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Brunel`s ship

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Bob Abell07/12/2007 20:31:00
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Are there any plans available for the Great Eastern ship?
Archibald Mainstream08/12/2007 15:24:00
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The National Maritime Museum has some , but the problem with the original plans was IKB had a habit of changing his mind often. This is appartent when looking at the plans and compairing it to pictures or in the case of SS great Britain the full size ship. Lots of things arn't the same on the full size ship to the plans.

If you contct the SS Great Britain Trust  they might help as Dr Ewen Corlett is a wonderful source of information on IKB's ships.

Hope this helps


Bob Abell08/12/2007 15:27:00
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Thank you very much Daryl....................I`ll look into that source
Archibald Mainstream08/12/2007 17:58:00
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The links below might be useful

Bob Abell08/12/2007 18:06:00
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Thank you once again Daryl

I`ve already sent an email to the NMM............................Just got to wait and see now.

In the meantime, I`ve  been scouring the net for pictures of the ship and gathered quite a collection

Should be quite impressive at 100 to 1 scale.........83" O/L X 14 .5" BEAM

Bob Abell19/12/2007 15:05:00
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Just had a reply from the NMM..................Plans for Great Eastern.........£220.00!

Don`t think I`ll bother!

Archibald Mainstream20/12/2007 09:14:00
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Yes sadly that is normal for them,  they are expensive.

Bob Abell20/12/2007 10:28:00
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Not to be beaten..................I`m looking at a hull based on Jeanie Deans......the hulls are quite similar................I enjoy struggling!
Paul T20/12/2007 11:32:00
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Hi Bob

Don't know if this will help you at all but when I scratch build I start off with the basic info and hopefully some sectional details then I draw up my own plans.

Like I said I don't know if this will help you but I have posted some details of the Great Eastern on my gallery under Pauls Bits.

Good luck Bob


Bob Abell20/12/2007 11:50:00
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Thanks for that Paul.......................but I can`t find your "Paul`s Bits"

Give us a clue.................which page please?

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