Digital Full-Size Plans will be Emailed only as a PDF.
Buy as a USB stick which can hold up to eight plans for multiple purchases.
USB, in PDF, JPEG, and TIFF formats are shipped by first class airmail.
You may have the plans printed at a print shop or tile printed on your home printer
40 ft. U.S. Navy Steam Cutter
Plans and line drawings are for the actual 40’ Cutter
Includes line drawing for 30’ Cutter
Digital Full Size Plan prints on a sheet 44” x 23” Half size sail on a sheet 21” x 16”
No Building Notes Except for those on plan
Digital files are PDF, USB Card includes TIFF and JPEG
USB Card includes several articles on building model boats files are PDF and JPEG
Printing………. .IT MAY BE DONE AT A COPY HOUSE
…………………………ALSO INCLUDED INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRINTING AT HOME
For Experienced Builders
Length 40 in
Beam 9 in
by Bill Durham
I always feel a twinge of disappointment when i see a working scale model of a small steam vessel which is fully decked over. Although I don't have any steam-engine building skills myself, I think that the power plant is the most interesting part of a live steam model, and I cannot fathom why a model builder would choose a small craft prototype which buries it away beneath a deck.
I have a fond spot in my heart for the iron-hulled river launches which were once numerous East of Suez These were narrow graceful craft with sturdy little scotch boilers and open compound engines of 60 or 75 horsepower.
Unless one is an absolute purist, the handsome Stuart Turner open frame 'launch' and 'compound' engines come close enough to scale to serve beautifully in, say, a 1 in. to 1ft. model of an Eastern river launch
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