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HMS Dreadnought Print Booklet
Author: Gdaynorm   Posts: 6   Photos: 5   Subscribers: 0   Views: 1165   Responses: 44   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)
Winches - Posted: 3rd May 2018
Doug, Have you any info on Dreadnought's anchor winches? She now has all,I think!, of her portholes, well over a hundred. Anchors next, then guard rails around the focsle.
Response by RNinMunich on the 16th May 2018
Just found a photo of the foredeck showing winches (capstans) and chains.😊 Hope it's not too late 😲 Cheers, Doug 😎
Response by Gdaynorm on the 16th May 2018
Really great, thanks. The view to the bridge is odd. Did she undergo a major refit. The entire bridge looks different.
Response by RNinMunich on the 16th May 2018
Sorry Norm, Got a bit carried away 🤔That's HMS Hood, but I strongly suspect that the capstan / anchor chain arrangement would have been very very similar. After all Hood was only 10 years or so later and much from the Dreadnought was used again and/or improved.
Suspect that, as you said, foredeck arrangements were virtually identical on the Nelson class. Cheers, Doug 😎
Progress - Posted: 25th Apr 2018
At least she looks like a warship at last. I wonder if her anchor winches would be different to those twenty years later. She had multiple booms for torpedo nets. I assume they were mounted to the hull a few feet above waterline and swung out from there. Were they wood or steel does anyone know? Must have been quite an operation setting them out!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 25th Apr 2018
They were wooden spars Norm, but removed a few years later when net cutting torpedoes rendered the nets useless, and just a time consuming encumbrance. Depends what you want to build: As built or As In Service.
So far so good 👍 Cheers Doug 😎
Focsle - Posted: 19th Apr 2018
Progress at last, but have no info for focsle arrangement, winches etc. Assume would be similar to Nelson's, even though twenty years previous?
From what I can see, her guardrails were mounted on the deck planking rather than outside on the steel
Response by RNinMunich on the 20th Apr 2018
Hi Norm, maybe this GA dwg and bow shots will help a little?
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by Gdaynorm on the 20th Apr 2018
Actually you sent me the bow shot some time back. What I am missing is the layout of anchor winches and anchor chain runs. I guess they will be similar to Nelson. Pity Greenwich has got SO expensive!
Frustration - Posted: 20th Feb 2018
Maybe I'm getting old, but I have never had so many 'don't like it make it again"! Part problem is the drawings I have don't always agree with photos. But there is progress.

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Response by Gdaynorm on the 16th May 2018
Thanks mate. The foredeck shot will be a great help.
Progress 12th January - Posted: 12th Jan 2018
Bridge structure nearing completion. Railings need some straightening and windows glazed. I assume the decks would be planked. This is one difficult unit to build! Anyone confirm that?

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Response by Smiffy on the 3rd Mar 2018
I was just reading your build blog and realised that I had seen a picture of HMS Dreadnought somewhere - it was taken about 1888 in harbour at Malta and shows her with decks cleared for action. I don’t imagine it will help a lot with your build but might be of interest. (My original scan is the right way up but it looks as if it has been turned upside down when I attached it.) All the best
HMS Dreadnought - Posted: 5th Nov 2017
Decision made. 1875 battleship Dreadnought to 1/96. Hoping for NMM drawings. Have two photos so far off Wikipedia. Wish me luck.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 7th Jan 2018
Hi Mark,
Glad you like the link, so do I could become addictive 🤔😉
Just watched the Ark Royal vid not too much new but interesting.
Still looking for a vid about HMS Manxman, the fast minelayer/cruiser that helped to supply Malta. Been a favourite of mine since I built the Airfix 1:600 version as a boy. Now my next build project at 1:96 (134cm = 56"!!)
See attached pics. She will be on the main assembly bench while various refit/renovation projects are 'fiddled' with elsewhere! Kit arrived on Friday, hundreds of bits!!! 😲
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by marky on the 8th Jan 2018
Hi Doug, enjoy the build ,with any luck may do another couple of videos tonight . Cheers Mark
Response by RNinMunich on the 8th Jan 2018
Have fun👍 don't forget the popcorn😉