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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:59 am 
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Hi Vlad,

I doubt that the support shrouds changed much, if any. When at sea as the ship rolls those pole masts have a real tendency to sway; removing the support shrouds would put undue stress on the mast structure and could result in the loss of a mast. In the second picture of the Quincy in the South Pacific if I zoom in I can just make out what could be the shroud still going down to the over hangar deck just in the shadow and thus hard to see. Just as a follow on, I checked the building plans I have of the New Orleans, they show that the over hangar anchor points where 23' back from the leading edge of that deck and 14' apart centered on the centerline of the ship.

For the between mast lines and the associated radio leads that's a more pragmatic problem. May have to resort to a small amount of artistic license for those.

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Hi Bruce,
thanks for your comments. I was also surprised I could not see the fwd shrouds on the second photo (and I still cannot see them however closely I zoom in, although I agree they should be there), but the position where they should attach is a great help, thanks! And of course we will need to use some artistic license for some of the details.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:05 pm 
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My question is just a general.
Is not about conversion or modification scale modeling.

Will anyone please provide me information regarding
the overall length of
CA-34 USS ASTORIA, CA-38 USS SAN FRANCISCO,
CA-39 USS QUINCY, and CA-44 USS VINCENNES.

According to these reports:
https://www.history.navy.mil/research/l ... -no29.html
https://www.history.navy.mil/research/l ... -no26.html

USS ASTORIA waterline length was 574'
USS SAN FRANCISCO waterline length was 578'
USS QUINCY and USS VINCENNES waterline length were 569'

Is interesting to see that these ships hand different hull lengths.

I would like to know if all these ships were 588' overall length?
If that is the case, perhaps the bow or stern could have different curvatures.

If anyone could please share information or explain the lengths of these ships.
I appreciated.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:13 am 
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All should have been roughly the same. The differences would most likely be related to how the waterline was defined. With the rake of the bow (and a bit at the stern), changes in draft would effect the length of the apparent waterline. The earlier sisters were very close to the 10,000 ton treaty limit. Quincy and Vincennes were redesigned prior to construction to create a margin to add more light/medium AA. They were 550-600 tons lighter than their earlier sisters. So with the waterline further down the hull, the length at that waterline would have been less than on sisters with a deeper draft.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:55 pm 
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Thank you for the input from previous message.

I have another question.

Can anyone please confirm if the two tubs at USS QUINCY's top platform are for the lookout chairs
or something else?
How about the round figure behind the pilot house in the navigating bridge?
Is that a signal light?

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I appreciate for the help.


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Hi guys,
after perhaps annoying some of you in this thread with my USS Quincy-related questions for a while :smallsmile: I finally called my build done today. For those interested in Quincy in her as-sunk fit I just posted some photos and a write-up here in the Completed builds section. Hope it may serve as an inspiration to someone just like builds of other modelers inspired me. Thanks!

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