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Hi Simon,


Great info...  I have attached a photo that shows the FBT 4 and FBT 2 vent holes in the saddle tanks.


I have marked with red dots on your drawing where I believe the FBT 2 residual gate valves are located under the wooden deck hatches. Do you think this is correct? Also, is there room to have hand-wheels attached to these gate valves under the deck, or were the hand-wheels always removed for this set as well? That photo I had of a crewman getting out in bad weather with a hand wrench (Claw) tool makes me believe the hand-wheel was once a possibility...


Regards,
Don_

Hi Don,

I have not research the FBT 2 residual gate valves http://www.uboatarchive.net/U-570/U-570Plate16.htm valves b1 or d1 so I not sure. Since I am working on the saddle tanks I was soon start working on the piping that are found around them.

Simon
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Hi Simon,


Great info...  I have attached a photo that shows the FBT 4 and FBT 2 vent holes in the saddle tanks.


I have marked with red dots on your drawing where I believe the FBT 2 residual gate valves are located under the wooden deck hatches. Do you think this is correct? Also, is there room to have hand-wheels attached to these gate valves under the deck, or were the hand-wheels always removed for this set as well? That photo I had of a crewman getting out in bad weather with a hand wrench (Claw) tool makes me believe the hand-wheel was once a possibility...


Regards,
Don_
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Don, the small hole in the deck is a access hole for a locking handle for this hatch (see below). I not sure how the locking system works, you either lift or push down on the handle.


This images has been resized. Click to view original image.
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TYPE VII / Re: Liferaft colour
« Last post by dougie47 on Today at 03:34 PM »
Hi Glenn,

Oops! I should have read more carefully. Sorry but I don't know the colour of the liferafts.

Cheers,

Dougie
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TYPE IX / Re: U-804
« Last post by dougie47 on Today at 03:32 PM »
Hi Glenn,

Yes, I would be.

Cheers,

Dougie
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Hi Don. Yes we are back in the civilisation, only to discover we forgot a couple of important items which shall be picked up by our grandson this week. Although we have had our first frosty nights, no snow as yet don`t miss it in my age. It take a few days to get back to the daily life in the city, but we are almost there.
Tore
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TYPE VII / Re: Liferaft colour
« Last post by GlennCauley on Today at 08:05 AM »
Hi Dougie,

We were wondering about the colour of the actual liferaft itself, not the container/hatch.  :)

Glenn
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TYPE IX / Re: U-804
« Last post by GlennCauley on Today at 08:01 AM »
Was the lower hull still painted in Schiffsbodenfarbe Grau ?
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TYPE II / Re: "Vesikko" 1/72 - Special Navy
« Last post by GlennCauley on Today at 07:59 AM »
It,s coming!

COOL !!!
So now we have the original kit "Type II" with the AMP detail set... and the actual Vekikko kit coming?
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Hello Mr. Tore,




Are you and the wife back from your farm and in the big city yet?  Here in hot southern Atlanta Georgia; If the weather forecast even suggest that there will be a snow dusting, then all the schools are closed. People make a mad rush to all the grocery stores and buy all the milk and bread they can find. I guess the fear of starvation makes people do crazy things.  I'm originally from northern West Virginia where I had to walk to school in 2 - 3 feet of snow, they never closed the schools because of the winter weather.  I assume it's the same way in Norway; you just tough it out!...


Regards,
Don_
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