the evil microfich

the evil microfich

Joined: March 4th, 2005, 10:08 pm

March 12th, 2006, 7:28 pm #1

have any of you computer experts ever tried to scan microfich, and blow it back up, and print it out?
just out of curosity,

who is your reaserch historian, and what buships plans
was he able to retrive, from the navil archives?
is there a ship electrical schematic?
one could get a copy of?
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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

March 12th, 2006, 8:15 pm #2

My best luck has been to take microfische records to the local library, use their microfische reader, print a copy of the page(s) I want and then scan them into my computer.

As for Historians, LST 325 is blessed with several.

Dave Bronson (aka Brolly), a son of one of the original LST 325 members has written a wonderful book entitled Mosier's Raiders. See the ship's store...

Also Executive Director Mike Whicker (Son-of-Rosie) has done a great deal of research. Board Members as a whole have done research and contributed information.

Tom Lonnberg, at the Evansville Museum of Arts and Science has contributed information in the form of pictures, data, history and shipyard information of LST 325 and countless others.

Many of the original 325 crew and the present day crew have also done a great deal of work in maintaining records, obtaining blueprints and schematics from various sources.

Each and every volunteer and crew member on board the ship has made their own contribution to preserving the history - in tangible form - by working on the Ship. It's the only operational LST of it's kind in the United States.

The Ship Memorial is blessed by the efforts of all of these people, and many that I unintentionally may have omitted!
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March 12th, 2006, 10:28 pm #3

I'v coppied tons of manuals and AR's that way,
the problem with most library machines, is that there
20+ years old and have very limited features (no zoom)
about 120 years ago I tried to make a skeleton model of a PT boat, I was able to get quite a few line drawings from PT boats inc. but the microfich blow ups were so sloppy and smudged you couldent read the writing.
it would be nice to go straight from microfich to a "scaled" drawing.
PT.boats inc. sells drawings for modelers. dont know if thay make any money off it though.

would love to get a set of WWII schematics of your LST.
(did I mention I is an electrician)
if youv all has already dug the stuff out of the navil histerical ivory tower, maybe you could set up a reproduction branch and sell "bluprints" on CD,
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PS what would really be sweet, if you could get togeather with Dumas and come up with a 1/35 scale kit to sell.
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March 12th, 2006, 10:49 pm #4

<font face="comic sans ms" color=navy size=4>Mr. Alferi included all sorts of plans, diagrams, schematics, etc. in his three-volume work, which is available on the main website. I don't know if they're what you're looking for or not. Click here to see if you think this material might be of help.
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March 12th, 2006, 11:02 pm #5

I'v coppied tons of manuals and AR's that way,
the problem with most library machines, is that there
20+ years old and have very limited features (no zoom)
about 120 years ago I tried to make a skeleton model of a PT boat, I was able to get quite a few line drawings from PT boats inc. but the microfich blow ups were so sloppy and smudged you couldent read the writing.
it would be nice to go straight from microfich to a "scaled" drawing.
PT.boats inc. sells drawings for modelers. dont know if thay make any money off it though.

would love to get a set of WWII schematics of your LST.
(did I mention I is an electrician)
if youv all has already dug the stuff out of the navil histerical ivory tower, maybe you could set up a reproduction branch and sell "bluprints" on CD,
BB
PS what would really be sweet, if you could get togeather with Dumas and come up with a 1/35 scale kit to sell.
woowoo
<font face="comic sans ms" color=navy size=4>Are you really talking about a 1/35 model? That would be over nine feet long! That might fit on the tank deck, but not in my living room!

BaD Ship Models puts out a nice one that's 41" long. That works out to 1/96 scale (if I did my math right).
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March 12th, 2006, 11:38 pm #6

I'v coppied tons of manuals and AR's that way,
the problem with most library machines, is that there
20+ years old and have very limited features (no zoom)
about 120 years ago I tried to make a skeleton model of a PT boat, I was able to get quite a few line drawings from PT boats inc. but the microfich blow ups were so sloppy and smudged you couldent read the writing.
it would be nice to go straight from microfich to a "scaled" drawing.
PT.boats inc. sells drawings for modelers. dont know if thay make any money off it though.

would love to get a set of WWII schematics of your LST.
(did I mention I is an electrician)
if youv all has already dug the stuff out of the navil histerical ivory tower, maybe you could set up a reproduction branch and sell "bluprints" on CD,
BB
PS what would really be sweet, if you could get togeather with Dumas and come up with a 1/35 scale kit to sell.
woowoo
What you need is software. Adobe. autoCad and MasterCam. Yes they are PRICEY, but it allows perfect reproductions at any scale, and can talk to CNC machines. Just think of how many Supervisor notes were on each drawing in each Shipyard to correct errors and Adapt to local conditions in the origional supplied drawings. Remember with all those draftsmen doing their thing, one didn't get the MEMO

The Software can check the fit of all parts and make corrections before the first metal is cut.

To SKIP1110, I see a BIG baywindow and a one of a kind Entertainment Center in your Living room
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March 13th, 2006, 8:23 pm #7

yep a little pricy for a hobbyist,
its been a long time but I think 1/35 scale translates
into 1'=3/8",
at any rate the different standard scales that the industry use, has been a bone of contention for a long time, military vehicles are made in 1/35,
ships and airplanes are made in everything else,
like lyndburges higgins boat 1/48, which is just that much to big to look right for a 1/35 jeep,
and dont even get me started on prices, a modle you could buy for a doller in the 70's now goes for 50.00,
for the same exact modle, using the same mold thay had made in the 60's, its way beyond inflation,
not that it matters I havent worked on modles scince I started wearing bifocules.
and spent on all my money on the real thing.
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