P.O. Box 581
Craigsville, WV 26205
by Duane Borchers, Sr.
"A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle"
Resin Sub Models & Parts from J&D Productions
Books: Naval History and Military History: U.S. vessel armaments during the Mexican War era--Confederate ordnance for the land service, I've also included 143 line drawings by Brevet Major Alfred Mordecai, U.S. Army, from an 1849 U.S. Army Ordnance Manual--U.S. naval ordnance of the Civil War--Revenue Cutter Service during the Spanish-American War--U.S. Coast Guard Cutters to England, Lake class (Lend-Lease),--Two World War I cook books and one World War II cook book--Hotchkiss two pounder mountain gun-- .303 inch Maxim gun--German artillery, WW I--Poetry of the Spanish-American War--
the following books of ship plans / Naval books, (engineering drawings & histories) are in book form in a 11"x17" format
Aircraft Carriers: Cruisers:
Destroyer Escorts: Submarines: Mine Warfare Vessels:
High Speed Transports: Transports: Cargo Ships:
Tankers: Tenders: Ships of the U.S. Army: Merchant Hulls:
New Stuff: Updated April 10, 2015
Ship Plans copied from the National Archives: From the Colonial era to the Civil War.
Ship plans copied from the National Archives: From Spanish-American War to present.
German and Japanese World War II plans
Ship Plans copied from the National Archives: Submarines.
copied from the National Archives:
Military and Naval ordnance from the War
era to the Spanish-American War.
Photos of ships from the Spanish-American War
Son's Locksmith business
Link to Seaways' Ships in Scale magazine
Commemorating the year of "THE ENDLESS WINTER"
There was no summer in 1816. Crops failed and the American people moved south to Pennsylvania and Ohio.
It was thought the endless winter was caused by sunspots, or perhaps the devil, but it was the eruption of Mount Tambora.
The cold damp weather forced the English poet Percy Shelly and Mary Shelly to sit around a fire one cold and dreary night with Lord Byron and friends. Percy suggested they make up ghost stores which resulted in Mary's novel Frankenstein, a story describing the year of "the endless winter".
- also under Calendar a
Naval Chronology for April 1862 -
- also under Calendar
Artillery for the Land Service:
Drawn and engraved under the direction of
Brevet Major Alfred Mordecai in 1848:
- and also under Calendar
a list of Confederate ships
J.A. Cotton through Juno -