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regiment

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plank on frame
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:37:48 PM »

plank on frame boats  any body build them now
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Re: plank on frame
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2018, 08:50:02 PM »

Yes, lots of people. Carvel, clinker, double diagonal, you name it.
 Plenty in our club, plenty in the masterclass section.

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Re: plank on frame
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 09:04:15 PM »

About a year ago I acquired from the Website a plank on frame Amsterdam Tug, which I have just started. In fact the next stage is planking the hull.  My last model was a plank on frame American Scout Freighter.  Both of these I must admit were acquired second hand. I don't expect there are many new plank on frame kits available for motorised use these days. I started plank on frame in 1978 with square static riggers but gave them up in about 1995 due to Open University work and lack of space to display them.

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Re: plank on frame
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2018, 08:11:19 PM »

Missy D is an avid plank on frame builder as is Brian B.
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Re: plank on frame
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2018, 10:34:12 PM »

With inspiration from Bluebird, I've just completed the hull for a 1/12 scale Whaleback (63").  See his Masterclass.  It's a hard chine design, double diagonal planked, limewood inner layer, mahogany outer. Not the fastest way to build a hull but incredibly rewarding. If I could find the way to reduce a .jpg file size from 2Mb to less than 500Kb I would post photos!
Planking gives great flexibility of hull shape because it allows a compound curve to be built in, unlike ply sheeting; plus of course a lot of the 1/1 scale boats were and are made this way. One drawback - unless you can cut your own planks, it is quite an expensive technique. I've thought of another too - the outer skin has to be held in place with pins while the glue dries. The end of my thumb is now in quite a state after pushing in something like 3000 pins.
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Re: plank on frame
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2018, 11:16:05 PM »

From the west side of The Pond, a quick Google search shows that the Midwest Jim Wilder II tug is still available at a few sites.  As is the Dumas CG36500.  I have built both of these plank-on-frame kits.  Nice kits, nice boats.
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Re: plank on frame
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2018, 06:30:51 PM »

plank on frame boats  any body build them now


Definitely in fact Iím building one now. Have a look in the steam section and you will see my build log  👍
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