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Jerry Oram 217/05/2020 17:57:41
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Always enjoyed vintage prints that show great detail and scale also boat plans of newer designs . What calculating is needed to downsize full-size plans and model plans are they accurate do they just need to enlarge to a workable size to make templates . Sorry but at this stage I am puzzeled have build a boat from kits and would like to go to another level in building . Thank you Jerry

Colin Bishop17/05/2020 18:42:14
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Hello Jerry and welcome to the Forum.

Few of the vintage prints etc. you may see will contain sufficient information to build a model. To do that you need a 'lines plan' which enables you to build a three dimensional model of the hull. The lines plan needs to be supplemented with general arrangement and deck plans. None of it is rocket science but there is a steep learning curve to get up to speed.

With modern designs, very little useful information on hull forms finds its way into the public domain for commercial reasons.

If you are moving up from kits then probably the best route is to buy a scale modelmaker's plan as these will often give advice on constructional methods which can be very helpful.

I don't know what you are particularly interested in but if you have a broswe through the Model Boats Plans Catalogue, now marketed by Sarik Hobbies you may find some possibilities that interest you.

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These plans of course have the advantage that in most cases they are full size so no enlarging or reduction is needed although you have the option of using a copy shop if you want to change the scale.

There is a good chance that someone on here will be able to give you fiurther information on any particular plans that catch your eye.

We will look forward to hearing from you.

Colin

ashley needham17/05/2020 19:08:52
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Er, to a point......

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ashley needham17/05/2020 19:24:08
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Sorry, I know its not what you were asking, but nothings impossible.

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Colin Bishop17/05/2020 19:57:53
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Yes, I don't think that is what Jerry is looking for!

Colin

Ray Wood 217/05/2020 21:31:53
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Hi All,

Will anybody respond after their first post/question ?? Getting rather tedious

Regards Ray

Colin Bishop17/05/2020 21:51:00
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Not all of us are continously online Ray. There are other things in life.

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Ray Wood 218/05/2020 07:20:44
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Hi Colin/All

My last comment was out of order an not relevant to this thread 😢 it was another thread regarding sailing barge sails availability, sorry guys.

With reference to this thread there are quite a few good books with sufficient plans & sections to enlarge to model size, ie. Steam Coasters & short sea traders by Charles V Waine being an excellent example 👍

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 18/05/2020 07:21:40

harry smith 118/05/2020 10:08:45
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Hi Jerry

Resizing plans, the main problem is stringer and keel sizes which you may have to change.

The outlines and frames all are OK.

I have a few in PDF if you are interested.

Harry Smith

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