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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #75 on: May 02, 2013, 09:23:52 PM »

Well done Pete :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #76 on: May 04, 2013, 12:40:06 PM »

Best wedding photo I've seen this year  :-))

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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #77 on: August 19, 2013, 04:50:04 PM »

Just pulled a GRP lighter/ barge hull for a fellow poster here. the mould needing a bit of repair and TLC since i moulded 6 from it last year. May do a new plug of a canal size barge in 1/32 max beam 13'6" or another swim head barge as i don't think this mould will last much longer.

Finally got round to starting this Lighterman!!
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #78 on: August 19, 2013, 05:53:43 PM »

here two photos of a lighter wich I started to build a vew month ago.
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #79 on: August 19, 2013, 07:33:25 PM »

Hi Stephen they look well built, very neet :-)) .
 
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #80 on: August 19, 2013, 07:43:05 PM »


Finally got round to starting this Lighterman!!
Oh well done sir! thats starting to look the part! be good to see it alongside the corblimy behind your tosher!
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #81 on: August 19, 2013, 07:47:24 PM »

here two photos of a lighter wich I started to build a vew month ago.
Regards Stephan
Thats a very nice barge! Humber keel or a Mersey flat? Once I have finished the 6 models on the building list i would like to get round to building a "long-un" a canal/lea barge.

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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #82 on: September 06, 2013, 02:34:13 PM »

Bit more progress made. hatch covering to go on and final finishing
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #83 on: September 06, 2013, 03:33:09 PM »

They look really very good. Credit to you, start my models again soon not been near them during the summer but after todays weather ready to start again.
Catching up on 'Mayhem' but those lighters are so good might well consider doing something similar. I have a 'Mountfield' lighter model not yet started and am wondering if it could be modified to a Trent style of motorised barge (Humber barge).
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #84 on: September 06, 2013, 05:11:12 PM »

Bit more progress made. hatch covering to go on and final finishing
Thats looking really good! well done and the weathering is excellent.
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #85 on: September 07, 2013, 07:37:13 AM »

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I saw this article in Marine Modelling International issue Oct 2010 thought you may be interested. Cannot find the magazine at home but have found the information below.
MOTORISING THE MOUNTFLEET LIGHTER NO.7 KIT
Derek Attree makes an interesting and different modification to a commercial kit

 
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #86 on: September 07, 2013, 09:56:18 AM »

Thanks for that, very interesting and I am sure it could make a very good model, there is certainly lots of archive stuff on all of these barges.
Many thanks will keep you informed of my progress, or not!!!!! Chris
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #87 on: September 14, 2013, 11:16:05 AM »

Thanks Skimmer Fan for the information regarding motorising a Mountfleet Lighter, I sent for and have received a back issue of Marine Modelling Int. and it covers some of the basic principles of the conversion. Still undecided what to build and remembered the other day the petroleum barges that used to come up the River Trent to Colwick fuel depot, could be an interesting project but would the Mountfleet Hull convert.
 I have found some , not many, pictures of the barges navigating their way up river but need to find a photo of a hull out of the water. Where would we be without Google and the hunt is on. Might be worth a visit to Yorkshire Waterways Museum.
Anyway thanks for the help Chris G
 
 
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #88 on: September 14, 2013, 01:17:33 PM »

Have a look at the sites below the first one may be usefull.  :-)
www.clapsons.co.uk/leicester_trader.htm‎   Try archives
www.aukevisser.nl/uk/id527.htm‎
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #89 on: September 14, 2013, 03:34:46 PM »

Hatchboards on, cloth on, cleats, battens and wedges fitted on sides. Yep I know the wedges should probably be steel and attached with a chain but there must be somebody about with bolt croppers!!!
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #90 on: September 14, 2013, 05:42:43 PM »

Looking good i like the detail :-)) Pete
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #91 on: September 15, 2013, 10:30:26 AM »

Very well done mate  :-))
Ready for a lazy 6 start away from follyhouse roads down to load in the KG! the weathering is great and the battens and wedges are those little details that really show up to my eye.
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #92 on: September 15, 2013, 04:50:56 PM »

thanks all
 
cleats and wedges etc to go on fore and aft ends of hatch, final touch up and then see what she tows like.
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #93 on: September 15, 2013, 06:50:19 PM »

She looks fantastic, it will be interesting to see pictures of her in tow. 
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #94 on: September 15, 2013, 08:00:26 PM »

Have a look at the sites below the first one may be usefull.  :-)
www.clapsons.co.uk/leicester_trader.htm‎   Try archives
www.aukevisser.nl/uk/id527.htm‎
I just get a 404 message on those links {:-{

Nice build and paint - looking forward to the next pics.

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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #95 on: September 15, 2013, 08:15:51 PM »

Right click on the shortcut. Select copy shortcut. Paste into the address box at the top of the screen click on the arrow on the right of the box. This should work
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #96 on: September 15, 2013, 08:17:46 PM »

Yes I got the same but found an interesting other www.humber-barges.co.uk  Some of these need to be modeled.
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« Reply #97 on: September 15, 2013, 08:20:03 PM »

Now MY link doesnt work ??? {:-{
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« Reply #98 on: September 15, 2013, 08:35:37 PM »

your link does not work for me either. But if you follow my last post I missed out you need to click on the search magnifying glass before you click on the arrow.
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Re: Thames lighters
« Reply #99 on: September 15, 2013, 10:27:30 PM »

Thanks for all of the links but unfortunately my computer skills are not up to all of the clever bits.
I sometimes feel I am just a short time off pigeon post. I will continue the 'Google' route until I see a rear hull section of a Humber barge, I need to be sure how to modify the hull I have. Would hate to create something that was a scale model of the 'ARC'.
No hurry have lots to finish and several to start. Thanks to you all Chris G
 
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