Clean Sweep Submarines

WIP 7: Addressing the stern masters

Creeper shafts:

I have integrated the shafts for the creeper motors in the stern masters. The creeper shafts were not perfect as I wanted them to be......the inevitable happened. I replaced them with halve round styrene profile.

De most difficult in the built process is symmetry PS & SB. In this specific case another plane had to be encountered for the Upper & Lower part of the tailpiece.

Below pictures show all the stages of the process.

removal of the existing shafts

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Test fitting/alinement lower and upper part

VICTOR III addressing creeper shaft VICTOR III addressing creeper shaft

New shafts glued in place, the alinement is perfect.

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Rudder stock holes:

I also addressed the holes for the rudder which were not centered. Below picture show the jig I made to adapt them and how I used it.

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Thks & Grtz,
Bart

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