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The first attempt...
« on: October 14, 2014, 01:29:02 pm »

This is the first stage of installing the gas powered torpedoes (designed and built by Ron Perrott) into my Sheerline Akula. The resin bulkhead (part of the torpedo installation kit made by David Merriman for the Revell Skipjack) will be glued into the hull bottom, and the ends of of the brass tubes will be glued into holes cut into the bow.


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Re: The first attempt...
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2014, 02:43:16 pm »

Operating rods made up...


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Re: The first attempt...
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2014, 09:35:04 pm »

Not in the bath ! rich, how you going to get a new bath up the stairs, pete
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Re: The first attempt...
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2014, 09:39:37 pm »

No way mate...I remember what happened when Ron Perrott tested his torpedoes in the bath.   ;D

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Re: The first attempt...
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2014, 10:18:00 pm »

Not in the bath ! rich, how you going to get a new bath up the stairs, pete


Spoil sport, Go on Rich, give me a call when your ready and I'll come and watch. I'll be gone before down stairs knocks your door though......
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Re: The first attempt...
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2014, 11:11:20 pm »

Rich, this could go on for some time mate, would like video, pete
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Re: The first attempt...
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2014, 06:11:07 am »

Video? The perishin' things are too quick for video, they're out of the tubes and gone like a rat up a drainpipe...I'd never keep up.  <:(


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Re: The first attempt...
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2014, 07:26:20 am »

Looking forward to seeing them operate Rich..... %%
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Re: The first attempt...
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2014, 08:18:29 am »

Hello Barry...long time no speak. Hope all's good with you and yours?


The Akula is being totally rebuilt, I'm swapping the internal module for a flat topped box system (me and cylinders just don't get on...) and installing the torpedoes as I go, so it may be a while before the first fish leaves the tube, but rest assured the video footage will be posted here for all to see (or mock....)


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Re: The first attempt...
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2014, 06:04:40 pm »

Mock? Members wouldn't dare Rich,  %% {-)
All well at my end, but nothing happening on the modelling scene at the moment. I check in most days to see what you lot are up to... :police:
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Re: The first attempt...
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2014, 09:08:42 pm »

Glad all's ok with you Barry...it must be about time we chased up our old friend Ian again about round things   ;D

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Re: The first attempt...
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2014, 07:29:00 am »

Now that is a good idea. It just might re kindle my enthusiasm... O0 O0
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Re: The first attempt...
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2014, 07:36:40 am »

Maybe a little push in the right direction...a circular motion?   %)


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