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Doug McKenzie

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  1. Roger, Russ, welfalck, I am blown away by the information that you guys know about and have access to. I will be following up on all your suggestions and , of course, I will try to get a copy of the 1881 survey. Thank you all so much! Doug PS I have already gone through a transition, from one level of quality of workmanship to a higher level, working on this model as a result of my recent contact with the Ship Model Society of New Jersey (USA). Now I am going through a similar transition regarding the quality of research. Thanks again.
  2. Another question about Brigantine Leon - 302 tons, built in 1880 in Norway I am trying to understand if she more likely had iron hanging knees or wooden. Crothers seems to indicate that by the end of the 1800s iron was in common use due to the lack of suitable lumber in America and yet Desmond shows only wooden knees in his photos and he was writing in 1918 to help train ship builders then. Furthering my confusion it seems that Scandinavia would have run out of good roots before America, suggesting that the use of iron would have occurred even sooner. I would sure appreciate any suggestions that folks have on this question including any other sources. Thanks, Doug
  3. Thanks to you also wefalck - Great background story - I never even heard of these things before - thanks also for confirmation that Leon wouldn't have had one.
  4. HMS for sure thanks for the info and for the pic. IT's HUGE!
  5. Building the Brigantine Leon at 1:48. Built 1880, Norway. I've seen some references to windmill bilge pumps being used on Scandinavian ships after about 1850 and into the 20th century but I am not able to follow up on these leads. The practice was supposedly very common. Given that I cannot even find a picture or diagram of one of these I am very interested in whether I should fit Leon with one and if so what does it look like? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Doug

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