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Postby DesTROYer » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:28 pm

With all the videos being release by the AWM now, have you tried there?
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Re: Majestic Class aircraft carrier elevator ...

Postby jindivik33 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:30 am

Hi Traff

Thanks for the tip on the Australian Naval Historical Society offering a research facility. As that's where I got my plans from, I'll give that a go as I hadn't noticed their research section.

Hi Rod

Thanks for that image of the Huey on one of Sydney's lifts. That certainly helps. I have the image of the Alouette on INS Vikrant's lift thanks.

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Re: Majestic Class aircraft carrier elevator ...

Postby jindivik33 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:52 am

G'day all

Rod's mention of INS Vikrant got me Googling the ship which turns out to be a floating museum in Mumbai. So a Google of "INS Vikrant Museum Ship" brought up the following imags, not only of the aircraft elevator but the hangar as well:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_9PMEBt_MGyg/T ... C04635.JPG

http://photos.tripomatic.com/photo/600x ... 323134.jpg

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/imag ... uMFpDuZkZQ

http://icdn.images.touristlink.com/data ... _700_0.jpg

http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/phot ... 759300.jpg

Being a Majestic Class carrier, it's the best detail I can come up with at present. The Naval Historical Society were not able to help.

I thought that these images may assist others contemplating either a HMAS Sydney or HMAS Melbourne build.

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Re: Majestic Class aircraft carrier elevator ...

Postby Nick Thorne » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:37 pm

Hi Roger - I'll be adding those photos to my portfolio for my eventual Melbourne build. The lifts on Melbourne may have been modified but those photos certainly look familiar to me, even allowing that my recollection is over 30 years old. :lol:

Anyway I would think that using them as the basis for a model will definitely produce a result that looks the business.

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Re: Majestic Class aircraft carrier elevator ...

Postby jindivik33 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:39 am

Hi Nick

I'm pleased that they will be of some assistance in your HMAS Melbourne build. I haven't given up on obtaining more detailed images/drawings/plans of the internals of these aircraft lifts.

Unfortunately, the Naval Historical Society of Australia were not able to assist through their Research Section. I've since posted on Britmodeller to see if any of their maritime modellers can assist. I'll do the same on Hyperscale in the hope that some of our Canadian modelling friends may be able to help out as they also used Majestic Class carriers.

My next stop will be the FAA Museum at Nowra. I'm aware that they have an extensive photographic colection so perhaps the curator and his staff may just be able to assist.

If all else fails, a bit of "modelling gizmology" based on the INS Vikrant images may just do the trick! ;)

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Re: Majestic Class aircraft carrier elevator ...

Postby Nick Thorne » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:40 pm

Possibly of more use to those planning on modelling Melbourne, here are a couple of threads on the Ship Model Forum that might be of interest that I have had bookmarked for future reference for a while now (and I have kept copies of the relevant photos ;) ):

http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=66903

http://www.shipmodels.info/mws_forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=52204

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Re: Majestic Class aircraft carrier elevator ...

Postby SpazSinbad » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:03 pm

This link to original JPG does not work now so I'll Photobucket it: FWD Lift in Venom/Gannet era 1967 then 1956 Venom, then Don Lane TV 1976 then AFT LIFT HMAS Sydney 1971 photo from Trevor Rieck, then late 1950s Lift Down Into Hangar AFT

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And Venoms/Gannets Packed In the HANGAR from LIFT: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41311545@N ... otostream/
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Re: Majestic Class aircraft carrier elevator ...

Postby SpazSinbad » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:40 pm

Photo by Ron Marsh in Gannet Era - FWD Lift Down:

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Re: Majestic Class aircraft carrier elevator ...

Postby jindivik33 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:03 am

Thank you Nick and Phil for the links and images respectively.

That second link pretty much mirrors what I have in mind for the anchor deck, gangways, lifts and quarter deck of the Ferry.

The images provide additional detail that will greatly assist with the scratch-building of the aircraft lifts. In the absence of plans, there is enough detail there to make a reasonable fist of the lift interiors. Coupled with a wee bit of creative "gizmology", I should be able to produce interiors that will pass muster.

I'm assuming that those 'thingamabobs' stowed on the walls of the lift are actually catapult strops and therefore unnecessary on HMAS Sydney III as a troop carrier?

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Re: Majestic Class aircraft carrier elevator ...

Postby SpazSinbad » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:17 pm

Yes - the catapult strops not necessary for SYDNEY as a troop carrier. The AFT LIFT with Iroquois photo by Trevor Rieck (seen standing hands on hips in top left corner almost) aboard SYDNEY during that time (Trevor was a Wessex pilot onboard c.1971) is the best SYDNEY lift photo from that era I have seen; then again I have not been looking for them particularly.
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