📝 HMS Belfast Update Number 8,more lighting.
Thus far I have achieved most of what I set out in the first posting of this blog.
I wanted all four main turrets to rotate and have achieved three of the four.Lack of space excluded one.☹️
Both funnels have the desired smoke effect 👍
The crane rotates,but, I admit I am still not 100% happy with it so may redesign certain aspects.😠
The main radar is functioning well😄
The lighting forward is satisfactory,and today I spent a little time on the rear superstructure lighting.😁
This was relatively easy and straight forward.
Once again my lack of space was the problem.
I didn’t want to run the lights (both forward and stern) thru a voltage reducer so I purchase a small switched encased AA battery box (£3.00 on EBay).
I managed to find enough space between the rear motors and rudder servo.
I made a small balsa false deck which rested between the servo and motors.
Fixed in place with two screws so that I can gain access to the motor couplings if needed.
The battery box sits nicely on the false deck and is as low as I can get it to avoid upper weight for stability.Held in place with double sided tape.
With just enough room,on the Speed controller deck and by extending it up to the bulkhead I fixed two electrical connectors along with two white 3volt LED wired them to the battery box and 👍 we had light.
A great use of minimal space.
Once again the photographs show the detail.
I am going to run a mast light at some point
There is still a lot to do do on this refit ie!
Replace the forward/stern flag poles.
The veneer deck was allowed to get wet by the previous owner and has started to lift in places.This needs to be remedied and the veneer treated.
Then there is the weathering and other odds and sods.
More on that in due course.
Hope your all ok everyone.
Thank you for following.
Catch you soon.
Today 06/06/23 I added a third LED.
Why are we never happy with what we do?🤣