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Re: WWII USN YTL625 / James O達rien
« Reply #60 on: March 25, 2017, 21:02:45 »
Some more...

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Re: WWII USN YTL625 / James O達rien
« Reply #61 on: March 25, 2017, 21:03:42 »
and again

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Re: WWII USN YTL625 / James O達rien
« Reply #62 on: March 25, 2017, 21:05:20 »
The mast stays were the last things to do and proved trickier than planned.

I used some tiny turnbuckles with cotton thread to represent the stay wire. The holes in the turnbuckles were too small for a needle to pass the thread through and I couldn't get the cotton on its own to go through both ends of the turnbuckle. The holes were the same width as the cotton just too small.

After about an hour of frustration and failure I had a genius idea.
Stop me if you've heard this one: I dipped the end of the thread in CA glue and it set hard and straight enough to allow me to thread it through the tiny holes. Brilliant!! After that it only took about 10 minutes to rig up the mast stays.

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Re: WWII USN YTL625 / James O達rien
« Reply #63 on: March 25, 2017, 21:06:46 »
That trick might have made rigging the derrick a whole lot easier too.

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Re: WWII USN YTL625 / James O達rien
« Reply #64 on: March 25, 2017, 21:08:32 »
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Re: WWII USN YTL625 / James O達rien
« Reply #65 on: March 25, 2017, 21:10:20 »
Just a few more...

The searchlight is based on a USN 24" light.

There are no good photos or reference of the binnacle. The only image I have doesn't look anything like a standard USN fitting. The GA shows a very basic binnacle, so I've based my one on the GA version.

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Re: WWII USN YTL625 / James O達rien
« Reply #66 on: March 25, 2017, 22:10:45 »
Steve.

Congrats on another exceptional build.

Considering I went on the original not that many months ago  to get you the photos,your work is exceptional and precise in such a short time.

Another masterpiece.

Hayden
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