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Geoff

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SHIPS DECKS
« on: November 13, 2013, 01:42:13 pm »

I am in the process of building Iron Duke to 1/96 scale and the daunting prospect of planking the main and forecastle decks is on the horizon!
 
I will need a source of timber with planks 1/8" wide by 1/16th" deep (or the metric eqivalent) Does any one know of a good source for such timber as obviously the dimensional accuracy is paramount?
 
Thanks in advance
 
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Re: SHIPS DECKS
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 02:14:12 pm »

I used limewood strips. I highly recommend this wood for the purpose. My supplier doesn't trade any more, but you can buy from a number of sources in the UK.

Good luck!



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Re: SHIPS DECKS
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 02:21:52 pm »

Geoff,
I would doubt if there is a ready supply of "planks" to suit your needs.
It would, perhaps, be better to invest in a small circular saw such as the Proxxon KS 230 saw and a KGS 80 Chop saw or the KG 50 cut off saw and cut your own using lime/bass wood sheets for the planks. Whatever method you use it will a long and laborious job.
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Re: SHIPS DECKS
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 02:33:48 pm »

Try Cornwall Model Boats:
http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/lime_strip.html

The 2mm would probably be best as the 3mm plus caulking could be a bit on the wide side. Battleships of that era usually had 9 inch wide planks.

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Re: SHIPS DECKS
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Re: SHIPS DECKS
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013, 01:30:32 pm »

Thank you for all your responses. Definitely something to think about.
 
Andy, what's that you are building, clearly a Dreadnought of some description, and will you have it ready for the anniversary of Jutland in 2016?
 
Whilst somewhat early maybe it would be nice if all the WW1 battleship builders could meet in 2016?
 
Cheers
 
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Re: SHIPS DECKS
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2013, 06:06:12 pm »

Geoff,
Deans Marine produce ready cut decking.The decking produced for their beautiful model of the "Royal Oak" I found entirely suitable for my model of her sister ship"Ramillies" If you give Ron Dean a ring,he will help you out,but please state that the planking is that for the  Royal Oak.
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Re: SHIPS DECKS
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2013, 06:48:22 pm »

Andy, what's that you are building, clearly a Dreadnought of some description, and will you have it ready for the anniversary of Jutland in 2016?
 
Whilst somewhat early maybe it would be nice if all the WW1 battleship builders could meet in 2016?

My dreadnought of some description is the Dreadnought.  ;)

Ready for 1916? Well - possibly. Of course, she wasn't at Jutland in 1916, so I may have her hanging out with the 3rd Battle Squadron at a 1/72nd scale Sheerness.  %%

As to your last point, I made the same suggestion some time ago. Perhaps the Glasgow Richmond annual Navy event might want to consider the opportunities that 1916 brings?

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