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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:05 pm 
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I purchased a Cutty Sark in the 1970's It's a wooden ship with brass fittings and it doesn't have any instructions. I have put it together by googling instructions, but I can't find anything on assembling the rutter with the brass fittings. Can anyone help?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:21 pm 
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Which scale, which company?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:55 am 
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For anyone building the Cutty Sark - in any scale, you have to have the book "The Cutty Sark - The Ship and Model
by C. Napean Longridge. Originally in two volumes, it was republished in, i think, in 1975, with two volumes combined
into one book. ISBN 0 85242 426 4. The model he built used to be in the Science Museum in London. The book describes
the building of his model - a real tour de force - and does contain all the info you need regarding the rudder and everything
else on or in the ship. If you can track down this book it will be well worth the effort. Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:45 am 
Hi Ed;

It doesn't much matter which scale or what kit. As far as rudders or tillers are concerned most large sailing vessels are alike. The rudder post on the hull of Cutty Sark has three straps with eye holes in them. The rudder has three straps with pins on them. The pins fit into the holes, allowing the rudder to turn. Usually, a kit will have copper or brass strips from which you can, make them. Plastic kits will have them engraved. There are plenty of illustrations of Cutty Sark on the internet where you can see this. Hope this is helpful.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:02 am 
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Welcome to modelwarships.com! :welcome:

below is a link to a photo of the real ship (!)


Hopefully that helps you

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JIM B
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/mhl20/7568577564

similar looking from the bottom up

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and a close in side view

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:48 am 
Hi, Jim;

Those are great shots.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:42 pm 
Thanks for all the help. I just purchased The Cutty Sark - The Ship and Model book. I'll post some pictures of my progress and look forward to feedback.
-Ed


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:56 am 
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Glad you were able to find the book. I think you will agree - it is the "Bible" for Cutty Sark builders.
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