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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #425 on: October 12, 2017, 10:31:34 PM »

Cheers for that. Just ordered via Amazon ( along with H G Wells War of the Worlds paperback and BSG Season 4 Soundtrack...I cannot be trusted on Amazon!! ), looking forward to a good read, and possibly some more clues about Oerlikon numbers and placement on the ship. I still vote for two aft, two on the upper bridge wings and two on the aft part of the upper bridge structure, port and starboard. However, still looking at the forward part of the aft boat deck.....
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #426 on: October 12, 2017, 10:39:03 PM »

I just read past that section of the book describing the "preparations" and alterations made to Ohio. I think they were quite specific and will help you in your detailing quest. I don't want to spoil your anticipation though, so I'll refrain from posting them.
I don't get to be a tease very often.
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #427 on: October 12, 2017, 10:44:37 PM »

I just read past that section of the book describing the "preparations" and alterations made to Ohio. I think they were quite specific and will help you in your detailing quest. I don't want to spoil your anticipation though, so I'll refrain from posting them.
I don't get to be a tease very often.
Cheers
Jonathan


Teased from across the seas! I think I can wait a few days, it's been seven years in build so far %)
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #428 on: June 11, 2018, 10:48:53 AM »

Is there a particular reason for this old thread being pinned to the top?
Not trying to be cocky, just genuinely curious  :-)
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #429 on: June 11, 2018, 12:10:21 PM »

Mostly cos it is a work in progress, cool as a cucumber, big and heavy, the only SS Ohio on the forum, and it is not a Shannon!!! Honestly, I don't know, but am always grateful to up there with Albert the Tug :-))
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #430 on: June 11, 2018, 12:22:50 PM »

Because it is special ! Well the builder is :P
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #431 on: June 11, 2018, 12:35:39 PM »

...and old.

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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #432 on: June 11, 2018, 12:37:36 PM »

Very.  :}
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #433 on: June 11, 2018, 02:28:44 PM »

Well in that case, that's all the reason I need  :-))   :}
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #434 on: April 06, 2019, 07:17:52 PM »

I love this build. I am reading my way thru"At All Costs". It is an account of the Ohio's trial and the efforts of two American merchant Marine sailors who boarded her during Pedestal after their ship, the Santa Eliza, was sunk during the convoy and the contributions they made to her survival. Interestingly,, Ohio had a salvage air system that allowed HP air to be blown into almost all of her various tanks. Installed on the Clyde, it was powered by compressors installed at the same time as other "improvements" following her loan to England.
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I am not a fast reader, too busy building stuff etc, however I can highly recommend this book. Just finished it and I have to say it is the best of the Pedestal books that I have read, inspiring bit of history, well presented. On the technical side of the placement of the AA guns, I think I can say that the layout of guns was as follows; From the bow, 3" WW1 pattern HA gun, probably an American pattern one as it was already fitted when the ship arrived in Scotland. Two single 20mm Oerlikons on the upper bridge wings. Two smaller AA guns bolted to the forward part of the aft boat deck, Browning or Vickers machine guns ( that is why I cannot spot them in photographs, either too small or they were unshipped/pilfered by one of the destroyers when Ohio was abandoned. Two single 20mm Oerlikons on the upper gun platform just aft of the funnel. A single Bofors 40mm cannon on the square raised platform on the centreline. A 5" low angle US pattern, WW1 vintage battleship style secondary gun on the big circular platform aft.
That is what I am going to settle on going forward. Once HMS Snowflake is complete, I think it is time to finish off this mammoth project once and for all :-))
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #435 on: June 18, 2019, 02:40:38 PM »

Look forward to seeing it Alan, are you going to display it in the shop!!
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #436 on: June 18, 2019, 03:57:27 PM »

At 100" long, with almost a 13" beam,plus a very odd shaped bottom ( she is a Pompey lass after all! ), I don't think we have anywhere big enough to display her. Anyway no one is buying her, not Ohio..
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #437 on: June 18, 2019, 04:09:11 PM »

Well to be fare Alan, it has to be completed before it can be sold 🤪
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #438 on: June 18, 2019, 04:16:28 PM »

Now that is just mean! You know I have a half finished corvette, half track, tank landing craft and U-Boat, plus HMS Dolphin needs servicing before Bucklers Hard in July..priorities chap :} .
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #439 on: June 18, 2019, 04:18:42 PM »

And then there are the new merchantmen to plan/build, the bridge to rebuild plus I am sure we can find a few orher things!
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #440 on: June 18, 2019, 04:31:42 PM »

Ahh the bridge, forgot about that..maybe you lot shouldn't have blown it to bits!!
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #441 on: June 18, 2019, 04:33:08 PM »

Adrians fault. He does the blowy up stuff, I am just the bean counter
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #442 on: June 18, 2019, 04:37:40 PM »

Then there is this to buld
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #443 on: June 18, 2019, 04:40:39 PM »

Just looking at those. DC Thrower motor in the aft deck house, trailing a couple of whizz bangs, about a metre long, easy build, whats not to like?!
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #444 on: June 18, 2019, 04:42:53 PM »

Yep. Just have to build the darn thing!


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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #445 on: June 18, 2019, 04:55:28 PM »

Tis what it is. The Summer season is 'Shows=priority 1' everything else can wait..
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #446 on: July 26, 2019, 12:11:58 AM »

Was  the Ohio a T2.  I served on one in the fifities.
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« Reply #447 on: July 26, 2019, 08:33:12 AM »

No, the Ohio's preceded the T2s, however I believe they heavily influenced the design of them.
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #448 on: July 26, 2019, 10:47:30 PM »


just been reading this again, some of use look so young at the start  {-) still cant rush a good wine
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Re: SS Ohio tanker build, Pedestal convoy.
« Reply #449 on: July 27, 2019, 08:43:17 AM »

just been reading this again, some of use look so young at the start  {-) still cant rush a good wine


You are correct indeed.
One of the problems I find with build projects is a 'lack of steam' in the middle of them. It is all action, and planning, and book buying, and spending on kit, right at the beginning..also the same when nearing the end of a build. It's just that bit in the middle, what a pain it can be! Not helped by the model being water ready, and tested in said water, so nothing to look forward to upon completion.
Still, Knuckle down and get on with it :-))
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