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About ah100m

  • Birthday 10/22/1947

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    Boynton Beach, Florida
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    Al types of scale modeling, especially ships and large-scale aircraft and race cars. Also photography.

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  1. Has anyone actually used the sails from HiSModel? I'm approaching the point with my Constitution where I need to decide sails or bare poles.
  2. See the eyebolts on the aft end of the sliding portion of the carriage? That's where the inhaul tackle would attach. I've seen these photos, and others, many times before but it never dawned on me that something should attach there! Most ( in fact almost ALL) drawings of carronade tackle don't show the inhaul tackle. Some show just the breech rope, obviously incomplete. But even those that show a "full" rigging omit the inhaul tackle. Curious.
  3. That's what I was thinking too. Maybe scatter some tackle about, unhooked but near the guns, too. Just a couple. Thanks.
  4. OK, so I thought I was finished rigging the carronades on the Constitution's spar deck. I have the breech rope, the train tackles for swiveling the gun and the inhaul tackles for bringing the gun to the firing position after it's loaded. All the references I've seen (until yesterday) show only those ropes. However while trying to answer another question about binnacles I stumbled upon an illustration in "All Sails Up and Flying" which also shows a single inhaul tackle between a ring bolt on the deck inboard the gun and an eyebolt on the sliding portion of the carriage. It makes sense, how else would you move the sliding portion inboard inboard if it hadn't moved there from recoil? Maybe it wouldn't be needed often but if there were some misfire problem you might need to move the barrel inboard to fix the problem. Maybe the tackle wouldn't be attached all the time (hooks?) but kept at the ready? Anybody have anything to contribute before I go off and rig up another 48 blocks?!
  5. ah100m

    Spare Yards

    Thanks. Makes sense.
  6. If you mean gluing metal to wood, either epoxy or super glue is best. For light duty, like gluing a flat photo-etched piece, (i.e. grating) to a wood frame where it's not going to be stressed, white glue will also work.
  7. ah100m

    Spare Yards

    Would spare yards carried by a ship (USS Constitution) be rigged with stirrups and footropes and blocks so that it could just be lifted into position on a mast and a sail fitted to replaced a damaged yard? Or would it be store bare?
  8. I'm not going to be able to meet with you folks tomorrow morning. A health issue has come up which needs to be taken care of. Let me know if another meeting gets planned. Best of luck! Bill Schmidt
  9. OK I should be good with that. I'll wear a NY Yankees baseball cap so if anyone sees me, yell!
  10. Art- A quick look at the map and it seems that half-way would be around Glades and Military. Nearby is the Corner Baker Cafe 2240 NW 19th St 33431 in Boca. I know nothing about it but Google it and tell me what you think. Or suggest another place. Next Saturday AM I'm free. Bill Schmidt
  11. Barry- We just moved to Boynton Beach and I'm interested in your endeavour. Keep me up-to-date please. Bill Schmidt ah100m@juno.com

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