USS Constitution a.k.a "Old Ironsides" Cross Section

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might be of interest- just downloaded 1926 film "Old Ironsides" . Not particularly historical, but interesting how old Hollywood reproduced the looks and workings 100 years ago
Where did you find that film?Sounds interesting.
 

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Where did you find that film?Sounds interesting.
you can find it on youtube:


Old Ironsides Music composed and performed by Keith Taylor-Piano Produced by James Cruze, Old Ironsides (1926) is a silent film starring Charles Farrell, Esther Ralston, Wallace Beery, and George Bancroft. This 11-reel silent film is set in the early part of the 19th century at the time of Stephen Decatur’s defeat of the Barbary pirates in Tripoli. The USS Constitution is sent out as part of an effort to deal with piracy in the Mediterranean. Loosely based on historical events, this high sea adventure is full of great battle scenes and romance.


Naval battle sequence from "Old Ironsides" (1926); starring Charles Farrell, Wallace Beery, Esther Ralston; set in the War with Tripoli circa 1804. The action is no doubt overly-hyper, yet here and there some small but nice historical touches interspersed amid the Hollywood-brand chaos and riot.

and an interesting documentary


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A group build is where several modelers build the same model from the same plans, and collaborate about the various builds through their build logs. HMS Blandford cross section is a group build here.
 
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A group build is where several modelers build the same model from the same plans, and collaborate about the various builds through their build logs. HMS Blandford cross section is a group build here.
Ah thanks. I somehow thought it was a collaboration wherethe various parts of a single build were completed by different builders and then put together appropriately. The more I think about it, the less feasible that sounds.
 

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If you look at the way modern cruise liners are built or even bigger military ships, they are group builds, maybe all from same manufacture, but multiple small sections assembled off hull and then brought together to build as final assembly.

This also helps in repairs at sea, as sections are not continuous and can be fixed or modified easier.
 
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Yes Uwe, it would be similar. While I must confess that I originally thought it was diagonal bracing they are in fact diagonal riders. They start between frames B and (×). I've attached three photos as a means of showing you what I mean. The 1st photo shows the general location of the diagonal riders. The 2nd photo (D2/1) it will be item 72. The last photo (section D) it will be item 85.View attachment 152505View attachment 152506View attachment 152507

do you have other photos' of these drawing?
 

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Hello Everyone,
I may be a little late to the party but if a new group project is still on the table, I'd like to make a suggestion.

If it is possible, does anyone think that the Constitution may make a likely candidate for a new group build? I ask because unlike other projects, the Constitution has a construction aspect that I would love to try and/or make. The aspect I am referring to are the diagonal bracing in the lower hold area.

I am not computer savvy so I wouldn't be able to help in that department such as drafting lines or such. Since I'm currently working on the Victory, the time that the Admiral is giving me is being used on the build.

Does anyone else think it might be a good idea or is it that it isn't feasible this time around? Anyway, food for thought gentlemen.

Raymond


Reading the replies to a build log it is true SoS and it's staff have a lot going on with other build log subjects in the works by members and by businesses.
With that being said it does not mean you can't start a build or research of a subject. As more and more members follow your topic it may indeed evolve in a group build. At that time the staff can set you up with your own group build.
The way it works is the build log comes first than as it developes maybe more and more members post they would like to get the drawings or laser cut parts or a milled wood package etc. Then we the staff will create a group build if enough builders become interested.
 
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I am going to build a cross section of it from scratch as my first model I will keep adding post as I progress. I am collecting drawing as I find them if anyone has some let me know.
 
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