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 Post subject: Mast Lookout Position
PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:15 pm 
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Does anyone have the dimensions for the "lookout nest" on the mast?
Does anyone make a PE version?


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:58 pm 
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If you're talking /350th or 1/700th scale making PE round at that size would be extremely difficult. Starting off with tubing or something turned on a lathe would be much more buildable. None of the random drawings I've come across have anything for crows nests.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:00 pm 
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Yes I'm looking 1/350.


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Are you building the l'Arsenal kit? From a drawing of the actual PC that I scaled to 1/350:

The crow's nest base is conic, not cylindrical:
upper diameter = 2.2mm
lower diameter = 1.7mm
height = 3.7mm

The cap too is conic, not cylindrical:
upper diameter = 2.3mm
lower diameter = 3.0mm
height = .7mm

The l'Arsenal hull is 7mm short of 1/350:
170ft WL @ 1/350 = 14.80cm
Model hull WL = 14.10cm
Model hull OA = 14.38

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:24 pm 
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Many thanks Michael! Yes the L'Arsenal kit is in the works, but the kit doesn't have the "crow's nest". This is the exact information I was looking for. I'd be happier if there was a PE set, but I'm good at working brass.


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You're welcome. Kit resin part 10 is the crow's nest and measures accurately. It looks like a hexagonal-head bolt.

The moulded hawsepipes are in the wrong location. Instead the anchors should be positioned vertically beneath the mouldings on the main deck. In the actual ships, the anchor shanks were vertical.

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Thanks again will at those too. :thumbs_up_1:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:59 am 
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After looking over the parts in my kit, I came to the realization that the crows nest included is hex shaped at the top instead of octagonal. At least now I have identified it. The instructions aren't the greatest.


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PM me (mp at powergrid.us.com ) and I'll reply with my Excel and PowerPoint files (or .PDF's if you prefer). These files identify the kit parts and where each fits.

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