|Alan Trueman||16/08/2007 16:55:00|
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|I am interested in building a model of either HMS Pandora or the Endurance (Shackleton's vessel). Does anyone know if plans are available?|
|Paul Freshney||18/08/2007 21:26:00|
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|A brief Google search 'HMS Enduance plans, Shackleton' threw up 374 links - one of which is: reference.info.com which tells you who built the ship, when, where etc. which must be a good starting point for finding the original plans or copies thereof.|
|Guido Sambucetti||23/08/2007 02:29:00|
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|Have you tried the National Maritime Museum Greenwich? They have an impressive plans collection. Their website is www.nmm.ac.uk, surely you´ll find an e-mail address there to contact them.|
|Tony Hadley||23/08/2007 10:58:00|
897 forum posts
The 'Endurance' started life as the tourist vessel 'Polaris'. Constructed in Norway at the Famnaes yard in Sandefjord. Designed to take rich visitors to the polar regions.
This link may be of use http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/E/ends/shackleton_intro.html
|Guido Sambucetti||26/08/2007 14:52:00|
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As I´m not British I´m not familiar with the history of most of your Navy´s ships, so I´m not sure which Pandora you want to build. If it´s the 24 gun frigate, there´s an excellent book on it in the Anatomy of the Ship series; this series if famous for the excellent drawing included. You can find it at http://www.anovabooks.com/imprint/conway/list.jsp cost is 25 Pounds Sterling. Another choice may be www.bookfinder.com, you may find a used copy there at a cheaper price.
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The National Maritime Museum is pretty expensive to buy plans from x amount per sheet plus postage and the more sheets the more the postage. I gave up and went else where
|Alan Trueman||29/09/2007 15:11:00|
6 forum posts
|I have been away for a few weeks and have just returned home to find a number of replies to my query. Thanks everyone, I will start checking out your suggestions.|
|Sailor Bob||10/10/2007 02:12:00|
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Don't know if you have found anything but see my post to Charles Reading re the Endurance.
Too many people wanting to make a model of that boat!
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