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  1. Thanks Mark, I will take a look at the contemporary models in Museums section but I really appreciate your offer. Will let you know Allan
  2. Mark Do you have more photos of Captain 1708 or do you know if the Science Museum has some and plans of any of the 1706 Establishment 70's? Thanks Allan
  3. Split Brass Ring Frustrations

    I believe all the references to soldering are for silver soldering, not soft soldering. Be sure the ends are clean. Steel wool or a quick swipe or two with a jewelers file or even Silver solder paste most often has flux and does not need to have a separate step to put flux on the part. Allan
  4. Mark The following is a page from Scantlings of Royal Navy Ships that may help. I assume you were speaking of the counter timbers. Note that the Shipbuilder's Repository (1788) does not have all the dimensions Steel shows. Thanks for the plug Wayne. Allan
  5. Sir Cloudesley Shovell

    Bill I have been working on and off on drawings of Elizabeth 1706 for my next big project. Alas, with work and other adventures it will likely be quite a while before making saw dust but at least I have been able to find some time to work on the drawings. As I study the drawings of Elizabeth 1706 and Hampton Court 1709 that I have found, I would love to study the logs as well. Are they prior to her 1737 rebuild to the 1733 Establishment? Where can these be acquired? Any information you can share would be greatly appreciated and hopefully I can reciprocate in some way. Thanks Allan
  6. Stephen The smallest carronades I could find in a quick search in Caruana' English Sea Ordinance were 12 pounders which in 1815 were 26 inches long. At your scale, if my math is right, this would be about 0.30 inches long, or half the size of the smallest in from Bluejacket. The longest 12 pounder I could find were in the 1700s and as much as 30 inches long You mention a schooner brig (hermaphrodite brig ). Do you have a specific vessel in mind? That might help determine the armament. Allan
  7. New to the forum

    Welcome Doc There is no better place to get a LOT of tips on building a better model ship than here. Very happy to see another scratch builder come on board. Allan
  8. Poplar for modeling

    11111 If you would be so kind, please give us a name to address you. Having to call you by a number is not very nice. Thank you Allan
  9. I click the like button ONCE but still nothing happens. I try every few days but no changes. Allan
  10. Them Old Jokes

    When Insults Had Class... These glorious insults are from an era “ before” the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words. A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease.” "That depends, Sir, " said Disraeli, "whether I embrace your policies or your mistress." "He had delusions of adequacy ." -Walter Kerr "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." - Winston Churchill "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." -Clarence Darrow "He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary." -William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway) "Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it." -Moses Hadas "I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." -Mark Twain "He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends." -Oscar Wilde "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend, if you have one." -George Bernard Shaw to Winston Churchill "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second... if there is one." -Winston Churchill, in response "I feel so miserable without you; it's almost like having you here." -Stephen Bishop "He is a self-made man and worships his creator." -John Bright "I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial." -Irvin S. Cobb "He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others." -Samuel Johnson "He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up." - Paul Keating "In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." -Charles, Count Talleyrand "He loves nature in spite of what it did to him." -Forrest Tucker "Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?" -Mark Twain "His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." -Mae West "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." -Oscar Wilde "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination." -Andrew Lang (1844-1912) "He has Van Gogh's ear for music." -Billy Wilder "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But I'm afraid this wasn't it." -Groucho Marx
  11. Sanding Sticks

    Hand made sticks for various shapes other than flat is a good way to go. Dowel rod, home made shapes, bow shaped etc. Allan