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Hello everyone,

 

I am building the Benjamin W. Latham fishing schooner, scale1:48 :

http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/8617-benjamin-w-latham-by-frenchguy-model-shipways-148-scale/?hl=frenchguy 

I am working on the whole windlass, and I am looking for tips or examples on how to model a realistic purchase link and shackle between the rocker and the purchase arm (both Britannia fittings supplied with the kit).

 

I don't want to put a copy here for copyright reason, but you can see what I am talking about on page 672 of Chapelle book on American Fishing Schooners.

Thanks!

Stephan

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Shephan, It's hard to determine just how the old boat builders made things.  But this is how I tried to follow the information in Chapelle's book for my model of the Lettie G Howard.

 

http://modelshipworld.com/index.php/topic/4692-lettie-g-howard-schooner-by-capnbob-148-pob-complete/?p=196977

 

Bob

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I just bent and soldered the rods and links from brass wire on this 1/60 scale model:
steinhaus-23-72.jpg

 

The purchase arms were made from three layers of brass soldered together, as they have to sort of clamp around the ratched wheel. It is a bit fake, however, as the ratched wheel does not have grooves on the side into which the brackets of the purchase arms would link. There are also no ratches ;)

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