Dr Allen Magnuson is a naval
architect who is working design of Noah's Ark.
The model is N-scale (standard
model railroad) which is 1/160. Constructed from matting cardboard. Built in
This model has a ship-like form
which improves seakeeping. Notice the relatively flat roof. There are seven
hatches instead of a continuous window - with approx one-cubit hatch combing (so it seems) under
the window. (See Window)
Profile view shows a high bow
and cut-up (raising bottom) to form skeg (fin shaped extended keel) at the
stern. This is a classic ship shape which has very good reasons behind it.
The plan view shows the shape of the hull.
Update April 2005
In a more recent design, Allen has employed a more substantial forecastle to
bring the ship in line with the wind. See the model test pages, view image at Ship