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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:07 am 
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Hi Will, your build is sure coming along nicely, that is the trouble with war ships all that detail, why I picked the ship I am modelling not so much detail, all the bow winches are covered, don't really need them , I will add them, there is one on the stern on the upper deck.

Keep an eye out on your email I have more update pics of my layout, started work on the spiral today.

Back to your destroyer, what is the large box you are building and what is it used for.

How clod does tit drop to where you live in NSW, here it has been 2 degrees, we did drop down to minus last week an 0 last, days are nice 24 degrees, westerlies haven't hit yet.

Any idea where I can 1/87 scale ship fitting from, after anchors mainly and winches .

Tony from very cold S/E QLD


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:34 am 
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Hey Tony,
I keep finding new photos and am then having to scrap parts already made. I had to scrap the two signal flag boxes on the wheel house deck because I found a photo of the Chook and they weren't actually there. I am having to change the upper bridge layout for the same reason, which is good because I do want to get it as close to what she was really like. I am thoroughly enjoying having to do the extra detail, and I don't care how long it takes - there is no final date!
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Not sure what the box was for and I cant find out - all the deck plans I find don't tell me because they are all different. Oh well I know it was there and I am trying to match it.
Good luck with the railway - we have suspended building on ours as it is too cold out in the stables. It gets very cold, we are at nearly 900 metres but we love the cold with lots of fires and slow cooked meals.
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Not sure about 1/87 scale fitting - I would try shapeways 3d printed parts, they make most fittings and can scale them to what ever you need. I was talking to a shapeways chap who is in New Zealand asking about anchors - he said he could scale them to whatever I needed and did some research without me asking and told me exactly the make and model of anchor my destroyer was fitted with which differed from ship to ship depending upon what was available. sozzap23 and hawkins751511 are the two chaps I have been dealing with.
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Look forward to seeing the progress of your railway!
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Hello again,
I am having a crack at the funnels. As I said I am trying aluminium tubing. It is heavier than other materials but I hope the size and ballast needed will compensate for it. The rest of the superstructure ins't very high so here's hoping!
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The rear one needs a little more rotating, I cut out a big piece of balsa and hand drilled the holes to push them through - they are under the deck. It seemed a good way to secure the tubing and will allow me to fit a smoke generator easily in the future. If anyone has any ideas or advice please let me know.
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I have more 3D printed bits coming. I have two sets of double carley rafts, two twin lewis guns and the single 20mm Breda gun - very exciting,
cheers, Will


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:40 am 
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HI Will, I had a look at Shapeways 3/D site, they had a lot of ship parts especially weapons for ship like you have on order saw those rafts, sent them an email to see if they will print out the winches and anchors in 1/87 scale, all I need is one winch and copy the rest, I need four at least, two anchor winches.

This is where the hobby gets expensive, there is a hobby show coming up in August not far from me will go and ask where I can get the parts in Australia.

ship building night tomorrow night get some more progress on my ship build, very cold here today 16 degrees wet as well, no progress on my layout.

Great idea using aluminium tubing for the funnels what I can't use for my model has a few smaller funnels with a closed in cover in the sides.

Coming along nicely looking forward to see more progress pics.

Tony from cold SE/QLD


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:46 am 
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Thanks Tony,
try "Float a Boat", in Ringwood Victoria. Taskforce 72 put me onto them and I will be getting alot of goodies through them too,
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:01 pm 
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Hi Will, how are you going with the cold weather, we have had good mild winter weather during the day, cooler days approaching us next week.

I found the link to Shapeways 1/87 scale section and they do a single tugboat winch, need as double winch will cost a bit more, ouch, haven't contacted them yet, being busy working on the layout and my ship build, progressing well, more pics on my post today.

Also work on my bridge project where the spit will sit , got some great ideas on using blue tarp as water and painting the ships wave washing and behind the ship , look good, doing that with the the back droops on the layout, save a bit of money in buying MDF board.

Keep warm Tony from S/E-QLD


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:53 am 
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englishgunner wrote:
and the single 20mm Breda gun - very exciting,
cheers, Will


How'd the real one become part of the ship's armaments?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:54 am 
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Hey Story,
I am not sure how or where they came by it. I only saw the added AA guns when I was looking at the V and W Class section of this Forum - fantastic. I will certainly be digging some more to find out.
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My Carley rafts and twin Lewis guns have arrived. I have undercoated the rafts and put them on to see, prior to the final lighter coat. They have turned out really well, I am very happy with them, though they were REALLY expensive, but I think I am near the end of getting any 3D parts so I bit the bullet,
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:15 am 
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Hi will, wow, very nice indeed, the twin Lewis guns came up, no wonder you are happy some times it is worth it to bite the dist and get what you want in th end.

I have to con my wife to ordering the two anchors for my ship, I think I made the anchor recess to big, you will have to let know when I head over to my post to add the pics in question.

Ship ways do have a 1/87 scale section and the bloke said he can print from a pic, sadly I have to wait till the 23rd of July for the bloke I am in contact from the ships owners to get more plans and pics of the winches.

How are you copping with the cold, we have had 0 for a couple of morning, no need to mow the grass .

Bye from Tony.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:22 pm 
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Thanks Tony,
we are going for a low of -6 this Saturday, good reason to stay tucked up in bed I think.
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You are right, no need to mow the grass. Any grass we have is being eaten by the Kangaroos. There isn't much feed around. I had a local lady with three big males roos in her back yard. When she walked out one of them attacked her and scratched her hand. She had to retreat inside and she called me up. I drove up there in my police car and had a crack at them with a broom and managed to get them out and then had to chase them off with the police car, lights and sirens blaring. My daughter went out the back yard to put the ducks away and a big male had a go at her, very scary.
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Enough about the angry native wildlife - I am putting the final coat on the rafts, they are coming up good, put a coat on the Lewis guns. Not sure what colour the guns were though - the barrels may be black, like the quad gun - will keep searching through photos.
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Glad you found the right place to get your anchors - the wait will be worth it I am sure,
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Methinks the Lewis guns themselves would be standard gun blue (gunmetal) with wooden stocks? The mounting brackets, as well as the mount itself, would be in the relevant camouflage paint, I reckon.

But that's just a scientific wild-ass guess (SWAG) on my part.

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Thanks Sean,
that's what I thought till I had a search on the net. It would seem the stock was indeed wood, but the metal was black. I saw a few photos of different stands as well and they appeared to be black as well. Thanks for your SWAG, keep them coming!
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