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JohnReid

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Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« on: December 06, 2009, 02:44:37 PM »

Hi guys! What follows will be a sequence of rigging for HMS Victory or other ship-of-the-line from that era.I hope that you find it informative.
Cheers! John. :-)
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 03:06:01 PM »

 HMS Victory,rigging,online booklet.
Starting today I will be putting here online a booklet on how to rig Victory.It will be on the proper sequence to use to rig both Victory's standing and running rigging.There is lots of info out there on rigging but next to none on the proper sequence.I hope you find it helpful.
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2009, 03:12:33 PM »

This will be a real time online booklet based upon Noel Hackney's method of rigging HMS Victory.
What I am attempting here is to fill the gap between nothing at all and all the experts.I am no expert myself and Victory was my first attempt at rigging a ship-of-the-line.I almost gave up myself until I discovered Noel's little book.Written for the inexperienced rigger, by a modeler for modelers of plastic or wooden ships,it is clear and concise on how to properly rig this ship in the proper sequence.I have all the other books on Victory,but they are all really confusing on where to begin the rigging and where to end.I hope this helps!This booklet is about sequence of rigging only.
Because I am doing this in real time ,if you would like to request a picture of a particular area that we are dealing with at the time please feel free to ask.Cheers! John.
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2009, 03:14:39 PM »

Re: HMS Victory
In my opinion,HMS Victory,by Noel CL Hackney is the best by far as a guide to the step by step rigging of this ship and other English ships-of-the-line.It was written by a modeler for other modelers .I have all the other books on modeling Victory but this little book, that I paid $1.98 for new in a hobby store 35 years ago ,is the best.Unfortunately they now only come up on the secondary market and only occasionally and they want up to $150.00 bucks for it.There are only 7 libraries in the world that stock it and there was only one printing made in the English language in 1970,the others are in German.If anyone knows how to put a little pressure on the owners of the rights to this book,please do so. Mr Hackney was foremost a modeler and he went to a lot of effort to make sure this information was available to modelers.I am sure that he would be very unhappy today to see the price that modelers have to pay and to whom the money is going.I am sure that in his lifetime it wasn't him.
Check it out on the web ISBN 0 85059 053 1.

I personally used his book over a 30 year period when building my own Victory and I don't think that I would have finished it as easily or as accurately as I did without it.It is a real shame that it will not be available to future modelers.And no I am not selling mine.
Thanks Noel!
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2009, 03:20:16 PM »

Step 1-Pendants

Longridge -Text P228, Plan # 8

Hackney-Text P61,# Fig 20

This is the first item of rigging to go on the lower masts.
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2009, 03:32:28 PM »



Please go to my photobucket for large and very large pictures that show the rigging properly. :-)
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2009, 03:57:28 PM »

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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2009, 04:18:05 PM »

Step 2-Foremast shrouds.

Longridge P219-33 plan#8

Hackney P61 Fig 36

Note: there is a definite sequence for rigging the shrouds.
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2009, 04:23:32 PM »

STEP 3-Bobstays

Longridge-Text page 226,Plan 6.

Hackney-Text page 61,figure 13.
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2009, 04:47:11 PM »

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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2009, 05:03:38 PM »

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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2009, 10:30:18 PM »

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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2009, 10:33:26 PM »

Step #4

Bowsprit Shrouds:

Longridge P226 Plate 72 (excellent picture)

Hackney P62 Fig 13
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2009, 10:39:32 PM »

Step 5 Mainstay.

Longridge P220-21. Plan 8. Plate 74.

Hackney P62 .Plate 11.
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2009, 10:54:33 PM »

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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2009, 11:03:59 PM »

Step 6 Main Preventer Stay.

Longridge P221-22.

Hackney P62 Fig 13
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2009, 11:06:55 PM »

Step 7. Forestay

Longridge P221-22 Plan 8

Hackney P62 Fig 45.

Please note:
Each step is posted individually as I plan to add belaying points and other information in the future.
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2009, 11:21:53 PM »

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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2009, 04:09:31 PM »

Step 8. Fore preventer stay

Hackney P62 Fig 45

Longridge P222 Plan 8
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2009, 04:25:43 PM »

Step 9 Snaking

Hackney P62 plate 11 (excellent pic)

Longridge P222 Fig 151

Note: the snaking could be done now or later but sometime before starting the running rigging.I like to leave it till later Why? because I don't permanently fasten down the standing rigging at this time but do it only when it is all completed.
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2009, 04:34:44 PM »

Step 10 Mizzen Stay

Hackney P62 Fig 45


Longridge P222 Plan 6
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2009, 04:36:10 PM »

Step 11 Mizzen Preventer Stay

Hackney P62 Plate 10

Longridge P222 Plan 6
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2009, 04:38:27 PM »

Step 12 Jeer Blocks, Fore and Main.

Hackney P62 Fig 41

Longridge Fore yard P241 Plan 8

Main yard P251
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2009, 04:40:12 PM »

Step 13

Jib Boom Horses

Hackney P64 Fig 13.

Longridge 227,234 Plan 6.
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JohnReid

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Re: Friggin' in the Riggin' HMS Victory
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2009, 04:43:04 PM »

Step 14

Topmast Pendants

Hackney P 64 Fig 21

Longridge I can't find a good reference for this step in Longridge.
It is a single pendant of the type seen on the mizzen mast.
I will however try to find a reference and post it here.
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