An illustrated A-Z directory of the visible fixtures, superstructure fittings and machinery of small merchant ships, tugs and fishing vessels such as you would find in coastal and off-shore waters – each no bigger than 76 metres long.
The key to the book is the incredible amount of fine detail shown in the photographs and line drawings – details essential for scale modelling which makes this a resource which will be very much sought after by enthusiasts who do not get the opportunity to compile their own detail archives firsthand. From anchors to winches and windlasses, each feature is illustrated in two or three photographs, with a supporting text providing technical detail.
The book is fully illustrated with 250 detailed photographs and line drawings of the details of ships involved in cargo, fishing, pilotage and oil rig support .
Tom Gorman has spent a lifetime working with small vessels out of Hull and Grimsby on the east coast of England and knows every rivet and bolt of their structure. His enviable reputation as a maritime modeller is the result of numerous medals from craft and model fairs, and his numerous commissions as a modeller.
Contents: Ships Models and Types; Aerials; Anchors; Cranes and Davits; Binnacles; Bitts; Bollards; Bows; Bulwarks; Cable Stoppers; Capstans; Chain Cable; Cleats; Cranes; Decks and Plating; Fairleads; Fire Fighting Equipment; Funnels; Hatches; Hawsepipes; Hull Construction; Ladders and Companions; Lifeboats; Liferafts; Lights; Masts and Derricks; Mooring Pipes; Portholes; Propulsion; Pumps; Radar Equipment; Rails and Stanchions; Rigging; Rivets; Rope Reels; Rudders; Sails; Shafts; Skylights; Steering Gear; Superstructures; Deckhouses; Tanks; Tankers; Towing; Tow Hooks; Vents and Ventilation; Winches; Windlasses; Sources and Reference; Specialist Kit Suppliers; Magazines and Plans.
Published in 2000 by Nexus Special Interests Ltd.
297 x 210 mm
216 black and white photographs
69 line drawings and scale plans