Some of my books

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Here are some more books that are especially valuable for the wealth of plans contained in them. But you will see very few of these on the shelves of model shipbuilders, and they are more in the realm of maritime collectors and historians.
The Wyoming. below, was built from plans found in A Shipyard in Maine.


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Here are four more important books on rigging. "Deepwater Sail" by Underhill. This is a general book about 19th and 20th century merchant sailing ships, with numerous fold-out plans of sailing ships of all sizes. "Masting & Rigging the Clipper Ship & Ocean Carrier", "Sailing Ships Rigs & Rigging" also by Underhill, and finally "Rudimentary Treatise of Masting & Rigging of Ships," by Kipping (1875). All valuable books of reference, although it is unlikely that many members here will have much interest in them on account of the fact that they are about merchant ships. It is interesting to see that posting some of the books shown above on my Facebook group, have brought about a very high response rate in both like and comments. I do have hundreds more books, but feel that really, there is insufficient interest to recommend any more!

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Here are four more important books on rigging. "Deepwater Sail" by Underhill. This is a general book about 19th and 20th century merchant sailing ships, with numerous fold-out plans of sailing ships of all sizes. "Masting & Rigging the Clipper Ship & Ocean Carrier", "Sailing Ships Rigs & Rigging" also by Underhill, and finally "Rudimentary Treatise of Masting & Rigging of Ships," by Kipping (1875). All valuable books of reference, although it is unlikely that many members here will have much interest in them on account of the fact that they are about merchant ships. It is interesting to see that posting some of the books shown above on my Facebook group, have brought about a very high response rate in both like and comments. I do have hundreds more books, but feel that really, there is insufficient interest to recommend any more!

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Yep, more points please, as I have almost all of these books on my sagging shelves!
 
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Hola, si hay mucho interés señor, sigo sus comentarios y contribuciones con entusiasmo. Estoy recopilando información sobre el "barco de nitrato", especialmente el Preussen de 1905 para hacer un modelo a 1/35. Espero consultarlo sobre la construcción del casco y, aunque lleva diez años, quiero hacer de este modelo un legado del pasado en estos hermosos veleros.(traductor google)
 
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Hola - I have built two models of Preussen, one at anchor, and one under full sail. I have also written a download on building these two model , that include the plans. Click this link and scroll down after it open, to read the synopisis. Then, if you wish to purchase a download, a button for Paypl or cards is provided.

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This well-illustrated book contains full details of the Preussen, voyages, passage times etc, as well as plans. The text is entirely in German.
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Instead of me just publishing an endless list of books, it would be better if members just told me what they were looking for, and then I could probably point them in the right direction, as I have done for Jorge (above) with the Preussen. But please bear in mind that I specialise in merchant ships, and have little or no interest in ships of war, although I do have some information at hand that has come along attached to my greater interest of merchant shipping. I am not confined to any one nationality - I am interested in them all, but my knowledge of anything produced before about 1850 is limited. My interest also fades away from about 1970 onwards!
 
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Your collection shows me a man who has a passion for ships and the sea, a sailor who has been enraptured by the briny deep. A man after my own heart! Like you, I sailed upon the seas and since swallowing the anchor I use my models and carvings to bring the sea to me since I can no longer go asailing. My collection rivals yours with some exceptions, my own is concentrated mostly on ships of sail, but we have many in common. I envy your talent my friend, you set a high standard, and your models display a skill of a world class. Keep up the good work, (as if we could do otherwise) and enjoy yourself. My respects and I raise a glass to you.

Bob
 
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Thank you Bob.
Raising a glass back to you (I am in the centre). On the flight deck of RMS St. Helena, (British passenger liner, requistioned by Ministry of Defence as a support ship for the minesweepers) passing the White Cliffs of Dover, on our way back from the Falklands, 1982!
Bob
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