Plans and Design Notes
VMYG members have access to a large archive of plans and 'how to do it' material from the mid 19th century onwards..
The plans on the website have been subjected to various print and computer processess over the years and considerable care needs to be taken if you intend to build from them. Ideally they should be redrawn full size and faired off carefully. Dimensions are not to be scaled. In particular note that vertical and horizontal axes may have been resized differently in software processing.
For an explanation of how to read the lines here is an extract from Daniels and Tucker 'Model Sailing Craft'
Model Magazine Plans
"The Model Mechanic", "Model Maker" and "Model Boats" were the titles of successive magazines with a model boat content published continuously from May 1946 to date. The same publisher also published "Aeromodeller" magazine. There was, and is, also a plans service, called for many years "The Aeromodeller and Model Maker/Model Boats Plans Service". Each new plan added to the range was announced in the magazine by an article accompanied by a small-scale reproduction of the plan. The range included a considerable number of model yacht plans.
However the Master Copies of the plans on the X-List are currently stored in a warehouse in Peterborough, and copies of these plans and the list it self are not currently available.
The following link, is to a list, prepared by one of our members, of all the sailboat and sailboat related plans published in Model Mechanic, Model Maker and Model Boats magazines between 1946 and 1980 inclusive. Do not confuse it with the X-List mentioned above.
Both "Model Boats" magazine and The X-List are now owned by MyHobbyStore Ltd., Enterprise House, Enterprise Way,Edenbridge, Kent TN8 6HF Tel 01689 869840. This is part of MyTimeMedia.
Our President, Russell Potts has information as far back as the 1860s. This is particularly useful in trying to identify the design to which a yacht is built and in reviewing a range of possibilities when choosing a design to which to build a modern replica. Russell also has a number of unpublished plans from various sources including a collection of Turner drawings from the 1920s.
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Anthony York's thesis on the development of racing model hull