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New Ship.
« on: March 24, 2011, 03:03:08 »
I am proposing a new class of ship. I am naming them the NEW-Class as a working title only.
Below you will see a pic of the basic concept; The hull sections are stackable and expandable, making them infinitely LOOOOOG and as many decks as you want. The upper decks fit into the lower ones by a stepped lower and upper section.
The bow was not address due only to my lack of time and computer skills; If I had a week to do JUST THIS, I would be delivering you the bow as well. If time permits I will do so; In the meantime, accept that the bow is just like the Keel/Bilge, Below Deck, and Deck sections, but without the hatch.

Fixed Hatch: Can not be removed; Hinged
Removable Hatch: Can be removed if necessary.
Mast Hole: Hole through mast for mast to go in.
Mast Notch: Where the mast actually sits.
Mast Support: Raised section to provide support for the mast and deck above.
Pic of Man: Provides an idea of scale; This plan is NOT to scale.


Sales Model: A kit of one bow section, one stern section, and one Cabin would come in a box. The mast would be molded from one already available (though I personally like the Frigate Style mast, FWIW).
Buyers can then order addition below deck and/or bow sections to increase the number of decks, and/or additional keel and deck sections and/or below deck sections to increase length. Each keel and deck section would come as a kit with mast and sails; Each section would come as one kit of applicable hull section, 2 guns, and hatch (the keel would not have a hatch, because a hatch through the hull is called a Scuttle and opening same would sink the ship- kinda stupid).

How exactly the hull sections to lengthen the hull would connect together I have pu<s>zz</s>led out a few time, but never to my own satisfaction. I suggest that PMs staff could do better.
The Cabin is nothing more than a decked-over Below Deck with a ships wheel installed. Perhaps PMs staff could do better as well.
I considered making the Decks compatible with some sort of System X buildings to make deck houses a possibility. I have not disregarded this idea outright, but I submit it requires someone a little better at this than some cra<s>z</s>y BM (like me).

EDIT: Corrected formatting.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2011, 03:11:46 by Andy R »
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Re: New Ship.
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2011, 03:04:24 »
Part 1:
This is the KEEL/BILGE and BELOW DECK sections.
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Re: New Ship.
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2011, 03:05:42 »
Part 2:
This is the Deck section.
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Re: New Ship.
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2011, 03:06:28 »
Part 3:
This is the CABIN/POOP DECK section.

EDIT: In the Cabin is a man; He is intended only for rough estimation of the sizes involved. I believe the other below deck hull sections are too short. If so my very careful calculations are all wrong and will of course have to be adjusted.
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Re: New Ship.
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2011, 03:11:04 »
Note that each section has 2 ships guns AND a hatch, set so as not to conflict with one another.
In the first post I mentioned that I wanted to use SystemX to some degree. Id considered that deck houses could be placed over the hatch opening, rather than actual hatches, to give the hull a more modern appearance, appropriate to say a windjammer, et cetra.
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Re: New Ship.
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2011, 07:01:58 »
Thats a very interesting project Andy!

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Re: New Ship.
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2011, 02:27:17 »
:thanks: thank you for sharing this idea with us andy r.
 :hmm: i agree that keeping the water out is a real problem.
tipically one solution would be to let it in and pumpig it out faster - something that only a mechanized set would accomplish.
another solution would be sealed loints (with o-rings for example).
this could work but the appearence of the hull when seen from the outside would be terrible.
what drama.
 :!:maybe if you ask for sir pleamo's help a complete 3-d model could be made to better understand the "scale" of the problems.
 :yup: and he is also a genius on his knowledge of system-x possibilities.
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Re: New Ship.
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2011, 02:34:30 »
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 :!:maybe if you ask for sir pleamo's help a complete 3-d model could be made to better understand the "scale" of the problems.
 :yup: and he is also a genius on his knowledge of system-x possibilities.


That would be very helpful indeed! :yup:
I have skimmed through this, but I have yet to read it all.
Still I like the idea of it,
and I really hope the idea at least can come to be.
Steck is BACK! <:>

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Re: New Ship.
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2011, 02:47:29 »
this could work but the appearence of the hull when seen from the outside would be terrible.
I see your point, but if the edges were irregular (say, like planking), this would be alleviated, but not fixed entirely.
Im actually more concerned with the hydrodynamics above 4 decks (not including keel/bilge). The NEW-Class may be restricted to dry ship only:(

I would enjoy very greatly Sir Pleamos advice- If only I knew who your were talking about.:(:(

EDIT: Corrected formatting.

SECODN EDIT: I fully admit and accept that the concept is incomplete; I know the basic idea, but Im not exactly what youd call a shipwright nor a toy engineer. If theres anyone here or somewhere else that you know who might be able to take it from basic concept to finished concept, please by all means pass this to them and tell them I said Do whatever you gotta do with my thanks.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2011, 01:00:20 by Andy R »
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Re: New Ship.
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2011, 06:48:18 »
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