Gerhardvienna Posted February 19, 2016 Share #1 Posted February 19, 2016 (edited) Hi to All As I mentioned in my introduction thread, I`m building a model of the SMS DANZIG from the prussian navy. How did I get to this ship? I was on a search for a not too small paddleship, if possible a warship, and after a while of searching in the www. I saw what I was looking for. The original ship was about 76 Meters long, and had 2 steam-engines as well as full rigging as a corvette. But: there ae absoluley no plans to get, so I had to make a decision, how to do it. The only plan that comes close to the DANZIG is from the russian Vladimir, and by great luck i could get one set of them. The only smaller problem was, the russian ship is about 10 meters shorter than the prussian, so I had to stretch the plans. But things went well, the rest I have still to do, is to redraw some parts, as the wheel houses for example. But now to the real build. The model will have two steam engines, the plans were drawn from Mr. Georg Held and me, here is a short video from the prototype: an I will make the full rigging, as it was shown at a drawing from John Scott Russel, see the pic below. I started with some accessories, as I always do, the first thing was the steering wheels. As a first step to make the wheels, I printed a template on normal paper, cut that into triangles, and glued them to the wood, I used smoked oak wood for the wheels . The wood was then cut into triangles, and glued together as a octagon. This was set into the milling machine, and the holes for the spokes were drilled. The octagons are then tightend into the lathe, and turned to round at the outside. Important: Always use a wooden shim as a rest for the octagons, they will break fast, if you forget that! Then the center parts are turned on the lathe The next step is not easy to do, the inner shape of the rim needs to be turned. ALWAYS glue some thin Plywood on both sides of the rims, this must be grinded away later. Turn this yery careful, the rings are tending to break, if you are too fast! Now the finished rings need to be cut in halves, so the spokes and centers can be mounted, and glue the complete set together. Will be continued................ Regards Gerhard PS.: As this is a review, there is a lot more to show, until we come to the presence! Edited February 19, 2016 by Gerhardvienna popeye the sailor, ianmajor, dj.bobo and 13 others 16 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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