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#1
Soon the next model will get started. It is a variation of the USS Dunderberg. After this, I think I will make a real design.

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Dilandu

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#2
Hm... what could be the reason to have the single turret behind the casemate? If I recall correctly, the original design was supposed to have two turrets on the top of casemate, to provide better fire arcs & gave the guns ability to work in any weather.
 
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Hm... what could be the reason to have the single turret behind the casemate? If I recall correctly, the original design was supposed to have two turrets on the top of casemate, to provide better fire arcs & gave the guns ability to work in any weather.
I thought I would I would compromise and split the deference with one turret. Having it on top might make it a little top heavy and the field of fire wouldn't be much worse since the masts, funnel and rigging would not be in the line of fire. Besides it looks kinda neat.
 
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#10
KK - Before I start a conversation to send the download links, I post below Dunderberg plans info of possible general interest:

I have four sources for plans:

1) the fourteen 1863 Smithsonian construction plans, which show the two turrets that were subsequently deleted. (The plans were provided in paper by www.marylandsilver.com, which has apparently closed down.) I have not scanned them, but they include a Plan sheet that has shows the decks and turrets in plan and elevation, has a body plan (lines in a section view), locates various key spaces, and has details on boilers and engine.

2) the 1895 William H. Webb folio plans, which I scanned from a set of unbound originals. These are eight sheets, of which six mate to make up three sheets:
a) centerline section & half-breadth plan
b) cross-sections, gun deck plan & weather deck plan
c) orlop deck plan & berth deck plan
The other two plans are:
d) launching ways
e) spars & sails

3) two sheets from Atlas du Genie Maritime (available online)
GM12PL0625 0626 Midship section and longitudinal section of the battleship building Dunderberg
GM14PL0726 0727 The accommodations of Dunderberg

4) A plan of the decks from Warship International (No.4, 1993)

In addition, I have a plan of the screw propeller from Warren's 1872 drafting workbook.
 
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FP, thank you. I will be looking forward to them. My only worry is that after seeing them I will want to make changes and redraw everything. The model you show looks very ghostly, wonderful.
 

rebelatsea

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Studying that plan made me wonder if the ship would have worked with the turrets on F'csle and quarterdeck, and whether anyone actually made that suggestion, although the rig would have got in the way somewhat.
 
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Well here we go. The "USS Wonderberg" is under construction. It starts out with a piece of 1/8" and 1/4" masonite glued together for the desired thickness and wood shims to resemble something of a sheer line.

Some had asked about a thread on the build of the last model but was too far along in progress for that, so I will do that here.

Stay tuned.

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