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21 july 2018

The Orlop Deck is fully furnished and the deck construction of the Lower Deck is ready. All the lamps have been tested and everything does it. I took exactly 6 months to decorate this deck and place the deck construction. On to the next project, say projects.

 

In the recent period I have looked at the next deck and that will be the design of The Lower Deck and the installation of the deck construction of The Middle Deck. I thought for a moment about finishing the outside of the hull first, but after some construction meetings with my wife it was decided not to do so yet. I will explain why below.

 

There are 2 more stairs to be made from the Orlop Deck to the Lower Deck, which will be made to measure once the decks are fitted around these stairs. When setting up the Lower Deck I have to deal with a few extra projects that will take a lot of time.

 

There will be 2 capstans on the Lower Deck and they will walk on to The Middle Deck. To be on the safe side, I have measured the riders of The Middle Deck and the Upper Deck to see if the capstans fit in well. There is a small margin of 0.1 mm in it and I work that away.

 

In addition to the capstans, the rudder and the steering mechanism of the rudder must be fitted. This means that I have to work partly on the outside and partly on the inside.

 

The 4 Chainpumps and 1 Elmtripump must also be made and placed. I want to leave one Chainpump open for a part, so that the chain and the drive of the pump can be clearly seen.

 

Finally, we discussed the issue of hatches in one of the construction meetings. Do hatches have to be made on the outside of the gun ports or not? In the end, it was decided to fit them, for the reason that they are nail-fastened on the hull. This means that I also have to attach the controls of these hatches, so that is also working partly inside and partly outside the hull.  Because of the above, it was decided not to finish the outside first, but to take it with you on deck.

 

Now I want to make everything exactly to scale and many parts may not be visible later. It is about a good finish and to show how things work. I need some special cutters and now there is also a large stock of brass on the way to produce the various parts. Next week we will replenish my wood supply and we will start by setting up The Lower Deck.

 

A few small projects have already been started. I have created a new menu, Building projects HMS Victory. There, all small projects are explained in separate blogs. You can see which blog has been refreshed on the homepage

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Regards,

Henk

 

15 july 2018

The Orlop Deck is almost finished. The wall between The Bread Room and The Steward's Room has been placed and the deck construction above The Bread Room is ready.

The last deck beam is placed, just connect the electricity and then it can be closed. Finally, the last part of the front wall of The Steward's Room still has to be made and placed.

 

In this wall is a curve and it consists of 2 parts. I bent all the elements around a mould and then glued it with plastic. I build the 2 parts on the mould, so that the curve is nice in it. This last part will be placed next week and the deck construction will be further completed. Then The Orlop Deck is fully furnished and the deck construction of The Lower Deck is ready.

 

Next week I will make a video with burning lights.

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Regards,

Henk

 

8 july 2018

It was a bit busy at work and that's why I haven't been able to build much in the last 2 weeks. In addition, the hot weather was no challenge to sit comfortably in the workshop. In spite of that, I have made some progress. All grids are placed and at this moment the rear 2 deck beams are placed.

 

A lantern will hang under cover deckbeam 126 so that The Breadroom can be illuminated. I can't completely finish the deck construction yet because under the 4 rear deck beams a support beam is placed in the length. Decking beams 126, 130 and 135 are not exactly above the decking beams under 'The Lowerdeck'. The pillars are placed exactly above the pillars in the hold. This is visible in the 4th picture. The deck construction is therefore not completed until the support beam has been installed.

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Henk

 

24 june 2018

I have already started at the back and the ventilation channel of the rear Flour Storage has finally been extended to the deck construction of the Lower Deck. It took a lot of time to get everything right, but it's now perfectly in place. The first gratings have been installed, now only the last ones around the ventilation channel are made and these places.

 

After that The Bread- and The Steward's Room are decorated and the last 4 deck beams can be placed

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Regards,

Henk

 

10 june 2018

The lantern for the separation of The Purser's Store and Cabin has been made and is now hanging on the deck beam. The electrical wires are hidden and the panels/doors for The Marine's Clothes Store and The Purser's Store are almost ready. The hinges of the doors still have to be fitted, still finish everything and then also these 2 rooms can be closed.


It is the planning that I first finish The Purser's Cabine with the deck construction above it, then I work from the back forward. I have to extend the ventilation channels of the back Flour Storage, in the hold, to the deck construction of the Lower Deck. In addition, a number of gratings have to be installed.

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Henk

 

3 june 2018

The front of The Steward's Cabin, The Marine's Clothes Store and the Purser's Store/Cabin consist of panels and doors that are all similar. For example, the front of The Steward's Cabin consists of 2 panels and in the middle a door.  It took me exactly one day to make it, but it will be because this is the first one.  After taking and looking at the picture I still saw some things that I didn't like, so everything had to be checked again. This is the disadvantage of macro pictures.

 

Meanwhile The Steward's Cabin is ready and the deck construction above it is also in place. Now first place the deck beams I make the front of these 2 rooms in one piece and that will be 3 panels and 2 doors. Just before the separation of The Purser's Store and Cabin, a lantern will be hung.

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Regards,

Henk

 

27 may 2018

In the deckbeam above the rear Hanging Magazine are the electrical cables of the Lightbox processed and in between is an extra light source placed. The sidewall of The Steward's cab is places underneath this deckbeam and it also includes the entrance door to The Carpenter's Walk. This is the corridor between the hull and the back wall of The Steward's Cabin, The Marine's Clothes Store and the Pursrer's Store/Cabin.  This back wall has already been placed.

 

In the coming weeks, the partition walls and doors of these rooms will be placed. The deck construction follows steadily and we continue to build quietly.

 

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Regards,

Henk

 

20 may 2018

The rear Hanging Magazine has now been installed and, just like the front magazine, has been fitted with a lantern in The Light Box. The power wires still need to be hidden in the deckbeams.

 

Meanwhile, I'm drawing The Steward's Cabin, The Marine's Clothes Store and the Pursrer's Store/Cabin. At first I wanted to open it, like the rest, so that you can look through the deck and through the rooms. The front walls and doors of these rooms look the same. Because this is a unique sight, I still completely build up these walls and make them stand out by installing light sources in the rooms.

 

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Regards,

Henk

 

13 may 2018

The Pump Room is ready and the deck construction above this room is installed. Behind The Pump Room I installed a light source, this time I made a video with the lights in the workshop off.

 

The "Orlop Deck" is now 66% finished and now it's the turn of the rear part. On the 3rd picture you can see which rooms are still to be installed. My planning has now been adjusted so that I want to have the 'Orlop Deck' ready around the summer holidays and then I'm going to make a good stand for Vic first. Now I have to keep a coil against the fuselage to keep the lights on. These coils are then hidden in the tripod, so I can then turn on the lighting by simply turning a button.

 

I still have to decide whether I will first reduce the rest of the outer side of the hull or whether I will continue with the "Lower Deck". There are 2 big challenges in this, these are the 6 pumps and the 2 capstans. These will be 2 separate projects that will take quite some time to complete.

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Regards,

Henk

 

6 may 2018

The Cable Tier and The Sailroom are ready, all pillars and doors are placed. The deck beam for the pump room is a composite cover beam of cover beam 73 and 76. This gives some extra work, but is a variety of activities.


Meanwhile, the first walls of 'The Pump Room' have been completed and the support beam for The Main Mast is also ready. Today the weather was sunny, so I put the lathe outside on the garden table. For the time being I have a supply of pillars again.

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Regards,

Henk

 

29 april 2018

The deckconstruction above the Cable Tier and the Sailroom is almost finished. There is an extra lamp placed behind the partition. Both are ready for the next deckbeam. The wiring harness for the electricity is laid to the back and also directly to the Lower Deck. So now I'm going to start with 'The Pump Room' and that's where I noticed 'The Midshipsman Berth'. On my drawings the walls are indicated, on other drawings and in various books only the round poles are indicated.

 

The book 'The Trafagal Companion' ultimately indicates the correct function of this space. As far as I can judge now, walls could be placed between these round poles at the time of a sea battle. The book indicates that 2 Surgeon's (1 and 2), an Assistan Surgeon (3), a Chaplain (4) and a Purser (5) were present in this room. The names of these people are even mentioned in the book. In addition, they were supported by 4 Loblolly Boys.

 

I couldn't resist looking at what their tasks were and these tasks were assigned to them:

One of the tasks of the loblollypop boy was to provide food for the sick, but also to perform medical tasks when the surgeon was too busy to perform. This included fixing patients during surgery, obtaining and cleaning surgical instruments, removing amputated limbs, and emptying and cleaning toilet supplies. The loblollipop boy also often managed stocks of herbs, medicines and medical supplies.

 

In the end I decided that I would place the poles and leave the walls out.

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Regards,

Henk

 

22 april 2018

To illuminate the Hanging Magazine it is equipped with a 'Light Box' and this can be reached with a separate door. In this 'Light Box' there was another hatch that gives access to a display case. In this display case, a lantern is placed to illuminate the warehouse. I have placed a lantern in the display case and the power wires run through the double ceiling to the side. This way I could move the wires to the fuselage via the deck beam.

 

Under the decking beams are now some more beautiful pillars to stand, I make this of ebony. The separation between the Cable Tier and the hull is located. This is equipped with beams and these are also made of ebony. If you look at the Cable Tier on the current Victory, you will see that it is completely white. I consciously chose for extra contrast in order to get a better image later on. This partition can only be seen from the side and in this way the support beams become extra visible.


Behind the Hanging Magazine is the "Sail Room", the side walls of this room are only a few shelves high. You can then later look at the Cable Tier over these low walls. It continues to play with the various heights, etc.

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Regards,

Henk

 

15 april 2018

Meanwhile, the deckbeam has been placed above the Boatswain Cabin and there is an extra lantern placed to illuminate everything properly.  The separation between the Cable Tier and the hull is completed, it will be just in front of the gratings to stand. First the front Hanging Magazine has to be made and placed.

 

The first walls are ready, we will continue to build quietly.

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Regards,

Henk

 

8 april 2018

The Boatswain Store and Cabin are ready. In the meantime I have made another new lantern and it is in the display case, neatly behind a hatch. I forgot to take a picture of the display case. I took a few pictures of the display case when I was testing the lantern.

 

The deck construction around the anchor bitts is ready, so we are now heading for the first Hanging Magazine, Cable Tier and the Sail Room. There is still a staircase to be built for the Boatswain Cabin to the Lower Deck. I only place this one as soon as I am working on the Lower Deck. The deck construction of the Lower Deck, around this staircase, is thicker and only then can I really measure the dimensions.

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Regards,

Henk