S XI Sailing Barge and Canal Narrow Boat

S XI Sailing Barge and Canal Narrow Boat

 

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Number S XI
Name Thames Sailing Barge and Canal Narrow Boat
First year published 1953
Publisher Micromodels
Number of cards 6 plus a base strip plus a thin sheet of printed brown paper for the sails
Size of cards 9 x 13 cm
Scale Thames Sailing Barge 1 : 225
Canal Narrow Boat 1 : 200
Description First and only issue in 1953 at 2/6d.
Limited stocks were passed down the line to the Watford Model Supply Co. in 1971.

Autocraft has also published this model. Micromodels London has designed a wrapper, and has the intention to publish the model in the near future.

The Thames Barge is featured in the book “Coot Club” by Arthur Ransome. It is the “Welcome“. The models from set S XII are also described in this book.