Thames Barge

This new kit from Speedline Models is an updated re-release of the Thames Barge kit produced by 'HFM' many years ago.
The hull is 26" long making her eligible for racing under AMBRO rules, indeed there is a class just for this model too.
Including bowsprit and rudder she has an overall length of 34", a beam of 7" and an overall height of 27" so she easily fits in the car fully rigged.
A unique design enables a single standard servo to control all the sails which provides her famously simple handling and excellent sailing performance.

Thames Barge Annie

The Annie

All the sails can be 'brailed' just like the real thing to cope with windier conditions.
All sheet parts are laser cut styrene, (not screen printed styrene sheet to cut by hand like the original).
The sails are pre-cut with the warp and the weft of the cloth in the correct direction for each sail.The sails are the correct colour and are made from Egyptian cotton.
The winches (two lee-board winches, a brailing winch and the anchor winch) are all laser cut kits in their own right.
The hull, deck and hatch covers are pre -moulded in tough plastic as are many other major parts.
A new feature of the kit is the optional cabin that makes her a that little bit different and so she has a new name 'Annie'.

An easily fitted and removable keel
and rudder extension are included
for use when sailing.
Without these she makes a lovely display model.


The kit includes everything you need to complete her.

All the masts and rigging, pulley blocks and deadeyes, and ships wheel, anchor fairleads, bollards, anchor chain, even a set of decals for her name and port.
All you need to supply to build the kit is paint and glue and the cotton thread for sewing up the sails.
She requires two channel radio control which is not supplied with the kit though we can advise/supply if required.

Fully illustrated, step by step instructions are included.

When completed she will give many years of service and will be a joy to own.
The kit is supplied in a sturdy box and can be mailed anywhere in the world.

Price is just £175.00

In the UK postage is £12, for most overseas destinations £25 will cover that cost.
If you wish to pay by card please call 01455 637658 and we can take your payment over the phone.
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