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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:12 am 
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EJFoeth wrote:
RN railing used galvanized flexible steel wire rope, 1.5/1.5/2" from lowest to highest rope. A lanyard was present at access points, no chains. Wire rope railing was used at all main decks (boat deck, fore deck, quarterdeck). The superstructure had solid railing.

The dimensions of the wire rope are circumference I think, not the diameter. Would be rather enormous if it were...

So divide these values by Pi to get the diameter.

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does anyone know the dimensions of Hood's studded chain links?..please

EJ perhaps?

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The bow anchor cables/chains were made up of 1 ft 8 inch links which were 3 3/8 inches in diameter. The combined cables consisted of 41 shackles (35 full shackles and 12 half shackles) for an overall (combined) length of 3,075 ft when three bow anchors were carried (the bower cables were each about 15 shackles/1,125 ft in length and the sheet cable was somewhat smaller at about 825ft).

Source: the HMS Hood Association website (where else? :big_grin:) http://www.hmshood.com/ship/hoodspecs5.htm

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Maarten Schönfeld wrote:
greenglade wrote:
does anyone know the dimensions of Hood's studded chain links?..please

EJ perhaps?

cheers

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The bow anchor cables/chains were made up of 1 ft 8 inch links which were 3 3/8 inches in diameter. The combined cables consisted of 41 shackles (35 full shackles and 12 half shackles) for an overall (combined) length of 3,075 ft when three bow anchors were carried (the bower cables were each about 15 shackles/1,125 ft in length and the sheet cable was somewhat smaller at about 825ft).

Source: the HMS Hood Association website (where else? :big_grin:) http://www.hmshood.com/ship/hoodspecs5.htm


Clearly I should have checked the association first..lol....I had checked AOTS which has good drawings but no dimensions other than the thickness given in the written details of Hood's anchors .....in my defence, it was a last thought that I had before retiring for the night...:)

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"B" and "X" barbette (s) had ladders up the sides. Where was the ladder located on the side of "B" barbette?
Not sure where to install.


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That ladder is in the exact front, with the ladder on the turret between the guns.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:23 am 
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Thanks EJ. I assumed that to be correct as there is a ladder between the barrels. Just wanted to be sure.
There is just enough space between the vent. trunks to install.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:32 am 
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This recently (re)discovered image on the IWM site (Does not mention it's Hood) shows that Y-turret apparently didn't need a ladder at all!

Image THE VISIT OF HIS MAJESTY THE KING TO ROSYTH. 5 MARCH 1941.. © IWM (A 3369) IWM Non Commercial License


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Maybe because of the platform at rear of X turret. Therefore not needed. (you did mean X turret - not Y ?) :smallsmile:


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Indeed, X-turret. The platform allowing access to the turret roof has been there for ages (in other forms) so I think it that;s not related. Probably a consequence of increasing the vent heights (many vents were raised later). But this is a weird modification.


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Maarten Schönfeld wrote:
EJFoeth wrote:
RN railing used galvanized flexible steel wire rope, 1.5/1.5/2" from lowest to highest rope. A lanyard was present at access points, no chains. Wire rope railing was used at all main decks (boat deck, fore deck, quarterdeck). The superstructure had solid railing.

The dimensions of the wire rope are circumference I think, not the diameter. Would be rather enormous if it were...

So divide these values by Pi to get the diameter.


You are absolutely correct, Maarten. I've handled millions oif feet of wire rope and fabricated thousands of wire rope industrial lifting assemblies, in my time. Circumference is rarely used when specifying wire rope except in specialized circumstances, where its primary usage is not dependent on swl/pulling strength.

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"HOODS" prop. shafts _ anti foul red or bare steel?. A minor detail but wish to be correct. I know this
subject has been raised before, but not in regard to Hood (as far as can ascertain).


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Timhan wrote:
"HOODS" prop. shafts _ anti foul red or bare steel?. A minor detail but wish to be correct. I know this
subject has been raised before, but not in regard to Hood (as far as can ascertain).


Follow this one: http://www.hmshood.com/hoodtoday/models ... dpaint.htm
Scroll down to: 'below waterline'.


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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2018 1:19 am 
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Oh dear. I must have looked at that thread a zillian times and somehow i forgot.
Thanks "builder".


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Timhan wrote:
Oh dear. I must have looked at that thread a zillian times and somehow i forgot.
Thanks "builder".


I would add to that, the best way to mix this RN Antifouling red was (for me anyway) was using a combo of Flat Red Tamiya with Flat Brown and Dunkelgelb (Dark Yellow). Sadly for Tamiya noone ever bothers posting the mixture as they use lots of other options, but Tamiya is readily available, doesnt go bad over long time, and is easy to apply with an airbrush. Experiment with mixture of Flat Red 2 parts, Flat Brown 2 Parts and 1 part Dark Yellow. Dont add white to it to lighten it up, you will get pink. If you want to ligthen it up, mix your paint with Buff color.

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Anyone have good pics of Hood's funnel houses and the railings on top of them, the so called timber storage?


The Hood Association website has a couple, I need more. I dont get if they used to have railings, or canvas covered railings, or nothing. Most modellers dont show anything there but I wanna add the timbers...

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Two questions - first, the port and starboard helm indicators running from the mainmast starfish. How were they
belayed at deck level and what sort of mechanism was involved.

Second - same sort of question relating to the flag raising and lowering from the foremast yardarm/spreader down to
the flag locker. Pulleys from the yardarm, but what system was used adjacent to the flag locker itself.

I have (almost) reached the rigging stage of my "Hood" but cannot find any photos/illustrations of these particular areas.
Any help would be appreciated. Just wish to get it right.


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https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-gl ... t-45270946

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Does anyone think this may be Churchill in foreground (with Hood in background)?

Or?


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it is Churchill as can tell by his bulk.


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DavidP wrote:
it is Churchill as can tell by his bulk.


Thanks, I thought so, his 'bulldog' look gave him away. :thumbs_up_1: Just wanted it confirmed.

BTW, anyone interested in Churchill's antics and adventures in the Boer War could do no wrong reading 'Hero of Empire' by Candice Millard. What a (real life) adventure yarn!

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