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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #75 on: September 01, 2023, 05:39:09 am »

Found some up to date photos of HMS Glasgow being fitted out. However looking closely at these, Iíve noted the standard RN water tight doors have been upgrade to a new format. So it looks like I will have to make new master Doors
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #76 on: September 01, 2023, 07:27:40 am »

Masters made and first mould taken.
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #77 on: September 01, 2023, 07:32:11 am »

Hi there Dave, I've been out of the loop for a number of months now, for various reasons, but I'm finally back onboard!
I just had a good read through your build to date and am amazed at how much you've achieved so far.
Intrigued now as regards to the w/t doors you mentioned.
Great work so far Dave.

Edit : I would assume the 'spin wheel' on the inside of the door is for faster dogging down?

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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #78 on: September 01, 2023, 07:42:31 am »

Hi Ray nice to hear you back :-))




As regards the doors it seem the old four, three panel type WT door are not being used on the T26, the new Type look to be flat and flush with the superstructure. Iím assuming this is to help with stealth ?? Standardising with other global customers or costs.
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #79 on: September 01, 2023, 08:21:45 am »

Thanks Dave and yeah, believe you are right about the doors and it all helps in getting the citadel secured in the event of an NBC attack  :o


Aye,
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #80 on: September 08, 2023, 01:57:58 pm »

As over the last few days Itís been too hot to work in the workshop, however last night I used my two part  Mk 45 gun mount mould and cast this off. As this is a hollow casting it allows me to do as Iíd on my Arleigh Burke and have the gun barrel elevating.
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #81 on: September 10, 2023, 10:42:04 pm »

You are doing some fine casting work there Chris! I like the two part turret mould. Do you use a pressure pot to keep pesky bubbles at bay? Also, how do you keep the core in place to ensure reasonable roof thickness, or does the core 'float' on the resin somewhat?
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #82 on: September 11, 2023, 05:38:37 am »

Hi Ian


Itís David not Chris,  :}  thanks for your interest and comments :-))


In answer to your question. I do use a de Gasing pump and chamber to remove any air from the RTV when making the mould.
I also use it to degas the resin.


The the core in this mould dose floats on the resin, but with other two part moulds Iíve used a wooden coffee stick attached to the core to hold it in place.
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #83 on: September 16, 2023, 01:39:52 pm »

He I go again,
Iím looking in to having the hangar door working, this time Iím using some ripstock sandwich between 1mm plastic panels. The lower panel is made from brass with lead to add weight to add the door closing.



Iíve also made a start on the hangar internals, Iím basing this on RN info and Iím assuming as the type 26 will operate the Merlin Iím using the type 45 hangar detailing.



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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #84 on: September 16, 2023, 05:06:47 pm »

As you go can you keep posting on the opening doors, planning on doing hanger and rib doors on my t45
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #85 on: September 16, 2023, 06:14:02 pm »

 :-))


This the first stage. I cut the panels depth to required size, but the length I cut 1mm over, this is so I could sand the sides so I got a good fit in the tracks.
I made a spacer so I got even spacing of Each of the panels.
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #86 on: September 17, 2023, 12:15:05 pm »

:-))


This the first stage. I cut the panels depth to required size, but the length I cut 1mm over, this is so I could sand the sides so I got a good fit in the tracks.
I made a spacer so I got even spacing of Each of the panels.
Dave keep it up and that will be another working set of hangar doors as per 1/1.  It took a lot of time and trials to get Phoebes working but well worth it


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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #87 on: September 17, 2023, 12:35:56 pm »

Thanks Rob,


Iíd spent along time trying to get the door system on USS Roosevelt working ,only to find I should have started it at the start of the build. If I had Iíd would have had resolved the issues out and had the space for the workings.



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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #88 on: September 18, 2023, 09:02:34 am »

Well Iíve been working on the door movement, Iíve found I needed a guide track to make the operation smooth.


The main issues I need to resolve is getting the guide track centred, adjust its angle and making it removable as I will have too have the hangar roof removable for maintenance access. So Iím unable to lock the guide track in place until thatís sorted.
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #89 on: September 21, 2023, 08:30:33 am »

Well Iíve been working on the door movement, Iíve found I needed a guide track to make the operation smooth.


The main issues I need to resolve is getting the guide track centred, adjust its angle and making it removable as I will have too have the hangar roof removable for maintenance access. So Iím unable to lock the guide track in place until thatís sorted.


HI Dave just been lookin at you hanger door mech an it looks great  but a qeustion if i may what will push the door up an down eg. motor or SERVO ? an any new pics please
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #90 on: September 21, 2023, 11:20:56 am »

Hi Chris,


Hope you and Jen are well.


Iím using a servo and a servo morph to allow me to control the speed and range of movement.
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #91 on: September 21, 2023, 02:06:51 pm »

Hi Chris,


Hope you and Jen are well.


Iím using a servo and a servo morph to allow me to control the speed and range of movement.


OH i see Dave but will you get enough throw on the servo to open an close the hager door ?
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #92 on: September 21, 2023, 02:16:20 pm »

Yes, as if required Iíll extend the servo arm. Iíve made shore the door slides in the tracks with very little drag. The channel Iím using is one of the toggle switch when operated Iíll have full servo movement both ways.




Once Iím happy with it Iíll post a video.
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #93 on: September 21, 2023, 03:02:13 pm »

Yes, as if required Iíll extend the servo arm. Iíve made shore the door slides in the tracks with very little drag. The channel Iím using is one of the toggle switch when operated Iíll have full servo movement both ways.




Once Iím happy with it Iíll post a video.


OK Dave great stuff
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #94 on: September 25, 2023, 09:56:37 pm »

Sorry Dave! I got mixed up  :((  Is that the Vevor degassing set? I was toying with getting that a while back. I bought a pressure pot first.


Your hangar door system looks the business! By chance I was playing little Lego with my nephew the other day and found the parts to make a garage door. It is limited by the width of the plastic parts but it works very well. It has no automation as it is just a toy, but it could be modified. I am not suggesting you replace your system as it is spot on and probably the most advanced I have seen made.
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #95 on: September 26, 2023, 08:38:51 am »

Hi Ian,


Thatís OK :-)) Thanks for your comment itís appreciated  ok2  yes it is the Vevor degassing unit.


The Lego garage door look interesting, Iíd never thought about Lego, the track element looks as it could be use full.
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #96 on: September 26, 2023, 10:56:56 am »

Hi Ian,


Thatís OK :-)) Thanks for your comment itís appreciated  ok2  yes it is the Vevor degassing unit.


The Lego garage door look interesting, Iíd never thought about Lego, the track element looks as it could be use full.


HI Dave well i dont know really what you guys are sayin about lego as to me its just bricks isnt it ?
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #97 on: September 26, 2023, 11:13:39 am »

Chris,
Does this help
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #98 on: September 26, 2023, 11:49:51 am »

Chris,
Does this help


OH YES Dave i see what you mean brilliant roller shutter door but how big ? an cheers for piccy
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Re: 1/96 Scale T26 HMS Belfast build
« Reply #99 on: September 26, 2023, 12:32:55 pm »

Chris,


One panel size is 6.8 x 0.5 x 0.9 centimetres
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