Step Down Thickness

Discussion in '1/96 Battlestations' started by Ace_Austin, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Ace_Austin

    Ace_Austin Active Member

    Nov 4, 2012
    Gents, I'm working the plans right now for my Lexington. Where the deck aft steps down, I do not have a rib close enough to really fudge into the right spot without upsetting the placement of all my other 3/8" ribs. My question is what would be considered legal to place between the two deck levels to tie them together? If I have a 1/2" Cap Rail, then I would think I would be allowed to turn my rail 90 degrees to the vertical, and tie into the upper portion, turn back 90 and run forward. Or, as I have seen in other threads most folks have ribs in the right location, only a rib thickness be allowed to be used. I know its only an 1/8" but I want to use the biggest permitable wood to tie them in.
  2. glaizilla

    glaizilla Active Member

    Sep 24, 2010
    That can be legally hard I do beleive its strike surface can be as wide as a 3/8" rib, unless its shape constitutes additional hard area like a casement or bulge etc. Good luck on your project. We are all very excited to see your progress on the 96 scale ship.