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    HMCS Rainboiw
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    RNinMunich
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    Jeez! You do come up with 'em don't you Norm!?๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Testing me again?๐Ÿ˜‰
    Best I can do is the attached two pics.
    One showing Rainbow, the other HMCS Niobe of the same era. Both at anchor with detail of the bow.
    Incidentally; Niobe preceded Rainbow as the first HMCS ship by just two weeks.
    Both pics seem to show the chain links as being as near as dammit the same length as the inner diameter of the portholes.
    So I reckon if you take that as your guideline you won't be far wrong.๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    https://www.cnrs-scrn.org/northern_mariner/vol16/tnm_16_3_33...
    https://www.cnrs-scrn.org/northern_mariner/vol16/tnm_16_3_33-51.pdf
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Gdaynorm
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    Hi Doug,
    Have a measurement problem. How long would anchor chain links have been in the early 1900s? I would assume about 18"?
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    I have given Rainbow two cutters and two whalers, and think will add one 30ft launch and a sixteen foot dinghy. Does this sound about what she would have carried?
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    RNinMunich
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    Aha! Cleaned me glasses and enlarged the photo!๐Ÿค“
    Now I see it, gun barrel hidden under the deck.
    And the 'bar' is the outboard deck support.
    Very good Chief๐Ÿ‘
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Gdaynorm
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    Look carefully and you will see the gun shield underneath the raised deck. I have them facing fore and aft, so no barrel protruding.
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    RNinMunich
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    With regard to the workmanship Martin I agree with you.
    But I know from helping with research for his previous models that Norm is a stickler for details, as far as humanly possible! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Norm: that reminds me!
    Have we seen any pics of your completed Dreadnought!?
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    Hi Gdaynorm,
    Ref "but probably best I can do."
    You have done an excellent job there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.
    Well done.

    Martin555.
    If it looks right it probably is.
    RNinMunich
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    Looks good Norm ๐Ÿ‘
    But where are the 6 (or 12) pounders?
    Or is that the forward boat?
    Under which there is no gun.
    AH! No can't be. Must be the midships boat cos it's on the raised deck section.
    But what's that bar arrangement under it which will get in the way of the gun?
    Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    BTW: the decks are superb๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    How on earth did you do the swing around the catwalk??๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Gdaynorm
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    I've done one boat and falls, with rudimentary winches, see pic. Obviously winches will be painted. Not really happy with it, but probably best I can do.
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    RNinMunich
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    I agree Norm,
    Electric motors must have been few and far between in 1890, and pretty rudimentary and feeble. Doubt they had the guts to lift much.
    I reckon they used lots of bods on the ropes.
    Or Royal's tip of a central or under-deck steam winch.
    I can't see any machinery under or around the boats and they surely wouldn't want to hamper the secondary gun crews with deck clutter.
    Don't forget that the davits can be swivelled to turn the boats outboard!
    Clearly visible in some of the photos showing some in some out.
    Not sure how that worked though!?๐Ÿค•
    Carry on CPO, good work so far๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, FLEET// ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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