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Merriman Fittings Kit for Type VII

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  • Merriman Fittings Kit for Type VII

    Looking for a fittings kit for the Revell Type VII by Dave. Bob has none available and was hoping someone may have one and is willing to part with it.
    There is a fine line between hobbies and mental illness!

  • #2
    Sorry, no longer in production. Should have bought one when the buying was good.

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

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    • #3
      David, any chance you have the lengths of the 5 removable deck supports in your notes. I could probably measure them up but if you have the lengths it would help considerably.

      Thanks,

      Iran
      There is a fine line between hobbies and mental illness!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ir3aus View Post
        David, any chance you have the lengths of the 5 removable deck supports in your notes. I could probably measure them up but if you have the lengths it would help considerably.

        Thanks,

        Iran
        I think I can cobble some parts together for you. Give me your mailing address. dmeriman@aol.com

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

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        • #5
          I am at the point of ballasting the Type VII. The Cabal report indicated that you used 6oz in bottom of the hull as far forward and then 4 more ounces as far forward in the bottom of the hull. Am I correct in that you used a total of 10oz of ballast to get the boat to the waterline. It is not clear. I do not have the cast lead pieces from Caswell so I will be using lead shot to make up the weights. Could you let me know if the 10oz total is correct and exactly where the ballast should go.

          Thanks,

          Iran
          There is a fine line between hobbies and mental illness!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
            Sorry, no longer in production. Should have bought one when the buying was good.

            David
            Alas, all good things must pass. Iím in the process of building a new Revell Type VII to replace one that was totaled in a moving accident. Professional movers, I donít think they are as good as they were thirty years ago. I salvaged the WTC but not the hull or fittings. It had a set of Daveís fittings. They really saved a bunch of work.

            Ir3sub, Iím in the hull assembly stage now like you. Good luck, show us some pics when you get a chance.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Minorcan View Post

              Alas, all good things must pass. Iím in the process of building a new Revell Type VII to replace one that was totaled in a moving accident. Professional movers, I donít think they are as good as they were thirty years ago. I salvaged the WTC but not the hull or fittings. It had a set of Daveís fittings. They really saved a bunch of work.

              Ir3sub, Iím in the hull assembly stage now like you. Good luck, show us some pics when you get a chance.
              e-mail me. dmeriman@aol.com
              "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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              • #8
                I scratch built all the pieces to put this together. It was quit an exercise. Dave did a great job on designing the parts for a sub this small. I have a thread on RCG under submarines that just show the problems of getting the rudders and dive planes installed. I will probably post the installation of the snorkel valve in that thread.
                There is a fine line between hobbies and mental illness!

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                • #9
                  Yeah you better! I will try not to push you too much! Build threads help so many!
                  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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