Monthly Archives: February 2011

08-02-2011

Bow Work is still proceeding on the bow. As can be seen from the photo of a Type VII B below, the bow begins from a narrow point and bulges out to make room for the torpedo tubes. Based on … Continue reading

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21-12-2010

Bow Since the last update we have been busy with the bow and the mechanism for the torpedo doors, the anchor and the front planes. We have made springs to hold the torpedo doors closed. The doors are opened by … Continue reading

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04-09-2010

Bow The last few weeks we have mainly worked on the bow. The torpedo doors have been attached with small brass hinges. The doors were then moulded into the form of the hull. The bow section has been temporarily assembled … Continue reading

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03-08-2010

Anchor mechanism Further study of the original plans has led to a decision to model the anchor mechanism on the original, namely a spoked wheel to haul the anchor chain up, allowing it to drop by gravity via release from … Continue reading

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07-07-2010

In the meantime we have purchased anchor chain and constructed a way of having the new (smaller) anchor wound up and down on a spool attached to a motor. The anchor mechanism will be finished off and mounted when the … Continue reading

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U-Boot Type VII B – Introduction

Our project here was originally conceived as the transformation of a Robbe U-47 kit (incorrectly labelled as a VII C, — the U47 was in fact a VII B) into a static diving submarine complete with exploding torpedo’s, underwater camera … Continue reading

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08-01-2013 Generator

Back to Introduction After considerable length of time and a move to Australia, I have finally gotten back to this project. The generator is finally ready for its first coat of paint, before the final detailing is added.

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