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  1. Dear all Having spend a lot of time making rope I d like to share my experience. I ve made many rope sizes using all of DMC range as well as a few others. This is what I came up with. Left Twist: Petra, Perle Right Twist: Cebelia, Babylo, Cordonnet, Mara one ball Cordonnet 40 makes about 22 m of rope DMC Petra 3, 1x3---1.46 mm Petra 5, 1x3---1.18 mm Petra 8, 1x3---0.88 mm Petra 8, 2x3---1.25 mm Cebelia 10, 1x3---1.06 mm Cebelia 10, (1x3)x3, 2 mm Babylo 40, 2x3---0.9 mm Perle 5, 3x3---2.1 mm Perle 5, 2x3---1.72 mm Perle 8, 1x3---0.81 mm Perle 8, 2x3---1.25 mm Perle 12, 1x3---0.63 mm Perle 12, 2x3---0.94 mm Cordonnet 20, 1x3---0.61 mm Cordonnet 20, 2x3---1.12 mm Cordonnet 40, 2x3---1.04 mm Cordonnet 60, 2x3---0.87 mm Cordonnet 60, 3x3---1.08 mm Cordonnet 80, 2x3---0.82 mm Cordonnet 100, 2x3---0.7 mm Cotton/linen yarn, 2x3---2.3 mm (too fuzzy) 100% cotton yarn, 2x3---2.3 mm (Too fuzzy) Gutermann Mara 30, 1x3---0.81 mm Mara 30, 2x3---1.06 mm Mara 30, 3x3---1.43 mm Mara 70, 2x3---0.77 mm Mara 70, 3x3---0.94 mm Mara 120, 2x3---0.56 mm Various Linen 40/2, 1x3---0.66 (Irregular, bad rope) Dual Duty XP, 4x3---1.6 mm (bad rope) Dual Duty plus, (1x3)x3, 1.6 mm (bad rope) Cottolin 22/2, 3x3---1.9 mm (quite fuzzy) This is how 230 m of scale rope looks like!
  2. I am fortunate enough to live in a Coastal Community where I can walk the docks, and look at different types of ships and small vessels. We also have a extensive Marine Retail Store dedicated to Commercial Fishing located on the Docks. Over the years, I have been buying Nylon Seine Line in various sizes for gardening and other projects. The smallest diameter Seine Line I am aware of is #5, which has a diameter somewhere between 050 and 070 in equivalent Kit lines. See examples below. The Seine Line is stiffer and is much easier to use. When cut, the Seine Line frays less at the cut end than the line provided in the Kits. The #5 Seine Line (Nylon) comes in 1 lbs spools. Which is approximately 3,500 feet at a cost of only $12.99 each. This one spool will last me a lifetime. So far I have only experimented with it. So far I am impressed.
  3. First, now (2/16/18) on Ebay linen yarn in retail quantity Nm 26/1 = 40 Lea 3 stand layup result at 1:48 = dia. between 0.75-0.9 in. circ. between 2.4-2.8 in. ( I have measured 30/1 and 45/1 yarn) Nm 21/1 = 35 Lea The following are available in wholesale quantities: from Etsy seller StoffGarnConneXion in Schwalmtal, Germany The weight per unit is ~ 1 kg cone shipping to US alone is ~$50 / unit closest result @ 1:48 by my measurement Nm Lea A B C dia. circ. spool 36* 60 62/1 3 0.012 0.6 1.9 $58 30* 50 45/1 3 0.016 0.75 2.4 $75 24* 40 $32 20* 33 30/1 3 0.019 0.9 2.8 $52 12* 20 14/1 3 0.027 1.3 4 $48 10* 17 16/1 3 0.04 1.9 6 $43 15/2 25/2 20/2 3 0.033 1.6 5 $92 A yarn size in lea B # strands turned C actual diameter as measured as rotations per inch on a dowel
  4. Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone that has done the Mamoli 1:90 victory and got to the end of the rigging and found they had enough string to complete the job? The more I look at people's builds on here the more I think there isn't gonna be enough string in the kit to do the job... The bag with the different sizes of string that came with my kit looks a little small to me. I haven't opened the bag yet to have a really good look at the strings, but from memory there doesn't look like there will be enough. My question is: Where can I buy some spares from? I would rather have more than enough and use the extra to tie some fancy knots with!!! than get halfway through and run out... I live in the UK, but getting stuff posted from abroad is easy enough. I eagerly await replies with hopefully some good news/tips/advice Till then, Kindest regards Spider
  5. I built a rope walk on the MS version to see if rope making is as much fun as it seems. The question is what size thread in a 3-strand lay will yield what size rope? Any help will be greatfully accepted. Thanks
  6. Hi, The kit is Mantua/Sergal CS. The kit has metric measurements (not a problem) but for the length it reads like this 0.25 by "60mt". The only time I've seen "mt" used was for metric tons or MT. for mountain. Can anyone help me with this? I had trouble with math in school but that is a different topic. According to a number of resources CS would have flown a "Red Ensign" being a merchantman. The flag supplied is a Union Jack. Any leads for cloth printed small flags would be most welcome. Happy Thanksgiving to all...
  7. Hello all, I am new to the wooded model ship building hobby. I have a question for the experts. What type of thread/cord do you use when you make the ropes (as in using a rope walk)? What are the three threads, etc in pictures of rope walks I see?? Many thanks for all the great information and tips. Jabe
  8. I'm new to building wooden model ships and I do not want to use a kit. I have build my rope walk but I need to know the different diameters of rope on the USS Constitution, but I can't find that information. Can anyone help, please!!!!

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