Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register
Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Scratch-Building & Kitbashing > 'Tor Corona' - Scratch Built RO-RO Vessel - In HO Scale

Freerails IS ACCEPTING new Members ... To join Freerails ... See how to Register as a Member in the 'Joining Freerails' Forum

'Tor Corona' - Scratch Built RO-RO Vessel - In HO Scale
 Moderated by: W C Greene Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Fri Jul 13th, 2018 03:27 am
  PMQuoteReply
41st Post
Ken C
Registered


Joined: Tue Jun 16th, 2015
Location:  Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 519
Status: 
Offline
Tony

From the bow photo the anchor recess would be square, I would guess that there would be sufficient room to be able to hoist the anchor fully even if the flukes? jammed at an angle after being lowered.

A 28mm tall anchor would scale out to be 8 feet in HO, which seems reasonable in size. None of the maritime books
I have give much of a clue to size of an anchor.

With a servo to turn a shaft you could raise and lower the anchors, how often the anchors would be lowered is hard to say, either when at sea or tied to a wharf there would be no need to lower them.



____________________
Ken Clark
GWN
real men don't use instructions. they are only
the manufacturers opinion on how to put the thing together!
Back To Top

 Posted: Sat Jul 14th, 2018 01:01 pm
  PMQuoteReply
42nd Post
Tony M
Registered


Joined: Thu Mar 13th, 2014
Location: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 611
Status: 
Offline
Early morning Ken, have you heard of Byers anchors looked the same as the model ones again didn't have any measurements,I know a cruise ship captain will ask him if he can get the measurements of his ships anchor, do that tomorrow he lives in New Zealand.

Dam cold we hit below zero this morning, -3 , be the same again tomorrow will get u earlier and check, want to see that minus on the weather station screen.

If you find anymore info let me know, many thanks, I will use the anchors for the remote control model when I build it after this build.
Tony from freezing down under.

Back To Top

 Posted: Sat Jul 14th, 2018 02:56 pm
  PMQuoteReply
43rd Post
Ken C
Registered


Joined: Tue Jun 16th, 2015
Location:  Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 519
Status: 
Offline
 
Tony

OK it is a 660 mile drive to the coast, however within a mile of here there are a couple of ships anchors I could measure up :bang:,
drove by them a couple of days ago, did not think to take photos,
believe one is the style you would be looking at.

The one at the car wash is an older style.




____________________
Ken Clark
GWN
real men don't use instructions. they are only
the manufacturers opinion on how to put the thing together!
Back To Top

 Posted: Sat Jul 14th, 2018 11:12 pm
  PMQuoteReply
44th Post
Ken C
Registered


Joined: Tue Jun 16th, 2015
Location:  Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 519
Status: 
Offline
Tony

Took a drive to the Military Museum here in Calgary, and
taped the anchor.

I understand the anchor came from the HMCS Huron, a Tribal
class destroyer with a DWT of 5350 tons, the anchor could likely be larger for your model?.

The shank is 9 inches across by 10 inches thick with an overall length of 10 feet, 6 inches.

The flukes are 6 feet across, with a length of 5 feet.

Anchor chain links are 10 inches by 17 inches.

There is also on display the 5 blade Port Variable pitch Propeller from the HMCS Huron, diameter is 13 feet, 8 inches, again this would likely be larger for your model

Took a few photos, if interested I can post them later.



____________________
Ken Clark
GWN
real men don't use instructions. they are only
the manufacturers opinion on how to put the thing together!
Back To Top

 Posted: Sat Jul 14th, 2018 11:25 pm
  PMQuoteReply
45th Post
Tony M
Registered


Joined: Thu Mar 13th, 2014
Location: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 611
Status: 
Offline
Afternoon Ken:wave:, that be great need the height of the anchor and width, that happens, we went on our first holiday in 26 years to Caloundra, to the sun shine coast QLD is a top ship spotters photo spot, the main shipping lane comes in very close . Guess what I forgot my digital SLR camera has 1440 mm zoom lens, we are planning to go for anther holiday in Spring.

Most of the anchors I saw goes by pounds weight , had numbers but not measurements.
We had minus again this morning, so turned on the air-cons, had them on till we went to bed to warm the house .

Layout is sow going, westerly winds haven't hit and they are very cold,I stay indoors up set my asthma , legs and face suffer with TN.

Tony from freezing down under.

Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Jul 15th, 2018 01:32 am
  PMQuoteReply
46th Post
Ken C
Registered


Joined: Tue Jun 16th, 2015
Location:  Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 519
Status: 
Offline
  Tony
  A few photos of the anchor

Attachment: IMGP0986.JPG (Downloaded 25 times)



____________________
Ken Clark
GWN
real men don't use instructions. they are only
the manufacturers opinion on how to put the thing together!
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Jul 15th, 2018 01:34 am
  PMQuoteReply
47th Post
Ken C
Registered


Joined: Tue Jun 16th, 2015
Location:  Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 519
Status: 
Offline
End on view

Attachment: IMGP0987.JPG (Downloaded 25 times)



____________________
Ken Clark
GWN
real men don't use instructions. they are only
the manufacturers opinion on how to put the thing together!
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Jul 15th, 2018 01:35 am
  PMQuoteReply
48th Post
Ken C
Registered


Joined: Tue Jun 16th, 2015
Location:  Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 519
Status: 
Offline
Anchor bottom

Attachment: IMGP0985.JPG (Downloaded 21 times)



____________________
Ken Clark
GWN
real men don't use instructions. they are only
the manufacturers opinion on how to put the thing together!
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Jul 15th, 2018 01:37 am
  PMQuoteReply
49th Post
Ken C
Registered


Joined: Tue Jun 16th, 2015
Location:  Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posts: 519
Status: 
Offline
  Anchor Chain

Attachment: IMGP0988.JPG (Downloaded 19 times)



____________________
Ken Clark
GWN
real men don't use instructions. they are only
the manufacturers opinion on how to put the thing together!
Back To Top

 Posted: Sun Jul 15th, 2018 01:46 am
  PMQuoteReply
50th Post
Tony M
Registered


Joined: Thu Mar 13th, 2014
Location: Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
Posts: 611
Status: 
Offline
Hi Ken, many thanks for those anchor pics, wow it sure is huge, need a crane to shift it, would most size cargo type ships have that size anchor.

Did you measure the length of that anchor is all I  need then I can work out what size to buy got to get it right.

Be working on marking out the side of the ship between the knuckle line and raised deck, the hardest because of the shape will have windows as well, will start looking like the ships bow when that is finished.

Don't know if I get much of a chance to go outside to work on module bus wiring it is windy,want to get stuck into the bus wiring.

Tony from cold down under.

Back To Top


 Current time is 05:32 pm
Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  Next Page Last Page  

Freerails > Model Railroad Forums > Scratch-Building & Kitbashing > 'Tor Corona' - Scratch Built RO-RO Vessel - In HO Scale
Top



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems