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  1. Hello friends of the little wooden ships, after reading the intersting reprint of Lobbocks “The,Arctic Whaler“ I started some research on Whaling Ships. But I wasn't able to find a more detailled plan as the one of the “Kate Cory of Westport“. Built as a Whaling Schooner some years later she was, rerigged as a brig. And I figured out hat the nine sheets of plans of her were availible here: https://store.whalingmuseum.org/products/brig-kate-cory at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The plan has got nine sheets and I additivly ordered the hulldetails and the beetle whaleboat as there were no boat details at all to find on the plan. There are interesting details as cuts of the hull - giving interesting information - also for the panking,too Alltogether with p&p I have had to pay 110,-US$. Hoping she is worth this pile of money. Here the nice view of an also possible hull model: It is known to me that there is a kit but I think it is too expensive for me. So I'm awaiting my plans in the next days and making a little start in here for the questions I have collected. In a first start I want to build her as a schooner to get some feeling for the wood - later I may be able to build the installed brig rigging. I think about building the pats as in the seperatly bought plan shown (upper right corner) - but the plan seems ot to show a double ender boat hanging in the davits or are they painted in this strange way - as the British black sailed Wheery? So these are the first impressions of her. I guessed a lot - as the inwasted/invested money in whaling boats.. so did I guess right? Hope you like it. Yours, Moony
  2. Hello friends of the little wooden ships, after reading the intersting reprint of Lobbocks “The,Arctic Whaler“ I started some research on Whaling Ships. But I wasn't able to find a more detailled plan as the one of the “Kate Cory of Westport“. Built as a Whaling Schooner some years later she was, rerigged as a brig. And I figured out hat the nine sheets of plans of her were availible here: https://store.whalingmuseum.org/products/brig-kate-cory at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The plan has got nine sheets and I additivly ordered the hulldetails and the beetle whaleboat as there were no boat details at all to find on the plan foreview. There are interesting details as cuts of the hull - giving interesting information - also for the panking,too Alltogether with p&p I have had to pay 110,-US$. Hoping she is worth this pile of money. Here the nice view of an also possible hull model: It is known to me that there is a kit but I think it is too expensive for me to pay three times more than more the plans. So I'm awaiting my plans in the next days and making a little start in here for the questions I have collected. In a first start I want to build her as a schooner to get some feeling for the wood - later I may be able to build the installed brig rigging. I think about building the boarts as in the seperatly bought plan shown (upper right corner) - but the plan seems not to show a double ender boat hanging in the davits or are they painted in this strange way - as the British black sailed Norfolk Wheery? So these are the first impressions of her. I guessed a lot - as the inwasted/invested money in whaling boats.. so did I guess right? Hope you like it. Yours, Moony
  3. Thanks John, the project gives some interesting possibilitys for exercises to me. At the moment I'm palning th baseboard: Here the rough cutout of the 4mm - plywood baseboard - in some Italian forums thread about a Schiffazzo I found the same measurement for the thickness of plywood used for the same scale). Here the construction of the opening in the base board - and looking for a solution to get rectangular joinings (picture will come after paint will work again): this was the source of my idea: the reason is rectangularity of the soft poplar plywood, a proper surface I could sand and certainly to get more contact area to glue the planks... and I can work with the wood I've already got and don't have to "enlarge my budget" .. any eigth to eight millimeter softwood square sticks will not to be able to buy at common in a DIYshop. What do you think about my trick?
  4. Here the view on plansides and some details: and at the very ed the proof of scale: not 100&% but close eough to the 1/50 I wanted to have... the paper is working in the copyingmaschine a lot when drying in the haeter to fix the toner.
  5. Hello friends, as the S/S Warkworth costs a plenty of mindwork I decided to add a second project less complicated and time consuming. So I leafed through the plans I've stored and found some very nice old "chances" but mostly the were to complicated and sophisticated as a "sidecar-building". So I figured out the exercisebook sized Modelarstwo Okretowe Special No. 19 of May 2015: The prototype is a Sicilan/Southitalian Coasting boat of the 1860th with a length between 15 to 20 meters and a 1/3 Length/Breadth ratio. Here a pencil drawing I found several years ago in teh web - I think on an Italian site. Here well to see the line of scuppers on the underside of the bulkwalk. The Lauretto was used for short sea trades and a fasr as my Latin knowledge translates some Italian websides I figured out thet the latin-rigged boats made also journeys to the North African coast. So this little ships were used in transport purposes and fast and handy ships to sail. It looks like the were used in transport of general cargo in sacks, barrels and boxes - no bulk cargos seem to be stored under the hatches. I couldnt find out what are the diffrences and relationsship features to the also latin-rigged Schiffazzo - but there were both: similaritys and diffrences. But let stay us with the Lautello in exspecial the "after castle" that is not found on the threemasted 1 Schiffazzo -here scale to 1/50; As you can see from the MO-issiue's cover the hatches are closely covered - the plan gives us a grating hatchcover all over here. The plans delievered with the MO are allways very good and they have got a fantasic price. I was able to enlarge the hull's drawings up to 1/50 and so I can start with the work very fast - hopefully some more knowledgeable of you may help with further and deeper information to this article. Next stop: taking photos of the enlarged plan. 1 edit
  6. Here I foud what Ithought it was lost: ad it looks very well: and lets crosscheck: 304.8mm for a foot brought to scale by deviding with 48 gives 6,35 mm to us... multiplicated with 5 we got 31.75 mm ...but so the job I gave to the guy in the copyshop is now prooved to be devastantingly realised - and I can't change it for a right done one!!! Now I can go there and I'll have to redo this work on my own.
  7. Okay We have got a Breadth moulded from 27 feet (page 1 #1) when we multiplicate this with around a food of 304.8mm so we get 8,229.6mm so we start to devide this through our scale ratio of 48 so Sesamstreat's Count will teach us "So we'll get 171.45mm at the very end!" But! So I do't trust myself to sit an a toilretseat i the right way!
  8. Here some wooden jokes today:
  9. HyTadeusz, That looks great, good progress - can you show us a little bit mot of the how vou gozt from he plans drawing to the bulkheads shap you used at the end? It's important for me due to the open hatches, stairhouses and skylights you can look inside the ship. I'm looking for further progress and sending best wishes from Berlin,
  10. Here a contemporary picture of a staemer - point of intrest for me is the canvasing of the flying brigde:
  11. Hello, after several month filled with job, illness, divertissments (i.e. addtivly kitchen furniture manufacturing ) and some of trials of redrawing I can now bring some further news during the next days... I was very happy to find a yard model of S/S Warkworth... also something to do with Newcastel on Tyne and she was a singel screw steamship ,too. Source: vallejogallery.com but it was her a later bearer of the same name... So let's look forward to the awaited progress: new Mr McSale in 1/48 trial of the deck's beam stencil redrawing of the formers Hope you all are well, Yours
  12. No further progress to present at the moment - everything happens between my ears...

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