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Triton Cross Section by RedDawg - 1:48

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This is my start of the Triton Cross Section as a side build with my Sovereign. I'm going todo this build to help me learn about scratch building. I'll use this as a learning curve for when I do a complete ship. I will start with trying to use pine that I get from work. If pine does not work I'll get me some Redoak from Lowes that I found.

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Cool, another Triton builder. Good luck and have fun. It's gong to be a great project.

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I see that on the Triton build area that their is a place that shows drawings of the cross section. Is this all I need, or are there more PDFs files that are needed? Can anyone give me an answer on this? I want to plan my builds wood requirements. And to decide on what I might like to choose.

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Here's the drawing area.. hopefully you'll have access:  http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/forum/39-hms-triton-downloads-area/   All the drawings you need should be in there.

 

There's a timber list for the cross-section here:  http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/643-triton-cross-section-timber-list/

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Thank you Mark. These are what I needed. Now to take time out at lunch and after work to start cutting pieces out. So far on my 10 inch table saw I have been able to cut planks at a quarter inch by maybe a sixteenth inch with good success. But does anyone have any thoughts on Redoak or poplar as these were the only two I found at Lowes.

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Red oak has some coarse grain to it. Poplar is better, but has some grain coloring to it. If you can pick through the poplar to minimize the coloring, it's a nice wood. Works OK.

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Well here is a small addition to my Triton. Today I began cutting pieces out of #1dense pine. Being a carpenter all my wood is free. Plus my boss gave me a contractors grade 10 inch table saw. Only problem is no garage yet. Next year my gal and myself are looking to buy a house. My one requirement is a garage for all of my toys. No cars allowed.post-24388-0-64066000-1464914473_thumb.jpeg

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Your scroll saw cuts look perfect. I cut my first pieces too close to the line. I need more meat for fairing.

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Hi Alde, my luck at my first cut because the blade and me were not in agreement over what I wanted. Still I've only just begun. I figure on a good bit of pieces to the proverbial scrap pile. Now when I put my hand to a full scratch build I'm going to choose some real nice wood to play with. Good building. Mike

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The other day I downloaded the plans for the Triton cross section. While going through them and marking the pieces for reference, I found two -O- patterns. All but the one that is 16 cm wide are 21 cm. What is the correct width of the scale drawings before I start cutting any wood?

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Hmm.... both scales match?   Didn't mix up cross-section and full-build frames?   I'm not sure.

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Went and found my copy of the 1:48 plans, Frame 0 is measuring 21 cm like in your first picture.

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Thanks Pete, I thought that those would be the right ones, but I wanted to be sure. This cross section is going to be a hefty size.

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Just make sure it get rid of that one and don't do like I did,  build have a deck with the wrong scale plans because they both were laying on the table side by side

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Today I have a little to show on the Triton.my five dollar garage sale scroll saw did not last long. But my pop had one that he gave to me. At first I did not like it at all. The hold down bracket was to big for this kind of work. So as nesessity is the mother of invention, imagination and jury rigging come in handy. I also went hunting a source for hard woods. I finally found a place where I can get several varieties of wood. From one inch to six inch thick. Good enough for my builds. The fun continues. Mike

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Well trial and error are what increases knowledge and skill. I thought that pine would be usable, but that was a failure. So the scrap pile grows. I tried poplar this time. Alittle soft but looks like it will do. Here is my first set of frames.

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I have a question. My son in law would like Queen Anne's Revenge. Is there akit available for this ship? Mike

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The start of your frames is looking good, popular will make a fine build, just pick the pieces for the best color to match.

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RedDawg,

 

Google is your friend...   :)   I found this one quickly.. http://www.modelshipmaster.com/products/pirate/Queen_Anne's_Revenge_blackbeard.htmbut the price is rather high.

 

There was a plastic kit by Revell that shows up on Ebay regularly. 

 

Dig through Google a bit, there might be more.

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Well it's been awhile since I posted, but the work goes on. Learning from this cross section makes me glad that I chose this instead of a full scratch build. I look forward to more tools to add to my collection. Still this is fun with a since of accomplishment. I milled a bunch of wood today for other areas of the build. Now I feel that a little quicker progress is ahead. Till later Michael

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Micheal, that is looking fantastic. I'm catching up with you with only 3 frames left to build. I will update my log with pictures very soon. I am looking forward to seeing your build progress.

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Looking good, Micheal.  A little fairing and she'll be all right and proper.

 

Ah.. deck beams...  two choices unless you have access to a laser cutter... either cut them with a scroll saw/band saw, or soak, heat/steam, and bend.  That's about your only options. 

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Looking good Micheal,  I steamed my beams, worked well for me.  Click here  to go to my log to see pictures and descripton.  About half way down the page or so.  Hope it helps

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Well I've gotten a little more done on my Triton. The RedOak that I got from Lowes is a bit grainy. But overall so far I like the look. I'm going to use more of the poplar for the floor framing. I've seen where some of what I've done may not be quite right, but it is still coming along. Next month I get to play with the Sovereign somemore. NMBrook has given me some ideas in that area. Just by taking time to look through the builds of others makes me a better builder. Not a master yet but on my way. Thanks y'all for the lessons learned and the pure enjoyment of your work. Michael

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Wow, you are just cruising along and doing a fine job of it at that. I'm making little bits of progress but I don't think I will catch up. I'm glad it's not a race.

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