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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2012, 03:10:15 PM »

Sorry if I'm messing up the thread - will behave from now on, but gorra know,  Gerry does that phone work? love it, also Rem what's the bit about the 'hedgehog'?
   
     I'll be quiet now, regards, Tony.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #51 on: February 22, 2012, 03:30:54 PM »

Hedgehog was the first ahead firing antisubmarine mortar followed by squid and limbo.
Not sure about the phone Tried ringing it but it goes to voicemail  %%

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #52 on: February 22, 2012, 08:43:35 PM »

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #53 on: February 22, 2012, 09:07:02 PM »

Are you saying the cat is now out of the bag %) %) %) %) %)
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2012, 01:33:49 AM »

Hi All,
  The cat is Mr.Tibs and he is more a pain in the but than a help. The only tool and die he may get involved is get his tail caught in my lath as he is always around were I am working. If that happins I will send photos.
And Tony feel free to correct any errors as I sent two photos and then resent them by mistake. Also the phone works but is only a reproduction. I am just about finished the 4in. gun and may start the hedgehog next.         

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #55 on: February 24, 2012, 05:01:03 AM »

Hullo George....I am little intrigued with the gun mounting..........in image 24 & 26 we see what I believe are two sights on either side of the barrel

On the PORT side we see the hand wheel & shaft going down to the pinion for elevation of the radiused rack........is this simply repeated on the STDB side....or is this side for training [slewing]?

Many years ago I spent considerable time involved with 5"/54 calliber FMC guns on our HMA vessels.......but the elevation & train functions were electro-hydraulic  :-))

I look forward to continued build of the mounting & the vessel....Derek
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #56 on: February 24, 2012, 09:41:45 AM »

Sorry George,
 I've accidentally deleted some photos, please can you repost them and I'll move back to the right place.    :embarrassed:
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #57 on: February 25, 2012, 12:11:12 AM »

Hi Martin,
  No problem here are the photos.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #58 on: February 25, 2012, 12:24:00 AM »

Hi Derek,
 What I am going on are drawings in a book on navel weapons of WW II and what I can find on the Internet and I cannot get much detail of the starboard side but the drawings seem to show a wheel and the shaft going down so at this point I am open to any suggestions as changes can still be made at this point.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #59 on: February 25, 2012, 01:17:19 AM »

George......yes I see the STDB side view now.........with the hand wheel & vertical down shaft

I think it would it would be fair to assume that this STDB wheel would have had an identical drive hand held peg to the elevation wheel

The down shaft would have employed a similar set of 90 degree bevel gearbox/s & meshed up with quadrent rack ring of the train gearing

I also see the train stops in the pedestal just above deck level....from the positioning it appears that the mounting had 180 degrees of train....MINUS the physical length of the center stop block

The fixed stop block would have contained a spring buffer on either side......the moving stop blocks were an earlier method of achieving pointing & non pointing zones [which prevented a silly sailor from firing at the vessel bridge {-)] ......Derek

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #60 on: February 25, 2012, 01:51:23 AM »

Wow spectacular work, about the hedgehogs my Dad had talked about hitting their own mast with them, I believe it was when he was on the HMCS Ste-Therese.
How would that have worked? Were they on the back of the ship firing forward as well? Were they supposed to lower the mast?
Thanks and again you do amazing work.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #61 on: February 25, 2012, 02:03:24 AM »

Here is an image of a 4"BL Mk. IX mounting on HMNZS Arabisi.......[built as K385]

Plus......http://www.google.com.au/search?q=Flower+class+corvette&hl=en&qscrl=1&nord=1&rlz=1T4ADRA_en___AU369&biw=1536&bih=694&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=dUVIT7T3IqKOmQX8872oDg&sqi=2&ved=0CDgQsAQ

Some interesting images of the gun mounting...depicts the train wheel @ 90 degrees or flat to the deck.......
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #62 on: February 25, 2012, 02:48:19 AM »

As Bryan Young recently said in another thread.........

Design was just an evolution with the British Admiralty ....the plans are layed out to be built.....but by the time the building progresses....then so has the design requirement changed

This was also certainly the case with weapons systems.........from the different images...it is apparent that the Flower Class vessels had quite a number of 4"gun mounting variants......
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #63 on: February 25, 2012, 04:48:37 AM »

H.M.A.S. Castlemaine has an Australian Mk. XX111 mounting so I do not know if the photos are appropriate.
I have a few more if they are of use.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #64 on: February 25, 2012, 05:47:43 AM »

Thanks brianB6.......George may like to see them......but from your photographs ...both the elevation and train hand wheels are clearly shown as both horizontal axis........although HMAS Castelmaine [J244] was built as a Bathurst Class........
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #65 on: February 25, 2012, 02:49:26 PM »

Thanks Brian for the photos. I notice that the port side is missing some of the controls ie.range dials, lalers telescope, deflection dial etc. May not have been on that particular gun.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #66 on: February 25, 2012, 03:22:13 PM »

HMCS Lindsay
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #67 on: February 26, 2012, 02:37:58 PM »

Here it is painted grey. I still have to do the blast bag and a little more detail and the gun shield will be a mat white when finished.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #68 on: February 26, 2012, 05:45:07 PM »

I know you had to paint it George
and it looks really great too
but I just loved it in the raw brass

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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #69 on: February 27, 2012, 03:06:46 AM »

It is possible that parts have been removed, either by the Trustees or collectors.  <*<
I am sure you must enjoy making parts in brass, as I do.   It takes much longer but is very satisfying.  O0
As you say Norseman, it's a pity it has to be painted.   Maybe the next model should be one where all the brass was polished.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #70 on: February 28, 2012, 06:49:55 PM »

Here is my compleated 4in. GF Mk XIX in CP Mk XXIII mounting. Will still have to paint the correct colour on shield and weather the gun which will be applied in final painting. On to the next fitting.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #71 on: February 28, 2012, 09:54:39 PM »

thats a piece of art well done tassie48
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #72 on: March 06, 2012, 01:47:29 AM »

Started the Hedgehog and here is the results so far.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #73 on: March 09, 2012, 02:21:28 AM »

Here are a couple of photos as i progress on the hedgehog.
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Re: Canadian Corvette K338
« Reply #74 on: March 09, 2012, 03:04:02 AM »

Great detailing Ggeorge

might be something of interest to you on this site
http://www.hnsa.org/doc/index.htm
I was looking at depth charge plans there.

Dave
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