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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:49 pm 
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Does anyone know if there is a model of an Ashtabula Class oiler model out there ? Looking for something like the Passumpsic AO 107
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:35 pm 
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Passumpsic AO 107 is a Cimarron Class Fleet Oiler. http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/19/19107.htm as is Ashtabula http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/19/19051.htm


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:14 pm 
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Thanks for the info.So,is there a model out there of a Cimarron Class oiler ??


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:06 pm 
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what scale?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:35 pm 
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1/350 or larger


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:51 am 
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What do you think of this one? T-2 to Cimarron conversion in 1:350.

http://www.modelshipgallery.com/gallery/service/ao/cimarron-350-kk/cimarron-index.html

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:59 am 
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the only problem with that is that the Cimarron has twin props not a single as in the model but is still doable if you are up to it.
http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/19/19022.htm


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:15 pm 
I got a 1/700 Cimarron kit. I have seen some sources break the later ships into the Ashtabula class. Looking at navsource I can't find any visual difference. Is there anything major I need to change to make the USS Ashtabula?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:34 am 
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Sam,
The only important question is what time period do you want to show Ashtabula. She served from 1945 to 1966 in her original configuration, then was jumboized by adding 90' to the hull. (553' lengthened to 644')

She then served in that appearance until 1991 when she was sold to Turkey.

So a WWII appearance would not be the same as after the jumbo conversion.

p.s. I have it on my list of "someday" projects to take a couple of 1/700 T-2 kits and try the jumbo modification. Actually, I suppose since the additions were pretty straight sections, maybe it could be done without the second kit, and just using sheet plastic sections for the added length and then working on the deck piping and valves as necessary.

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Rick, after cutting the hull in half, use strips of .040" plastic or sections of sprue to be glued to each half to connect them before gluing the plates of plastic to fill the empty space between each half of the hulls. the reason for the plastic strips or sprue is to give more strength to the cut hull then the glued butt ends of the plastic plates can do. I've done it a few times including slightly lengthening a Lindberg T2 tanker from 1/520 scale to 1/500 scale.


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