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  1. On my last 2 scratch build ships I have guessed the thickness of the different types of rope used. Now that I am working on the Fluit, the Zeehaen, I think that guesstimating the thickness of rope is out of the question. Is there a formula one uses to figure out how the thickness of rope is calculated? For example : x = scale of the ship y = real size of the ship z = thickness of rope Taking in account the year and nationality of the ship (1639, Dutch), or this does not matter? I know the scale is important which for the Zeehaen is 1:3
  2. Hi everyone! After making a few kits myself, i found out that the ropes that come with the kits usually are not as good as i would want them. I have researched a bit and found out about ropewalks, even found the Domanoff PL4 and Prosak. Still, i dont have the money right now, and i would like to make a ropewalk myself. I have looked into it and found this post: Which is exactly what i was looking for. However, i have seen other designs in which the moving part also twists the rope in the oposite side. My question is, if anyone has tried both, is it worth it to add a motor t
  3. Hello, I'm 3D modelling the Black Pearl and I'm struggling to find any good reference on how the masts are supposed to be rigged. Any help would be greatly appreciated
  4. 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. 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 cu
  6. Hi. I have just receved my order of modellng rope. Pleased with the products and service. A few photos says more then a string of text so here are the photos. That' the best with the focus I can get on the camera. www.modellbau-takelgarn.de is the trader I got it from. I have no connection with the above business/Trader. Just someone selling a quality product. It's A lot better than I can made it 🙄 Regards Antony.
  7. 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
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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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