Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and expectations

Hello, and welcome to the forums at the Nautilus Drydocks, formerly Sub-driver.com!

We welcome anyone with a passion for submarines and a desire to learn and share knowledge about this fascinating hobby. Use of these forums indicates your intention to abide by our code of conduct:


1. No spam. All automated messages, advertisements, and links to competitor websites will be deleted immediately.

2. Please post in relevant sub-forums only. Messages posted in the wrong topic area will be removed and placed in the correct sub-forum by moderators.

3. Respect other users. No flaming or abusing fellow forum members. Users who continue to post inflammatory, abusive comments will be deleted from the forum after or without a warning.

4. No threats or harassment of other users will be tolerated. Any instance of threatening or harassing behavior is grounds for deletion from the forums.

5. No profanity or pornography is allowed. Posts containing adult material will be deleted.

6. No re-posting of copyrighted materials or other illegal content is allowed. Any posts containing illegal content or copyrighted materials will be deleted.
See more
See less

A U-Boat In Ireland

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #61
    Next up is the horizontal flood/drain holes in the forward section, after the nightmare of the ones around the torpedo doors these were a doddle.

    The slot is opened up to take the masks with the holes.

    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_1300 (800x600).jpg Views:	1 Size:	238.0 KB ID:	123673Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_1301 (800x600).jpg Views:	1 Size:	222.3 KB ID:	123674


    The only issue here is that the kit wants them aligned with the upward slope of the bow, this is wrong, they should be in line with the central drain slot. They have to be glued at an angle and trimmed when set. The marked area in the photo is where the central drain area will have to be extended forward thus making both port and starboard side asymmetrical.

    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_1303 (800x600).jpg Views:	1 Size:	247.0 KB ID:	123676Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_1302 (800x600).jpg Views:	1 Size:	266.4 KB ID:	123675


    There's more holes on the starboard side than port side, so I removed some holes for the port side mask, but caught a break with the starboard side, by simple removing three from the lower row and adding them to the end of the upper row,it gave me the exact right number of holes for U557 on that side on both upper and lower rows, lucky.

    Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_1304 (800x600).jpg Views:	1 Size:	323.1 KB ID:	123677Click image for larger version  Name:	IMG_1305 (800x600).jpg Views:	1 Size:	238.3 KB ID:	123678


    A comparison of photo six and photo three gives an indication of how the number of flood/drain holes affected the length of the central drain slot, with the additional slots on the starboard side going back beyond the fix point of forward and middle hull sections (the vertical line of filler).

    The only issue here is the masks had to be set a bit high, it was not possible to set the masks lower as it would mean removing a huge section of the hull and also having a mismatch at the top where I want a clean finish to hide the removeable deck section, a compromise I have to live with.

    I wonder why there was this difference in port/starboard sides?

    The Boattrainman

    Last edited by The Boattrainman; 10-08-2017, 02:46 PM.
    ''We're after men, and I wish to God I was with them........!''

    Comment

    Working...
    X