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I am building a Billings Victory.

There does not seem to be any reference to the wales in the instructions and no extra material to detail them.

I would like to include them in my build. I have the John McKay Victory book which shows the wales, but.

 

My question is,

are there any simplified drawings of side elevation showing the positions?

(Google searches including wales are not helpful!) :(

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Hi Seren,can't help you with drawings but if you google HMS Victory the second item is 100's of photographs of her. You should be able to get a good idea of where the wale positions are from them. Surprised there's no info on the plan,nor any material provided for them.  Hope this may be of some help to you.

 

Dave :dancetl6:

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Siren

You are right in wanting to include the wales, because they are essential to the appearance of the model.

I attach a photo of the side elevation from Alan McGowan's book.  The photo is very distorted because of the curvature of the pages, but the positions of the wales is still pretty clear.  I have tinted them to help.

Note that, if you want to be really accurate, the lower wale uses anchor stock planking.

John

victory2.jpg

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