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Offline wildspear

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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #120 on: 22 May , 2011, 06:56 »
AAAHHHH! I went back and read the email and it seems I had it wrong. Here is the comment "My God Father is Gene Malone the WWII TDC operator for Jack Coye"
 At least I had the first letter right. Last night I was attempting to fabricate a portion of the periscope support inside the sail. It didn't turn out like I wanted. I tried brass tube and solder ( solder iron wasn't up to the task , wouldn't keep temp) since I have plenty of this. Next I tried wood dowel and styrene, didn't look very good. Today I will go buy some styrene tube and see if that works.

side note: I'm getting a better solder iron from amazon on Friday. You can keep track of my explots at my blog site, link is in my sig.

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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #121 on: 25 May , 2011, 06:15 »
looking fwd to checking out progress!
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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #122 on: 28 May , 2011, 12:03 »
I got the lower periscope tower scratched and painted ( I'll get photos loaded once home from work). I was going to order some rudders and things from wink but there was a great deal on a 4x4 jeep, wife said I could buy it if I would leave hers alone (modding it and such) so I bought it and now I have to wait on Silverside purchases until next pay day.

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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #123 on: 01 Jun , 2011, 04:27 »
Good logic, we forgive you. Took a few days to get pix up anyway. Enjoy!
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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #124 on: 01 Jun , 2011, 05:39 »
I just looked at the rudder set and the stern shutter set.......in another week I'll purchase this before it goes away... ty wink

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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #125 on: 03 Jun , 2011, 23:33 »
no worries mate
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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #126 on: 10 Jun , 2011, 05:26 »
Morning all and thanks Wildspear for pointing me to this forum!!!  It is good to find a group with such a depth of knowledge in this area and so willing to share.  I am amazed at all the questions already answered by just reviewing the posts on the site - a tremendous resource. 
Yes as Wildspear noted above,  my godfather was indeed Jack Coye's radar and Torpedo Data Computer (TDC) operator in WWII and he is the inspiration for this build.  I am in the process of laying out my plan of attack, and gathering aftermarket details targeting Silversides cc 1944, I will dress her out in Measure 9.  Many thanks to Wink, James, and Mario for the products they offer, these give hope of actually and successfully finishing my project with some level authenticity!!   Was wondering if there are any inside the CT detailing out there, am planning some scratch work in this area if not available.  Wildspear I tried to access your photo library on  photobucket but it wants a password?? Nothing like photos to answer to all those detail questions!! 
 

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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #127 on: 04 Aug , 2011, 23:05 »
FYI, if you want to do her in early 1943, there are some great vids of her here: http://www.criticalpast.com/products/search/?sort_by=&sort_order=asc&q=silversides

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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #128 on: 05 Aug , 2011, 23:06 »
great site, thanks for pointing it out. Just read a book on the Silversides, written in 1943 but published in 1945: "Suilversides: Hunter-Killer Attack sub of WWII" by Robert Trumbull.
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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #129 on: 13 Nov , 2011, 15:44 »
Might be a question for Mike K; Did "Silversides have Degaussing cables early war?

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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #130 on: 14 Nov , 2011, 10:35 »
I don't know. But I'll see if I can find out.

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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #131 on: 20 Nov , 2011, 11:36 »
anyone have some pics of the inboard of the bridge upper fairwater?

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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #132 on: 27 Nov , 2011, 04:32 »
I'll have a look, I might have a few.
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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #133 on: 27 Nov , 2011, 06:23 »
That would be great if you had a few.

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Re: USS Silversides SS-236
« Reply #134 on: 27 Nov , 2011, 19:13 »
According to the videos here (http://www.criticalpast.com/products/search/?sort_by=&sort_order=asc&q=silversides), she didn't have degaussing cables. At least, she didn't en route back to the states for refit. Whether she did or not as built I don't know for sure. However, this Navsource photo (http://www.navsource.org/archives/08/0823627.jpg) might show that feature. Look aft where her casing meets her hull. Its hard to see but there might be a degaussing set there. I can't tell if aft of that we're seeing more of the degaussing cable or her prop guard.

Hope this helps,

Robert