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Ketch Irene Print Booklet
Author: hammer   Posts: 1   Photos: 2   Subscribers: 2   Views: 582   Responses: 31   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)
Ketch Irene - Posted: 29th Mar 2017
Irene still sailing but very much altered, as she burnt down to the water line. My model will be as in 1930s. Built 1909 in Bridgwater, my home town, that is the inspiration. I have a few photos, a rough drawing & her measurements. I sometimes draw my own plans or as this time work from the drawing & photos. I am using a two sided home made scale rule, red for drawing & black on other side for model.

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Response by hammer on the 29th May 2017
Sent away for some rigging cord. After waiting a week it arrived, well I got it wrong to thin. So I have decided to make a rope walk. Then I can make exactly what I want.
Found a set of gears from my rubbish, probably out of an old printer. Turned axels to fit the bore with a sharp point on the end. Placed a small gear against the large on top of 3/4 ply. with the axial in each tap with hammer & gives the spacing. draw a circle & divide by three. Drill the holes starting with a small drill, then one of the correct size. Cut the point off axels
push through the holes. An angel cut on the axels of the small gears where they protrude through the ply. These will hold the cord, & the tension will hold the gears in mesh. I am using an off cut of decking board for the track. That's the Whorls finished. Just the Topper & Looper to follow soon.
Response by hammer on the 31st May 2017
Rope walk finished & working well,
Response by hammer on the 31st May 2017
Photos should have been on before but went astray.