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Old 16-04-2013, 16:36
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Default Re: HMS Ocean (1944-62) Winter Refit - by Bodgitt and Bodgitt.

Hi Sandy - Have been following your refit with interest as always but saying little. Now this is a SWAG [Super Wild Ass Guess] but could not that curved rail be the inboard support for the arrestor net ?????.

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Old 18-04-2013, 13:54
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Hi Dave, many thanks for the suggestion. We're still not sure of what they are so may just leave 'em orf.

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Old 18-04-2013, 16:21
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Sandy, Dave is right, guide rails for the two Crash Barriers.
Have a look here for lots of good pics from HMCS Magnificent
http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNe...t-Moments.aspx
Second pic shows Port barrier arm. Looks obvious how it works as well.
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Old 18-04-2013, 20:00
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Jim, many thanks for that link and subsequent gen.

We'll put 'em in then.

Robbie continued with guardrails etc on the starboard side this morning whilst I continued massacre-ing the bridge.

Thankfully the weather appears to be sorting itself out now and Spring is perceptably closer. We'll soon be able to work outdoors for the first time in ten months!

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Old 19-04-2013, 19:39
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Got your oilskins and sou'westers ready then Sandy
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Old 19-04-2013, 20:08
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We'll soon be able to work outdoors for the first time in ten months!
Crafty old Chief Poker - enlisting unsuspecting Robbie to paint that fence

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Old 20-04-2013, 00:38
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And are you sure that CinC Home hasn't got a long 'Hubbies do List' that involves the exterior of the house and environs

Seriously tho' chaps... OCEAN is looking GOOD, thus far, the attention to detail is outstanding. But could you get a bit of a move on now Spring has sprung cos my box of chocolates is nearly finished I have my suspicions that a certain Yank has been swiping 'em whilst me back's been turned

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Old 20-04-2013, 09:10
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Got your oilskins and sou'westers ready then Sandy
You have a point there Rich.

There was us thinking Spring heralded sunshine and other recently unwitnessed and pleasant weather conditions.

However, onwards and upwards.

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Old 20-04-2013, 09:14
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Crafty old Chief Poker - enlisting unsuspecting Robbie to paint that fence

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Dave, he's gonna read this y'know. You've blown my cunning plan out of the water.

All I can rely on now is his short term memory loss and suggestion that a painted fence would make a grand backdrop for a model aircraft carrier ..........

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Old 20-04-2013, 09:19
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And are you sure that CinC Home hasn't got a long 'Hubbies do List' that involves the exterior of the house and environs

Seriously tho' chaps... OCEAN is looking GOOD, thus far, the attention to detail is outstanding. But could you get a bit of a move on now Spring has sprung cos my box of chocolates is nearly finished I have my suspicions that a certain Yank has been swiping 'em whilst me back's been turned

Missy
You've obviously passed by my house then Missy.

And apologies for dithering to the extent of you having to buy a new box of choccies. Our esteemed American Mod Don only prefers soft centres we are given to believe, so a box of ethereal hard centres should last the term of the refit.

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Old 25-04-2013, 19:23
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Images of the bridge and island under conversion.

During the Korean War HMS OCEAN had what we assume to be a charthouse attached to the leading edge of the island by the bridge. It didn't really lend itself to the streamlining of the island superstructure ..... however, it was there.

First, the upper levels had to be sawn and removed from the bridge. This was frought with problems as the spindle drive for the aerial went through these decks, so it was a matter of cutting around the tiny drive motor, and guessing where it was situated.

As can be seen in image #1, it was completed without tears.

Next step was to fashion a deck which seated in the exposed section. This had to be set lower than the upper edges of what appears to be the Giant's Causeway, so these were trimmed (delicately) and the new deck installed.

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Old 25-04-2013, 19:31
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The deck has now been fitted and the tiny drive motor covered to protect it.

Next, the brackets for the wind deflectors were positioned. These, as they are, happen to be extremely delicate and the slightest knock will dislodge them. Once the deflector plate is in situation they will become more rigid.

A drainage pipe from the Compass Platform has been added.

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Old 25-04-2013, 19:45
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The "Charthouse" has been manufactured and fitted.

Port and starboard navigation lights have been scratchbuilt.

The aft mast has been manufactured and dry-fitted for effect. The aft AA armament has also been dry-fitted for effect.

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Old 25-04-2013, 19:59
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The "open bridge deck" is now glued in situ. But not before precautions were taken to install the drive tube for the aerial, making sure that the drive was vertical all round.

Pencil marks under the bridge walkway are guidelines for adding more portholes, "scuttles" in Naval parlance.

So the whole edifice is coming along now. Much more work than we first imagined, but every rebuild has turned out the same, over estimate, over budget and distinctly over estimated period.

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Old 26-04-2013, 02:18
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Then you are conforming to RN tradition!
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Old 26-04-2013, 07:57
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Default Re: HMS Ocean (1944-62) Winter Refit - by Bodgitt and Bodgitt.

Know how you felt Sandy when I was doing the superstructure on Victorious.

Had a defective nav light and had to strip the hole thing apart "but GOW bulbs never blow once you have fitted them "........Wrong !

Shaping up well Sandy and as for budget ...whats one of those .

Your work bench looks quite like home judging from what you have on it
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Old 26-04-2013, 11:22
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The reason that warships are female is that it costs a fortune to keep them in
Paint and Powder.
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Old 26-04-2013, 11:30
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Oooh... Richard, that's just a vile calumny against the fair sex! Shame on you

However the workmanship of two master artifiers is rendering OCEAN into a very glamorous lady.

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Old 26-04-2013, 12:12
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Hmmm Richard .....sudden flair of Bravery per chance.... or just suicidal

Sandy was the aerial a geared set up or a servo motor joby please
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Old 26-04-2013, 14:07
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Hi guys .... thanks for the comments .... keep 'em coming please.

Richard, just to dilute your (amusing but utterly dangerous) comment, my reasoning would be that ships are known as "she", primarily because they are usually found tied up to a bouy.

Ivor, in answer to your question, the aerial is turned via direct drive off a 1.5 V supply mini motor. A spindle and guide shaft comprise the distance piece.

At Midhurst show this year, a chappie was selling various size and speed electric motors, all driven by 1.5 volts. Great selection. Advisable to buy one even if there was no immediate use for them. Good value.

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Old 26-04-2013, 18:27
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By the way, one of the Waterlooville dockyard cranes has just placed two ready use signalling projectors on the "goofing deck" of the island. This is evident in the left image of the last two.

We just need to manufacture their appropriate "pulpits" and then fix them in place.

And, gift of gifts: .... this old Chief Stoker has just become a VICE Admiral on this site.

I just love my vices, stupendous creations assisting engineers to clamp things whilst working on them.

I love all vices .................................................. ......

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Old 26-04-2013, 18:50
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Welcome to the gang sandy , further more in the Wardroom you are entitled to free drinks and a cabin of your own [ however all engineering work is confined to the workshops provided

Your doing very well Sandy , is the Robbie chapy pulling his weight [ you could sign him in as a temp guest thee knows
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Old 04-05-2013, 18:58
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Hi Ivor, yes, Bodgitt senior is putting-in as much (if not more) effort into the refit.

What we have achieved so far at the Waterlooville 'yard has been replicated down at the Southsea 'yard on the aft section. (Da boy dun good).

The island reconfiguration continues and Robbie has just completed the reconfiguration of the Radar shell. Just needs bending into it's "dished" shape and all the slats fitting. Then the cradle on which it is suspended. Having looked closely at some of the images of OCEAN during the Korean War, it appears that she sported an American looking Radar at some time, one which resembles an egg whisk (or sunken spiders web). On others she is equipped with the same Radar that was installed on all of the Type 15 Frigates of the 1960's.

Currently working on finalising the detail on the single Bofors AA guns, Robbie having produced the the main body of them.

There is a danger that we may be tempted to fit all of the vulnerable items such as AA guns, seaboat (slung outboard), directors, carley floats etc too early. This would risk them getting damaged or knocked off whilst putting the hull in various angles while working in awkward areas.

Notwithstanding, progress is being made and we could be looking at launch in July 2013.

Honest.

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Old 05-05-2013, 03:16
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Wonderful progress you are making guys - better start selling tickets for the July launch!
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Hi Ivor, yes, Bodgitt senior is putting-in as much (if not more) effort into the refit.

What we have achieved so far at the Waterlooville 'yard has been replicated down at the Southsea 'yard on the aft section. (Da boy dun good).

The island reconfiguration continues and Robbie has just completed the reconfiguration of the Radar shell. Just needs bending into it's "dished" shape and all the slats fitting. Then the cradle on which it is suspended. Having looked closely at some of the images of OCEAN during the Korean War, it appears that she sported an American looking Radar at some time, one which resembles an egg whisk (or sunken spiders web). On others she is equipped with the same Radar that was installed on all of the Type 15 Frigates of the 1960's.

Currently working on finalising the detail on the single Bofors AA guns, Robbie having produced the the main body of them.

There is a danger that we may be tempted to fit all of the vulnerable items such as AA guns, seaboat (slung outboard), directors, carley floats etc too early. This would risk them getting damaged or knocked off whilst putting the hull in various angles while working in awkward areas.

Notwithstanding, progress is being made and we could be looking at launch in July 2013.

Honest.

Kind regards to you all,

Bodgitt and Bodgitt.
I have the same problem Sandy , most damage is whilst in transit to and from the lake as I am sure so is yours .
Hoping to make a fresh start on mine again soon ...but not at the previous pace .
Its very tempting to dress up the areas and represent a working ship but the penalty for that is the need to include superglue in your lakeside tool box and a few spares .
The ship looks great when in your workshop , but by the time you get on the water and others have "helped" you..... you end up with lots of damage which the local know it all is only to quick to point out and preen his feathers
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