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Hi  All,

There's been a bit of talk over plans, their availability, cost and so on. I thought I'd start this thread to help out. I've listed a few books with plans in them, some are only page sized, others are full blown pull outs. The Authors are all well respected and some quite famous in the modelling world for their drawings. A search of the various pre-loved book sites (Abe books, Book Depository, The Wordery, etc,) may help locate them. Brown, Son and Ferguson still publish a number if Santa can help.

Title

Author

Publisher

Plans, etc

How to Make Old Time Ship Models

EW Hobbs

Brown, Son & Ferguson

Full Size Water Line Carrack circa 1450

Full Size Ark Royal, Flagship of Walter Raleigh

Full Size Royal Albert, circa 1700

How to Make Clipper Ship Models

EW Hobbs

Brown, Son & Ferguson

Large detailed plans of Loch Torrens (4 masts)

Waterline plans for Cutty Sark

Masting & Rigging the Clipper Ship & Ocean Carrier

Harold A Underhill

Brown, Son & Ferguson

Numerous Illustrations of Clippers and rigging Plans

Deep-Water Sail

Harold A Underhill

Brown, Son & Ferguson

ISBN 0-85174-172-X

Numerous Illustrations of Clippers and Pull Out Plans by the Author

The Last of the Windjammers

Basil Lubbock

Brown, Son & Ferguson

Vol 1 – 126 Illustrations, 17 Plans

Vol 2 – 174 Illustrations 16 Plans

Plans are ‘Pull out’

The Merchant Schooners

Basil Greenhill

Conway

Numerous Illustrations and Plans, well suitable for working at SIB scale

The Tea Clippers – Their History and Development 1833-1875

David R MacGregor

Naval Institute Press

Numerous Illustrations and Plans, well suitable for working at SIB scale

The Schooner – Its Design and Development from 1600 to the Present

David R MacGregor

Chatham Publishing

Numerous Illustrations and Plans, well suitable for working at SIB scale

 

 

Alan

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Some other recommendations:

The Story of Sail from Laszlo and Woodman is a great book for basic plans of ships throughout history (dozens of plans).  Great resource for ship in bottle modelers, as at the SIB scale, you don't need as much detail as found in 1:48 plans.

A.F. Chapman's Architectura is a treasure trove of great plans.

Howard Chapelle's books are fantastic with lots of plans.  

The SeaWatch books are great too.  Sometimes harder to find them used, but if you don't mind spending retail, the books are fantastic.  I recently bought the one on Dutch ships, which has plans for a number of vessels:

https://www.seawatchbooks.com/ItemDisplay.php?sku=114003

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I have seen the Laslo book, got one from the library just to see what it was like.   But as far as the 19th century sailing ships were concerned, their hull shapes left a lot to be desired, so if they got them wrong, they may well have got the earlier ones wrong as well, but I don't know much about medieval types, so couldn't say!       Same with the Hobbs book, his plan of the Loch Torrens, known to be based on the Loch Torridon, is way out!       David R. MacGregor books are really superb, as most of the plans are from shipbuilders, or copied directly from them, and are all first class.    Harland & Wolff book by Tom McLuskie is also very good, but sadly, a lot of the plans are printed across the central spine, thus rendering them almost useless.

Bob

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