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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
    Moderator
    • Aug 2008
    • 12437

    Wow! Looking at those tubes made this old Torpedoman's Mate recollect the smell of grease, metal polish, the stink from roller-pockets, ****, diesel oil, and dirty socks.

    Masterful work, herr doktor!
    Who is John Galt?

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    • DrSchmidt
      Captain
      • Apr 2014
      • 988

      Thank you very much. Took me while to get the tubes right, but it was worth the time.

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      • goshawk823
        Lieutenant Commander
        • Oct 2010
        • 217

        fantastic work on this boat. really appreciate you sharing the progress with the build.

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        • neitosub
          Lieutenant Commander
          • Nov 2021
          • 129

          Stunning build!

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          • trout
            Admiral
            • Jul 2011
            • 3554

            Drooling like everyone else. When I see there is an update to this thread, I get excited to see what you are doing. Always impressive and fantastically detailed.
            If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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            • RCSubGuy
              Welcome to my underwater realm!
              • Aug 2009
              • 1796

              Insane... absolutely insane! So beautiful!

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              • DrSchmidt
                Captain
                • Apr 2014
                • 988

                Worked some on the torpedo tube assembly. Between the tubes and the pressure hull wall were two compressed air bottles that contained the air used to expell the torpedos. I installed both, but as the starboard bottle would have excessively blocked the view inside the torpedo room, I depicted it hollow and cut away. Like it allot!

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                • Das Boot
                  Rear Admiral
                  • Dec 2019
                  • 1176

                  That is awesome.
                  Of the 40,000 men who served on German submarines, 30,000 never returned.”

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                  • SubDude
                    Captain
                    • Dec 2019
                    • 814

                    Mind blowing detail!

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                    • SSBN659
                      Commander
                      • Feb 2009
                      • 413

                      Amazing work. Thanks for sharing it with us. I may have missed it earlier but what is the scale?

                      Will Rogers
                      SSBN659

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                      • DrSchmidt
                        Captain
                        • Apr 2014
                        • 988

                        The interior will go into a 1:35 Bronco XXIII kit

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                        • DrSchmidt
                          Captain
                          • Apr 2014
                          • 988

                          Worked a bit more on the details of the torpedo tubes. I installed the depth setting gears (blue arrow, port one is hidden). The running depth of the torpedos was set manually. Via a plate one could drive a shaft into the respective socket in the torpedo and then, via a hand crank, one could set the running depth. The gyro angle for the torpedos was set via gears (yellow arrows) and shafts via a hand crank below the gyro angle receiver (green arrow). The shooting solution was calcuulated using a "Torpedovorhalterechner" (torpedo data computer, red arrow). I also added the "Ausgleicharmaturen" (torpedo control panels, pink arrow), that were used to flood and vent the tubes. Via a angled adapter plate they were directly screwed onto the firing valves. The firing vales sat directly on the compressed air bottles. As a neat detail I added the hand crank, used to operate the muzzle doors and torpedo hatches, to the starboard torpedo hatch.

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                          • goshawk823
                            Lieutenant Commander
                            • Oct 2010
                            • 217

                            Originally posted by DrSchmidt
                            Worked a bit more on the details of the torpedo tubes. I installed the depth setting gears (blue arrow, port one is hidden). The running depth of the torpedos was set manually. Via a plate one could drive a shaft into the respective socket in the torpedo and then, via a hand crank, one could set the running depth. The gyro angle for the torpedos was set via gears (yellow arrows) and shafts via a hand crank below the gyro angle receiver (green arrow). The shooting solution was calcuulated using a "Torpedovorhalterechner" (torpedo data computer, red arrow). I also added the "Ausgleicharmaturen" (torpedo control panels, pink arrow), that were used to flood and vent the tubes. Via a angled adapter plate they were directly screwed onto the firing valves. The firing vales sat directly on the compressed air bottles. As a neat detail I added the hand crank, used to operate the muzzle doors and torpedo hatches, to the starboard torpedo hatch.

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                            the detail in this space is mind blowing. fantastic!

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                            • DrSchmidt
                              Captain
                              • Apr 2014
                              • 988

                              For those who are on Instagram - the current status with lights on: https://www.instagram.com/reel/CguiH..._web_copy_link

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                              • neitosub
                                Lieutenant Commander
                                • Nov 2021
                                • 129

                                Superb! The lighting makes me feel like walking through a museum exhibit!

                                Nate

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