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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Submarines => Topic started by: petesubman on August 27, 2014, 09:48:39 PM

Title: hms thunderchild
Post by: petesubman on August 27, 2014, 09:48:39 PM
Found this the garage, h g wells , jules verne and the royal navy, regards pete
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Post by: petesubman on August 27, 2014, 09:55:22 PM
Another view
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Post by: petesubman on August 27, 2014, 09:56:50 PM
Stern view
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Post by: warspite on August 28, 2014, 08:57:41 AM
Looks like its out of the league of gentlemen  {-)
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Post by: petesubman on August 28, 2014, 09:10:52 AM
Thats how it came about warspite, that huge ram bow, there is kit available  lot of money though, what if the royal had a submarine as big as the bismark, got the plasticard out , found some odd bits of kits, regards pete
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Post by: unbuiltnautilus on August 28, 2014, 11:25:30 AM
Nice :-))
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Post by: U-33 on August 28, 2014, 11:50:33 AM
Good grief, Pete...your garage must be like an Aladdin's Cave!!


Rich
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Post by: petesubman on August 28, 2014, 12:21:47 PM
Rich you wouldnt believe it mate, it was one of my chores , had to clean it out, i found a badly messed with type 23 , I tried to put weld lines on it mmmmmmmmm, also found a couple of small  gas dive units I bought from pandan models years ago regards pete
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Post by: petesubman on August 28, 2014, 03:35:38 PM
Thanks for the comment alan, I thought about building it in light ply and slightly larger, plasticard was easier,  regards pete
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Post by: raflaunches on August 28, 2014, 07:57:43 PM
Wow that looks fantastic!
Reminds me of the nautilus in the film The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen but better.
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Post by: U-33 on August 28, 2014, 10:16:56 PM
Is it any wonder I worry about you, Pete?   ;D


Rich
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Post by: petesubman on August 29, 2014, 06:43:10 AM
I worry about me rich,  on your u 47  are you using the brass rod and allen key to  seal  her up, im thinking about getting a bayonet ring from engels for mine, regards pete
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Post by: essex2visuvesi on August 29, 2014, 07:21:26 AM
I worry about me rich,  on your u 47  are you using the brass rod and allen key to  seal  her up, im thinking about getting a bayonet ring from engels for mine, regzrds pete
I have the bayonet on my sea wolf, needed some minor mods to fit, but is far superior sealing wise.
Norbert bruggens bayonets are cheaper, and pretty much the same as the engel ones. I'm placing an order with him later this month if you want to add it to my order and save on postage.
Title: Re: hms thunderchild
Post by: U-33 on August 29, 2014, 07:27:00 AM
Pete, my U-47 is pretty much stock, apart from the fact that I added the operating foreplanes via a servo, and did away with that strange brass rod and plastic flag thing. I've never had a problem with the brass rod/allen key set up yet, I did give it a good check over and it seems to be pretty well solid. I really must crack on and get her finished...now I've got a car again, I'd like to be able to get her properly wet.


Rich
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Post by: petesubman on August 29, 2014, 09:35:06 AM
Rich just been on the model brass web site, they are still doing the u47  7b deck and a conversion kit for the tower and a nice deck for the 2540, regards pete
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Post by: U-33 on August 29, 2014, 09:38:19 AM
I can't find the website, Pete...do you have a link for it?

Rich
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Post by: petesubman on August 29, 2014, 09:42:38 AM
Hi rich try www.modelbrass.com, or model brass u47 brass deck , regards pete
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Post by: U-33 on August 29, 2014, 09:59:38 AM
Well, I'll be b*********d, I couldn't find that! Thanks mate...I'm on it!

Rich
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Post by: Subculture on August 29, 2014, 11:25:42 AM
Although the website is still active, i don't think the decks are still available, as people in the past got no response when trying to contact the owners. So unless things have altered recently, caveat.

In regard to fitting bayonets- nothing difficult on an unbuilt kit, but to fit one on a finished sub would require the removal of the techrack, which is no small task as it's bonded into the endcap.

The standard system does the job, the thing to remember is that Robbe used a special extra soft o-ring for sealing. So if you need to replace it, you really either need an original part or source special extra soft compound o-rings, otherwise you might get leaks.
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Post by: U-33 on August 29, 2014, 01:11:41 PM
Ooh, thanks for the heads up on that, Andy...I'll do a bit of digging around on SubCom, see if anyone on there knows anything.


As regards O rings, I was lucky enough to pick up two brand new sets of genuine Robbe ones, amongst various other bits n' bobs, direct from Robbe. I'll not be changing to a bayonet fitting, I had a very close look at the stock fitting on mine, and it looks to be extremely solidly put together.


Rich
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Post by: petesubman on August 29, 2014, 03:48:00 PM
Hope you have some success richard, talk to tim smalley, he may have more info , I take your point andy about the  tech rack , mine fell off, which makes the job a little easier, regards pete
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Post by: essex2visuvesi on August 29, 2014, 09:53:58 PM
you also need to modify the tech rack slighty otherwise you cant twist the bayonet (dont ask how I know)


I have some of the robbe o rings that I didn't use if you want them?


My Seawolf is currently on its way to the UK from Finland as I'm now getting the urge to do more work on it :)
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Post by: U-33 on August 29, 2014, 10:08:32 PM
The swan is almost finished now, so I guess it'll soon be time to make a start on the U-47. I have two of the new guns built, just one more to go, a new set of much better periscopes ready, and some detail bits for the tower. The aerial wires need replacing, the net cutter needs removing, and the deck needs some attention. Worst bit is where the prop shafts exit the body...that really does need some work to make it look half decent.

Onwards and upwards as they say...

Rich
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Post by: petesubman on August 30, 2014, 08:42:22 AM
Hi richard, found another contact address , try jason@modelbrass think thats his email, regards pete
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Post by: U-33 on August 30, 2014, 09:44:43 AM
Lovely...thanks Pete.


Rich
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Post by: Subculture on August 30, 2014, 10:52:28 AM
I would stick with the original deck on a dynamic diver. Those large slots might not be scale but they are designed to flood down well without problems with surface tension etc. So no embarrassing problems with trapped wind.
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Post by: Davy1 on August 30, 2014, 04:31:24 PM
Lovely model. Like to see it working.

I take it is as "seen" in the original novel of  "War of the Worlds?"

A very dramatic scene in the book. Never really surpassed in the various films - blazing trains and turned over ferries don't quite do it!

You will have to get it it to set on fire though.

David
Title: Re: hms thunderchild
Post by: petesubman on August 30, 2014, 08:42:04 PM
Cheers davy, giving it some thought, regards pete
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Post by: petesubman on August 31, 2014, 06:37:13 PM
Does anyone know if you can still get the tec rack upgrade for the robbe u47, regards pete
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Post by: essex2visuvesi on September 03, 2014, 07:47:29 PM
Does anyone know if you can still get the tec rack upgrade for the robbe u47, regards pete


Did you have any joy with the link I sent you?
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Post by: petesubman on September 03, 2014, 09:28:48 PM
Hi no reply from thomas at piranah , found a guy on german ebay,  so its just the bayonet fittings to sort, pete
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Post by: essex2visuvesi on September 03, 2014, 11:20:30 PM
OK well the offer still stands once I hear from Norbert
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Post by: petesubman on September 04, 2014, 06:44:40 AM
Thanks gary will tzke you up on that, regards pete