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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #325 on: March 02, 2016, 10:36:28 PM »

Errr just imagined me in Lycra I'll have nightmares now. %% %% {-) {-)

You're not the only one - posting that just before bedtime was very cruel.  >>:-( <*<

But some lovely scratch building there to give us all sweet dreams, and I imagine the etched hand wheels will be the icing on the cake.  :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #326 on: March 02, 2016, 11:19:00 PM »

Nightmare time thanks Joe  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #327 on: March 02, 2016, 11:29:34 PM »

For those of you who lack imagination



Sweet dreams!
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #328 on: March 03, 2016, 03:14:39 AM »

Hullo Joe......you do have a wealth of detail here :o ...just need to understand it

1. the two hydraulic wire winches pay out from the bottom of their drums.....the wires pass through the stern pair of hawser openings
2. the single hydraulic drum winch for the electrical umbilical cable pays out from the top of the drum, pass through the two vertical yoke rollers that are mounted on the hydraulic wire winch with the umbilical cable resting on the stern yoke plate above the wire hawser openings
3. there appears to be a Drafing error in that the hydraulic winch requires a double helix payin/payout shaft, this double helix horizontal shaft must be mechanically linked to the shaft that supports the two vertical yoke rollers, as these progressively feed guide and layer the umbilical cable back onto the cable drum O0

Mind you whilst the components are deck mounted....they are termed as Under Water Weapons, where as my role was specifically involved with Above Water Weapons  {-)... so my knowledge is severely limited :P.....

I hope this makes sense & have added a few notes in the images.............Derek
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #329 on: March 03, 2016, 04:13:00 PM »

Thanks Derek I was close with what I was thinking.

The brass etch hand wheels came today quick response from Model Dockyard,
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #330 on: March 03, 2016, 08:51:35 PM »

Oh they do add something extra son't they. Lovely work getting even luverlier:O)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #331 on: March 03, 2016, 10:51:06 PM »

The hand wheels definitely add a finishing touch very nice  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #332 on: March 04, 2016, 09:17:05 AM »

Wow that's wonderful detail on that winch!! :-) :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #333 on: March 04, 2016, 02:56:09 PM »

Thanks for your interest guys,    I'm making little items while considering what larger item to do next, there are still two fairly large single drum winches on the sweep deck to do again the drawings are a bit sparse on detail of these but knowing what they are I can use imagination on them, there are two items that I'm not sure of, maybe some one who has served on the Hunt Class can enlighten me,
Item 1 is on the stb, side of the sweep deck it looks like a double sided washing machine, it consists of a base with four small rollers and some sort of drum that sits on this base and is strapped to it.

Item 2 is on the front of the wheelhouse, a large circular item with a convex front to it, it appears to be fixed to the forward bulkhead and has a rectangular object under it.
Like I said earlier the function of something like a winch is understandable but some items are less obvious,
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #334 on: March 04, 2016, 03:20:25 PM »

Would the washing machine be an acoustic displacer?


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #335 on: March 04, 2016, 03:44:32 PM »

And the circular dome is the lowering sonar cover.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #336 on: March 04, 2016, 05:09:22 PM »

Ned, it may well be, what ever that is  %% %%

Jerry, yes I can see how that would work.    O0

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #337 on: March 04, 2016, 05:36:13 PM »

Part of the CTA Combined Tow Acoustic.
Acoustic Hammer,Acoustic Displacer and
Pipe Noisemaker.
The last tells the tale.
Gubbins streamed well astern making all sorts of noises to
trigger acoustic mines.


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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #338 on: March 04, 2016, 05:52:44 PM »

Cheers Ned,  so item 1 is a kind of noise generator  :o
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #339 on: March 04, 2016, 08:27:21 PM »

Which suggests the rollers stop the machine from making the same noise in the ship thus allowing off watch crew to sleep and preventing the ship from becoming a huge mine speaker. :embarrassed:
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #340 on: March 06, 2016, 05:40:36 PM »

Well here's my version of the acoustic gubbins, next I'll have a go at the winch just forward if it that probably works in conjunction with it.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #341 on: March 06, 2016, 05:48:34 PM »

Hm, that looks like it could put out some serious bass.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #342 on: March 06, 2016, 10:05:27 PM »

Certainly looks like a good interpretation Joe - on deck, it looks like it belongs. Well done. :-))

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #343 on: March 06, 2016, 10:26:57 PM »

Looks the business Joe a very nice washing machine  ;)
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #344 on: March 09, 2016, 02:15:19 PM »

Another winch done and one more to do, It seems like I've been making winches for months, I've tried to make this one something like the drawing but again with only a plan and aft end views to go by it's guess work, next is the last winch on the sweep deck similar to this one but smaller.
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #345 on: March 09, 2016, 02:55:53 PM »

Very nice winch Joe the brass work is very nice and crisp  :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #346 on: March 09, 2016, 06:35:21 PM »

Excellent work again Joe, you've really got the hang of the soldering game. Which brand of soldering paste are you using please? - I'd like to give it a try.......my attempts with ordinary solder tend to end up in large lumps requiring lots of filing down :((

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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #347 on: March 09, 2016, 10:04:28 PM »

What Starspider said! I love that handwheel :-))
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #348 on: March 09, 2016, 10:38:47 PM »

Thanks guys, Ray the solder paste I get from e-bay tiny little pots, quite expensive, 3 or 4 for around 30 grams but it goes a long way on the sort of things we build, I assemble the item put a tiny spot of the paste on each joint and flash over with a mini gas torch, I find it a lot easier than wire solder, mind you the patience needed to assemble little bits of brass is something else. %%
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Re: HMS Brocklesby semi scratch build
« Reply #349 on: March 10, 2016, 12:02:39 AM »

Thanks guys, Ray the solder paste I get from e-bay tiny little pots, quite expensive, 3 or 4 for around 30 grams but it goes a long way on the sort of things we build, I assemble the item put a tiny spot of the paste on each joint and flash over with a mini gas torch, I find it a lot easier than wire solder, mind you the patience needed to assemble little bits of brass is something else. %%

Oke doke, thanks for the info Joe.
I'll get the missus to order me a pot or two - she's the e-bay expert. ;D

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