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. Bill Bibeault Bronco Type XXIII Build

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  • . Bill Bibeault Bronco Type XXIII Build

    One more Bronco Type XXIIIBuild,however before anyone reads this build of the U-2326,they must read Tom Chalfant, Manfred, David, and Bob Martin’s build of a type XXIII.
    They are the Master, submarine modelers builders. If you Google Type XXIII you will find several more, but none as good as this group of Builders.
    I have an edited copy of Tom build, sent me your email address and I will send you a PDF of it.
    Toms Build:

    Manfred’s Build :

    David Douglass Merriman ll 1

    Bob Martin home page
    Bob YouTube on the type XXIII(Google for about 60 more youtube,s on Submarine boat building)

    Athens Ga.
    Attached Files
    Last edited by cgbillb; 10-24-2018, 08:15 AM.

  • #2
    I can simply say that anything I have done well, it is because of the gentlemen here that have guided me. As David put it to me, we stand on the shoulders of those that have gone before us. You are in a great location for support, kick in the pants, and friendship. Welcome andI am really looking forward to your build. Ask away with questions.
    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.


    • #3
      There will be more photos of the real U-2326 as this build goes along, with some history.
      A little history from the great Uboat.Net
      Type XXIII
      Ordered 20 Sep 1943
      Laid down 8 May 1944 Deutsche Werft AG, Hamburg (werk 480)
      Launched 17 Jul 1944
      Commissioned 10 Aug 1944 Oblt. Karl Jobst
      11 Aug 1944 - 14 May 1945 Oblt. Karl Jobst
      2 patrols
      10 Aug 1944 - 14 Aug 1944 4. Flottille (training)
      15 Aug 1944 - 31 Jan 1945 32. Flottille (training)
      1 Feb 1945 - 8 May 1945 11. Flottille (active service)
      Successes No ships sunk or damaged
      Fate Surrendered at Dundee, Scotland on 14 May 1945.
      Post war information.
      Became the British submarine N 35. Transferred to France in 1946. Sank 6 Dec 1946 at Toulon in an accident. Many sources claim she was raised and broken up but the French never raise warships sunk with loss of life as they are regarded as military graves.


      • #4
        Tom you are right, and I have the 2013 builds to keep me on task. HaHa


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          • #6
            Some of the goals and equipment for the U-2326
            The first goal is to have it in the water in the spring of 2019, here in Ga.
            The U-2326 will be mine “learn how to sail boat”. Not a lot of scale details. My next build or one after the next build, will be a load with scale build at 1/48 scale U-505. 65 inches long.
            (Frames being made as we write)
            This must be a fun build, and a learning build, for the U-505.
            And a 3d printer model the Nautilus, also around 65 inches, files being worked on as we write.
            One more goal, how to paint a U-boat, and to add a camera


            • #7
              Equipment (some of the major)
              Radio, Vex: a 6 channel 75Mhz


              • #8
                WTC or SD not sure what the different is , 2.5" from


                • #9
                  Bow Plane and stern plane Hitec HS-5086WP (2)


                  • #10
                    I got my Bronco kit from Hunter up in NY, and what a great bye it was. I got the 1/35 fit kit with it , and it is great
                    Unable to upload photo of the paper work, will have to work on that . But this is the name on it
                    1/35 Bronco Type XXIII Fitting Kit Product Code T23FK.
                    It seems that I can not up load any of the photos that I took with my cell will play with that later today.
                    But I removed the walls inside the hulls much like Tom did in his 2013 build


                    • #11
                      If this works it is my drop box, anyone know how to fix this?
                      Here is a photo of what comes in the kit.
                      1/35 Bronco Type XXIII Fitting Kit Product Code T23FK.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cgbillb View Post
                        If this works it is my drop box, anyone know how to fix this?
                        Here is a photo of what comes in the kit.
                        1/35 Bronco Type XXIII Fitting Kit Product Code T23FK.

                        fix what?

                        "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"


                        • #13
                          A WTC stands for Water Tight Cylinder or Container. A SD stands for Sub-Driver which is registered just for David Merriman’’’’s WTC. All SDs are WTCs, but not all WTCs are SDs (that almost sounds like fortune cookie wisdom huh?)
                          Last edited by trout; 10-25-2018, 08:30 AM.
                          If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.


                          • #14
                            Thanks for the information and your right make a good fortune cookie wisdom

                            Thanks for all your great builds I have read most of them, for your question, I am unable to download a photo from my Drop box account to this site,
                            but the same photo in my cell I can down load, Why is that I cant download from my drop box?


                            • #15
                              Here is a photo of cutting out the bulkheads with a cutting tool and linemen's pliers