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« 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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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2014, 09:55:22 PM »

Another view
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2014, 09:56:50 PM »

Stern view
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2014, 08:57:41 AM »

Looks like its out of the league of gentlemen  {-)
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« Reply #4 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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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2014, 11:25:30 AM »

Nice :-))
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Re: hms thunderchild
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2014, 11:50:33 AM »

Good grief, Pete...your garage must be like an Aladdin's Cave!!


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« Reply #7 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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« Reply #8 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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Re: hms thunderchild
« Reply #9 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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Re: hms thunderchild
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2014, 10:16:56 PM »

Is it any wonder I worry about you, Pete?   ;D


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Re: hms thunderchild
« Reply #11 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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« Reply #12 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.
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Re: hms thunderchild
« Reply #13 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.


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« Reply #14 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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Re: hms thunderchild
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2014, 09:38:19 AM »

I can't find the website, Pete...do you have a link for it?

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« Reply #16 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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Re: hms thunderchild
« Reply #17 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!

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Re: hms thunderchild
« Reply #18 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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« Reply #19 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.


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Re: hms thunderchild
« Reply #20 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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« Reply #21 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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« Reply #22 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...

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« Reply #23 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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« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2014, 09:44:43 AM »

Lovely...thanks Pete.


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