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Resumption of Model Shipways Harriet Lane..

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Resumption of Model Shipways Harriet Lane..
Posted by philo426 on Thursday, September 06, 2018 4:20 PM

Re started the Harriet Lane.I starred the deck houses and will run the wires through the hull and display base with a plug in 4 AA battery power source whuch has a built in on/off switch 

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Posted by ejhammer on Thursday, September 06, 2018 8:19 PM
Great idea. Can you explain more about how you wired it and the parts you used? When I did my 1/700 ESSEX I lighted it, but had a 4 AA battery box in the bottom of the base. What a pain to change the batteries. EJ

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, September 07, 2018 9:41 AM

Well I wanted the paddle wheels to turn although I will never put it into the water.I used an AMT Slot Stars mechanism and made the wheels from turned.80 styrene with mahogany planks as paddles.When I make the display base ,I Will cut a rout for the wires and connectors.  

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Posted by ejhammer on Friday, September 07, 2018 9:47 AM
Thank you. I need to find a source for the male and female plug for the base and the battery box with a switch. Thanks for your info. EJ

Completed - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, September 07, 2018 12:56 PM

I found these connectors at Harbor freight and the battery box at work.  

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Posted by Nino on Sunday, September 09, 2018 5:48 PM

     Beautiful  job on the Ship and the gearing.  No cheap nylon teeth here.Those Paddlewheels are going to "sing". 
 
How was the MSW Harriet Lane to put together?  Much sanding?
 
     And I am curious, is the kit about the same size as the 1/144ish Pyro/Lindberg   Harriet Lane-Civil War Blockade Runner?  The old Pyro kit's hull is 15.5" and it is about  18" long including bowsprit.  The story is that Pyro copied the Model Shipways kit. 
 
 Thanks for starting this thread.
 
       Nino.
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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1:26 PM

Thanks for the kind words!She is about 19 inches long.I have heard that Pyro did pirrate this kit but I peronally do not know it for a fact .  

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1:28 PM

I got the deckhouse painted and installed.  

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1:30 PM

I got the whistle together.   

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Posted by philo426 on Friday, September 14, 2018 9:43 AM

Okay!I used wire for the handrails atop the wheel boxes and the kit supplied stanchions!Next up ,I have to construct the skylights.  

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Posted by steve5 on Friday, September 14, 2018 4:21 PM

just caught up with this thread  . looking very cool .

 

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Posted by philo426 on Saturday, September 15, 2018 3:11 PM

Thanks!

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Posted by 1943Mike on Saturday, September 15, 2018 9:30 PM

Looks very good so far.

Question: how fast (rpm's) will the paddle wheels turn when you throw the switch? Since you have no desire to ballast and launch your ship I'm assuming you've got the mechanism geared down enough so it'll look realistic?

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3:01 PM

Yes i think 3 volts might be better.I used some parts from a Minicraft titanic to add skylights and ventilators. i turned a plastic ring with mt dremel and added eyelets to chain  down the stack.  

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