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Vintage Miniature Models is pleased to be working with Peedie Models on Orkney who produce all our resin and Laser cut models and were nominated for the Small Business Saturday top 100 Small Business's Award 2019

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Vintage Miniature Models

Vintage Miniature models was set up in 2011as the result of an enquiry which lead to me becoming involved in a consulting capacity in a range of N gauge vehicles. Although new to the retail side of things I have been a modeller most of my life learning from my father who was a dab hand with a hobbies no 1 treddle fret saw or "Machine" as he called it. Having worked my way through the Airfix and Revell catalogues  I honed my skills winning prizes at various times and being commissioned to build the odd model or two for others  I have now decided to start designing and producing my own ranges of models

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Thames Sailing Barges in OO and N Gauge

Kit Dimensions (cms)


OO model                                                       N Gauge Model

Length 37 cms Spritsail version                   Length 18.5cms

Length 30 cms Staysail version                    Length 15 cms    

Width 7.5 cms                                               Width   3.75 cms

Kit Contents


Resin Hull, Deck, Hold sides, transom, Rudder, Steering Gear, access Hatches and wheel stand

3D printed items Dinghy, winches, bollards and Anchors.

Plastic Rod MainMast,Gaff and CargoBoom, Mizzen Mast Gaff and Boom, Bowsprit and boom deck supports

Canvas Hold Cover and Sails

Laser cut Ratlines and mast stays

Instructions, Painting and Rigging Diagram.

Although most closely associated with the Thames these vessels could be seen wherever their cargos could take them, including the Channel and North Sea ports of Europe, and, throughout Britain.


The Sailing barge possibly originated from the Dutch Tjalk a small sailing cargo Barge used on the Sheldt , Rhine and other rivers and canals in Holland. Although there is no evidence to proove this there are similarities in the design of the vessels notably the use of "Otter" or Lea Boards mounted either side of the vessel to act as stablizers in rough weather.


Like many things the heyday of the Thames Barges was from about the turn of the 20th century until around the late 1950's early 60's when road transport began to take business away from their owners, so that many of them could be seen laid up on the Medway, Colne, Stour and Blackwater. Fortunately like Steam Locomotives the Thames Barge had a sizeable following and many have survived in the hands of enthusiasts, or as tourist vessels offering party and anniversary venues and cruising vessels.

Port34 Portstern34 Bow port Bow Starboard Blackwater maid bow fittings Blackwater Maid Complete Hull in Primer Blackwater Maid main parts star 34 Starboard View ordering

N £30

OO £65

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OO gauge barge on reorder delivery of kits delayed by one week