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    RoMarin/Krick Dusseldorf Fire Boat.
    by MouldBuilder ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)

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    ๐Ÿ“ RoMarin/Krick Dusseldorf Fire Boat.
    21 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have been looking forward to starting this build for some time. It looks like this will be an interesting model to build but mainly I look forward to setting up the 16 channels required to give full function to all of the special features.
    The Dusseldorf is one of three identical boats built for use in the Ruhr area of Germany. The boats are equipped for disaster situations, (they must have known I was going to build it)๐Ÿ˜€. They can be used for ship fires, oil leaks or as a port facility at risk of explosion.
    The fire monitors, radar, boat crane, lighting and anchor winch will all be working if I can sort out the controls. The fire monitors are of particular interest because if I get things right, they will swivel, lift and lower and shoot water. We will see.
    As stated in the instructions, I read most of them to see how things looked. I got bored at page six so forgot that bit. The next stage was to check the contents against the bill of materials. There must be 1000 pieces. I checked the large pieces and gave the rest a miss also. Not a good start I hear you cry. You will get used to it.
    I proceeded to remove the stand parts and lightly sanded off the connection remains. I assembled it using super glue but I will strengthen the inner corners with Epoxy later. I stuck some draft excluder tape to all of the edges which contact the hull for safety.
    Next stage was to trim off the excess material at deck level of the Hull. With 1.5mm thick ABS this is quite a job especially considering that the boat measures around 2.8 Metres all around. I used a Stanley knife to remove the bulk of the material followed by different sized files to trim to size. This process takes a lot of care so that not too much material is removed. The hull has a rather crude sort of line to work to but I think I will put more reliance on my eye and a two foot steel rule. I still have a little filing of the edges to do before I will be completely happy as this edge will be visible on the completed model.
    According to the instructions my next stage is to fit the rudders, motors and prop shafts. A job for next week.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RoMarin/Krick Dusseldorf Fire Boat.
    20 days ago by Cashrc ( Master Seaman)
    Iโ€™m so glad Krick acquired the old Robbe line. I finished the Neptun tug a month or so ago, and imho Krick has done a fine job resurrecting the Robbe kits. Looks like your well on your way to building a nice model.๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RoMarin/Krick Dusseldorf Fire Boat.
    20 days ago by Martin555 ( Warrant Officer)
    I am looking forward to seeing your progress with this project.
    It looks very interesting.
    Good luck with the build.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RoMarin/Krick Dusseldorf Fire Boat.
    12 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    Way to go Pete๐Ÿ‘ Welcome home!
    Should be fun getting all the special function possibilities working ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I look forward to the 'How Tos?' ๐Ÿ˜
    Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    BTW Are you SURE you should have trimmed so much off the hull?
    I hope you haven't cut off any moulded in bulwarks!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Don't chuck the bits away just in case!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RoMarin/Krick Dusseldorf Fire Boat.
    4 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Hi Doug.
    There was a formed line on the hull which was the guide for this material removal. I am happy that not too much was cut away.
    I am finding that the plan is not quite 1:1. This is not too much of an issue but I have come across a dimension that is given as 35mm in the instructions but measures 30mm on the plan. The plan scale is generally around 0.976:1.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RoMarin/Krick Dusseldorf Fire Boat.
    4 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    Hi Pete,
    If you're happy ...!
    I was just a bit concerned as you mentioned 'deck level' but the pics showed some bulwark mouldings!
    You know best, you have the 'bits' in front of you. ๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug
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