Question about blueprints


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Samuel Pozidis

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Hi,

I'm new to this forum and would like to ask a question about some blueprints, I've already posted this question in another area but I
thought it would be best to post it in the
correct area.

My question is in regards to the general arrangement plan from

http://www.abratis.de/sources/pictures/pic/blue/genarr.gif

If you examine the plan between the 2nd and 3rd funnels you can notice that the join of the two halves appears to be off centre just aft of the compass on the boat deck all the way down to the keel. Can anybody else confirm this ? It appears that 2 halves of the general arrangement plan were scanned and then joined carelessly.

I plan on buying some accurate and detailed blueprints, I want to build a 3D model to get a feel for the ship first before I start working on a physical model and follow Jürgen Kliewe's instructions on drawing the hull lines as I would prefer to do this myself.

The H&W plans are too expensive but I am seriosuly considering purchashing the NARA and Robert Hahn's plans, can anybody comment on how these compare to the H&W plans ?

Regards,
Samuel
 
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Samuel Pozidis

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Hi Michael,

Browsers have problems displaying large gif files, fortunately you can download the image
by clicking your right mouse button over the link and clicking save as.

View it using 'Windows picture and fax viewer' , you will need to zoom in a couple of times to see what I am talking about.

The main page is here.

http://www.abratis.de/sources/pictures/blue.html

Regards,
Samuel
 

Bob Godfrey

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If you're building any kind of model your main interest will be the external details and dimensions, and the Robert Hahn plans are ideal for this purpose. For information on the internal deck layouts, the TRMA plans by Bruce Beveridge (see Dave's link above) are the best available, but you don't need these unless you plan to model the interior.
 
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A direct link to the general plans put together by Bruce Beveridge as purchasing information can be found HERE. If you're interested in the guts of the ship, the only way you can do better is to get the working drawings from Harland & Wolff.
 
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Samuel Pozidis

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I've just purchased Bruce's plans for now, I'm currently deciding on which scale plans to purchase from Robert, I'm leaning towards 1:100.
 

Bob Godfrey

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Ideally, Samuel, you should decide now what scale you want to work with for the physical model and buy the plans to match. For best results you need to be able to check your components by offering them up to the plan.
 
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Samuel Pozidis

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It won't really matter too much at the moment as I will be modeling with 3D software to start out with.
 
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Evan Doherty

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Does anyone know the source of the plans mentioned at the beginning of this thread?

I am trying to find copyright-free deck plans and may be willing to compromise on accuracy if I am free to publish them without restrictions.
 

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