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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #375 on: November 18, 2015, 10:50:23 AM »

Thank you, I shall give that a shot.
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #376 on: September 02, 2016, 08:00:32 PM »

The Royal British Legion September magazine LIVE ON contains an article with pics of the SS Ohio in the harbour and with the attached destroyers. There is an account from a survivor, one George Robson Miller who served as a Private Gunner. A very brave man who describes his experience in a way that makes me proud to be British.

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« Reply #377 on: September 03, 2016, 12:48:05 AM »

UBN...with the comment of deck plumbing ...leads me to think scale pipework

The advice from JimG about annealing & soap is 100% :-))

You could also consider one of the Dubro 1/8" tube benders for scale like pipe bends.........about $15.00

But it will provide totally uniform bends that look the part

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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #378 on: September 03, 2016, 01:14:14 PM »

The Royal British Legion September magazine LIVE ON contains an article with pics of the SS Ohio in the harbour and with the attached destroyers. There is an account from a survivor, one George Robson Miller who served as a Private Gunner. A very brave man who describes his experience in a way that makes me proud to be British.

Excellent article. The stories attached to the Ohio and to the Pedestal convoy make for astonishing reading. However, what set me on this path was a copy of a painting by Norman Wilkinson, printed in a magazine about 25 years ago, that convinced me I would one day have to builder her.
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #379 on: September 03, 2016, 01:15:32 PM »

UBN...with the comment of deck plumbing ...leads me to think scale pipework

The advice from JimG about annealing & soap is 100% :-))

You could also consider one of the Dubro 1/8" tube benders for scale like pipe bends.........about $15.00

But it will provide totally uniform bends that look the part

Derek


One ordered from the importers.

 I now have a method of transporting a 100" model on one trolley, its big and it works...photos to follow.
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #380 on: September 04, 2016, 11:20:35 AM »

I have a pair of those tubing benders. Not very good if all you can source is metric tube  {:-{ in my case its not viable to have imperial sized tubing delivered from UK to Spain - postage is twice the cost of the tube and as I found out to my cost with some 300mm lengths, they do bend so the postie can get it in the mail box <:( <:(

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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #381 on: September 14, 2016, 06:54:03 PM »

Giant Tanker Transporter Mk1...
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #382 on: September 14, 2016, 06:56:55 PM »

And getting wet at The Southern model Show last weekend. Masts now primer coated, Pyro trays disguised with deck grey paint, and the problem with discontinued Humbrol colours now sorted thanks to a real close match with the re-introduced No111, also Humbrol.
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #383 on: September 14, 2016, 06:58:02 PM »

She is very much looking like the photos of the real ship, I am most happy with the progress, must get on with the fiddly bits now.
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« Reply #384 on: February 23, 2017, 05:40:50 PM »

I was in the Malta war museum this afternoon. There are several relics of the Ohio on display including the ship's wheel. They also have an audiovisual display of the Pedastal convoy centered on Ohio. Other fascinating exhibits include the damaged ship's bell of the carrier Illustrious which is literally shredded, the Sea Gladiator biplane Faith and the George Medal awarded to the Island.


Can't post photos at the moment as I only have my tablet and phone with me.


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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #385 on: February 23, 2017, 06:24:03 PM »

I was in the Malta war museum this afternoon. There are several relics of the Ohio on display including the ship's wheel. They also have an audiovisual display of the Pedastal convoy centered on Ohio. Other fascinating exhibits include the damaged ship's bell of the carrier Illustrious which is literally shredded, the Sea Gladiator biplane Faith and the George Medal awarded to the Island.


Can't post photos at the moment as I only have my tablet and phone with me.


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When you are ready, stick em up :-))
I wish I could concentrate on just one project at a time though {:-{
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #386 on: February 27, 2017, 11:51:23 AM »

OK, here they are:

The Pedestal Convoy display
Damaged Bell from HMS Illustrious
Malta George Cross
Sea Gladiator 'Faith'

Wish I was back there at the moment 18 degrees and sunny; 8 degrees and wet here plus the gale when we were away blew a roof panel out of the carport!

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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #387 on: February 27, 2017, 11:55:58 AM »

HMS Illustrious ships bell certainly tells the story.
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« Reply #388 on: February 27, 2017, 09:11:15 PM »

Glad this turned up again UBN. I really like your brass work. The masts are true model engineering  :-))

If looking for 4ba screws, maybe they have a few at the model engineer club in Chichester? Pop over with a part of your ship one Tuesday evening. They would be impressed with the brasswork, maybe they would have a look in their Baccy tins for some screws.

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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #389 on: February 27, 2017, 10:31:13 PM »

Ohh, I have that covered! Between EKP Supplies and the Southampton Boat Show, I am pretty well stocked with both BA and Metric sizes of non-ferrous NBWs.


Chichester Model Boat Club are having one of their canal runs this coming Sunday, 12:30pm depart from the basin. At the moment SS Ohio is my most likely model for a day out. The question is, can I paint and fit 22 tank hatches by Sunday,,,we shall see.
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #390 on: February 28, 2017, 09:37:44 PM »

I wish I had been interested in model boats properly when I lived in Bognor. A fellow CDSME member (Giles) seriously sparked my interest when he brought in a model of an Armoured cruiser about five years ago to restore at club. I think he is a member of the Chi model boat club as well (or was)

I'm glad you found a source of BA bolts.
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« Reply #391 on: February 28, 2017, 11:39:35 PM »

Giles is with the Chichester crowd, and I am glad to say the Armoured Cruiser is now a regular sight on the water.
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« Reply #392 on: March 01, 2017, 10:57:52 PM »

Isn't she gorgeous! She looked better in green and black, but she is still lovely in grey. I fell in love with the model when I saw it and it inspired me to get plans of a later armoured cruiser.

Anyhow, back to business, how goes Ohio?
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #393 on: March 05, 2017, 11:23:17 PM »

Some work done today instead of the Chichester Canal Run, which was rained off.
I had a number of the smaller tank hatches to fit, having only recently moulded them. The plan being to epoxy them in place, after installing brass M4 bolts into the bottom. The heads acting as anchor points when gluing everything in place.
I used a marine coupling end as a temporary depth gauge, this stopped me drilling straight through the whole thing, many times!
Notice the unerring use of precision measurements to locate the centres for drilling..it's a wonder anything is straight :o
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #394 on: March 05, 2017, 11:31:56 PM »

I had to make a few compromises with the positioning of the tank hatches, the 'special' function trays have got in the way. So, I have less than I should have, in not quite the right positions. It's all added detail though..very happy.
I drilled part way through the 8mm ply deck, to slightly larger than the head size of the M4 bolts poking out of the bottom of the hatches. This gave me wiggle room to adjust out my poor centre drilled locators. Then I counter sunk the holes, this gave me a bit more room for epoxy plus the sawdust in the holes!
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #395 on: March 05, 2017, 11:35:26 PM »

Final job of the day being to improve the fit of a couple of the metal hatches. These were lined with 3mm plywood. Sanded and tickled to suit, then epoxied in place.
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« Reply #396 on: March 05, 2017, 11:36:04 PM »

Well now, that's a great tip on depth stopping a drill bit. I usually just use tape but that idea will definitely be adopted. :-)

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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #397 on: March 05, 2017, 11:37:21 PM »

Beat me to it Ray....looking rather good...how did i miss this build


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« Reply #398 on: March 05, 2017, 11:43:50 PM »

Surprisingly, I did not set out to use the coupling end for this. It is 4mm and was going on a 380 motor as an offset 'trembler' for a shaker plate, for getting rid of air bubbles while resin moulding. The whole thing being bolted to an old plastic cutting board, with rubber feet fitted for good measure...it works too. Noisy though!!
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #399 on: April 03, 2017, 10:30:26 PM »

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