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Author Topic: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE  (Read 148385 times)

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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1300 on: February 15, 2022, 09:40:44 am »

HI ALL well i think i can now upload some link-pickeis
an first off a shot of the R/X an to show ive nearly used up all the plugs for servos funtctions as no 2 will be to work gun turrets an the last 3 plugs well ?
an i fitted everything on the ship ive made work so far but abit of a dissapointment as even though ive fitted on BIG SLA  12V 12AMP HR BATTERY with everything goin it only ran for about 10 mins so may be a bad batt but will try another today if i can an if still the same then i will have to cut back on some things but first i will diconnect the small 6v fans as they are not really nessacery an see if that make any difference
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1301 on: February 15, 2022, 09:47:21 am »

next pic is of the 12v to 6v voltage reducer to power the R/X an its fitted with an auto cut out in case it get to hot but one of the small 6v fans im gonna dissconect i will fit it in the front of this power reducer to cool it as it was getting rather warm wnen everything was goin so see if that helps to cool it an the wirein wll be tidyied up later
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1302 on: February 15, 2022, 10:01:01 am »

an here main eletrics bay to work all things like lights an servos an such but i may do away with the one on the right as its only got 2  x 12v things runing off an the 3 other switches dont power anything yet an now wont   so if i remove it that will save a servo power on that one
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1303 on: February 15, 2022, 10:04:03 am »

AN Next the PDB board an the steam unit
https://ibb.co/vYGztjL
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1304 on: February 15, 2022, 10:07:15 am »

an the 12v 12amp hr Batt but this may need to be dicharge an recharge to get to full capastiy as this is a new batt
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1305 on: February 15, 2022, 10:13:56 am »

AN HERE a shot of the big 4inch cooling fan to help cool the motors an such
https://ibb.co/v11ys9B
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1306 on: February 15, 2022, 10:18:52 am »

in this pic a shot of the reworked 44 wires to power  things in the stern section an they are now all fitted in an reasonably tidy an away from the motors shafts so they wont catch on
https://ibb.co/TWtjBVL
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1307 on: February 15, 2022, 10:22:34 am »

an here just trying out both hanger doors to open an close an the flight deck lighting an it all work ok just wish i had a mini nuclear reactor for power LOL 
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1308 on: February 15, 2022, 10:27:33 am »

an lastly an the steam unit put out some steam but when i took this pic the batt was running down so not too much steam but it was really pumpin it out when i first switched it on  so got to conseserve some power somehow
chris
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1309 on: February 15, 2022, 12:57:07 pm »

Chris,

Very pleased you are still able to post pictures of your build.

I hope you either have a photo graphic memory or Jen has {-)
As your wiring is oarsome  :-)) :-))
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1310 on: February 15, 2022, 04:42:12 pm »

Chris,

Very pleased you are still able to post pictures of your build.

I hope you either have a photo graphic memory or Jen has {-)
As your wiring is oarsome  :-)) :-))


yes im pleased to be back posting but why imgbb had to alter it i dont know but at least i know now  an yes wireing is bit of a job to rememeber but ive put on tags so i know what an where the wire feeds too but i think i'll have to lose some as i think ive overdone it lol an ive still got the 2 gun turrets to wire in yet an the working seaking helo so got to do some thinking on whats got to go
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1311 on: February 18, 2022, 02:50:29 pm »

Sorry the pic was not clearer, but it was a foggy day the old girl was towed out of Portsmouth for razor blades. I took it from the office on flag staff jetty one up from South Railway Jetty.
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1312 on: February 18, 2022, 02:52:28 pm »

Sorry but for some reason it would not open first time round.
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1313 on: February 18, 2022, 05:33:31 pm »

HI Doades cheers for the pic i think some one else posted the same pic further back in the build never can have enough pics thank you for posting this but its a sad day for her to be scrapped but by gum she was big wasnt she an so is my tiger model in 1/72 semi scale  a real cracker of a ship an im still trying to work out my power problem but made a start at one trouble point  so that may be the cause but will keep at it till it all runs for at least a half an hr if that happens then i will be happy with the model but there is a lot of workings items
ATB chris  :-))
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1314 on: February 18, 2022, 08:34:41 pm »

Wish all the best, always thought that class was probably the best looking and with her advanced gyro stabilised guns probably the best light cruiser built in this country.
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1315 on: February 18, 2022, 08:51:29 pm »

Iv'e just read the history of her and it was most interesting what with the automatic 6inch guns being unreliable (obviously taken into account when designing and building the 4.5inch guns) and the squabbles over her completing and rebuilding.


The image looks better in that misty style. She is a huge ship ad looks much more imposing through the murk!
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« Reply #1316 on: February 19, 2022, 11:35:04 am »

Remember my long time dead brother who was in the Andrew telling me as a youngster, that her 6" guns used to quiver when in use to maintain range due to ship movement. An old friend of mine served as a gunner on her and he said that with the 3" guns, they could jam when in auto and you had to fist punch the shells to maintain loading, said it was a bit hairy but that was it. Also they reckon that when in auto the the guns could empty the 3" mags in about 20 mins such was their rate of fire, probably explains why those guns were not extended to new builds.
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1317 on: February 19, 2022, 12:30:42 pm »

Re the guns, they were never 100% successful but when they worked they were awesome, if you search you tube for "navy gets Tiger) it shows the "3 giving it stick.
Chris, think you must have a dodgy battery as the pwer drain would only affect you if you left all items runing all the time, which you never are going to do are you?.  The only time I have had similar it was always batts, and the new electronic stuff really draws neglible power so batt first..


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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1318 on: February 20, 2022, 11:05:22 am »

Wish all the best, always thought that class was probably the best looking and with her advanced gyro stabilised guns probably the best light cruiser built in this country.


HI Doades yes really aggree with you on a nice looking ship an yes she was huge an bigger still with that nice lookin hanger bay an big rardar really set her off i think anyway thats why im enjoing building her in this model
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1319 on: February 20, 2022, 11:09:07 am »

I can see why you had to make the hull in two sections. Canít wait for you to post her sea trails photos.




Very nice build Chris. :-))
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1320 on: February 20, 2022, 11:10:49 am »

AN HI COULD YOU you give me a link to her history


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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1321 on: February 20, 2022, 11:14:29 am »

Re the guns, they were never 100% successful but when they worked they were awesome, if you search you tube for "navy gets Tiger) it shows the "3 giving it stick.
Chris, think you must have a dodgy battery as the pwer drain would only affect you if you left all items runing all the time, which you never are going to do are you?.  The only time I have had similar it was always batts, and the new electronic stuff really draws neglible power so batt first..


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AN HI Bob  cheers for info but not batt as its my fault will exsplain when i put on some new linkpics of her goin for a half an hr with nr  everything goin
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1322 on: February 20, 2022, 11:21:30 am »

I can see why you had to make the hull in two sections. Canít wait for you to post her sea trails photos.




Very nice build Chris. :-))


HI Dave yes two hulls was the way to go on all my builds so i can get the ship in the car for transport to pond but now got a smaller car but it should go in as i have mesured it but tight fit
cheers for stoppin
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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1323 on: February 20, 2022, 11:45:46 am »

HI ALL WELL regards my power shortage an after some testing found that problem is mine as when i was wirein up this ship a few wks ago i had this eye op on my mind alot an not thinking clearly so i found when runnig it that the front 12v down to 6v voltage reducer was getting quite hot an when i checked the wireing i found that i had made a classic mistate as this unit should just have been wired up to work THE R/X an  10 servos well some how i wired it up so that it worked all the 6v things in the whole ship an it was over loading an cuttin out due to a thermal coutout in the unit  so this is my fault so i set it to rights an now i have fitted in a new 12 down to 6v reducer an it all ran fine friday night had nr everthing goin  for half an hr an it only used not qiute one volt from the batt so im pleased
so a couple of linkpics to show the new unit fitted an wired in to work all the lights an hanger bay   
https://ibb.co/KGRwP8L

https://ibb.co/kqDmx7n








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Re: Chris' HMS TIGER (C20) - 1:72 SCALE
« Reply #1324 on: February 20, 2022, 12:03:32 pm »

AN Now onto some linkpics
here is now i ran her in the dark so all the light can be seen
https://ibb.co/8jKBGQg





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