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    • kurtvd19

      An Incentive to Start A Build Log - New Plan Set from the NRG   03/17/2018

      An Incentive for Starting a Build Log

      The NRG’s Generic East Coast Oyster Sharpie plan sets have been selling out – we had to reorder prints 2X already.

      BUT nobody has started a build log yet.  As an incentive we have decided to reward the first three (3) MSW / NRG members who purchase the plans and start and continue* actual build logs** from the plans. 

      The build logs should be started in the scratch built forum and labeled with Generic Sharpie – by “your ID”.  When we have six or more build logs up and running we will set up a group build area for the Generic Sharpie build logs.

      The winners will be able to pick any one of the prizes listed below:

      Free registration for one day at 2018 or 2019 NRG Conference                  ($145 value)

      Shop Notes 1 and 2 set                                                                         ($60 value)

      Nautical Research Journal – all content set                                              ($145 value)

      4 CD's or 1 flash drive         

      Continental Galley Washington Plan set                                                    ($65 value)

      1 year NRG membership or extension                                                      ($50 - $62 value)



      *“Continue” means that multiple posts containing build log content must be made for a minimum of 30 days after the initial post.  Logs will be tracked by starting date and the first 3 that have continued for 30 days following their initial post will be declared the winners.

      **Note the words “actual build logs” – no fair showing a few pieces of wood and going no further just to win. 


      The NRG has a new set of plans available for purchase with a free 200+ page full-color monograph .  Check the NAUTICAL RESEARCH GUILD NEWS forum below for details.  This plan set is developed for the first time scratch builder with limited tools and experience.  All materials are standard strip stock available from hobby wood suppliers.  However, it is also a great project for the more experienced builder looking for a smaller project to take a break from the bigger builds.  Remember MSW Members who provide us their real name are considered members for the discounted price.  An email or call to the office before you order with your real name and MSW user name before you order is needed for the discount code.


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  1. Hi wefalck; The problem is how to know the approach during 1600's... Were there only squares (equals on the timbers and the spaces) or rectangles? And IMO the gratings have to provide to walk safely on it and to pass the light to the lower deck. Precision balance...
  2. Thank you for the answers. The gratings in the photo have 0.039" (1mm) as timber thickness and 0.118" (3mm) as the space between the timbers. Ratio is 1 for timber, 3 for the space. At 1/40 scale that space corresponds 56,69" (12cm). It's too large to walk on it without getting stuck. And it seems to me that the ratio of 3 timber's thickness = 1 space can be incorrect whatever is the era. (Am I wrong?) Is it possible at the end of 1600's that was the correct ratio?
  3. I think kit supply gratings are not correct in size, scale and ratio. What should be the thickness of the wooden part and the size of the hole on the gratings in the real world for a period ship? What is the ratio to each other? Are there any changes during centuries? (esp. for a ship scale 1/40 year 1600-1700) I don't think that is regular, it's impossible to walk on it...
  4. Rat line tension tool

    Actually, I wanted to express the final appearance of the shrouds that the rules of physics obliged more than the working principle of all that rigging system as wefalck says at his last topic; "Given their size and weight, it would be impossible to put so much tension on them that they were completely straight. There is always a slight catenary in them."
  5. Rat line tension tool

    IMO, A thick rope has heavy weight and that weight causes the shroud to hang due to gravity. The problem is at the first shroud (the closest to the mast). It must also have a sag but as same direction of the farthermost shroud (not like a hour glass). Actually full straight shrouds lines are not realistic. And ratlines also have to sag due to gravity and after many usage from the crew...
  6. Berlin

    Thank you very much for your kindness... Very nice build, congratulation...
  7. ARIZ 17

    like the real...

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