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    Veronica
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    πŸ“ Veronica deck laid up.
    5 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Never have too many clamps, pegs and rolls of tape.
    Used to hold down the deck.wait now to see the results.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica deck laid up.
    5 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thank you for your info Nerys, I’ve made my deck planks
    3/8” wide on model, which I think will be about 9” full scale. I’ll thin down some varnish 50/50 so that it soaks in, hopefully the planks will show through, and so will the imitation pitched seams penciled in.
    Just wait now for the glue to dry. Fingers crossed.
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    5 months ago by Nerys ( Captain)
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    Pleased to hear you have reached the deck planking stage, Ken. Looking forward to seeing her. I'd treat the decks with sealer before varnishing if it was me. That will raise the grain, which can then be rubbed down before varnishing and should give a better finish.

    Cheers, Nerys

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    5 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    My next intention Nerys, I usually use thinned down varnish to soak into the timber, then sand back ready for a second and third coat.Then put on a full final coat of varnish prior to painting.
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    5 months ago by Nerys ( Captain)
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    After pontificating on varnishing decks, I have to admit to painting the decks on my Portlight.- blue it was quite a popular colour for decks. I remember painting the decks of 'George and Eliza' blue on my first trip as mate.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ Veronica
    5 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Latest developments, sub deck fitted , cardboard templates made for the actual deck , to be made in one piece, from 1/16 birch ply, scribed with deck planks
    before fitting on to sub deck then painted .
    What is the width of the deck planks please?

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    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Vice Admiral)
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    She is coming along nicely Ken.
    Keep it up.
    Sorry i can't help with the width of the deck planking.


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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica
    5 months ago by Nerys ( Captain)
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    Deck planking was normally 6" x 3" pine, caulked seams then laid with pitch. We used to bevel the plank edges slightly to facilitate this. The decks of the model barges I have built so far, I have laid a 3mm ply deck in pieces first then planked with lime strips 1mm x 5mm. Where you, apart from being a more experienced modeller than me, are using plans, I build on the methods of the traditional barge builders of old, working on the adage that if it looks right, it must be. Your method, you could paint in the pitched seams which would look great with a varnished or untreated deck, but my barges have painted decks which hide the seams. It's all horses for courses.

    All the best, Nerys

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica
    5 months ago by KenThompson ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Ply deck made, but had to do it in two pieces, as I only had 36” lengths of ply. So its one piece from the stern up to the forward hatch, then the rest from there to the bow. Next , I’ll score lines with a scriber to represent the deck planking.
    Cheers for now Ken

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica
    5 months ago by Nerys ( Captain)
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    You've come on well today, Ken. I've been fitting the steering servo and fitting a yoke on the rudder. The chief electrician is going to connect them up for me on Sunday.

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