Purchase a set of USS Olympia plans here for building the protected cruiser USS Olympia of Spanish-American War fame. This plan can be used for:
The Scanned General Arrangement Plan is from 1893, so predates the ship's first commission. It has been re-sized to the correct scale and digitally enhanced. As a result, the plan sheet is remarkably clear and detailed.
The lines plan is CAD generated and lofted. It has been drafted with 18 sections - plenty for a plank-on-bulkhead project. The buttocks templates has been provided for those interested in using the bread-and-butter method. The buttocks have been spaced to correctly correlate to commercially available lumber:
Each section has been laid out in a separate pdf document on regular "letter" (8 1/2 X 11 inch) paper. For those outside the US, the template can be printed (and still fit) onto A4 size paper. Just make sure you select "scaling" = "None" when printing.
Each template has a horizontal line going through it representing the Design Water Line (DWL) and a vertical center line. Both are there with the intent to aid the process of referencing bulkheads to keelson.
1:96 scale in a single zip file.
1:144 scale in a single zip file.
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Read about Roger Kreiter's model of the USS Olympia built from these plans.
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