Would 1:200 rails work for a 1:250 model?

Discussion in 'Ship & Watercraft Models' started by Paperart, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. Paperart

    Paperart New Member

    Hi guys I've been looking everywhere for 1:250 photo-etched rails but I can't seem to find any. All I ever see are 1:200 rails and I'm really tempted to try this scale railings. I was wondering if you guys have done something similar and did it work for you? Also if you could lead me to somewhere that does sell 1:250 railings that would be great.
  2. Bargee61

    Bargee61 Member

    Marcle Models in the UK (www.marcle.co.uk) list etched metal 1:250 Ships Railings (4 & 5 Bar) and also (2 & 3Bar). Each pacl is sufficient for scale length of 1,500 feet and their current price 19.95 GBP (say around 20 USD or 13.5 Euros) plus postage.

    Hope this helps.

  3. Dave Treby

    Dave Treby Member

    I've used these and they're fine. I just wonder sometimes if they're a bit overscale for 1/250. The rails are just over 5mm high which is equivalent to about 1.3m on the prototype. How high are ships railings, and how much does it vary?
    The templates on David Hathaway's Paper Shipwright models are usually about 4-4.5 mm high, but perhaps that's because they tend to be older prototypes.
    It's not difficult to trim the brass ones down to that height. The 4 & 5 bars become 3 & 4 bars. I think they look better that way, but it could just be the eye of the beholder!
  4. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    19.95 british pounds is actually 38.81 USD.... Great tips on sites!
  5. Paperart

    Paperart New Member

    Thanks for the help guys too bad marcle doesn't accept paypal :(
  6. sakrison

    sakrison Member

    I think Thomas Pleiner offers railings in 1/250 in laser-cut card--much less expensive than photo etch. I bought his 1/200 railings from Lighthouse Models, now out of business.

    Drop Thomas a line at thomas.pleiner@mtp-studio.de

  7. sakrison

    sakrison Member

  8. Paperart

    Paperart New Member

    Thanks, I'm not sure how well card railings are but I'm buying a set to try out.
  9. Dave Treby

    Dave Treby Member

    Be sure to let us know how yu get on. There are a lot of good things on that site that look as though they could make the fiddly bits of ship modelling easier.

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