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Topic: Late Elco Ventilator Dimensions
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Does anyone have or can direct me to where I could find information on the size and dimensions of the later model Elco engine room ventilator? The big air scoop looking one is what I am referring to, thanks.

Larry

Larry
62 Bel-Air
260 Eagle EXP
79 Cole TR-2

Posted By: bubbletop409 | Posted on: Apr 21, 2016 - 1:46pm
Total Posts: 164 | Joined: Apr 22, 2013 - 11:48pm



What series Larry? Here's the later boats by production order:

372-383
546-563
486-545
731-760
565-624

I can give you some general overall dimensions but your best bet would be Dick's drawing DVD.




Posted By: Jeff D | Posted on: Apr 21, 2016 - 4:42pm
Total Posts: 2195 | Joined: Dec 21, 2006 - 1:30am



The 486-545 series is what I am looking for. General shape and dimensions would be fine, not trying to build a museum quality boat her, just a fairly accurate RC Elco, probably a 495 tribute.

Larry
62 Bel-Air
260 Eagle EXP
79 Cole TR-2

Posted By: bubbletop409 | Posted on: Apr 21, 2016 - 7:01pm
Total Posts: 164 | Joined: Apr 22, 2013 - 11:48pm



If you have purchased the ELCO drawing disks from PTBOATS.org,
here is the engineering drawings for the hatchway and ventilator for PT 103-196, 314-367, 372-383, 546-563, 486-545, 731-760

Drawing Title: Engine Room Hatchway & Ventilator
ELCO_Roll_5535-1_72SCAN_00468
ELCO_Roll_5535-1_72SCAN_00469

I just registered, so I don't think I can post pictures yet, or I could post some screen shots of the drawing.

Derek Duncan
Formerly "Ironhorse"



Posted By: Derek Duncan | Posted on: Apr 27, 2016 - 9:06pm
Total Posts: 7 | Joined: Apr 27, 2016 - 8:36pm



Derek
Welcome to the forum, and thank you for the reply. I did acquire the necessary drawings and dimensions for my latest project.

Larry
62 Bel-Air
260 Eagle EXP
79 Cole TR-2

Posted By: bubbletop409 | Posted on: Apr 28, 2016 - 11:29am
Total Posts: 164 | Joined: Apr 22, 2013 - 11:48pm



Did I hear "495 tribute"? I did this not long after the kit became available. This was before there was much in the way of custom parts available for it so many of the non-kit pieces were hand constructed or cast with molds made from the originals. Ray Wilbur, Sr. (495, 7/44-12/44) was a great help in the details. For example, he is the one who told me the 495 had no depth charges but 2 smoke generators.

[url]http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/ducati650/library/PT495[/url]

These are some RON33 related photos.

[url]http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/ducati650/library/PT%20Squadron%2033[/url]

[image]http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h450/ducati650/PT495/blue_combo-emb_zps5y5ka03u.jpg[/image]



Posted By: ducati650 | Posted on: Apr 29, 2016 - 6:50am
Total Posts: 450 | Joined: Feb 19, 2007 - 10:01am



Still a great job.....

Will

Posted By: Will Day | Posted on: Apr 29, 2016 - 5:51pm
Total Posts: 1955 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 4:19pm



Ducati yes you did hear a 495 tribute. In fact you responded to my question some time back about the acey/ducey weapon on the starboard deck, and were kind enough to provide some phots and information.

I'm building a 1/20th Elco based on a laser cut bulkhead and keel kit available from John Drain in Australia. His kit utilizes actual Elco rib shapes reduced to 1/20th size to produce a very accurate shaped hull.

Larry
62 Bel-Air
260 Eagle EXP
79 Cole TR-2

Posted By: bubbletop409 | Posted on: Apr 29, 2016 - 9:17pm
Total Posts: 164 | Joined: Apr 22, 2013 - 11:48pm



I still like the rendition Ed (Ducati) did with the torpedoes on his build. I asked Master Chief Jack Duncan and he confirmed they rubbed a black liquid corrosion preventative called "Tectyl" on the outside of the unpainted steel torpedo bodies and warheads to make them less shiny. No need to paint them since they would be shot at any time. He recalled rubbing that nasty stuff on there after every patrol so they would not rust in the salt air. The warheads themselves are plated with cadmium, which makes the warheads look a mottled grey color. IMHO Ed did a nearly perfect job recreating that look. I like it more every time I see it! Good going Ed!
Jerry

Jerry Gilmartin
PT658 Crewman
Portland OR

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Apr 29, 2016 - 9:49pm
Total Posts: 1419 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm



Thank you. I really appreciate it.



Posted By: ducati650 | Posted on: Apr 30, 2016 - 4:09am
Total Posts: 450 | Joined: Feb 19, 2007 - 10:01am