Steampunk still breathing?

Discussion in 'Steampunk Flotilla' started by SteveT44, Jul 10, 2017.

  1. SteveT44

    SteveT44 Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking of dusting off the ol'e SP plans and building a protected cruiser. I know there's a few SP boats that were started but never finished. Still interest in the format?
     
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    I've got a couple hulls sitting around, but I'm more focused on finishing Constitution and a couple of Deutschland PDNs. It's on my to-do list, but there's three other classes of ship higher up on the list that are more likely to see regular use.
     
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    I'll build a PC if you do. I've been interested in this format since you came up with it but hesitated to build anything with nobody to play with in the area.
     
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    Well there you go! I'll finish up the PC drawings over the next day or two and send them your way and start on mine also. A SP PC is about the same size as a 2.5 unit Atlanta so maybe if asked real nice, the grownups might let a PC run in an un-scored sortie or two at a regional (assuming no side mounts).
     
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    Sounds like a plan. Let's see if we can bring Steampunk to the battlefield before our Southern brothers. :woot:
     
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    Did the draft ever get changed from 3 inches to something less? I seem to recall it being mentioned that amount of ballast to get them to the waterline was going to be a lot?

    I'm working on a 3D curve that approximates the double ended canoe deck curve and makes nicely varying elliptical hull sections too.
    I think it will make them more maneuverable, let us get away with smaller motors, and require less ballast.

    PS. I'm working on USS Olympia C-6.
     
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    I will have the PC curve finalized today and will send you the file for your project.

    Yes the draft was changed. I'm waiting confirmation on exact measurements from Clark on what was used.
     
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    I'm going to finish SMS Wassining, but need to do some work on my St. Louis AC first....
     
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    Think I found an inspiration for my PC build. The mighty Askold! Something about her is so over the top....

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    Like *FIVE* funnels, maybe!?
     
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    I like the bridge. Looks like something that belongs on the Enterprise of Star Trek. Definitely Steampunk worthy!
     
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    interested just no plans anymore :(
     
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    This baby has some attitude! Brazilian protected cruiser Almirante Barroso.
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    The Germans had some creativity as well. :woot: SMS Hertha
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    I didn't realize that Almirante Barroso's sister ship became USS Albany CL-23....
    I'm going to have to add that to my list.
     
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    You think Barroso's got "attitude"? Check out the SMS Furst Bismarck....
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    'Dat bow....dat sexy tumblehome side.... so purty...
     
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    Germany made some handsome ships at the turn of the century.
     
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    The French are the kings of ram bows and tumblehomes. :laugh:
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    Yes, Caleb. But (as always) the French always get....excessively enthusiastic and put too much of a good thing into their ships. Triple turrets are popular? We will build quads! Maximum firepower to the front? We will put ALL turrets forward! Submarines have deck guns? We will put a twin 8" turret on a sub! Vive la France!

    Steve is right, Germany's always built some very handsome ships. If I had to list (my opinion) the best looking warships of the 20th Century, They'd include HMS Hood, DKM Scharnhorst, DKM Tirpitz, DKM Prinz Eugen, USS Iowa. WW1 I liked the QE and SMS Derfflinger.
     
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    Not sure what problem your trying to solve? The SP hulls are flat bottomed and slab sided for ease of construction. Are you proposing a new base design for the format?