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Railbob

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Trumpeter 1/200 Hood Build
« on: December 15, 2021, 07:44:20 am »

Hi everyone, I've managed to grab myself a 1/200 Hood. Now it's my intention to R/C the kit and I'll be getting a Running set from Deans Marine but has anyone built one and how did you seal the hull down. Any advice gratefully accepted.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Hood Build
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2021, 10:41:47 am »


The hull is one piece, do you mead deck hull join, shaft holes?   :-)


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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Hood Build
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2021, 02:35:57 pm »


The hull is one piece, do you mead deck hull join, shaft holes?   :-)


Yes utter brain fart there. I was wondering how fit the deck so I can access the motors, rudder and batteries. In my very limited building experience I always used a Deansmarine kit with all the openings etc
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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Hood Build
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2021, 03:10:47 pm »

If you Google Trumpeter Hood R/C conversion you will find a lot of stuff including videos. These should give you some ideas on accessing the interior.

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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Hood Build
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2021, 03:16:05 pm »


 I've been following this build on Utube, by Ron Calverl, for a few years: https://youtu.be/7XOIzph8Uhs

 It's probably the slowest build ever... longer than the original I guess, but what's the rush?!
 Part 59 seems to show the deck as mainly a one piece moulding - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XOIzph8Uhs

 I guess you would have to decide where to cut the deck or make an opening above the rudders and build watertight coaming to match .....  {:-{

 I'm at Deans Marine on Saturday, If I get a chance I'll ask Ron for you.  :-))

  https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,67595.0.html
 

 Construction of Hood began at the John Brown & Company shipyard in Clydebank, Scotland, as yard number 460 on 1 September 1916.
 After her sea trials, she was commissioned on 15 May 1920
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Hood#Construction
 
 

 
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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Hood Build
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2021, 03:49:35 pm »

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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Hood Build
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2021, 08:24:26 pm »

Thanks Martin for the links,I have been watching Alexbuilds and it quite interesting. As for your wiki link for Hoods construction I have a little family connection in that my grandfather was one of the foreman painters on her. I also have some of her builders trials photos taken from the original plates and I've actually handled her plans.
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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Hood Build
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2021, 09:32:42 pm »

Very simple answer use rare earth magnets this will allow all of the deck to be removed. Used this method many times.
Thanks Stan, I was considering this method for another build but I didn't go ahead with using them so I've a fair amount of rare earths sitting in my "workshop"
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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Hood Build
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2021, 08:46:07 am »


Hi Stan, how do you make the joint watertight, bed of caulking?



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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Hood Build
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2021, 10:09:36 am »

Nothing fitted on the joint draughts insulation tape would be a good way of sealing the hull. The insulation tape is self adhesive and of course it will compress easily. :-))   
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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Hood Build
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2021, 09:13:32 pm »

Thanks everyone ,especially Stan, for all you help so far. I won't be starting Hood until the beginning of the new year as I intend to get everything in place before I start. As soon as the "Keel" is laid I'll try and post some photos of the build.


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Re: Trumpeter 1/200 Hood Build
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2021, 09:20:38 pm »

Good luck with the build hope to see some pictures in the new year.


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