Digital full size plans on Cd Scale 1:32 Canal Boat & Standard Barge Suitable for Radio Control
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Digital full size plans on Cd
Not a printed plan and no material supplied
M.V. Frank Rayner
Digital Full Size Plan prints on a sheet 40" x 30" 20lb bond
Some building notes and illustrations on plan
DigitalTwo page article with description building notes and photo
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Printing………..MAY BE DONE AT A COPY HOUSE
…………………………ALSO INCLUDED INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRINTING AT HOME
Suitable for Radio Control
Since the whole of the centre portion of the boat is constant in section, and is very much a box-like structure, the obvious method of building this part is to use three planks of sufficient thickness to enable the section to be planed into the outside. The bluff bow and counter stern are a little trickier and are best laminated from timber and carved to shape. The beam of the model permits six vertical planks, 7/8 in. thickness, to be used, and this is convenient since lin. prepared timber has a normal finished thickness of 7/8 in.
The centre portion of the hull can be glued up and set aside to dry while the end pieces are cut; after laminating together the ends require to be finished on their inside faces, when they can be dowelled to the centre portion of the hull assembly and allowed to dry out thoroughly.
The Frank Rayner is a motor vessel typical of those plying between the Humber ports and the Midlands, under the aegeus of British Waterways. The vessel has. an overall length of 82 ft. 6 in. with a beam of 14 ft. 8 in., and has a towing capacity of over 500 tons, provided by a 255 b.h.p. diesel engine. Apart from the engine room there is cargo space and living accommodation for a crew of three adults.
The standard Trent barges normally towed are also 82 ft. 6 in. in length by 14 ft. 8 in. beam, and each has a carrying capacity of 140 tons with living quarters for two families.
The plan gives full details for both the motor vessel and the barge, and it will at once be apparent that these are extremely simple models. As the construction of the barge is identical we will confine our remarks to the building of the power craft.