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Royal Tudor, cardboard mock up to test the plans
« on: February 15, 2014, 07:05:02 PM »

Started my small scale (possibly 1:20 - cant remember) cardboard test model of the Broads cruiser Royal Tudor, only doing a little bit each day, so it will take some time, but here it is laid up on a construction frame (frames just slotted into the support), just to test the fit and run of the main timbers, last time I just built a half model of my other set of home drawn (in CAD) plans. so heres the progress to date.
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Re: Royal Tudor, cardboard mock up to test the plans
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2014, 07:06:25 PM »

update, today I started adding the main longitudinal members, started off with cardboard strips - not happy with the curves so dug out some 1/32" ply and made strips from this, much better curves.
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Re: Royal Tudor, cardboard mock up to test the plans
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014, 05:33:44 PM »

this weekends update, not a lot more progress, the stringers are in, and now some of the ribs are going in.
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Re: Royal Tudor, cardboard mock up to test the plans
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 06:35:28 PM »

Cardboard is OK for flat panel templates but no
natural spring when using it for stringers.
No two bits of cardboard will give the same curve.
Watching and waiting :-))

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Re: Royal Tudor, cardboard mock up to test the plans
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 06:59:16 PM »

fortunately the sides should be relatively flat (at any particular point, though the angle changes at each rib) covering / planking I looked at diagonal for the bottom chine that seems to work.
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Re: Royal Tudor, cardboard mock up to test the plans
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2014, 01:13:41 PM »

more ribs going in, this takes some time.
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Re: Royal Tudor, cardboard mock up to test the plans
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2014, 08:37:53 AM »

one side is now fully ribbed out,  i really need to improve my skill at keeping the strips the sama width, but nothing is easy in thick card.
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Re: Royal Tudor, cardboard mock up to test the plans
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2014, 11:46:03 AM »

well I've had a nice quiet morning, working on the boat. started ribbing the second side, and even trying out the planking on the bottom.
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Re: Royal Tudor, cardboard mock up to test the plans
« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2014, 08:23:21 PM »

still going, even if its only 1 plank in a day, a little gets done. bottom planking done, sides in progress.
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