1 (rebuilding the outboard support posts).
outboard support posts for the docking bridge on the model
are incorrect. The model has circular supports where the
Titanic had rectangular supports. You will need to change
these either using square plastic stock, sheet plastic
or rectangular brass tubing. We opted for the sheet plastic
on our models.
you choose likewise you will then need to cut 4 pieces
for EACH pillar (8 in total for the pair). Cut 4 pieces
of sheet plastic at 4mm wide x 6mm tall. These became
the port and starboard sides of the new rectangular poles.
After we cut the 4 pieces we set them aside and made 4
more measured at 5mm wide x 6mm tall.
place them in to two groups with EACH group consisting
of 4 pieces of sheet plastic that measured as follows;
2 pieces of 4mm x 6mm and 2 pieces at 5mm x 6mm. Place
a small bead of glue along the inside edge of one of the
end pieces (5mm x 6mm) and place one of the 4mm x 6 mm
pieces on to it so the 6mm lengths matched up. Repeat
this step again so you end up with two right angled panels.
add glue to the inside edges of the unattached 5mm x 6mm
sides and placed the two right angled sections together
to form a rectangular column 6mm tall x 4mm long (port/starboard)
x 5mm wide (bow/stern).
whole procedure was repeated again for the other model
column. When both of these had dried they were slid down
each column on the poop deck for a dryfit test. With the
inside diameter hugging tight to all four sides of the
column and the height equal to that of the columns, small
beads of glue were then added to the inside of the rectangle
around the column and left to set.
photos of the Titanic's sea trials, you can see dark openings
on the stern side of these rectangular supports. Fashion
these out of sheet plastic cut at 3.5mm long x 3mm wide.
When complete glue these flush and centered to the top
half of the columns where they attach to the docking bridge
and then painted them dark gray. It is our belief that
these were vents for the steering room below.
the columns flat white.