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    If it is old, I have an interest, have done enough different things to appreciate most.

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  1. The stop bars on the drain doors would restrict the opening arc. I suspect it was discovered that without them, with the laden ship in heavy sea's, there was a tendency for those doors without stoppers to be opened a bit by gravity then caught and lifted wide open by outboard sea's, allowing more water to come aboard. Stoppers would greatly restrict that flooding and outboard water acting on the outboard face of the door might close and hold closed, that door. Kind of like a flapper valve in a bellows. Regardless, this is a fascinating and well executed modeling of a ship whose time has long ago passed. jud
  2. Looks like a replaceable bumper also was used above the port for the muzzle could fit flat against it and lashed in place preventing any movement, probably inspected daily and all aboard would listen to the early warning signs of a gun needing it's lashing re-tightened or replaced. At sea, small movements gain in size and danger quickly. Valuable drawings of those 24 pounders. Although not shown, would expect the bulwark below the Port to also be equipped with a sacrificial bumper. jud
  3. Do not believe the wheels were intended to be braced against and perpendicular to the bevel on the waterway. Captains had this strange desire to have the ability to point their guns, they all liked as did the crew to take a target under fire longer, being restricted to only firing perpendicular to the gun port because enough forethought did not take place to develop a method to point the guns forward and aft without damaging the Bulwarks or splitting a wheel on the carriage is not realistic. Several methods I am sure were used, including fenders normally used between hulls and docks, would expect more sacrificial bumpers inside the bulwarks mating up with cartage extensions being the norm, allowing pivoting against the Port and its sacrificial bumper without any carriage wheels being placed in a position to bear all the weight plus the forces added by the out haul tackle while hauling the gun into battery which could be destructive to wheel and bulwarks without bumpers. Carriage wheels with square sides can do much damage when their square edge is ran up against anything made of softer wood and if the contact was made while the wheel was in a position where the grain of its wood was vertical could cause the wood to weaken, develop cracks and eventually fail. The carriage axle with it's wheels were not designed as bumpers, no matter what modern man in his wisdom wants you to believe. The same Laws of physics were in effect in the days of sail as exist today, You must take into account that, what is common today was also common in those days,' it ain't the doers that write about it'. Because of that, common sense must rule when reading about how it was done. Keep in mind that when a doer is doing the writing, he writes with the expectation that the reader has basic knowledge and common sense, often a mistake, especially when the reading takes place far in the future and the common knowledge of the day is not available to draw upon, has been lost to antiquity. Sounds like some scaling issues, bad for you but good for the manufacture of the model, no more complaints about broken bulwark ribs. You could close the ports, turn the guns and lash them to the bulwarks, title board including the ships name and also indicating that the ship is depicted on a peaceful passage to Australia in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Sister found this photo of me when I was 13, had no memory of it. The gun would fire a whole roll of caps but as you can see, there are trunnion and carriage wheel problems, went on up to these, the largest I was around.
  4. That is how it used to be and I liked it but this method is no hardship, it shows activity in the thread. Have grown used to what is showing today. You have options with posts you choose to follow. I don't have that clicked, so if I don't check in often, a post may have ran through the latest post column with me missing it and stays missed until I discover it later. Regardless,, I like this site, often when people complain about something that is working for most, and change occurs,, it is often change we could have done well without or it mucks something else up. Nothing is ever perfect for all, this site is Damn close though. jud.
  5. Ditto on all of all the words of admiration, a fine project successfully executed in spite of the emotional ride. Your Love of, and your pride for your Father shows. jud
  6. jud

    The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Needs to be some corrections made in that office. Hope you are documenting this, can't be the first complaint. Very GOOD of you to do this, hope it all works out for the family, Chemo is hard on the immune system, but it usually prolongs life, at least in my family. jud
  7. jud

    Hubley Metal 32 Chevy.

    Owed one when I was a kid, bought it for $75, kept it about 6 months, drove it to my summer harvest jobs then resold it for $ 75, was going to need the Mains re poured,'Babbit' and had no way to do it. Today I would have done it. Mine was rougher than the photo, had a spare on each fender and two hung on the back, also had all spoke wheels, like the photo.I never needed them, in 59 we had better roads and tire rubber.
  8. Suspect the ports were misplaced in the hull, uniform problem on the 3 you show. If you can, without a total rebuild, move the whole set of ports on both sides as a unit, centered on frames. good luck jud
  9. Bacon Fat is Bacon Fat, not Lard, I save it for flavor when cooking. Lard is rendered from raw pork fat, not cured like bacon or Ham. Lard is rendered from the trimmings over low heat until a liquid, then filtered through layers of cheese cloth into storage container and allowed to cool and solidify, it will be white when set up. Straining the fat through cheese cloth removes any solids that will cause the Lard to go rancid and can be kept in a cool place for a very long time before use, it will be free of any salts, sugars and peppers used in curing meat. jud
  10. Would expect the outboard bar for the freeing ports was in place to prevent the port door from opening past the point where wave action would not close the port instead of opening it more. Looks like if it was a bit closer to the bulwark restricting the opening would be more apt to do what was intended but With the ship healed over, it might actually be at the best position to allow for max flow outboard yet outboard water would close it, experience and observation was probably used in the choice about where to stop the opening of the door. Suspect a tape measure was used to determine where the stop was placed. Excellent work and coming along nicely.
  11. Looking good, when you redo it, leave the thimble out of the inside of the double block. Put an eye into the end of the running tackle using a short back splice. Then place over the loop on the inside, side of the block, go to the other end for the bitter end and drop it through the block loop, pull it through and re-rig, the connection will resemble a square knot and can easily be undone, you will have a compact professional looking and secure non wearing connection at the inside of that double block. Are you going to use this, or as months ago you were wondering about sources for such rigging for decorative purposes. I like hanging useful things on the wall such as this, find such decoration comfortable.
  12. I would do it the following way Julie, Just use an eye on the two block on the intended inside, side, no thimble, go ahead and use the thimble on the outside where some movement causing wear may take place. The tackle line should be led through the eye and laid back against itself and seized tight, close up to the eye. When you rig it run the line the same as it was made up in the new roll, less twisting that way. Yep it does make a difference when using twisted natural fiber. Block looks nice Julie.
  13. Piet, don't need to see it, have seen enough of your stuff to know it will be right and look way above the norm. That said, I do want to see the results because I enjoy seeing your work. jud
  14. The initial flash is what a B & W photo does not record. Does not last long, collapses in on itself leaving the multi level dirty white to gray smoke caused by different density in the smoke cloud. Your mix with a bit of orange looks good.

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