draft marks 1:50, white
For better visibility, the decors in the store are not displayed in white but in black.
They are printed in white. Only one scale is included.
The numbers/characters are made of acrylic paint. They are cured with UV light during the printing process.
The numbers/characters are printed in a highly active adhesive.
The transfer foil is used to transfer the characters to the model and is removed again.
The characters are printed individually without a carrier foil
The correct scale is written on the decor. The picture is an example.
We have spent a long time with the legal basics and have calculated the heights of the lines/brands on different examples. Our load and draught marks correspond to the regulations of the Germanischer Lloyd's in the version of building regulations & guidelines 2007. The signs, lines and symbols were constructed in CAD according to the specifications of the GL and then scaled to different scales.
M1:20, 1:25, 1:32, 1:40, 1:50, 1:75, 1:100
In the area of the protrusion we have drawn different variants.
60° protrusion on both sides in m,
60°prolapse on both sides in dm,
60° right foot protrusion
vertical on both sides in m and dm.
The draught marks represented in Arabic numerals correspond to metric dimensions (dm, m)
The draught marks represented in Roman numerals correspond to the imperial measure, English foot.
The freeboard mark, loading mark, Plimsoll mark
specifies the limit for the freeboard of the ship's hull, which can change due to loading. In merchant ships, it is located halfway along the ship's length near the main frame bulkhead on both sides of the ship's hull, just below the deck line that marks the position of the freeboard deck. The distance of the freeboard mark from the deck line (upper edge of line to upper edge of line) corresponds to the summer freeboard.
The deck markings that mark the minimum freeboard allowed are horizontal strokes 230 millimeters (9 inches) long and 25 millimeters (1 inch) wide, separated at right angles and, unless expressly stated otherwise, forward by a 25 millimeter (1 inch) wide vertical stroke that is 540 millimeters (21 inches) from the center of the ring of the freeboard mark.
The loading marks set off to the rear are wood loading marks.
If your ship is not intended for timber loading, please cut off the part of the decoration beforehand. The white line drawn above the circle is placed at deck height.
The circle, the lines and the letters should be painted white or yellow on a dark background or black on a light background. They are to be carefully and permanently attached to both sides of the ship.
For ships with limited cruising range, the seasonal loading marks, e.g. for tropical and winter North Atlantic voyages, are omitted, depending on the cruising range. Ships over 100 m in length do not receive a WNA mark.
For these vessels, the WNA freeboard is the same as the winter freeboard and the LWNA mark must be placed on the same level as the W mark.
Ahming, draft mark
The actual draft of a ship can be read by Ahmings.
Ahmings are draft marks, which are attached to the bow and stern of a seagoing vessel and sometimes also amidships. The draft is calculated from the lower edge of the keel upwards and is given in decimeters or English feet. Sometimes both are parallel, in decimeters on one side, usually on the left, and in English feet on the other side, usually on the right of the ship.
The draft marks are often placed from 2m above the base due to the ridges on the bottom of the ship.
We have not found a standard for the symbols bead bow or aileron. According to our research the sizes vary a lot. Depending on the size of the ship, they are individually manufactured and welded on. Which symbols you use, please compare with pictures or the construction plan of your "dream ship".
The symbols TUG and ICE correspond to the specifications of GL. Please refer to your construction documents for information on where they are to be affixed.
There are currently 9 classification societies worldwide.
We have chosen 4 different ones, NV, LR, GL. and think that a large part of the built ship models are models of original ships, which are marked with these ahmings. DSRK, is the former GDR classification society. It was taken over by GL in the early 90s.
The numbers/letters are printed on a previously applied highly active adhesive. A transfer foil is applied for protection and transfer.
The working steps for gluing on
of the numbers and characters on the model corresponds to the one used for gluing plotted letters.
Clean the surface of the model area with spirit or similar.
Cut out the required area with the transfer foil using a very sharp balsa knife.
Make sure that all characters stick to the foil. Carefully pull the foil with the characters off the silicone paper.
Position the transfer foil with the characters on the model.
Attention: apply exactly, no correction is possible! Press the characters through the transfer foil onto the surface. Carefully pull off the transfer foil. The characters are immediately mechanically stable. After a few days, the excess adhesive can be carefully wiped off with benzine. Overpainting also makes the adhesive invisible.
Overpainting is not necessary, since this system is absolutely waterproof.
Since the color edges are rounded, mechanical damage is also hardly possible.
This article is only produced for Bauer models