||A static model
of the WILL (ex Will Everard) by Billings, is still available from
UK model outlets (see websites: The
Model Dockyard, Sussex
Model Centre, or check other model shops or Model Boat magazines
for mail order). This is a plank on frame construction (of a steel
barge??!), and appears very true to the barge in its contemporary
form (but in a previous colour scheme).
H.F.M. Kit is still available from UK model outlets (see websites:
This is a vacuum formed plastic construction with provision for
2-channel radio control, using standard servos for rudder control,
and sail control. Approx. 1/30th scale, sails fairly well, and qualifies
for the Little 'Uns section of the Model Barge Championships. The
plan is very much like the Kathleen (Edgar J. March plans), but
can be modified to suit other options.
was a kit by Remploy, which is no longer available. It is based
on the "Kathleen" and the plans by Edgar March. The construction
is plank on frame, with timber, fittings, sail cloth and rigging
all provided in the kit. Some have been see for sale on Ebay.
on from plans of the Celia Jane, modelsbydesign.co.uk
now markets a kit with a fibreglass hull to the same design as the
plans by David Metcalf.
Boats of Holland produced this 1/80 scale kit, again based on the
Kathleen. This is built from a wooden block and contains fittings,
sail cloth and riggins
alternative option is to purchase a fibreglass hull (usually with
leebaords and barge boat) and build the rest of the model from scratch
(possibly using plans, photographs, or surviving barges as your
guide). Tony Williams makes several different
hulls (now supplied by Terry Moffat).
mention of suppliers on this page is for information only and should
not be considered a recommendation.