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  1. Making planks from Raw wood

    On my browser it says 'sorry this video does not exist' in the place where the video should be. Tony
  2. One problem may be the potential for piracy as this would mean that you could download or copy such plans. It's great that Ed Tosti has been able to provide 2D frame plans on CD for the Naiad, but there don't seem to be many that are prepared to do this, . So for me it's not just having 3D plans that would be useful. I'd love a solution to the provision of 2D plans on CD because I find the business of undoing the distortions caused by photocopying (for cutting frames, for example) to be a real hassle. Tony
  3. Hi Tony!


    As you may know, I'm starting the Triton cross section in 1/24 scale:  a scale that introduces a lot of problems in terms of scaling.  For example, the layout lines for the parts and the profile views etc. are about 1/32" thick, leading to a lot of potential error especially in terms of room and space layout of the frames on the keel.  What I'm hoping for is that you can help me out with some pointers in building the jig to construct the model.  How do I size the upper portion, with the cutouts for the frames, given that the frames are curved?  How do I account for the slight curvature of the frames moving aft in the plan view?  How do I keep consistent space bewtween fromes, given the thickness of the layout lines?


    I'm almost thinking of not using the 2 tiered jig you and others have employed. Instead I'd set the first frame on the keel, use a standard precut spacer for the space between it and the second frame, then set the second frame.  Using the standard spacer again, I'd set the third frame and so on.  I would need to make a right angle jig to keep the frames square to the keel and their tops level, but I could avoid the upper tier of the jig.  What do you think?  Any advice or tips?  Thanks so much for any help you can lend!


    PS:  Thanks for your superb build log and model.  I really enjoyed it.

    1. tkay11


      I don't know why you can't access me through PM, unless the box is full or something. I'll have to figure it out.

      Building the jig was easy, I just set the height for the widest part of the cross-section -- i.e. the widest frame at it's widest height. I then measured the widths of all the frames at that height and printed the plan with all the frame markings. I put this on a sheet of plywood and cut out the part that would hold the frame. I then aligned that very carefully with the frame layout on the base, as you should see from my log, and drilled holes for the bolts through both pieces whilst still aligned. I then set the height for the cutout by placing the holding nuts at the right height.

      For consistent spacing, as you might seen from my log, my cutout was such that it had indents for each frame, so the indents acted as spacers. In terms of measurement, it's a question of consistency as to where you take the measurements from. In general I think the safest is to use the outside of the line, but that varies with the situation. Sometimes I use the middle -- e.g. between planks.

      The other method you propose of having a movable jig with set squares is possibly the more common method, and is one that is also used when making longer models of the full ship. It looks good to me, but for my particular purpose with the cross-section, I thought the jig method would be simplest.

      I'm always happy to help, so don't worry about pestering me!


    2. DocBlake


      Thanks, Tony!  That helps a lot.  Let me think about this a bit more.  I really did enjoy your build, and it will be a huge help to me going forward with mine.  Thanks again!



    3. tkay11


      That's OK. I've emptied out my mail box now. It was full, so that should fix the problem with sending me PMs.



  4. Thanks everyone! I haven't had a problem for two days now, so I think there must have been some maintenance issue in one of the pipelines somewhere. The odd thing is the problem was only with the MSW site, and no other. The ways of the internet are strange, as the bishop said to someone or other. Tony
  5. Thanks, James. I'm not sure what else you'd want apart from the results of the ping and tracert that I've posted. Otherwise I just get a blank screen on the browser followed by 'connection timed out' when the connection is not going through, whilst I get the normal screen when I connect to MSW. Tony
  6. Wow, I can respond! You're right, Brian, but I can't see there's much I can do about it. I can see that there's no server overload, that's been clear. It suddenly started happening over the past week. Perhaps some maintenance somewhere along the line? But right now, I'm on, and that's what matters most. It'll be interesting to see if it clears up. Thanks for the thinking! Tony
  7. Ah! Got a connection again to post this! The trace and ping show as follows, which show the variability and the intermittent nature of the problem. I have absolutely no problems with any other site, so it is puzzling. Pinging with 32 bytes of data: Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Ping statistics for Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss), C:\WINDOWS\system32>tracert Tracing route to modelshipworld.com [] over a maximum of 30 hops: 1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms my.router [] 2 7 ms 9 ms 9 ms 3 8 ms 8 ms 13 ms hari-core-2b-xe-122-0.network.virginmedia.net [] 4 * * * Request timed out. 5 * * * Request timed out. 6 9 ms 17 ms 9 ms brnt-ic-1-ae0-0.network.virginmedia.net [] 7 10 ms 10 ms 10 ms m686-mp2.cvx1-b.lis.dial.ntli.net [] 8 * * * Request timed out. 9 10 ms 12 ms 11 ms uk-lon01b-ri1-ae23-0.aorta.net [] 10 11 ms 12 ms 10 ms ae10.cr0-lon1.ip4.gtt.net [] 11 10 ms 11 ms 11 ms xe-2-1-1.cr0-lon9.ip4.gtt.net [] 12 * * * Request timed out. 13 * * * Request timed out. 14 * * * Request timed out. 15 * * * Request timed out. 16 * * * Request timed out. 17 * * * Request timed out. 18 * * * Request timed out. 19 * * * Request timed out. 20 * * * Request timed out. 21 * * * Request timed out. 22 * * * Request timed out. 23 * * * Request timed out. 24 * * * Request timed out. 25 * * * Request timed out. 26 * * * Request timed out. 27 * * * Request timed out. 28 * * * Request timed out. 29 * * * Request timed out. 30 * * * Request timed out. Trace complete.
  8. Thanks, Mark and you folk who happily connect! I had tried tracert. I get about 80% site not responding. So the problem is intermittent, and I just have to keep trying to get through. So this is the first time today that I've managed to get on the site (over the past 7 hours). Tony
  9. Thanks a lot, World of Model Ship builders! This is the first time I've been able to get on today (10:33pm UK time). I've been testing the system and I'd rate myself as fairly computer savvy as I can program and I build my own machines using a number of different operating systems. I run Windows 10 for MSW, and I've tried all my browsers. When diagnostics does a search for the problem, up comes the following: "Problems found Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device detected or resource (modelshipworld.com) is not responding" My notification emails come in fine (that's how I learned early on today that most of the rest of the world is ok with the site), so I presume it's a London-based problem with the web server of some kind. Or else the US is imposing new restrictions on London-based model ship builders. Anyway, so far I've managed to log on once a day and perhaps that's a good thing to keep me from being obsessed and getting on with some work instead -- as well as house-hunting. Thanks again for the interest and words of help! Tony
  10. OK. Good suggestion, although this is the first time it has happened to me. But don't worry -- I won't quote you on this, Carl. We'll keep that comment between ourselves! Tony
  11. Over the past week, for a lot of the time, especially between 11pm-9am UK time but at other times as well in an intermittent fashion, it has proved impossible to access the web site, with the usual messages about 'maybe the site is too busy' and so on. Is there a problem, or is it some local issue with access I may be having in the UK? I can access all my other usual sites without a problem, so I've been thinking maybe your server is acting up or it really is true that there's so much activity that the server can't respond. By posting the question I may find out if it really is only me or there's something else afoot. Tony
  12. Comparison between Lady Nelson and Sherbourne

    They are indeed very similar as cutters and I almost bought the Lady Nelson kit as a first model except that they were out of stock at the time and I took the Sherbourne instead. If you're talking of the Amati/Victory Models version of the Lady Nelson, there's plenty of pictures and builds to see on this forum and the web to compare with the Sherbourne -- as well as with the various kit suppliers, but essentially rigging, spars, deck layout, pump positions, companionway, number of guns, age. The Lady Nelson design also is not of any particular real ship, whilst the Sherbourne is based to a large extent on the plans of the ship in 1763 at the National Maritime Museum in the UK. If you're talking of Chris Watton who designed the kit of the Lady Nelson, he designed kits of the Victory and several other ships, but I didn't know he designed the kit of the Sherbourne. The original designer of the Sherbourne was Sir Thomas Slade, who also designed the Victory, so I am not sure about the point you are making about the designers. Tony
  13. Ed, you're a marvel! Thanks so much for all the info. I'll collect all the addenda and have downloaded the list. I'll definitely start a log, though, because of house moving this summer, it may be some time before I can make my decision. In the meantime I'm planning very carefully! Tony