USS Roosevelt DDG 80


A 1/96 scale Arleigh Burke class destroyer USS Roosevelt DDG 80 as she is as in 2020. The model is based on a Scale Warship hull and several of the working functions use Forge Electronics units, such as the 12v distribution board, 8 way switch unit, servo slow and sound board. This build has stretched my casting skills and making of the master fittings.

The model running gear is all self made, shafts are 6mm 316 stainless steel, stern tube is brass tube with brass machined bearings, props however are supplied by Keith Bender from the USA. The power is via two 540 brushed motors, Battery power is taken from two 12v NIMH battery packs, these feed the Forge distribution board. The Rudders were made using Plastic card sandwich and sanded to shape, then these were used as the masters for moulding and casting. The deck is made from 3mm plastic card mounted on wooded framing. The superstructure is also made using 3mm card.

A more comprehensive report of this build can be found on Model Boat Mayhem, and the build was published in the July 2022 issue of Model Boats.

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