Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby Jim Lauser » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:25 pm

The floor and rear wall have been added to the Forward Bulkhead.
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby Jim Lauser » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:28 pm

And finally, the Aft Bulkhead is added to complete the assembly.
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby Jim Lauser » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:05 pm

The next room in the assembly is the diesel room. Only 1 of the diesels is presented in the model, the real sub would have both a port and starboard engines. The following 7 shows variousw stages in the engine assembly. The total assembly used approx. 115 pieces, of which 42 are in the valve rocker arm assembly. These 4 pics show the block and head assembly, the details of 1 cylinder rocker assemblies, the completed rocker aqssembly from both the rear and front of the engine.
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby Jim Lauser » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:14 pm

This pic is intended to give the viewer a size perspective. Size matters.
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby Jim Lauser » Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:30 pm

And these two shots show the completed engine from the rear and front views.
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby kiwibob » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:33 pm

Great build thanks for sharing posting.php?mode=reply&f=93&t=1094#
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby Donnie » Mon May 29, 2017 1:29 pm

Its when you place the assembly next to lighter is when the miniaturization really shows. I guess you can only work on this just for so long and it seems that you would get fatigued after awhile. The amount of parts to detail is really something. It's not like they give you the whole assembly (engine) already done.
I also assume that each assembly is packaged in its own bag.
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby Jim Lauser » Tue May 30, 2017 8:31 pm

Hi Donnie
To give you an idea of the steps involved in the construction of the diesel engine, I have attached two pages from the build manual. The references to the pieces (eg S19) indicates the frame letter (S - there were 24 frames in the kit) and then part number 19 on that frame. Depending on the assembly, multiple frames may be indicated. Also, there is a separate painting guide in the kit for the various colors involved. All told, the diesel engine is the most complicated build in the kit so far. Yet, the best is yet to come, the painting of the hull which will have to be done by air brushing. More to come.
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby popeye » Wed May 31, 2017 7:44 am

you've been doing an outstanding job with this project :) so much detail! the engine is interesting.......there no valve cover?!?! the rocker arms, valve springs and push rods must need to be lubricated.........in automotive, the push rods are hollow and allows oil to be pumped up to the top end assembly. the cam and lifters are internal.......a plus, but what of the oil that might get flug up through the push rod cavities? yea......I know...I'm thinking too much. I'm an old gear head........what can I say?!?!?!? :lol: :lol:

superior job Jim........really neat!
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Re: Trumpeter DKM U-Boat Type VIIC U-552

Postby Jim Lauser » Wed May 31, 2017 12:35 pm

Hi Popeye
You are correct, but .......
However the Germans managed to do it, the rocker arm assembly did not have valve covers on the diesels.
If you do a search on 'pictures inside a german U-boat', and follow the first link, there are a bunch of pictures taken inside U-995 (a museum boat). If you scroll down through the pics you will get to a pic of the diesel that looks just like the one in my model - no valve covers.
Also, if you watch the movie "Das Boot" (The Boat) there is a scene wherein a crew member is standing right next to one on the running diesels and all the rocker arms are rocking away in plain sight.
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