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Corposant

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VIC 56
« on: October 22, 2011, 08:40:17 PM »

Went on a coach trip to Chatham Dockyard last Thursday, which made for a very pleasant day out (if a bit cold!). It was somewhat orchestrated, so there was not a lot of time to look round on our own but we did go looking for the VIC 56 and were saddened by her current condition:







Compared with our last visit in October 2008:











Hopefully there is not a major problem but times are hard financially, are they not.

We also looked briefly for the VIC 96 but she was not to be seen in the vicinity of the main attractions.

Mike
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Re: VIC 56
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011, 09:31:33 PM »

Thanks Corposant for the images of VIC 56  :-))....but the 3rd & 8th images of the chains on the tiller arm has me thinking  %%

The rudder we assume in the 8th image is hard over to PORT.....if the wheel is turned toward STDB....the arc of the chain must cause an increase in length to compensate?........we see the wear marks on the decking

Or am I missing something?..............Derek  :embarrassed:
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Re: VIC 56
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011, 10:26:10 PM »

Derek

No, you're not missing something! The chain attachment to the tiller arm obviously makes no allowance for the described arc. It may be that there is some compensating mechanism at the wheelhouse end - but I doubt this very much. I imagine there is a lot of slack in the wheel!

I certainly had a lot of trouble sorting out this problem with my Northlight build!

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Re: VIC 56
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011, 11:17:22 PM »

Looks a lot different to the VIC I remember  :}

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Re: VIC 56
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2011, 11:46:59 PM »

mmmmm thanks Mike.........compensating systems [mechanical accumulators] are used in everday applications.......escelators are a good example :-))

If we think of simple link chain a positive linear displacement some method of tensioning would be needed....imagine when the rudder was amid ships.... %% it could float 10 degrees to PORT or STDB......& not the best when docking or in enclosed waters

The simple mud map below is a possibility.........Derek
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Re: VIC 56
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2011, 11:48:19 PM »

Well, blow me down with a feather. I never knew that the VIC-20 Friendly Computer was a Victualling Inshore Craft!! You learn something new every day.

That's a real blast from the past - we contemplated buying a Commodore Pet at work in late 70's/early 80's but went for Apple in the end.

Thanks for the memory!

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Re: VIC 56
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2011, 11:54:00 PM »

Not sure if the VIC 20 would hold water tho  :o
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Re: VIC 56
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2011, 12:16:22 AM »

Derek

I think we have to bear in mind that Clyde Puffers are small craft and that the VIC 56 was built in 1945. The website is quite interesting: http://www.vic56.co.uk/

I did try incorporating a spring in my build but it didn't work very well at 1:32 scale so I settled for aiming to make both ends describe the same arc. This, of course, would not be practical in a full sized vessel.







Thankyou for your thoughts on the subject!

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Re: VIC 56
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2011, 12:29:44 AM »

Essex2visuvesi

I'm sure it would - but might not work too well afterwards!

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