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 Posted: Sun Jul 15th, 2018 03:09 am
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Hi Ken, that anchor chain is huge, I decided to check out using the scale calculator feet to mm's you were spot on 8feet to HO scale is 28.3mm in length, the 01-06 pic be right, getting the right size height close enough to my ship.

It is 18 degrees in the  hobby  computer and TV room, warmer outside, after lunch will get stuck into the module bus wiring.

Tony 

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On the web, the Tor Corana (now Corana Seaway) the DWT is
listed as 11,300 tons, loaded 26,300 tons. The anchor photos
I posted are for a vessel 1/5 the loaded tonnage. I would imagine the anchor would be larger then 10 feet in length.

As for the anchor chain, you would be looking at chain with
5 links per inch. The swivel might be a problem to fabricate. Although a jewelry shop may have suitable fitting's.



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Afternoon Ken, what it like where you are temp wise now, cooler .
My friend said that byres anchor is used on smaller vessels like tugs, he said a ship the size of Tor Corana is the same size of his cruise ship, he said to go for stockless type no.9 anchor, I found a link that has a list of all the anchors.

In that list what stockless anchor would suit my ship, pages are numbed.

http://wachain.com/wp-content/themes/wordpress-naked-pld/images/catalog.pdf

That link you found on Tor Corana, coul you send the link, I also stumbled onto a link about Tor Corana having a fire while in port on the main deck and showed plans of the side and main deck plan. Blew me away because the plans had the height measurements of each deck to the roof of the bridge, comp deck, now I was able to work out the height of the ship  to that deck, with the main mask be about 13 inches high  from water line.

Sadly I can't print that page is in GWD file format , has the length of the main stern ramps too, pure awesome, amazing what you find on the net.

I am working on the sides between the knuckle line and raised deck, will glue in place the knuckle line to make it easier to get the sides the right shape, finding it hard

Tony on a high from down under.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 16th, 2018 03:32 am
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There are 6 or 7 web sites related to the Tor Corona including a video from which it appears it is the first sailing. I just googled the name, or use MS Tor Corona,
or Sea Corona.

Not sure how a Star Trek episode shows up in the list

For a Stockless Anchor, As a guess I would use the the largest one 50,000#, based on the DWT of the ship, the photo,s I posted relate to a 25,000# anchor from the list.

You will also find related info on your own modelling



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Morning Ken, I checked out that anchor link with you suggesting 50,000 pounds , I found that weight, page 14, had measurements, what would the measurements, inches ore metric , this anchor was 152 in length ?

Back into the ship build after watching  Big Bang theory.

Have you seen the Americans diesel rotary plow,  three diesel locos to push it and one at the other end, great scratch building project, was  watching it in action you tube on TV.

Tony from cool down under, a bit warmer tonight.


 

 

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The measurement,s are in inches, to convert to MM for HO scale, multiply Inches by .029, If in Feet factor is .35.

The large anchor in HO scale would work out

Length 44 MM
Width 38 MM
Thick 20 MM
Flukes 29 MM

Currently 16 C, should hit 31 C later today, to hot for me to be out in, have a few cold ones lined up though!



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Afternoon Kin, I am a day  ahead  of you, it is 9.50am here and 18 degrees in the sun 11 degrees under therpergola, you have a different heat to us, your 31 degrees be our 43 degrees.

Yeah that is what I worked out, have a scale calculator can work out feet  or inches to mm's.

http://www.scalemodelersworld.com/online-scale-converter-tool.html

Pretty awesome, I use it to work out my ship measurements to 1/87scale, have started work on the knuckle line, making a 10mm beam to strengthen the cardboard, once glued in place will make it easier when  shaping the side panel between the knuckle line and raised deck, pics to follow.

Still working on the module bus wiring, got three blocks to finish wiring takes time, next module important module, the one the control panel  connects to.

Tony

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Hi Ken, I had the right link to the stockless anchor all the time forgot I had it right size, will send them an email to see if I can buy two anchors, otherwise have to buy 4, question is with the anchor recess has to be square them to fit the anchor,.

http://frenchmanriver.com/Stockless-Anchor-_p_77.html

If so can finish off the anchor recess panel and glue it in place, make it a hell of a lot easier when working the side panel between the raised deck and knuckle line.

On a high Tony from down under

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Hi Ken, I had this link all the time as close as I can get, don't realry need to buy the anchors as the real ship has them u inside the anchor recess.

http://frenchmanriver.com/Stockless-Anchor-_p_77.html

The measurements on the scale stocklees anchor is 44 by 25 I guess the measurements be in metric 25 mm wide if so I can cut out the anchor recess to square as mine is 24 by 12 .

I have being working on the sides between the knuckle line and raised deck , not an easy tack, I both sides cut out, if I have time tonight, it is movie night I will star measuring the windows if they call them windows. The guy that helped me get the plans for the ship will be contacting me Monday as he has being out of his office or a while , will ask him  with many more questions .

It is amazing what you find on the net came across PDF files on the Corona had a fire on the main deck, complete plan of the ship to the to roof of the bridge no the height to the bridge, u to that height my ship is 13 inches high, don't know the height of the main mask .

The way I am going will finely finish the Bow section of the ship at long last, as close as I will get with my build.

Getting there , Tony from down under

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With 3 major projects on the go, ship, bridge and layout
you are going to be busy for a while. I will stick to smaller projects, finishing up a few pieces of rolling stock
and have two building's to get a start on.

I have a few pieces of interior items done for one, need to clean up my shop for access to lathe and milling machine.



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