The Falls of Clyde - the Iron Hull


Preparing for fitting the frames to the keel and garboard strake assembly. Angle brackets are required at each intersection of keel and stringers where they cross each frame, and Butt Straps are required to join the ends of each of the ships plates.  Each Frame is slotted to facilitate and locate the keelson and stringers - this is license for the benefit of the model, and is not correct in full size ship building  practice.