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  1. This is an assumption: After having a minimum depth enough to fit the foot, aligning the outer edges of all steps (for ergonomics) should be a very ordinary and simple task for men who think about the location and usefulness of every rope, every nail etc and finally produce an enormous and functional piece of work. Maybe it is me who take care unnecessarily too much of the comfort of the sailors of those times... 😁
  2. I'm not really interested in proving my own idea, I'm just trying to understand the logic in the background.
  3. Thank you for your replies... What I think is that the width of the wales may be negligible on some vessels... On some others they had avoided to fix steps on the wales... But I want to learn your opinion about the stairs on the photo below... The width of the steps on the wales are narrow compared with the width of the others. Some steps of which the upper part fixed on the hull planking and the lower part on the wale are modified according to the gap...
  4. IMO... Usability must come before aesthetics... You don't want extra difficulty when working in too variable and difficult conditions. To keep all width in a line is more convenient than to make the width of all steps uniform. Why have I to turn and return my body from hull to wale and vis versa instead of adjusting all steps (fixed to the hull as opposed to an unstable and mobile rope ladder) in a line?... It's not suitable for ergonomics... I don't think the engineers of that period had ignored this issue. I imagine an admiral or one of the upper rank sailors or a noble trying to climb a stair having irregular steps... 🙄 As Jud said; maybe they avoided fixing a step on a wale as far as possible... If I understood correctly there is not a reliable and precise information about this issue.
  5. Allan, thank you for your reply. Yes I meant dimension "A" At the drawing below, I don't see any problem when climbing from #1 to #2 and from #3 to #4 but from #2 to #3 there should be a trouble considering knee and foot position of the crew. It would be problematic even if you step from #1 to #2 because the position of the knee doesn't allow easily to do that due to contacting with #3.
  6. Hi, May I learn the solution. Which one is correct about the steps of a stair located outside of the hull? 1. The width of the all steps is to be kept in line: The width of a step on the hull planking is wider than the one on the wale. 2. The width of the all steps is same upon they are on the hull planking or on the wale (Doen't passing from the step on the hull planking to the one on the wale make climbing difficult?).
  7. Unfortunately one of the few Logs I've followed with pleasure is over... Congratulations BE.
  8. Hi BE, At pictures #8418, #8420 the opening of the hook of the cat block looks outside, then at #8529, #8534 inside... Let me know which one is correct or if it doesn't matter.
  9. Hi johann, The next and the latest version of this work should be growing miniature trees in bonsai style, then cutting and using them... 🙂 I follow with admiration...
  10. Hi Jo, Very nice work... Can I say something at the beginning of the build? "Maybe it is an optical illusion". The curved line on the frames is seen good at the middle and the bottom on the frames, but on the section near the top of the second frame it can be a small gap. Me, I had been wrong when I had thought that the kit provided frames are always in good shape, then learned the truth from the MSW Logs...
  11. And thank you friends, for all Likes you clicked...
  12. Hi Denis, Thank you for your kind words. You are very productive... Me, at least 10 years have passed, I am working still on this ship... Who says modelling is an expensive hobby?! 1000 $ / 10 years / 12 months = 8 $... Only 8 $ per month... Unbelievable!... 😁

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