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    Royal James sloop

    Dave, How do you determine where to place the tape or wood battens? I had the same question and never really found an answer other than a flat out guess on the builders part. This is why I personally abandoned the method and went with starting with the garboard and trial and error worked my...
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    Royal James sloop

    yes if you break the hull into belts by lining it off, theoretically you can start with any belt. Looking at this hull of the Matthew I first lined it off breaking the hull into belts. Now I can figure out how many planks it takes to fill any one of the belts. The problem is the lines are...
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    Royal James sloop

    now I am happy with the second attempt of planking the hull and glad I ripped off all the first planking job and started over. In the past I let a mistake go and years latter it sits there mocking me. Nobody else may know or see an error but I do. for me it is not about just getting the job done...
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    Royal James sloop

    to answer the question asked many time over by model ship builders where do you start the planking. the answer is always from the garboard up to the shutter plank. You can start from the top down but that makes the job quite difficult because it is hard to judge the shape of the planks as your...
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    Royal James sloop

    Taking a look at the final planking the run went from a curve of the bottom planking to matching the sheer all runs of planking go from stem to stern and no narrow tapering at the stem. How that is done is by taking a close look at the area in the yellow box. Notice the plank in the run at...
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    Royal James sloop

    As you can see the bottom planking has quite a curve to it, that is because the planks follow the shape of the hull in order for them to lay flat and not spring edge wise. The goal now is to taper the next planks to lessen the curve and bring it closer to the curve of the sheer. Planking the...
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    Royal James sloop

    the next runs of planks hit dead on at the bottom of the stern planking
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    Royal James sloop

    Before I continue with the next belt of planking I need to set the point of the lower stern planks. cutting a few planks I glued them together and printed a pattern from the plans rather than try to place the planks on the hull and get both side as a perfect mirror I cut both sides out at...
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    Royal James sloop

    When the bottom planks are on the hull the next step is to set the location of the wale. I bent a plank and marked the lower edge. By setting the location of the wales I can now estimate the width and taper of the planks going from the bottom plank belt to turning the bilge and up to the sides...
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    marine steam engines and boilers

    go back and look at the bottom of the bed plate, notice those fins running along the long side of the plate. Those are there to add strength to the plate and to wedge the engine so it can not move sideways. the plate (red) sits on large wooden beams (yellow) along the side and the water well...
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    marine steam engines and boilers

    with the corrections made, Mohamed redid the bed plate now that's how you do it
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    marine steam engines and boilers

    Steam engines built for ocean travel can not use sea water to create steam so the system is closed and fresh clean water is used over and over. under the bedplate is the water well. The water in turned into steam in the boiler then it goes to the cylinder where it moves the piston and the lever...
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    marine steam engines and boilers

    moving on with the engine project the bed plate that the engine sits on was modeled and here it is and here is the frame mounted on the bed plate I do want to say there are experts in various fields backing me up on this project, it is truly an international project with people from...
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    THE MATTHEW / Lumberyard

    I went over to the NBM site and yes the plans there are in fact the same set I have so no need to post them just download them from the Navy Board model site
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    THE MATTHEW / Lumberyard

    ok I would but the complete collection is quite large if you wanted original files but I can reduce them and post them which I will do. I tried to contact the firm that did the drawings and could not find them on line so I contacted the ye Matthew site and so far got no reply so ya I guess...
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    THE MATTHEW / Lumberyard

    Hello guys,I am confused now Lol,is this a kit or scratch? Zoltan well that is a good question it really is not a kit because a kit has everything you need in a box, this does not. plans are separate those...
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    THE MATTHEW / Lumberyard

    hi dave here is the original cutting file the Red arrow line measures 19 inches the slots are .219 + the width of the cutting beam they will be .250 so 1/4 plywood will fit nice and snug
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    marine steam engines and boilers

    DANG!!! You really are an artist with the CAD. Is it really possible to execute the actual build in this manner? If so, will you show it on this forum as a means of keeping an eye out for it? Many thanks in advance, Raymond. I am not the 3D artist, I am doing the research, design and CAD...
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    THE MATTHEW / Lumberyard

    from the series of articles published in the Model Ship builder journal http://modelshipbuilder.com/e107_images/custom/The Matthew Plans-1-4-scale.pdf http://www.heritage.nf.ca/articles/exploration/matthew.php https://matthew.co.uk/
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