Windermere Launch by Brian Caesar

Windermere Launch

My model is a representation of a 1920's Windermere Steam Launch powered by a vertical boiler and a Virgo twin oscillating engine. This was my first attempt at model boat building and as such I wasn't aware of modellingsuppliers and availability of specialist materials. I therefore decided to use a length of 4 x 2 mahogany which was essentially scrap from another job and rip it down into planks. Ribs were fashioned out of plywood, again waste from other projects. The build time was circa 2000hrs. I obtained a schematic plan of a similar launch and used ... View More

Canal Narrow Boat - Isis by Paul Somerford

Canal Narrow Boat - Isis

Fully scratch built including the hull. First built: 1973/74 by me. 37" cruiser-sterned hire boat model with a blue hull and white cabin. 6v Mabuchi motor/lead acid battery. Balsa plus Cascamite! 1975/76: Modified. 40" Traditional sterned boat Rounding the counter and extending cabin backwards. Paintwork redone completely to brighter colours with a sense of the traditional about her rather than the modern. 2010/13: Modified again. 59" Traditional boat. Cut off bow and stern and replace, removing the old hull skin and integrating the remaining centre section into the boat. Painting of the model, which was all done ... View More

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