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  1. Hi, I'm looking for information about the figurehead of the Le Terrible 1739 , the NMM plans show the entire ship but not the figurehead. Usually the 3rd rate french ships in the early 18th century despict a human figure but I not sure in the case of the Terrible. There are two row pictures of the stern and bouth show a deer or something like, so the figurehead was a deer... I dont not think so. Thanks a lot.
  2. (Edit: Sorry, I found another post from 2015 with a similar question, but since Robin's posts were deleted I thought I'd keep this question going in case anyone has had any ideas or knowledge since then. I'm hoping to get the March book on sailing trawlers.) I've just purchased a set of the Underhill plans for the Brixham trawler Valerian. Unfortunately they were from eBay and while 4 of the 5 plans were perfect the main plan of the sheer, body and half breadth were badly distorted by what may well be a photocopy. I'll be buying a new replacement of that main plan, but the point of my query is that I'd like to find out more about how these ships were framed. I understand that many of these ships were built from half models rather than plans, but I'd be very grateful if someone could point me in the direction of either framing plans or details of how the framing was done -- particularly with ideas on spacing, floor construction, sided and mounded dimensions, beam and carling placement, planking practice and sizes and the like. In addition, if anyone has experience of the Valerian plans or build I'd be glad to hear from them. Thanks, as always, for your wisdom, advice or recommendations! Tony
  3. I just bought a used copy of Petrejus' book on the Brig of War Irene. It was at a low price on eBay UK but I suspect this was because the two large separate sheet plans that I believe came with the original book were not included. The book itself is in excellent condition. Does any one know of a source of those plans separately? If any one has some spare plans of Irene that they'd like to pass on or sell, I'd be equally interested. With thanks Tony
  4. I have an ancestor that was Captain of the Brig Favoriten built 1848 at Kjerringholmen, Stavanger, Norway by Ploug & Sundt I'm new to modeling, working on the Pickle right now. Any ideas where I could find more in formation on this ship? would love to try building it. My only source of info is: Any help appreciate. Herb Blair
  5. I spent quite a bit of time learning how to read the Mamoli rigging plans. Since there were no explicit instructions on how to interpret the drawings I spent a great deal of time looking through them before I figured out their method. Once I did, it was pretty straight forward. I thought perhaps others might find this useful. Perhaps this is how all rigging plans are done. Since the Connie is my first kit, I have no reference. I also need to mention this kit was purchased in 1991 so it may have changed. However for what it is worth here is how my plans are interpretted. There are two tables on each rigging page. The first table is on the right and lists all the parts, this is standard on all the Mamoli pages. However the second table, placed directly to the left of the first left is only on the rigging pages. the tables are not really labeled or numbered but they are consistent on how they arrange them. The only difference is where they are placed on the plan. For this illustration I will show how to interpret the rigging on the Mizzen (part o552) circled on the drawing. Here is a copy of the appropriate section from the plans: This shows a rigging set running from the tip of one of the Mizzen booms to the cap just above the Main Mast's fighting top. First we need to see what the parts are for this rigging. The size of the line, the size of the blocks, etc. For this we turn to the right most table on the plans. This table is on all of the plans an lists the all the parts of the ship as well as the various sizes. In some cases, the part number might refer to a different page of the plans if the part was installed much earlier so you might have to refer back to another page of drawings. Here is a copy of the section in the table dealing with the rigging for this piece. We can see here that 0552 (o552 in the above drawing) is labeled Braccio (which means "Arm"), the second column tell us that the amount is the same as the above parts, which is 2, although you can't see that in this photo. More importantly, the second column from the right says 0,25, which means this is the 0.25mm line. So now we know the size of the line, let's see where it runs. The second table directly to the left of the parts list table contains the order a line runs by listing the part numbers in the order they go starting at the lines termination in the rigging and ending at the termination on the deck. The entry for 0552 shows 0552 D = 0554+055+0554+0556 (fig 10). This is chock full of valuable information. Ignore the pencil marks, that is how I track when I install a line. First the line will start at at part 0554. We can look on the first chart and see 0554 is a block (Bozello) that is made of walnut and is a single 4mm block (1x4). This also refers to a figure (fig. 10) for more information. This figure is shown below: This shows the manner the blocks are attached to the mast cap. If we want more information on the rings we can refer back to the first drawing of the rigging and see this part is 0553. Referring back to the first table we can see that part 0553 is a 3mm brass eye ring (Anello con Gambo = Ring with shank) the OTN refers to a table in the general instructions that shows it is made of brass. So after the two rings are installed on the cap, the block is added with the .25mm line attached to it. This then runs to the block 0555. The table tells us this is also a 1x4 walnut block that is attached to the end of the spar. The line then returns to 0554 and runs toward the deck. As a note here, if the line also went through the fighting top, that too would have been listed in the order the line ran through it. In this case it does not but goes directly from the block (0554) to part 0556, which table 1 informs us is a belaying pin (Caviglia). The termination point is shown not only in the table but also in the rigging diagram. The sheet also has a diagram showing the layout of the termination points when viewed from the rigging. From this we can see that 0556 is the third belaying pin aft in the 4 pin belaying rack located on the starboard side between the two fife rails. The port side has a matching set for the matching mirrored rigging set. So that is it. A further note on terminations, if a line terminates tied to a side shroud, the shroud grouping is noted and it is numbered from front to back. So the rigging drawing would show the shroud set from the side and give you the number it would be referred to as. This would look like the following: Any lines terminating on one of these shrouds will be labeled 16(x) with x being the number of the shroud from the bow. The following drawing shows how this shroud is referred to int he rigging drawing. So this shows the top line would terminate on shroud set 16 on the 6th shroud. The one below is marked to terminate on the 5th shroud. It is hard to read but you can see my pencil marks to the left of the number. So this is how the rigging plans work. I stopped working the lines from the top of the table down since they tended to number the lines from the bottom up. This meant that the top lines which normally run down the center of the ship, had to be fished through the other lines. However, other than that, I have ben following these diagrams pretty much as they are drawn. [ dia=core:attachments:202725]
  6. Does anyone have a set of plans done in solidworks they would like to share? I am trying to learn how to draw boats so I can do some R/C Boats o play with my grandkids and having probs going from aircraft to boats and would like to look at some boat done in solidworks to reverse the drawing and see how it was done thanks Joe
  7. 19th Century ship plans and renderings now available from J. Scott Russell & William H. Webb folios Some months back, at the link above I posted that these two folios of ship plans are available in digital form. For some reason, the posting was deleted (perhaps because I mentioned that the content would be provided on DVD with a donation to Mare Island Shipyard museum). I did not intend to violate any posting protocols by listing a resource "for sale"; I just wanted to get the word out that these plans are available. So I will describe them below again, and I will leave it to posters to request a free download link using Google Drive. --- the digital plans: --- In 2014, I used an overhead frame and a 24-megapixel Nikon to digitally photograph Mare Island Museum's copies of The Modern System of Naval Architecture, in Three Folios. by J. Scott Russell (1865). I learned a lot about lighting requirements and distortion-correction, but eventually obtained some decent grey-scale page images. I organized the folios as an HTML web. Two of the three folios are entirely ship plans, now available as 400-dpi JPEGs. In 2015, I scanned an unbound set of the two folios of William H. Webb: Plans of Wooden Vessels, selected as types from one hundred and fifty of various kinds and descriptions, from a fishing smack to the largest clipper ships and vessels of war, both sail and steam, built by Wm. H. Webb, in the city of New York, from the year 1840 to 1869. I recently added that set of 400 dpi TIFFs in a folder with the Russell download. I have attached two typical images from the folios. (For uploading here, I had to degrade and convert the Webb tiff into a jpeg.)
  8. I'm looking to build a ship the 72 gun William Rex. Where could I find plans for it? Or at least something similar?
  9. World War II American High Speed Transports (APD) Colhoun Class (Wickes Hulls): A Study in Blueprints by Duane D. Borchers Annapolis, MD: Maryland Silver Co., 2001 11” x 17”, softcover (Acco-Press type covers), viii + 133 pages tables, plans, index. $60.00 I came across this book while researching a model of the WW II high-speed transport USS McKean (APD 5), a converted WW I era flush deck Wickes class destroyer. The book is one of a series of similar reference books in Maryland Silver Company’s A Study in Blueprints series covering primarily 20th century US Navy ships. This volume contains the following information: table of contents tables of ship characteristics for selected ships of the class (dimensions, displacement, capacities, manning, armament, etc.) ship’s history for each ship in the class, drawn primarily from the Dictionary of American Fighting Ships (DANFS) ships plans, taken primarily from booklets of general plans for selected ships of the class, augmented with a large scale body plan index The book is printed on 11” x 17” copier paper. Tables and text are reproduced well, but drawing quality varies, no doubt based on the quality of the originals. See samples below: I found the book to be a very useful reference source and can recommend books of the series to others in need of similar information.
  10. Hello everyone, I want to start constructing wooden ship from plans. The problem is that I cant find a simple or medium complexity ship complete plans to start with. Either they are incomplete or too completed for first project. I am not completely new to the ship making because a made few of them out of paper, so I know all the basics of rigging, hull making, planking and etc. Most of the plans I found look too complex for me(big frigates, galleys and war ships) and I afraid that I wont be able to complete them as my first wood project. I could find a similar topic so maybe anyone here can suggest what should I look for or maybe share any plans to start with? I am most interested in sail ships, yachts, merchant ships, small frigates, small fishing ships and everything that is similar to these. Anything will suit me. I would be very grateful. Also, i know basics of autocad, so cad drawings wont be a problem for me.
  11. I recently inherited a vintage Corel 1:98 HMS Victory (likely about 30 years old) that came without instructions and all but two of the plans. From the build logs I've looked at most of the parts appear to be similar to the Corel Victory SM3. Does anyone have any idea where I could obtain English instructions and plans for this kit?
  12. Hello! I am new here, for the record. And I am looking for plans of this ship, named Santísima Trinidad y Nuestra Señora del Buen Fin. She was built in the Bagagtao Shipyard in the Philippines and was one of the largest manila galeons made. What I need is that if you have photos, plans, blueprints or other stuffs, I would gladly appreciate it thanks!
  13. I was curious about the number of plans for the Cruizer class available at the National Maritime Museum. I found 79 plans of which 19 are downloadable (low resolution, 1280 pixels horizontal). Several of the plans show the changes to some of the Cruizers when refitted and rerigged as ships from 1815 through 1825. The list has ship's names, date of drawing, NMM ID# and notes including which ones are downloadable at National Maritime Museum website. Cruizer Class Plans at NMM.pdf While studying the downloadable plans I discovered a half deck plan including what appears to be the as-built disposition of the deck planks on the Cruizer-class Bellette of 1814. Very interesting. Click on the image for the full size version. Plan from NMM. I manipulated the image to bring out the lines of the sketched planks. I drew in the center and beam lines in red and then the planks in green. I evened the spacing of the planks compared to what was on the plan in a few places. Notice the taper in the planks both fore and aft of the beam line and the taper in the six center planks between the deck openings aft of about the Main mast.
  14. Good Morning All, I am preparing to build the old Pyro/LifeLike Mayflower, which is based upon the 1920's R.C. Anderson interpretation, and want to approach it with the same gusto that I approach all my miniature ships; that is to say, I intend to detail it as much as this small model allows. That said, I am unable to locate accurate deck plans for this version. Imai made a nice larger model of it, but there are details that are murky to say the least (someone did upload instructions for the ERTL release of the kit, but the rigging instructions are questionable to say the least). What I am looking for primarily are deck plans. I have some decent shots of the rigging of the model that Pritchard built based upon Anderson's plans. I believe also that McCann's model found in the April through July 1928 Popular Science is based upon this version as well (he states as much in the first installment), however the May 1928 issue is not online and the local library does not have it in microfilm. Any help rendered would be greatly appreciated. Cheers! Robert
  15. Hello all, I've been poring over the Elements And Practice Of Rigging And Seamanship, particularly the Description Of Foreign Vessels, looking for promising projects for scratch building, and have reached a point where your help would be greatly appreciated. One challenge I've set myself is 'To carve the proper shape of a hull out of a block or glued slabs of wood', and another is 'To put all the rigging on a model'. The 'French Shallop' pictured here seems simple enough to take a stab at. Our author describes it: A large decked sloop, of burthen, used in Holland and Flanders, having one mast, carrying a gaff-mainsail. On the foreside of the mast, above the gaff; is a short spar projecting forwards; to which is bent a long narrow sail, the tack of which is made fast to the stem, and the sheet to the side near the shrouds. On the bowsprit are set two or three jibs; and a small mast is often fixed abaft, that carries a mizen. Now then - this terminology is defeating me - when he says the tack of the long foresail is made fast to the stem, does he mean that the foremost of the bottom two points of the foresail is tied to the part of the ship just where the bowsprit stops and the hull starts? Or - does it tie on at the pointy end of the bowsprit? And when he says the sheet of the foresail is made fast to 'the side near the shrouds', does he mean that the aft side of that sail it literally ties to the side of the ship? Or am I picturing that sail wrong and would it actually be a sort of distorted rectangular shape as I presume the 'gaff mainsail' must be? Or are they both 'upside down triangles' with the one point at the base and the two points at the top? While we're still on the shallop, I can see that the block and tackle up there on top of the gaff (top right of picture) functions like a crane to raise and lower it, thus changing the shape of the sail for acceleration and deceleration. What I can't quite get is why there are blocks on the two pieces of rigging that attach to the bowsprit - this is surely 'standing rigging' and blocks are for raising and lowering parts? Likewise on the long piece coming down from the end of the gaff to the stern of the ship? And my final question about that picture, having gone on for some time: what on earth are those paddle looking things like on the side for? And is there one on each side? I am also finding it difficult to dig out plans for this type of vessel, probably because of a language barrier - the illustration from the book can probably be put to some sort of use, but again if anyone knows of any side-on drawings of this type of hull that would be greatly appreciated.
  16. I have a HM Bark Endeavour Kit from Artisania Latina which is about 25 years old. I lost interest in the ship way back then shortly after I started with the foremast shrouds. I started again last year (2014) with renewed interest to carry on building the ship and complete it this time. It suffered a lot of damage to the masts, rails, etc. I have repaired all the damage and actually made up a lot of new parts as repairing some of it was just not worth it. I also redid a couple of things due to my standard of workmanship being much higher now than back then! I am now almost where I stopped last time and the rigging will commence soon. During several relocations, I lost all the brass links, rope, anchors, canons and more. For some reason I also lost the sail detail and I cannot remember if there were actual templates for the sails. I was hoping that someone could help out with the sail templates or plans of some kind tomake the sails. I still have the material for the sails. I am also willing to share some of the plans I still have if anyone is interested.
  17. Greetings, i am considering supplying plans along with my laser-cut parts and I wanted to take a poll and see if anyone would appreciate having a plan-printing service. I know they can be easily printed at Business Depot but, since I have a good system of packaging and shipping items already in place, it would be easy for me to print out what you want and have it delivered right to your door (or community mailbox). Please let me know if anyone thinks this might be a good service as it will affect the size and speed of the machine I am planning on buying. Best Regards, Rick
  18. I am looking to build a ship from scratch. I Am a descendant of William F Sturgis of barnstable Massachusetts. He was the captain of many ships and I would like to build one of them. I have been looking around the internet and can't find the ships. I think I want to build the Atahualpa but need to find one of these in plan form. I hope some one with experience in researching ships could guide me on where to find these ships. William F. Sturgis (February 25, 1782 – October 21, 1863) was a Boston merchant in the China trade, the California hide trade and the Maritime Fur Trade. Eliza,Ulysses,Caroline,Atahualpa all are merchants I think around 1800 In 1809, his ship the Atahualpa, owned by Theodore Lyman
  19. Hello, I have several plans that I cannot use. I have kept them for many years because it felt good to have them close but since I am getting older and have several other major projects underway and planned, I must part with these. 12 Gun Brig of 1840 by H, Underhill, 5 sheets, 1/4 scale for POF - $35 Lexington, 16 guns of 1775 by C. Davis, 2 sheets, 1/64 scale for POF - $15 Harun el Rascid, zebec by Ed. Sirenette, 2 sheets, 1/100 scale for solid or POB - $5 Yacht Olandese, by Franco Gay, 2 sheets 1/100 scale for solid hull - $5 Harvey, a Baltimore Clipper of 1827, 1 sheet by Vinceno Lusci 1964, 1/100 scale for POB - $5 Blue Jay Class sloop by Sparkman & Stephens, # J1406, 1 sheet nine feet long! for either model or full size - $20. Nymph, sloop by Harold Payson, 3 sheets for either full size or model by Bolger, scale 1.5''/1' - $10 If there is interest, I will provide pictures. All plans are complete and in good to VG condition. Thanks. Duff
  20. have wood model of bluenose. got from problem no anybody can help me please e-mail me at thank you for any help . made by artesania latina scale 1:75 ref:20500 tried mfg. no help from them
  21. my apologies. I am so wet behind the ears it's not even funny. My main problem right now might be that I do not know where to look - too many options but none I can really make sense of... That said, I am a bit skilled with a laser cutter and digital design, and have been playing with keel and frames for something small to practice plank-on-frame building. attached my first attempt, totally freehand as in not based on any specific plan, merely on my recollection of some sketches by zu Mondfeld, Hunt, McKay... I am looking for available usable design/plans for a generic ship boat. Nothing too fancy, but some reasonable accuracy would be desired, and provenance as in what I am representing. I rather stay away from copyright issues - thus Chuck's/Shipways Longboat is out... I found in the forums mention to look for a collection of plans somewhere, but cannot find it Suggestions? Thank you Yama
  22. I'm looking for a copy of the plan sheets from/for the FANNIE A GORHAM kit by Bluejacket. Condition is not an issue as long as the sheets are complete and readable. Taped together is OK. Will pay copying/shipping costs and/or trade my used copy of WILLIE L BENNETT plans. Mike G
  23. I was looking through my Anthology of Model Ships for design details on a ships wheel specifically for a 74 gun ship. The Anthology has some nice illustrations and cross-sections but I was wondering if anyone had any actual design details such as the diameter, number of spokes, materials used, shape of the spokes and hand grips, etc. Thanks
  24. Hi. I have browsed the net for plans for the Bonhomme Richard and only found one supplier. Link removed. Site is pirated plans. Has anyone used this company ? Being full plans for the whole ship it seames a little waist full. What I am asking is -: Does anyone know where I can source a set of plans for the Bonhomme Richard cross section. A cross section would be preferred but I will consider full drawings. Many thanks. Regards Antony. Edited OUCH Sorry for that. I had no idea
  25. Hi. Thinking of building a "XEBEC" LE REQUIN 1750 I can get A MONOGRAPH from Ancre (France) In the discriptions it states "including all plans of the timber works " But Reading through the contents leaves me not quite sure what it is I am buying. My question is Just what Do you get for my 125 Euros ? Is there enough information for a first time scratch build full length ship. IE are each of the frames drawn to scale. The choice of ship is because of the shape/lines of the hull. Regards Antony.