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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #250 on: November 24, 2011, 10:10:49 PM »


Looking good!   :-))
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #251 on: December 31, 2011, 10:30:14 AM »

Happy New Year, in this forthcoming 70th Anniversary year of the Pedestal Convoy, I should be building guns for Ohio, I am, instead, building monsters....back to reality soon.



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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #252 on: January 10, 2012, 09:04:15 PM »

Its a good look a like
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #253 on: January 11, 2012, 12:21:24 AM »

hehehe
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #254 on: March 08, 2012, 06:14:10 PM »

Any suggestions where I could get some stainless steel trays cut and welded up, in the Portsmouth area? I seem to be getting nowhere with my current bloke, bless him. They are for the pyro effects, need to be about 1mm thick, and are various awkward sizes, up to 4" square.
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #255 on: March 08, 2012, 06:40:28 PM »

i will ask john in the morning , are you able to supply the stainless steel ?  how many trays are we looking at ?
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #256 on: March 08, 2012, 10:12:47 PM »

if you mark it out i cantake it to my dt techer or do it myself im very skilled with the school welder and we were funny masks
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #257 on: March 22, 2012, 07:05:49 PM »

stainless steel is now in the workshop , the first " tray " is welded and awaiting linishing , a second is part welded , hopefully by easter we will have a complete set of finished units ! jon
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #258 on: March 23, 2012, 09:25:09 AM »

Cheers mate, she may make the water for the 70th anniversary of Pedestal yet!
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #259 on: April 19, 2012, 09:46:39 PM »

sorry for the delays , weve been having problems welding the thinner sheet stainless , but have now purchased a new welding plant , number one tray is now complete , with another two being welded , fabrication on all other trays will be completed over the next week or two , while the weather is wet im spending my mornings in the workshop , rather than being able to repair fishing boats on the beach !
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #260 on: April 21, 2012, 09:01:08 PM »

fabrication & welding has been progressing very well over the last week , out of the original request for 7 custom trays ive made four of them , so just 3 to complete , all being well i should have them finished over the next week or two ! sorry for those of you hoping to see some photos of my progress , there arent any as i dont take a camera into the workshop with me . i may however photo the completed set when they get delivered . jon
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #261 on: April 23, 2012, 08:59:17 AM »

Cheers Jon, appreciated, cos I couldn't do the job. Thanks 'Mayhem', thats what its for, and moaning about things of course!
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #262 on: April 26, 2012, 09:34:33 PM »

all being well , your trays including the 60 mm deep funnel will be finished this friday !
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #263 on: April 28, 2012, 08:15:51 PM »

as required all of the trays for the pyro effects have been finished and delivered , im looking forwards to  seeing them mounted onto the model ! !
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #264 on: June 18, 2012, 09:01:59 PM »

has there been any progress YET  ? 
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #265 on: June 19, 2012, 09:29:35 AM »

Still trying to get a sub on or under the surface. Once I have achieved that, its back on Ohio.
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #266 on: June 19, 2012, 01:08:17 PM »

Just like the Navy then  {-) {-) {-)

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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #267 on: June 20, 2012, 07:24:20 AM »

i thought there was some kind of rush to get on with the build as the display of battle is looming fast !
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #268 on: June 20, 2012, 03:04:40 PM »

Once the display season hits, all bets are off. The seventieth anniversary of the Pedestal Convoy is coming round in August. To be honest, it aint going to make it on the water in time. Kind of annoying {:-{
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #269 on: June 20, 2012, 03:38:23 PM »

think id have put more effort into getting the working bits sorted before the display , then detailed the model as its used
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #270 on: September 18, 2012, 07:23:27 PM »

Display season is over and the build is back on...
I now have trays for the pyros which need to be fitted.





Using a fairly brutal 'ripping to bits' file, the holes were eased open one by one.






Some of these trays ( the ones at each end of the pump section ) have to be easily removable so I can bolt and unbolt the model together at the pond side. Didn't think of that :o


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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #271 on: September 18, 2012, 07:31:48 PM »

With the trays fitted I decided I wanted to see what she looked like outdoors..





I noticed, in the sunlight, Ohio has got ripples! Her hull looks like a big, wobbly, welded tanker. Entirely unintentional but now very happy :-)




Note to self; Finish Tanker.
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #272 on: September 18, 2012, 10:38:13 PM »

Interesting, and impressively large, project.
I did try to Google 'ripping to bits' file but only came across a 'dreadnaught' - that must the Royal Navy model version ?
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #273 on: September 19, 2012, 09:07:33 AM »

It hangs next to the 'smashing' hammer, 'tickling' hammer and dockyard screwdriver, on the clubhouse wall.
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #274 on: September 19, 2012, 10:16:55 AM »

It hangs next to the 'smashing' hammer, 'tickling' hammer and dockyard screwdriver, on the clubhouse wall.

Thats a 12v battery  ;) :-))
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