Galileo Restoration Update - March 2013

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Search4, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Search4

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    Galileo restoration continues very strongly. We have a great team at Master Shipwrights and they are working six days a week.

    Most of the woodwork is complete. It's looking great and we continue to work on paint colors, lettering sizes, that sort of thing.

    The metal nacelles have been reattached and are being restored... they were damaged over the years, when moved (probably by forklift) and need a bit of structural reinforcement. We're also installing a "pick point" so that they can be moved easily and without damaging them when done.

    Lots of great work here. She's looking really, really good.

    There's no exact timing but she should be done - that's right done! - in about a month, give or take. More to come on that!



    Adam Schneider

    Some pictures:

    Fitting the rear:
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    Side rails (and why we can't use the old):
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    The roof line:
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    Yet another color match:
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    We have nacelles!
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    Working the rear impulse deck plexi:
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    Screen match!
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    Rear view, starboard with nacelle:
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    Strenghening the nacelle:
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    Rear view, port with nacelle:
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    Enjoy and appreciate all comments.
     
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  2. Search4

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    Left off the most important picture... the crew!

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  3. Garrovick

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    Looking really awesome! Congratulations to you and your crew for what's been done so far, and good luck with the remaining work! I hope to have a chance to see your work in person one day!
     
  4. TOSalltheway

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    Amazing work guys, bringing back a piece of history.
    Thank you.
     
  5. Doug Otte

    Doug Otte Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Just beautiful, and it's obvious how much care is being put into it.

    Please let us know when it's ready for a cruise around the Solar System!
     
  6. TREK_GOD_1

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    GREAT work, guys! You are really bringing the shuttle back to life!
     
  7. 22 Stars

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    Following on Facebook and really appreciate the work! Would love to visit in person sometime, I'm just a short ride away in Manhattan. Russ
     
  8. Galileo7

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    Agree.:vulcan:
     
  9. MarsWeeps

    MarsWeeps Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    Absolutely incredible! I probably said that before but the restoration team is doing an excellent job! Can't wait to see her finished!
     
  10. MarsWeeps

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    Is that a newly fabricated landing strut next to an original or has it just been cleaned up? (I'm referring to the ones next to the stairs at the rear of the shuttle.)
     
  11. Search4

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    Good catch. That's a new strut. There was only one when it was bought... so fabricated a second.
     
  12. Caje

    Caje Lieutenant Junior Grade Newbie

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    Thanks for the update, I'm looking forward to seeing the final product.
     
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  14. Warped9

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    It is so cool and encouraging to see this happening. Well done, all! :techman:
     
  15. Cap'n Claus

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    Awesome work, fellas!
     
  16. Bumbles861

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    Great work. Eagerly awaiting the outcome.
     
  17. feek61

    feek61 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Is it an illusion or are these guys REALLY short, lol. It seems that both Scotty and Spock had to lean over to access the rear hatch. :)

    Awesome update and photos; looking forward to seeing her restored to her former glory!!!
     
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  18. Search4

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    Ahem. Galileo (at that time) was suspended so they could work underneath...
     
  19. Nero's Shadow

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    Wow this is Amazing !!! Well done guys for your hard work !!! I've always loved the TOS shuttle... One question what are you going to do with it when it's fully restored ??
     
  20. Psion

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    This is magnificent! Well done, guys!