HMS Roberts (IRCWCC)

Discussion in 'Warship Builds' started by Kevin P., Jul 21, 2020.

  1. Kevin P.

    Kevin P. Well-Known Member

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    Refit on a ship built by Marty. I agreed to get her on the water. Back when I first looked into the hobby I wanted to build a monitor, so now that wish is coming true. Hardest part is done, the superstructure
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    I think it was mobile at one point
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    time to gut it
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    Geek guns, they were still loaded when Steve pulled it off the shelf
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    marking windows
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  2. Renodemona

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    I, too, had an interest in a monitor at some point but alas not yet come to fruition.
     
  3. Kevin P.

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    Got her cut out today Most of the way
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    also stripped some water channeling and pulled the shafts
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    drew up a rudder mount to print, will get that going tomorrow
     
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  4. Anvil_x

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    Please tell me you are going to put hellish down angle on those guns and make it a drive-up murder-machine. you can get sidemount-level down angle out of those things!!

    *SO* glad you're doing a thread for this.
     
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    Too bad the HMS General Wolfe/ Hms Lord Clive monitors wouldn't be able to arm their fixed to starboard 18" gun, at least not as a side mount. would it be allowed to make it a Stern gun? I'm not sure how the rules work out for that.
     
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    If you tried to do that, you'd have to say the 18" gun was the ship's main battery. Meaning you'd have a 3 unit boat with 1 1 unit cannon since there was only 1 18" gun in that fixed mount. I would think that the 15" guns, by definition, would have to be called the ship's secondary battery.

    Might be wrong. In reality, who cares. It's a monitor.
     
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  7. SteveT44

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    When I first visited Marty's shop that boat was the first one I noticed. Marty was a great guy. I'm sure you will do Marty proud in this rebuild.
     
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  8. Kevin P.

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    She might get down angle guns, TBD. that’s the goal Steve!
    More deconstruction
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    finished cutting the hull
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    Shaft realign
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    Printed rudder mount
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    Props
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  9. Kevin P.

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    More work done, test fit rudder servo
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    Decided to reinforce stringer
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    cut
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    Need to redo some of the fiberglass deck to get better access to rudder servo
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  10. Commodore

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    ... Cute rudder gears - do you print those??? (If so, what/how/do you have the STL handy???)
     
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  11. Kevin P.

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    Yes gears are printed. I use the feature in fusion 360 to import part files from McMaster and modify as needed. I’ll post the files sometime soon.
    Progress over past few days
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    Small BC pump mount
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    bottle mount. Planning to try to fit the 3.5 in there
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    Rough idea of internal layout
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    Nice. I didn't think anyone else would ever build this ship. Mine's ready to sheet, but I have a lot of work left. I'll post my superstructure files in case you want to use any of them.
     
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    what's a decent source of plans, Mark?
     
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    Profile Morskie is where I got my plans. They are nicely detailed.
     
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    Oh ok cool. yeah I love their stuff.
     
  16. Kevin P.

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    Thanks for the files, thankfully Marty took care of the superstructure
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    decided that the cross member had to go for bottle access, really not needed from a strength perspective
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    printed some rudders
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    Put a layer of mat down and reattached deck rim
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    Coming together
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    pump. tested her out, 1.2 gpm at 9A
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    gun servo
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    New deck pieces
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    superstructure year fit
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  18. Beaver

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    Looking good, Kevin! Can't wait to see it in the water.
     
  19. Kevin P.

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    Got her sheeted
    Not an easy task. Had to split pieces above and below stringer
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    need to dial in the gun mounts
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    she floated nicely, gluing mounts now
    Hopefully sea trials in the next day or so
     
  20. Kevin P.

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    Got the insides together
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    gun mounts, simple. Will need to tweak them a bit and hold barrel tips
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    sea trials. Exactly 7lbs, might add some lead to bottom for stability in turns
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