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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:39 pm 
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Dear all,

for ages (at least it feels like) I am searching for a good source for suitable plans of ocean liners an merchant ships around 1900. There is a lot of plans for "Titanic", "Lusitania" and the like and quite anything newer, but nearly none for those great older liners like "City of Paris" and all those lesser known ones. I found some here and there but wasn't able to break the mystic code. Same goes for old merchant freight steamers.

Does anyone know a good source? With "Merchant Fleets in Profile" written by Duncan Haws, there is an old british volume around with a lot of sketchy profiles but no deck plans. Anything else around?

All the best to You! C.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 8:27 pm 
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there were/are books by Waine that covered some of those. British Ocean tramps was one. I have several of his books in storage that i'll dig out if I get ambitious


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:52 am 
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That seems to be a good resource. Thanks, Steevie!

Maybe there is also something more Passenger Liner orientated?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:15 am 
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John Bowen published three volumes on Miniature Merchant Ships, geared towards 1/1200 scale scratch building, with detailed plans for dozens of ships which are fine for 1/700. Just enlarge by 1.71%.

Is there a specific ship you’re looking for? Some of us may have plans in the stash from other sources we could share.

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Sample plan. They are all about this quality.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:52 pm 
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Thanks a lot, Scott! I wrote You a PM.

There is quite a long list of ships I want to built someday. I am searching for good plans (plans like the one of "Balmoral Castle" would be more than sufficient but I'd take quite anything) of

"City of Paris" (1889, Inman)
"City of New York" (1888, Inman)
"Teutonic" (White Star)
"Dunera" (1891, British India)
"Avoca" (1891, British India)
"Arundel Castle" (1894, Castle)
"Dunvegan Castle" (1896, Castle)
"Bothnia" (1874, Cunard)
"Campania" (1893, Cunard)
"Sussex" (1896, LB&SCR)
"Frederica" (1890, LS&WR)
"Ophir" (1891, P&O)
"Caledonia" (1894, P&O)
"Orinoco" (1886, Royal Mail)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:23 am 
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Hey Christian,
the Solid Model Memories website has some really good plans (and some really bad ones too -> when in doubt use pictures). http://smm.solidmodelmemories.net/Gallery/
Note that SMM is fairly specific on what you legally can and can not do with the plans: build, not sell the result.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:27 am 
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I'd like to find plans for D/S Taborfjell (Olsen & Ugelstad, Oslo) from 1938 -'39.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2021 5:00 pm 
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Thanks ..... Riegels. I've managed to buy John Bowens books. Good job you told me about them.

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