building a 1/32 scale Thames Barge (my first scratch build) and am now looking for info. on a suitable backup motor, prop shaft and prop.


Also would appreciate any info. regarding the sail control system below deck.


Attached is a photo as far as I have got.
Title: Re: Thames Barge
Post by: Neil on September 18, 2013, 07:12:10 PM
can't really see the size of it but at 1:32 scale I would think about about 30 - 35 inches long at most.
 
I would fit a prop shaft around 6 - 8 inches long with a 555 or similar motor just to get you out of trouble and away from the bank working on 6/12volts what ever you have in supply
 
That's working on a barge of 90 - 100' long
 
neil.
Title: Re: Thames Barge
Post by: john44 on September 18, 2013, 09:18:03 PM
Hi newboy
have a look at    barge.homeunix.org/ (http://barge.homeunix.org/)  or just google modelbargeinfo
and that will put you on right site.

john
Title: Re: Thames Barge
Post by: newboy on September 19, 2013, 08:46:36 AM
Thank you for the info. guys it is much appreciated. :-))


Ian
Title: Re: Thames Barge
Post by: Gumpli on September 29, 2013, 10:46:09 AM
Yes.It is a good work. :-))
Title: Re: Thames Barge
Post by: dodes on November 28, 2013, 11:41:10 AM
Most barges with a single prop, had them fitted on the port quarter, the most popular engine was the Kelvin type of 44, 66 and 88 horsepower. Worked out at 11 hp per cylinder, hand start on petrol then change over to diesel. The only ones to have a central prop was the large Everards iron pots the Will Everard and her three sister vessels. They had Newberry engines and most of the power  from the wash hit the centre post. The Kelvin type were often fitted with a combined silencer and water outlet, which used to give that memorable mist behind them as they plodded along especially on a cold day.