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Topic review - Calling all USS Iowa BB-61 class fans
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Hello, I have some questions

Were there big differences between Missouri and New Jersey from 1990?
How many searchlights 36 In had Missouri in 1945 and How many searchlights 24 In had Missouri in 1945.?
How many 12 In signaling lamps and target designator had in 1945?
It is worth buying this book, which includes:
USS Missouri (Bb-63): America's Last Battleship by David Doyle?
Post Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 11:58 am
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bigjimslade! From the inside, it looks like this. I will try to open my topik on Works in Progress.


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Post Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 10:36 am
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You model looks fantastic Chuck! :thumbs_up_1:
Post Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 11:31 pm
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SIBIRIAK-66 wrote:
Many thanks to everyone! Guys, your knowledge is very helpful in work!

I cannot wait to see how the waterway turns out.
Post Posted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:20 pm
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Many thanks to everyone! Guys, your knowledge is very helpful in work!
Post Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 1:17 pm
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A strip of brass is glued on the cyacrin...


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Post Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 1:00 pm
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On my model in 350 scale, I tried to make a waterweiss..


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Post Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:53 pm
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Guys, Hello from Russia! In our country too there are modelers. But we build models mostly out of wood with axes.... :smallsmile:


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Post Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:45 pm
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It won't show because the link Dropbox gives you takes you to the page that contains the image, rather than the image itself. To get the "true" link to the image that works with our [img] tags, you need to right click the image and "copy image link" and use the [img] tags with that, like so:

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Post Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 10:21 pm
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/4qurvatyjd7a19o/Bow.jpeg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h9xhimwoapx8b ... .jpeg?dl=0
tried both img & url & will not show the pictures. coding issue maybe?
Post Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 10:08 pm
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WIP photos. 95% complete


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Post Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 9:56 pm
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James M wrote:
Here's the real thing:

Thanks, the bends to straighten out the sides are visible. The corners get washed out through the casting process.
Post Posted: Thu May 14, 2020 4:00 pm
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Here's the real thing:

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Post Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 6:03 pm
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The hoods are not fan shaped---at least not at the base. They go straight out for a while (different amounts on front and back) then fan out.

If they were not straight at the end, they would not fit in the opening.

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Post Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 3:33 pm
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The side range find hoods on many battleships are in fact fan shaped like on the Iowa. This is because the range finder inside can all traverse a few degrees to either side of the center line of the turret to enable the range finder to track the target while the turret itself aim to lead the target. So the hood is fan shaped to accommodate the relative movements of the ends of the range finder.
Post Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 10:32 am
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Here is an area that a lot of plans get wrong: the rangefinder hoods. For some reason they are usually depicted as having a straight front and back. If they were cast that way, there would have been no way to fit them into the mounting plate. In fact, the front and back turn normal to the center line at different points.

The drawings here are idealized. Because of vagarities of casting the hoods show a lot of variation and deviation from the planned ideal.

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Post Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 12:55 am
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bigjimslade wrote:
Here's a drawing I did of the roller bearing assembly. This sits on top of the fixed turret support. The revolving part of the turret sits on this. This revolves when the turret revolves but more slowly.

The surfaces of the bearings are cones The bearings are in groups of six. However, they are not evenly spaced within the groups and the groups have different spacings. The lack of an even spacing was supposed to reduce wear.
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While from a much smaller turret (5.25" from HMS Prince of Wales), the below shows similar roller bearings from below as it were, that is here the 'ring' lays upside down on the sea floor.


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:34 am
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Haven't read through this whole thread so this may have already been posted, but if not..............some 3D eye candy for you Iowa fans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN09Tf0i3PI
Post Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:31 am
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The Tamiya Missouri is easy to build, but the kit is old, and contain relatively obvious and difficult to correct inaccuracies in hull shape and proportion of superstructure and main turrets. Very Fire Iowa class kits came on the market in the last year or two. They are harder to build than tamiya but much more accurate.
Post Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:39 am
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I don't think there are a lot of choices. Tamiya Missouri could probably be redone as a NJ with add ons. Model Monkey has a bridge conversion.
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