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Old Aug 16, 2011, 10:49 AM
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HELLO all OK This can be open to all LST builders.
After this weekens show I had a few people ask me IF I had an LST in my Gator navy. Even had a few WW-2 Vets come up and I enjoy hearing there storys on what it was like to be on board the real ones.
So I have started building a WW-2 LST not sure on what number at this time I will figure out that later.

I did one for a group a few years ago BUT it was not RC this one will be RC. AT 30 inches about 6 inche wide.
SO enjoy I just started it yesterday. DON THE Rustbucket

O ya here is my fleet at the show . Next year hopefuly there will be one more the LST.
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 10:54 AM
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Here are two LST museum ships.

http://www.lstmemorial.org/default.htm

http://www.lst393.org/
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 05:05 PM
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Thank you WHen I go back to those sights I am sure they will help .

I have done LSTs for other LST Groups and they came out good . No Rcs as of yet untill I get mind done.

BUT this one will be for myself so I will be looking for information on what I can fine and the ones I did was a few years ago.

Thank you so kindly
DON THE Rustbucket.
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 05:06 PM
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Way to go Don.
This will be one to watch.
I also have all the time in the world to listen to the old Sea Dogs & their stories. God bless'em.
Cheers.
Paul.
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 05:16 PM
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Thank you WHen I go back to those sights I am sure they will help .

I have done LSTs for other LST Groups and they came out good . No Rcs as of yet untill I get mind done.

BUT this one will be for myself so I will be looking for information on what I can fine and the ones I did was a few years ago.

Thank you so kindly
DON THE Rustbucket.
looking good Don jez i hope you don't do everything that fast
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 07:15 PM
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HELLO Boats Well since I have the others including one that I did many years ago but it was smaller scale . I have done about 4 others for different groups but have not done an RC I had often wanted to do one . So I decided a couple of nights ago to start one. BUT I have been thinking about it for about 2 week then after the show that is when I decided to do it. IT was very intresting meeting some Vets at the show as well and heard there storys. ONE thing A couple told me it was neat to see something different at the show besides the normal ships. BUT when I am at those rc ship shows I will show up with something differen them most but I do have the other ships. YES I will keep posting the work as long as we can keep this sight up. Thanks Boats

HELLO jerry that was few hours work . I did not do much today had other things to do and I did something I have been wanting to all this summer. So I did took a walk throught Down town Portland and to some places that I have to for a many years. Must have walk about 2 miles or more just wondering around and was enjoying it.
Something I have not done in many years.
LOOK LIKE Your going full steam on the moe and it ls looking good.

Glad every one is willing to help and like the build. DON THE Rustbucket
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 07:16 PM
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HEY all this sight is open to others with there LST storys and pictures as well as your own LST boats . It would be intresting to see others . Thanks DON
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 07:26 PM
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HEY all this sight is open to others with there LST storys and pictures as well as your own LST boats . It would be intresting to see others . Thanks DON
Yea Don I'm trying to finish this baby off dilly dallyed enought want to get back to a larger scale
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 08:06 PM
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she is looking good for sure I think your doing one good buiild for sure concidering what you had to start out with.
By the way did you check out the board I did on the show this weeken. GO to all ship and boat floats. OR go to dock talk and look for the craw fish festaval you will see my landing craft along with many RC ships and boats. I was the only one that had the landing crafts . That has to be over a hundred at least. That is what got going towards an LST . I know your MOE will be a show boat for sure DON
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 08:08 PM
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she is looking good for sure I think your doing one good buiild for sure concidering what you had to start out with.
By the way did you check out the board I did on the show this weeken. GO to all ship and boat floats. OR go to dock talk and look for the craw fish festaval you will see my landing craft along with many RC ships and boats. I was the only one that had the landing crafts . That has to be over a hundred at least. That is what got going towards an LST . I know your MOE will be a show boat for sure DON
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Yes i did i must've forgot to comment they looked great i liked the way you had them set up on the table
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 09:00 PM
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I was not sure if you saw that sight or not. I just wanted to make sure you did. There was some neat looking ships and boat there that day.
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 09:05 PM
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Hey Don...

Great looking fleet!

Ask anyone who has ever bought their first motorcycle, and you'll find that a week after they got it, they wish they had gotten a bigger one.

I have a feeling you're gonna wish you had made that LST bigger.

You know that you're gonna start thinking that it's got potential for opening doors, dropping a ramp, and driving off vehicles, which might look kinda puny in tiny scale.

I'm just sayin'................

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Old Aug 16, 2011, 09:31 PM
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HELLO Steve TO be honest I had the room YES It would be much larger. I do have a set of the same plans at 5ft but with my fleet I have 30 inches would be just right . I have a room problem. Those that know me personaly know what I am saying. opening ramps I know all about it . My LCM and LCT had both with working RC tanks that comes out. BUT that thought I still in the back of my mind. Just not sure. Also the LCM had crew memebers that will move the gunners in back and in front. Thank you for kind sudjustions
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 10:09 PM
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Don now you KNOW I had to have an LST story someplace.....LOL http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=670

They call them dopers for a reason
We got a radio message while we were on doper patrol (with an embarked Coast Guard detachment (four guys and a RHIB)) in the Caribbean. A Navy P-3 Orion has spotted an old Navy LST (Landing Ship Tank) with guys pushing large plastic wrapped bundles overboard off the coast of Texas while travelling East about 50 miles off the coast (perfect range for the go fast boats to pick them up). We steamed over and picked the guy up about 200 miles from Key West. The lookouts (me) spotted the ship at over 35 miles range, the operations types couldn't believe that we had a visual at that range until they saw the cloud of smoke from one exhaust. We approached and were informed that the ship had been acquired as surplus from the Brazilian Navy and was bound for Norfolk(?) with a general cargo. We inquired further and were asked for 600 gallons of fresh water, their water maker had died and they didn't realize it as out till they got underway. We rigged up a hose with floats (five gallon paint cans) and put the whaleboat in the water. When we approached they further informed us that they were out of fuel and needed some of that also.
This raised flags immediately with the Coast Guard and they pretty mush took over after that. It turns out that a favorite trick of the druggies is to buy a surplus ship (a lot of leftover liberty ships for example). Put just enough fuel in it for a one way trip. Over-insure it (in this case about five time the value of the ship they had bought for scrap metal value). Have a 'navigational problem,' run them aground somewhere (the central East coast of Florida is popular). Get their dope off, then claim that the ship was abandoned in fear of their lives. Then collect the huge insurance check. And do it over again.
That was the plan at least for these rocket scientists. They made a couple of mistakes; a ship burns a little more fuel moving than they do sitting alongside the pier per hour (like four times as much), not much water (and no way to make more).
Their solution when they ran out of diesel fuel was to take anything they could burn and put it in the engines. First they shut down one main engine and had literally drained the crankcase oil from one engine into the other. This ran out so they applied more logic and decided to drain the oil from the running engine into itself (with a four quart pitcher at a time), this was the reason for the huge cloud of smoke from the single exhaust.
We gave them some fuel but since we were out of territorial waters we could not insist on a search. The captain did allow us (Navy/Coast Guard) to look but did say that they could no open any closed doors or hatches. It took a little while but the Warrant Officer supervising the Coasties came up with an idea. A little research gave them (the Coasties) the exterior dimensions of the ship (from our copy of Jane's book of ships), a little work with a tape measure enabled them to find that the ship was some 12 feet shorter on the inside than is should have been. This gave them cause for a search and they quickly found a bulkhead had been moved for a 'secret' compartment. With that proof we escorted them into Key West, FL, there was no room at the Coast Guard peir and we had to wait for several hours, this caused the last discovery of the seamanship skills of the dopers. When the chief tried to drop the anchor it payed out normally, when he hit the brake it turned out that the first thing they had drained the oil from was the anchor windlass! The Coastie warrant was smart enough to back her down so as they laid the chain across the bottom rather than creating a navigational hazard on the harbor bottom.
So they just circled around Key West harbor for three hours until the peir was cleared out. We went to one side of the pier and the doper on the other. A careful search revealed not one, but three hidden compartments (two in the engine rooms) containing some 30 tons of marijuana and a ton and a half of coke. The crew, when questioned after their arrest(s), told the investigators that the drugs were for their personal use! Must have been a hell of a party.
The best part of the three days we spent with the dingbats was an ice cream truck arrived at the end of the pier and several of us approached it. Our skipper saw this (it was probably about 95 degrees in mid summer then) and raced down the peir, bought the entire truckload out of his own pocket and had it pull up to the base of brow so we could all have some. An attaboy is always nice but a Good Humor is the best reward we could get that day!
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:04 AM
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I knew as soon as you saw me put something up I knew I could count on ya for a story or information on what I am doing wrong ;-) I may bug you any way about a few things so be ready;-)
I like that story Glad that guy was able to figure out why those bulk heads was remove. Ice cream what a nice thing to do for all of you. Thanks for the story and pictures. DON your old Rustbucket .
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