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Martin13

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Re: Deck Planking
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2008, 12:48:36 PM »

Bunkerbarge, RickF and a3nige,

Thanks on info and contacts.

Which timber do you recommend that would be suitable for my model

Martin doon under
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Re: Deck Planking
« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2008, 01:16:56 PM »

Hi Martin,
These pics are my Atlantis (not built by me) The deck is Lemonwood with the king & margin planks in Mahogany, a nice contrast I think. The finish on the planks is 5 coats of Tung oil.
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Re: Deck Planking
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2008, 11:39:27 PM »

At 1:128, you want something with almost no grain -  an eight inch plank would be only 1/16 inch. I'd use lime/bass, but you need to pick your strips carefully.

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Re: Deck Planking
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2008, 11:08:59 AM »

Nige,
That's one beautiful hull you got there. The man that did the planking job would be proud - I especially like the contrast between the two timbers.

Rick,

You say 1/16th for a 1:128 scale ??? I have seen a couple of photo's of a model in the London Science Museum plus some photo's of another model built by a friend of Shipmate60. With both of these models the decking appeared to be wider than 1/16 inch or is that modellers licence - or maybe I need my eyes checked again ::)

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Re: Deck Planking
« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2008, 11:20:58 AM »

Martin an 8" plank would be about right. What scale were these other models you have seen ?  :-\
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Re: Deck Planking
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2008, 11:48:50 AM »

Beautiful planking Nige.

Did private craft with profile planking like this ever have the planks joggled into the King plank?  Clearly there will never be a need for a joggle at the margin.

My racing footy yacht has a "planked" deck and several people have remarked that there are no plank butts.  Well its 12 inches long and the planks are pencil over tan painted fibreglass.  What do they want, blood?

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Re: Deck Planking
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2008, 09:12:23 PM »

Martin an 8" plank would be about right. What scale were these other models you have seen ?  :-\

Dicky,

I don't know the scale of HMS Vanguard in the London Science Museum and as for Shipmate60's friend, I thought this model was built at 1:128 scale although I could be wrong. Maybe someone on the forum may know..

The thought of laying 1/16th inch planks sounds frightening, little less than a match stick.
As Rick has stated, you need to pick your strips carefully. I'll need to have these shipped from the UK and the only hope of having a good selection would to be to purchase a lot more than I need......more money

A planked deck on a Battleship looks awesome and the trouble and expensive would be well worth it....

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Re: Deck Planking
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2008, 09:16:42 PM »

Let us know when you start Martin, and if it's OK with the men in white coats, we'll come and visit you.  ::) {-)
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Re: Deck Planking
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2008, 09:44:03 PM »

If its any help ive been very slowly planking my battleship deck at 1/100th scale, using ready cut matchsticks that are 3mm square by 43mm long.
using black cardboard for caulking cut nearly perfectly with a paper gilatine the results are pretty good.

Ive only partly decked the aft deck and used the best part of a 1000 matches already before getting RSI and needing a very long break.
hopefully the end result will look good all 8 foot long of it ::)

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Re: Deck Planking
« Reply #34 on: July 23, 2008, 10:09:53 PM »

Beautiful planking Nige.

Did private craft with profile planking like this ever have the planks joggled into the King plank?  Clearly there will never be a need for a joggle at the margin.


andrew

Hi Andrew, I have seen deck planks both joggled into the king plank and/or into the margin planks so I guess it may have been up to the owner or builder as to how it was planked but I don't know of any rules about joggling.
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Re: Deck Planking
« Reply #35 on: July 23, 2008, 10:18:20 PM »

Bunkerbarge, RickF and a3nige,

Thanks on info and contacts.

Which timber do you recommend that would be suitable for my model

Martin doon under


Martin, I use lime for decking and pear for sidings, superstructure, boats etc.
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Re: Deck Planking
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2008, 11:13:33 PM »

As regards the "rules" of joggling, well, you pays you money and you takes your choice - everyone seems to have their own idea how best to do it.

However, this simple explanation which I stole from someone on another forum (or it may have been this one - sorry!!) sums it all up in very few words and gives a "fit-all" method to produce convincing joggles.

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Re: Deck Planking
« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2008, 03:37:42 AM »

Hi RickF, thanks for your rules of joggling.  I used it on my sailing boat to joggle the curved deck planks into the king plank and it has come out very well.

nice to find helpful items.
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Rich S.

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Re: Deck Planking
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2009, 03:41:30 PM »

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Hey Gents  -  Hope these next few pics can help.





Mix with glue  20/80






I can make a deck available to you if you don't want to go through the trouble:
http://www.wmunderway.8m.com/cgi/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1237263680

Good luck with project.


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