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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:23 am 
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Trying to find out what the piece of deck equipment is called carrying the two red tanks https://www.navysite.de/cruisebooks/cvn65-68/113.htm

Can anyone enlighten me?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:22 am 
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Not much info available for the early CV Equipment, but I think this is an early Twin Agent Unit foam firefighting tractor.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:37 pm 
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Admhawk wrote:
Not much info available for the early CV Equipment, but I think this is an early Twin Agent Unit foam firefighting tractor.

Thanks Darren. That has helped in finding further information.

The vehicle is called a Twin Ball Fire Fighting Unit (TBFFU). Found a report (minus usable pictures) detailing how this was evaluated at Yankee Station in 1967 aboard CVA-62 (as well as a couple of other carriers). Looks like there is a hose reel behind the PKP tank.

I am researching for a CVAN-65 (1968) build in the future. Aiming to get deck equipment as accurate as possible., so looks like the TBFFU is part of that.

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I still have the CVN 65 50 YRS available . now totalled to 1250 images Now included are 2 DVD is one ...
how much longer I don't know as I am dealing with cancer health issues and may shut everything down next year.
$28.00 usd

be quick .
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Hope you overcome your cancer Ray. Post more of BigE this coming weekend!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:15 pm 
Hi All
Returning to this great hobby after may years absent.
I decided to go all in and get underway (pardon the pun) with the Tamiya Enterprise.
After reading many inspirational build logs (such as DWD) I'd like to attempt to put a hanger deck into my ship.
My question is, could anyone recommend the thickness of styrene need for the deck and bulkheads. I'm thinking I'd need a reasonable thickness for the deck to prevent sagging.
Appreciate any advice

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:44 pm 
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glue some cross braces to support the hanger floor if the model is 1/350 scale then use .040"(1mm) sheet styrene for the hanger floor & bulkheads. don't glue the hanger floor to the cross braces but to the inside of the hull as gluing to the cross braces might cause the floor to cup.


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KG1968 wrote:
Hi All
Returning to this great hobby after may years absent.
I decided to go all in and get underway (pardon the pun) with the Tamiya Enterprise.
After reading many inspirational build logs (such as DWD) I'd like to attempt to put a hanger deck into my ship.
My question is, could anyone recommend the thickness of styrene need for the deck and bulkheads. I'm thinking I'd need a reasonable thickness for the deck to prevent sagging.
Appreciate any advice

Ken


Chances are good it will still bend over time. Just when you do make some bracing underneath it, make sure you brace it 2 directions, diamond pattern of some sort. I had smaller flat parts, with some "one way" plastic on it, and it did bend (did not fix it to my ship in the next few days) but i believe, if you brace it somehow, and not wait too long to fix it to your ship, it might stay flat forever.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:44 am 
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that is why I said not to glue the deck to the braces but to the hull sides itself as I think the glue causes the sheet to bend.


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DavidP wrote:
that is why I said not to glue the deck to the braces but to the hull sides itself as I think the glue causes the sheet to bend.

Image Image Image Image Image Be careful putting the deck in. I screw up the first time. Had to start a new deck.


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Good day you good people out there. Does anyone have a record on how many tractors / forklifts and so on are usually on a modern carrier?
I mean, yes we can buy a lot of these items.. and make the deck & hangar fully packed, but I always keep wondering, is this too much or was there more in real life?
Would be great if there is a list of vehicles one can have as a guide when building a carrier like this.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:30 pm 
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Hi All, I am trying to track down the markings for all the CVW 11 ....


Doughnuts, what did you end up doing with the decals? I am in the exact same situation.


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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 2019 5:02 pm 
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Does anyone know about whatever happened to the often promised but never delivered Dragon 1/700 USS Enterprise (CVAN 65)?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:23 pm 
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No Luck Bill.

I had done some simple searching and the original plan was for a Cyber-Hobby release 2 years ago.
The usual folks, Freetime, ScaleHobbyist, HL, have no pre-order anymore.
The SK, HK and Japan stores I frequent do not have it listed for pre-order either now.

However, Dragon USA does show it, but check that Date!

1/700 U.S.S. Enterprise CVN-65 1969
Your Price: $59.95
Pre-Order
Est Arrival: April 2017
Item Code: CHC-7130

modelshipdepot:
Cyber-Hobby Ships 1/700 USS Enterprise CVN65 Aircraft Carrier Kit
"COMING SOON"
CHC-7130 $57.59 $71.99

Internet hobbies :
Cyber-Hobby Ships 1/700 USS Enterprise CVN65 Aircraft Carrier Kit
$57.59 $71.99 SKU: CHC-7130

BUT the Cyber-Hobby web site does not show it at all.

Christmas is coming. Maybe they will try to release it for a legit pre-order then.

Enjoy the fact that you have it bracketed with your Revell 1/720 and Academy 1/600.


Jim.

Tim, do you have any news on the kit?

Thanks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:35 pm 
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Regarding the Academy 1/600 "New Tool" USS Enterprise CVN-65...

As far as I can tell the so-called Academy "New Tool" 1/600 Enterprise CVN-65 is the same basic mold as Kangnam's except the decal sheet is rearranged, the Ships stand is different and the last Sprue has been re-engineered and there is no Sea King Helo or E2 Hawkeye on the Academy sprue.

Kangnam Sprue C: Image


Academy Sprue C: Image



The Academy aircraft look exactly like the Kangnam mold but fortunately there is NO FLASH! Maybe the mold has been been cleaned up since the 1990's when it was supposedly either a Kangnam or Arii/MicroAce mold.

Scalemates is not clear on the History/Comparison of the Arii, Kangnam, and Academy releases.

Additional: The Kangnam kit hull looks the same as the Academy. The hull has the same separate Bow piece to add. There are indentations for 4 Props to be mounted on Kangnam as well as Academy. The mold marks/imperfections are exactly the same too.


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Anyone have a diagram or know which flight deck hose reels are for fueling, fire fighting etc. I've try searching all over but can't find anything that tells me which ones are which and there location? And if the Tamiya 1/350 model has the correct # of reels?


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Hello to every one its been a long time. I have been given The USS Enterprise aircraft carrier for my 70th and I am looking forward to the build but (there always is a but!!) i am unsure how to proceed. On page 6 of the instructions step 2 it say says to use part b2 if you want to have the aircraft elevators in the own position later in the build. My problem is that part b9 appears on the plan to have the center bit cut out but it is quite a thick bit of plastic so can anyone tell me do I cut out the center piece or not. The same would apply for bits b 11/13.
Any help would be more than appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:40 am 
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Dai H,

Your question is on the Tamiya 1/350 CVN-65 kit. (Based on the parts ID.)

Those instructions are giving you 2 options for the Hanger doors, Closed: Use B9-B11-B13 or Open: Use B8-B10-B12, based on if the Elevator is Up or Down.

(You can vary the Hanger doors. Some elevators up maybe one down. It's your model.)

An email is on the way to you with additional details. Hope it helps.
I included a few links in the email to show how other modelers handled the Open/Closed Hanger doors.

Nino

P.S. Forgot to mention, you don't need to use these parts if you are making a Hanger deck. The B8 part will ad some depth to the hanger wall though. I mentioned in the email that if you use B8 you would need to cut away some plastic on B8,10,12 to see all the way inside the hanger.

Example of no B9 or B8 showing open hanger: https://shipsofscale.com/sosforums/atta ... jpg.89138/
Example of B8 part: http://www.aircraftresourcecenter.com/G ... uen/28.jpg
(Another example of B8 is at the bottom of this post.)
Example of hanger door closed like part B9:


Example of B9:


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Hey all,

I have Rays excellent CD for the Enterprise final cruise, but what I can't determine is the catwalks. Tamiya on the 1/350 kit have them all solid with solid 'guardrails' all the way around the ship. From looking at Rays CD, I can see that on the port side the large majority have proper guardrails rather than the solid looking wall that Tamiya represent. But what I want to know is if I should replace the catwalk in total, or if this was solid around the refueling reels and a pierced planking style around the rest of the ship. Can any one assist? I hope I have explained it well enough that it makes some sense. I am in two minds if I just lave the plastic catwalk and add a guard rail or replace the whole thing.

I appreciate any assistance/information anyone can provide me.

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I served aboard for 24 months for the 1996 cruise and the yard period afterward in 1997. Most of the catwalks were perforated with small holes. Some sections near the refueling stations were perforated and some solid. There seems to be no rhyme or reason and difference may be a function of repair or worn out plating. I frankly would not replace the decking, a lot of effort for out of scale holes. In scale effect the catwalks look solid. The elevators are a different matter and the open grid was noticeable at distance.

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