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Niagara pinrails reinforcements


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There is a pic posted by AON in the Nautical General Discussion forum of a pinrail on the Niagara, copied below. 

 

Notice the black lines run down from the pinrails to the ceiling near the deck. Is this reinforcing for the pinrail?  Given the huge forces imposed onto the pinrails by half a dozen lines from the running rigging, I am surprised that this isn't more common. I've never seen this depicted on models. 

 

Lacking these reinforcements, does anyone have detail of how the pinrails were joined to timberheads?  Must have been one strong joint ... dovetailed with several pins?  

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