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@Zink ...the outfit that makes them calls them 1:900 scale. That is one inch equals 75 feet. So a 74 gun ship that was 225 feet long would scale down to 3 inches. 


But I suppose the size would depend on how big the file was printed?


http://www.warartisan.com/ships/1900_scale_ships. Link goes to a free 64 gun ship model, so maybe since nothing’s for sale it doesn’t break any Forum rules. I hope. 

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176 years ago today, the sloop Austin and brig Wharton of the Republic of Texas Navy set sail and engaged Mexican steam-powered ironclads loaded with brand-new explosive shells. By the time the battle was done, the Mexican ships were forced back to port, and would not set out again for the remainder of the campaign. It is the ONLY time in history that sail beat steam.





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