Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Waterborne Wednesday: Work barge

Work boat

After several years of bringing you building photos each Wednesday, I've decided to have a bit of a change of tack. 

Wednesdays will now be Waterborne as I've a massive stack of interesting boat photos while my collection of buildings not already used, is a bit thin. Don't worry, the buildings will be back, but for the moment, get used to boats. 

The first in the selection is this working barge I spotted in the centre of Birmingham. It's a pretty simple outline, but if you build a model, you'll need to make the front of the hull hollow to fit the skips. Then there is the challenge of adding the rubbish inside them. 


Huw Griffiths said...

Very interesting - and, in view of Birmingham's alleged reputation for having "more canals than Venice", you've chosen a good place to start.

Obviously I could be mistaken, but I seem to recall one "Spoons" on Broad Street being called the "Figure of Eight", due to the pattern formed by some canals in the area.

As for the change of topics on Wednesdays, I wonder if the Monmore Green Interchange Basin might put in an appearance at some point - even if it might not be likely to appear on any tour itineraries any time soon.

Whatever the score, this stuff should make for interesting reading.

Duncan Young said...

A good change. Have you tips on modelling a part sunken narrowboat as I am modelling a semi derelict canal?

Paul B. said...

Duncan - type 'sunken nannow boat' into eBay and a 4mm scale resin kit should come up from Anyscale models. Their other offerings are worth a look as well, especially the small fishing boats.