The Ship Model Forum

The Ship Modelers Source
It is currently Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:46 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:09 pm
Posts: 2
Hi all,

For a diorama with an airplane I’m building a small part of the CV10 Yorktown (WWII).
More specific the area of the deck edge elevator.
Scale 1/48. (see yardstick on attached pictures).

Subject: the dropping of a crashed Hellcat into the ocean, by means of a Le Toureau crash crane.
The plane is on the deck edge elevator.
For the construction of the under structure of the deck edge elevator and a part of the deck I used the drawings from “Essex-Class Carriers” by Alan Parker.
Attached the only more detailed picture I found on the internet: USS Leyte CV32.
On both sides of the deck elevator lift are two vertical profiles. These are at a distance from each other and are fixed on the ship's hull with horizontal supports.

Regarding the total size of the deck elevator and the fact that the verticals profiles are closely installed at ship’s hull, I have to assume that there are roll wheels installed in the space between the vertical beams. Two wheels on each side, on the top and on the bottom of the supporting structure deck elevator.
The front beam has teeth like a gear.
On the picture I see a wheel. Could this be a kind of motor?
This means that the elevator is electrical driven or??

So, as you notice a lot of questions to be solved before I can proceed.

Where can I find more detailed pictures or drawings of the hoisting structure of the deck elevator?
Could anyone help me information where to look at, whom to contact to?

Attached some photos of my project. Scale 1/48
It started with a Hellcat, broken into parts as shown in the movie “WW2 hit the deck”.
Then came the crash crane, completely crash built. I still have to finish the second tire.
At the back a part of a Willy Jeep.
Figurines have to be crash built as well.

Thanks in advance,
Patrik P.


Attachments:
vraag 2 forum deck lift.jpg
vraag 2 forum deck lift.jpg [ 120.58 KiB | Viewed 310 times ]
DSC07383.JPG
DSC07383.JPG [ 169 KiB | Viewed 310 times ]
DSC07385.JPG
DSC07385.JPG [ 183.17 KiB | Viewed 310 times ]
DSC07386.JPG
DSC07386.JPG [ 148.68 KiB | Viewed 310 times ]
DSC07388.JPG
DSC07388.JPG [ 217.31 KiB | Viewed 310 times ]
DSC07399.JPG
DSC07399.JPG [ 188.12 KiB | Viewed 310 times ]
DSC07412.JPG
DSC07412.JPG [ 236.08 KiB | Viewed 310 times ]
DSC07399.JPG
DSC07399.JPG [ 188.12 KiB | Viewed 310 times ]
DSC07393.JPG
DSC07393.JPG [ 161.68 KiB | Viewed 310 times ]
Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:05 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:24 am
Posts: 1296
Location: Belgium
Welcome to the forum Patrik!

As we are members of the same club, I have seen this work-in-progress up-close. I can tell you it looks even much better in the flesh! Patrik is one of the very best scratchbbuilders I have ever met: the finesse, complexity and accuracy of the work are amazing. That Toureau crane even has a scratchbuilt engine in it!

I can't help with the historical information, but there are plenty of extremely knowledgeable people with anything USN on this forum, so I hope they will chime in. :)

Cheers,

Marijn


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:08 am 
Offline
Model Monkey
Model Monkey

Joined: Sat Aug 20, 2005 9:27 pm
Posts: 2990
Location: USA
Superb!

_________________
Have fun, Monkey around.

-Steve Larsen

Complete catalog of over 1900 designs for scale modelers:
Gray resin - https://www.model-monkey.com/
Acrylic - https://modelmonkey.wixsite.com/modelmonkey


Report this post
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: cam, Google [Bot] and 8 guests


You can post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group