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  1. Very nicely done, Valeriy! That is the nicest miniature shackle I've seen.
  2. Another rot-reducing measure were holes bored into the beam ends for air circulation. A longitudinal hole was drilled into the end for about a foot or so, then another smaller hole bored up from under the beam to join it. The inner surfaces of the holes were then sealed using red-hot irons to char them. Be sure to include this detail!
  3. Love the details you are including! The barrel, the anvil, the cart....
  4. Completing that planking is a major achievement, Toni. Now roves at 1:48? Impressive! What kind of punch are you using?
  5. Beautifully detailed, Keith. Nice scratch moldings. My preference is to use pieces of old hacksaw blades, tempered, and file the profile in using watchmakers' screw slotting files and escapement files. Slower, but find I have more control and safety!
  6. I suspect that it was a rack and pinion device, such as pictured in Blankley's Naval Expositor (Hand Screws, page 70).
  7. The upper example (Dorsetshire, 1757) in Siggi's post shows what appears to be a drop pawl from the deck beam above to the lower capstan drumhead. It's a detail I've not seen elsewhere.
  8. The truth probably lies between the two extremes! Factor in the guns inboard as well, which are not so portable and omitted on your drawing.
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