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HMS Fly by Dfell - Amati / Victory Models - Scale 1:64

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Hello - and thank you for the likes in the previous posting and thank you Busby for your nice comments and I wish you well with your build.

 

Had a go to slightly improve the dip in the Main Stay.

 

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The lantern (Caldercraft) and rudder chain.

 

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Bobstays and Bowsprit Shrouds done and so that is Sheet 11 all done. My heart sank once I studied Sheet 12 as there was so much more rigging and it was already getting hard not to lean on existing lines without a fair chance of some damage.

 

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Start of Sheet 12 with a Tack Toggle. Not sure if you can see it clearly in picture and not sure what the Tack Toggle does. It looks like a quick release system perhaps.

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Lines to the rail have all gone through a deck ring before being tied off to the rail. Have added more eyelets than were originally asked for.

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

Regards

 

Doug

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Yes precisely what you surmise - A tack toggle is exactly like the fitting on a flag hoist ( or a duffle coat) - a short bar ( usually wooden )  fitted to one rigging element fitting through a loop ( or loops) on another.

Allows for quick disconnection so that you could can remove "parts" of rigging" without un-doing and having to rerun again  the whole thing.

Also of course can be used to hold the lines , including the tack ,for a sail in position while the sail is removed - disconnect the sail and reconnect the lines to each other in essence !

Needs to be kept under load so the lines dont flog - because a flogging toggle is nasty  hard thing and because they can come undone in that case

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Thanks SpyGlass for the explanation.

Had to make a correction to my last post - the lantern was a Caldercraft item.

 

Doug

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Hi - can anyone please help. Not clear as to how the lines are attached to blocks on the yards?

Are they tied to the blocks or go through the block with a knot tied to stop them passing back through?

The lines I am referring to have the numbers 48 and 49.

 

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Thank you.

 

Doug

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Those are the Bunt line blocks Doug.

On a 'bare stick' model a simple knot will suffice to secure the bunt line before it goes thro' the lead blocks beneath the tops and down to belay.

Cheers,

B.E.

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Hello - things are getting rather harder to do. Having to move slowly with concentrated effort with the rigging and it is harder to tie lines off.

Some lines not tied off as they will have to be loosened so as to do the rest of the rigging lines.

Some photos.

 

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The anchor cables in place. As I did not think far enough ahead and prepare the hatch cover to take the cables I have done the same as in my HM Brig Supply build and put the cables through the deck.

 

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Thank you for looking in.

 

Regards

 

Doug

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Looking good Doug, good idea not to belay those sheet and tack lines too soon.

One thing I would mention the sheets and tacks should run outside of all the standing rigging. If you visualise when working, the sheets and tacks attach to the outer lower corners of the sails, well outboard of the confines of the ship. The sheets would not be able to work if they ran inside of the backstays.

 

B.E.

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Hello Blue Ensign  - okay I will run the sheets and tacks on the outside. Did that at first but thought it wrong as they rubbed up against the standing rigging.

 

SkipW - thanks for looking and your comments. Hope your Pegasus is going well.

 

And thank you Martin for comments.

 

Regards

 

Doug

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You're right Doug, they do look neater running the direct route, mine rest against the Backstays but I suppose the ship is not usually in motion with bare sticks, and any friction is minimal.

 

B.E.

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Hi - finally finished last rigging sheet (Number 8). Quite a challenge as it got harder to get to or do anything.

 

Thank you landlubber Mike for your comments but in reality this built has not turned out as well as I would like. For example some yards are not aligned perfectly and the Stays are distorted due to attached rigging.

 

Base is temporary while I sort a more suitable sized one and in oak.

 

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Sorry if some things I have done are not historically correct. the plans I think show lines to be belayed to the rails but have done them to the Timberheads.

 

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Also added a another Cleat as I could not understand how in practice two lines would be tied to one cleat.

 

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Next will be the Anchors. Did not think the kit supplied ones were the correct size so bought larger ones.

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

Regards

 

Doug

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