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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:06 pm 
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Based on Bergen's painting of her at Jutland, the side railings appear taken down; that is stanchions laid on the deck with wires still reeved through them. Such would make sense as crew would not normally be on deck during action and main battery blast damage could cause the railings to carry away with the attendant risk of fouling the propellers.

That said I'm surprised the wires were not unreeved and then struck below when clearing for action. Anyone have comments on this practice (if I'm interpreting Bergen correctly) or any photo evidence that might clarify the matter?

I've long been tempted to attempt this in 350th, just laying PE flat on the decks I guess.

Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated.

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Mike Powell


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not about Seydlitz, but definitely pics around of Prinz Eugen with folded railings on deck during Denmark Strait action, supposedly same was on Bismarck. Recall Kirishima was also having them folded for Washington action, but no pics of that though. So practice of folded railings is known and ok to model. Mind, only main deck railings, not higher decks.

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