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Ted_H

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Deck planks
« on: November 02, 2013, 10:15:55 AM »

What would be the general scale size of a deck plank on a merchant ship.. ie Im building the Arran Mail form Mobile Marine in 1/35 scale. I was thinking of individual planks but even if if i draw them id still need a size
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Re: Deck planks
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013, 12:03:04 PM »

You can reasonably assume that a deck plank would be 5-6 inches wide on the full size vessel.

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Re: Deck planks
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2013, 06:59:42 PM »

Thanks Colin ... And what about length, around 8ft?
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Re: Deck planks
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2013, 02:46:38 AM »

I seem to remember reading something on period vessels, and a standard plank was 16ft, it might have been 12ft, but I think 16ft. This I assume is how they came out of the saw mill, and by using the full length, you do less cutting and laying.
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Re: Deck planks
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2013, 10:57:14 AM »

On remembering the rule 3 planks between joints on a frame. Do not use the same length planks or you will end up with a diagonal pattern not seen on a merchant ship. And very rare on a naval vessel.  :o
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Re: Deck planks
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2013, 02:43:01 PM »

How would you best suggest to joggle them, although in this model there are not large open spaces to plank.
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