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john54

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Deck Clutter
« on: August 21, 2008, 09:02:39 AM »

Hi All
Does anyone know the best & cheapest :) way to buy or make deck clutter ie gas tanks/cylinders, ect ?
I think she look a bit bare at the moment :( (see pics)
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Re: Deck Clutter
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2008, 09:40:37 AM »

Depends on the scale, but a lot of the traders on here do ready-made "deck clutter" - boxes, barrels, ropes, etc.

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Re: Deck Clutter
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2008, 10:07:38 AM »

What scale is the boat John ?
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Re: Deck Clutter
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2008, 10:35:10 AM »

Hi
1:24 i think shes 34in the real one is (was) 60ft ish
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Re: Deck Clutter
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2008, 12:00:16 PM »

Macs Mouldings do lots of suitable stuff in 1:24 if you don't want to make.

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Re: Deck Clutter
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2008, 12:28:06 PM »

As Barrie says, Macs Mouldings have allsorts at 1:24

http://www.macsmouldings.co.uk/
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Re: Deck Clutter
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2008, 01:34:30 PM »

Thanks Guys
Great help clutter now ordered O0
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Re: Deck Clutter
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2008, 01:35:21 PM »

I recently made some coils of rope that turned out quite well. Here's how. I took braided nylon string (kite string, household twine, etc.) and coiled it to the desired shape. I then placed the coil on a flat surface and pushed straight pins horizontally through the windings to hold the shape. Next, I diluted some white glue (Elmer's, here in the USA) with a little water and brushed the solution onto the coiled "rope." When that dried, I painted the rope, removed the pins, and attached the coil to the deck. Easy, inexpensive, and effective.        
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Re: Deck Clutter
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2008, 01:52:16 PM »

Sounds good anyone else with good ideas like that?
Also a bit of rust here & there would be good :) 
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Re: Deck Clutter
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2008, 02:08:42 PM »

I recently made some coils of rope that turned out quite well. Here's how. I took braided nylon string (kite string, household twine, etc.) and coiled it to the desired shape. I then placed the coil on a flat surface and pushed straight pins horizontally through the windings to hold the shape. Next, I diluted some white glue (Elmer's, here in the USA) with a little water and brushed the solution onto the coiled "rope." When that dried, I painted the rope, removed the pins, and attached the coil to the deck. Easy, inexpensive, and effective.        
Only one problem Capt, how many tugs do you know that have neat coils of rope on the deck ? Dont think even the navy does that.

I started mine off with rope as in photo. Havent got a photo of the other stuff.

You could do with some crew, they will fill a few empty spaces. O0
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Re: Deck Clutter
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2008, 03:22:26 PM »

DickyD: my rope coils more-or-less resemble the one at the stern of your tug (the rope being examined by the figure in the red shirt).  Using the method I described, it's easy to make almost any shape you like. Hint: in addition to the pins, a small piece of masking tape or two helps hold the string in position as the glue solution dries. 
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Re: Deck Clutter
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2008, 04:56:27 PM »

Sorry capt, thought you meant those neat little coils.

I made mine by staining the rope with coffee, when dry lay where needed and add a spot or two off supa glue where it touches the deck.

Doing it this way the rope doesnt have to be painted and looks more natural. O0
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Re: Deck Clutter
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2008, 05:46:57 PM »

I dipped my new fenders in black strong tea for ageing worked o.k
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Re: Deck Clutter
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2008, 11:20:30 AM »

These pictures were taken June this year on a Thames Lighterage Tug, there were not many coiled ropes on the deck.


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john54

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Re: Deck Clutter
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2008, 02:26:02 PM »

I think shes looking better with drums & rust O0
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