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Re: Elevation drawing?
There's an elevation drawing based on the original H&W shell plating plan of the stem on page 90 of volume one of the revised "Titanic: The Ship Magnificent." 86 degrees looks about right. The Trumpeter stem still looks a couple of degrees too sharp to my eye. I might change my mind if I ever see the kit with my own eyes, but it's kind of an odd mistake, considering they've included each of the coaling davits as individual PE parts.
Interpreting from your post I read this to mean a profile drawing? My Grandfather was a carpenter and used "elevation" but I'm a 1:1 custom boat builder and all drawings are marked "profile". I was wondering if it is simply a cultural thing or if I am stupider than I actually am.
FWIW, I have a copy of Olympic & Titanic: Ocean Liners Of The Past (Patrick Stevens 1988) which is a reproduction of the June 1911 edition of ' The Shipbuilder '. In it are plan views and elevations of all the decks of the Olympic class. On the starboard elevation drawing of the ship I drew a line along the keel and one along the stem. Using my trusty navigation ruler/protractor the two lines intersected at an angle of 86 degrees from the vertical. Hope this helps.
Stem doesn't look to be as 90-degrees as I thought. Hmmm. I guess I could have been wrong. Theoretically, it could happen.
a more complete overall image...
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