Harold Hahn Ship Kits (click to open/close)
  • Alfred
  • Bounty
  • Confederacy
  • Druid
  • Halifax
  • Hannah
  • Oliver Cromwell
  • Raleigh
  • Rattlesnake

The Alfred was built at Chatham dockyard in England and launched October 22, 1778. She was a 74 gun ship of the line.

 

This timbering set is in 1/8 scale and provides framing material and planking for decking and the hull above the main wales, laser cut keel assembly, deck beams and framing jig. Plans are also provided.

 

Photos are of the model built by Harold Hahn.

 

Timbering sets available in beech, boxwood, cherry, maple and swiss pear.

 

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The HMS Bounty is a 1787 Armed Transport. The Bounty has seven sheets of plans including a rigging plan. At 1/4 inch scale, the fully rigged model measures 33 3/4 x 26 1/2 x 12. The laser cut parts included in this kit are the windlass, knees, framing jig, mast partners, breasthooks, stern frams, rudder, deck beams, transom, stern post, keelson keel, stem and deadwood. The milled stock is for the framing material, deck clamps, deck ledges and carlings, wales, waterways, catheads, hatch coamings, windlass barrel and upper hull planking.

 

Timbering sets available in beech, boxwood, cherry, maple and swiss pear.

 

A 36 gun continental frigate. The plans are in 3/16 inch scale producing a hull 34 1/2 x 7 1/8 x 6 7/8. This set of eight sheets do not have a rigging plan. Stern Carvings and windows are laser cut with etched drawings to aid with carving in details. The laser cut parts are keel, keelson, stern frames, deadwood, wing transom, rudder, breasthook, mast partners, filler blocks, framing jig, deck beams for lower deck, upper deck, forecastle and platform. The milled stock if framing material, carlings, ledges, wales, waterways, hatch coamings, gun port framing, hull planking for the upper hull, inside bulkwards, cap rails, railings and sheet stock for carving.

 

Timbering sets available in beech, boxwood, cherry, maple and swiss pear.

 

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The HMS Druid is a 1776, 20 gun sloop of war. The Druid's seven sheets of plans are in 1/4 inch scale. rigging plans are included. This rigged model is 36 1/2 x 28 1/2 x 13 1/4 when completed. Laser cut parts include keel, keelson, deadwood, stem, stern post, transom, deck beams, rudder and framing jig. The milled stock is framing material, ledges, carlings, wales, sheet stock for cap rails, upper hull planking, hatch coamings and railings.

 

Photos are of the Druid built by Harold Hahn.

 

Timbering sets available in beech, boxwood, cherry, maple and swiss pear.

 

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The Halifax is a 1775 armed schooner. Built in 1/4 inch scale including rigging plans. The fully rigged model is 26 x 20 3/4 x 7 1/4. Detailed construction of the Halifax is featured in the book The Colonial Schooner by Harold Hahn. Laser cut parts are keel, keelson, deadwood, stern post, wing transom, stem stern post, deck beams, rudder, mast partners, breathook and framing jig.This timbering set includes a laser cut stern with carvings and windows.  Milled stock is framing material, ledges, carlings, figurehead block, swivel gun mounts, hatch coamings, deck house, clamps, windlass barrel and bracket, wales, cat heads, framing jig and hull planking and plans.

 

Timbering sets available in beech, boxwood, cherry, maple and swiss pear.

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Photos are of the model built by Harold Hahn.

 

 

The first armed Schooner in George Washington's Navy. If this is your first plank on frame model, the Hannah is the perfect choice. Articles in Ships in Scale magazine as well as the book The Colonial Schooner provide a wealth of building information. The model with masting is 25 1/4 x 21 x 6 3/4. Plans are 1/4 inch scale and include rigging plans. Laser cut parts are keel, keelson, transom, rudder, stern knees, deck beams and framing jig. Milled stock is framing material, ledges, carlings, channels, hatch coamings, windless barrel and bracket bracket, deck house, cap rails, wales, keel shoe and upper hull planking.

 

Photos are of the Hannah built by Harold Hahn.

 

Timbering sets available in beech, boxwood, cherry, maple and swiss pear.

 

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A 1776, 24 gun Philadelphia privateer. Working hand in had with the laser cutter, we have developed a laser engraved stern carving. With files and knife blades these carvings can be rounded and detailed.

 

The Oliver Cromwell timbering set includes engraved carvings, plans of the Oliver Cromwell are 1/4 in scale producing a hull 25 x 7 1/2 x 6 1/2. There are no rigging plans for this set. Laser cut parts are keel, deck bemas, keelson, stern carvings, deadwood, mast partners, stem, stern post, stern frames and framing jig. The milled stock is framing material, deck clamps, waterways, wales, gunport sills, carlings, railings, upper hull planking, cap rails, ledges and deck planking.

 

Photos are of the model built by Harold Hahn.

 

Timbering sets available in beech, boxwood, cherry, maple and swiss pear.

 

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A frigate named in honor of Sir Walter Raleigh. A four part article in the Nautical Research Journal volume 41, numbers 1 to 4, will aid in the building of this model. The six sheets, including a rigging plan, are in 1/8 inch scale, producing a model 27 1/2 x 19 1/8 x 10. Laser cut parts included are the keel assembly, deck beams, stern frames and framing jig. The upper hull planking, caprails, deck ledges and carlings are all maded from our quality milled stock.

 

Timbering sets available in beech, boxwood, cherry, maple and swiss pear.

 

A 20 Gun Privateer the Rattlesnake is 1/4 inch scale. Hull size is 37 x 24 5/8 x 12. Plans include all the frame drawings, construction and rigging. The laser cut parts include the keel, keelson, deadwood, wing transom, stem, rudder, stern frames, stern post, mast partners, deck beams. Laser cut stern windows and carvings. Milled stock included is for framing material, clamps, wales, carlings, waterways, gunport sill ledges, knees, hatch coamings, upper hull planking and sheet stock for carvings.

 

Timbering sets available in beech, boxwood, cherry, maple and swiss pear.

 

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The Oneida (click to open/close)

Built in 1809 the Oneida is a 16 gun Brig. This 1/4 scale plank on frame kit has all the hull timbering laser cut. With just a few basic hand tools you can create a beautifully crafted classic plank on frame ship model. Included are a set of computer drafted, color coded plans, laser cut gun carriages and casted carronades, milled stock for deck clamps, wales and bulkward planking.

The Oneida hull size is 24 x 6 x 6. All the frame and deck pieces are laser cut. Deck beams and knees have notches laser cut for the ledges. Included in the timbering set are milled material for wales, deck clamps, inside and out side of the bulwarks and cap rails.

The nine sheets of plans have been developed in CAD based on the originals. Each laser cut piece is color coded and identified on the plans. The timbering set will produce an Admiralty style hull exposing the hull and deck framing. Sixteen cast carronades and one 32 pound long gun are provided in the kit. Drawings are also provided if you care to turn your own. The timbering sets are produced in our inventory of fine hard woods.

The HISTORY of the Oneida as well as the building of the prototype (VIEW PLANS) are provided on line for you to explore. These photos do not depict the contents of the Oneida package sent by the Lumber Yard. They have been enhanced at the discretion of the builder. The Lumberyard supplies all necessary wood, canon and carronades.  Items relating to masting and rigging are at the discretion of the builder.

The Lively (click to open/close)

The original LIVELY kit was produced by Jim Roberts of North River Scale Models. The Lumber Yard started with the detailed 54 page instruction book and the plans, then redesigned the kit as an entry level project for model ship building. A few features of the kit are the use of fine hardwoods, well illustrated and easy to follow plans and instructions as well as the the best rigging line available from Morope. New molds were made to provide clean a crisp set of cast fittings. We also laser cut our own rigging blocks. The following web pages are a step by step construction of the prototype.

This prototype does not follow the LIVELY step by step original instructions that we are providing with the kit. Various building techniques as well as alternative constructions methods were used on the web site. By reading the instructions and comparing the building of the prototype, a builder can choose which way a certain problem can be solved, or develop their own style of building. Some of the original kit parts were changed or redesigned. The changes are quite obvious when reading the instructions and looking at the new kit.


The Fredrick (click to open/close)

The Fredrick is a French privateer captured in 1781 by the British. The body lines produce a sharp hull built for speed for her carrier as a privateer with a strong curve at the waterline and a pronounced tumbelhome of the bulwarks gives this hull a very distinctive shape. It was noted when the Fredrick was captured, she was copper bottomed.


The timbering set is in 1/4 inch to the foot scale and includes plans with frame drawings, profile and deck layout. Laser cut parts include framing jig, keel and deck beams.

 

When captured the Fredrick was renamed Pelican and the photos are of the Pelican built by Harold Hahn.

 

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The Lexington (click to open/close)

The Lexington

This is a 3/16 scale plank- on- bulkhead model of the Continental Navy brig Lexington.
the Lumberyards semi kit includes a set of bulkheads and center profile and a complete package of milled wood to complete the hull. This kit makes a beautiful little model using woods such as Swiss Pearwood, Boxwood and Ebony.


Dr. Clay Feldman has done a complete builders practicum from start to finish on the Lexington so even the first time builder can produce a fine scale model.


For more information on the practicum please go to the following link

http://www.seaways.com/Lexington%20Practicum.htm