9 (A-deck's aft open promenade sun shade cable).
was a cable that ran the entire length of the aft section
of the A-deck's open promenade, attached about 2/5th's
of the way down the opening. This cable was used for
tying off the bottom edge of a sun shade.
two lengths of monofilament line the length of the open
promenade area. Take one end to the aft end of the weather
cover. When dry, pull the line taut and tack it to the
stanchion representing the location of the aft expansion
joint. Tack onto the stanchion below the 4th funnel
and the last stanchion of the A-deck promenade.
the cable this way ensures that the line will follow
the shear of the ship and not cut across the promenade
openings at differing levels. Once dry it is easier
to tack the line onto each stanchion between the glued
points. This makes the lineup more exact. When complete
paint the cable dark flat gray.
the tag ends off at the last stanchion with small scissors
or nail clippers (preferred). Repeat this process for
the opposite side of the ship.
a sunscreen attached to this cable as seen on pages
42 & 43 of " Illustrated History". The
cover hung down from the top of the aft open A-deck
promenade to the cable. It starts at the enclosed promenade
and finishes on the tenth stanchion aft. It is up to
you whether you want to install the covers or not. They
were not installed when the Titanic left Southampton
but were in place when the ship was moored at Queenstown.
Use a Cellophane
type wrap (like Saran Wrap) to fashion these covers.
Cut this to the correct length and width and glue into
place on either side of the ship.
paint with Model Masters Radome Tan to simulate the