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1/96 ScaleShips Oscar II

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  • #16
    The post is doweled to the hull. Its semi-permanent, meaning that that I can get it out if I have enough will power and the correctly sized hammer. I have to admit that I'm at the "stare and conjure" stage of this build. There are so many possibilities and so much space to work in. I purchased some insulin syringes yesterday ($29.00 for 100!!) which will act as the rams for the periscopes and it occurred to me that I could use these these things all over the boat to open and close all kinds of things.

    Back to reality. This is the fore plane retract mechanism. It came with the kit and is very nicely built and reminds me of the Engle unit in one of my other boats. It suffer some damage on the way to Australia (the solder connecting the plane axles broke away from the connecting plates) so I had to replace the steel axles with brass ones for a more secure connection.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Peter W View Post
      Blimey Scott, that thing not wet yet.....I like the common vertical post for the rear planes/ rudder etc. A lot more room in the back of that than in the Akula.

      Peter
      Not wet yet? Pot, this is kettle, over!

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      • #18
        I had thought, after your negating the use of scopes on the Akula due to space constrictions, of making the Bow planes on the Akula retractable. I have found a short video of a working set on You tube obviously they are not flick out ones like on the Oscar but are linear and at a a slight angle, lots of engineering though. Are you going to make shutter doors for them ? (This is a serious question)

        Peter the pot.

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        • #19
          That's the plan. I'm off to see the nice plastics guy up the road this morning to buy some sheet for the plane doors and the outer torpedo doors. Do you have a link to the Akula video?

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          • #20
            Todays little effort. Slowly, slowly, catchee monkey.

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            • #21
              Nice rear end ! And Cod eye hooray ! Will post the video later.

              Peter the Pot

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              • #22
                Any photographs of Cod Eye in your collection Peter?

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                • #23
                  Hatch cover for the Cod Eye and one of the torpedo hatches.
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                  • #24
                    https://youtu.be/K95RV9RFjes

                    Hoping this is the Akula planes video. If not then I haven't mastered my new phone .

                    I have a few cod eye pics, you probably already have them but I will post when I get back on the PC.



                    Peter
                    Last edited by Peter W; 05-16-2015, 03:24 AM. Reason: I am an idiot

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                    • #25
                      Workin on dem windows!
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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Peter W View Post
                        https://youtu.be/K95RV9RFjes

                        Hoping this is the Akula planes video. If not then I haven't mastered my new phone .

                        I have a few cod eye pics, you probably already have them but I will post when I get back on the PC.





                        Peter
                        Holy snapping duck ****! That thing has more parts that a Swiss watch..........

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by HardRock View Post
                          Workin on dem windows!
                          [ATTACH=CONFIG]31381[/ATTACH]
                          Show off !

                          That video certainly numbs the mind to the prospect..............but it seems to be a working idea.

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                          Not many out there of Cod Eye and I can not find any of the thing up whilst under way. If you need one of the top of the door I have one but..... I thought I had more......I am going off for another look.....

                          Peter

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                          • #28
                            Made this snip from a video.....found nothing else.
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                            Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
                            "Samuel Smiles"
                            http://scale-submarine.com/index.html

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                            • #29
                              Thanks Men. Looks like this thing extends quite a bit further than my plans show. There also appears to be a flap below the main hinge point that opens outward (which would make a lot of sense since that hinge is a complete *******).

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                                Forgot to add the photo.
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