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Author: figtree7nts   Posts: 153   Photos: 208   Subscribers: 6   Views: 33588   Responses: 353   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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Elizabeth Park! - Posted: 9th Sep 2018
Captain's Log:

I just got back from the park!
The wife and I go for a walk.
Three time a day!
We ended up at our local park!
Of course I planed it, like that!
I wanted to see if there was any weeds or algae.
Guess I'm lucky. There wasn't any at all!
Just about a dozen ducks that's all.

Looks as if her Maiden Voyage. Will be in about two weeks!
It takes a lot of planning. When your model weighs 15-16 lbs.
And you live on a third floor with no elevator!😱😲😤😭

One way or another. Brooklyn's having a Maiden Voyage!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 9th Sep 2018
Just like Newport News huh - More delays!! 😁😁
Budget overruns as well!? 😲😉
Very nice venue Ed, looking forward to the vid!
Regards to both, Cheers, Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 9th Sep 2018
Thanks Doug,

Hope the weather holds up!😱
Now, where did I put my back brace?😜
Two more weeks and counting!👍

Cheers, Ed
Response by RNinMunich on the 9th Sep 2018
I have a spare corset (!) with a steel bracing plate left over from an old severe back injury if you need one!
You could even use the plate as ballast 😁😁
Grub Screw! - Posted: 28th Aug 2018
Captain's Log:

I decided to put Tug Brooklyn back in the tub!
Just to see how everything works!
Luckily This didn't happen at the pond.
The grub screw that holds.
The collar aft of the dog bone.
Loosened up after about 20 minute of 1/2 ahead!

I made a notch on the shaft.
And retighted the grub screw!

Would anybody recommend lock tight to be used?

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Response by figtree7nts on the 28th Aug 2018
Gentlemen Thanks, I will do that!👍
I'm just glad she didn't brake down.😲
In the middle of the pond!😭
I'd hate to have to go swimming!😡
Response by RNinMunich on the 9th Sep 2018
Swimming is good for you Ed😉
Had to swim out after my destroyer once, RX failed and she was drifting towards one of the lake fountains! 😲😆
Sun was warm but the watter bl***y cold! 😡
Cheers, Doug 😎
PS: stripped down to me knickers before going in, got a ripple of applause from the audience in the adjacent Biergarten, and some intriguing proposals from some of the er' 'ladies' present!😊
Response by figtree7nts on the 9th Sep 2018

I hate cold water!😡
I should be receiving some Loctite.
I ordered a few days ago!
Don't want any of the grub.
Screws to get loose!

I'm not taking her anywhere.
Until I secure those grub screws......👍
Brooklyn Finally Completed! - Posted: 26th Aug 2018
Brooklyn is finally completed!
It took me 8 months to assemble her!
The Brooklyn is a very nice kit!
I don't know how much she's going to weigh.
I don't have a scale! But I do have lead shots!
A lot of lead BB's about 14,400 BB's!

So, anyone that want to figure that out in weight.
Please let me know!

The bollards are now glued in place!
That was my last step on the Brooklyn.

Was a lot of fun...…...👍

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Response by RNinMunich on the 5th Sep 2018
Evenin' Ed,
When you first mentioned the weight I started thinking of a guy I'd seen with a big heavy boat slung over his shoulder!
No, Not the boat itself 😲
He'd made a sling attached to the boat stand so he could hang the weight over his shoulder and just guide it with his hand.
Might have to start doing something like that soon for my 5foot Destroyer, Belfast and Graf Spee models. 🤔
Like the Stones used to sing, "What a drag it is getting old"!
Cheers, Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 6th Sep 2018
Mornin' Doug,

That sounds like an idea!
But, as much as the Brooklyn weighs.
I think the best thing to do.
Is get someone else to carry it!
I have a wagon I'm going to cut a notch into.
That way I can pull it to the pond!

Now, How do I get it down to the ground floor?
It's always something with these models.....
I think I'll get a smaller boat!
Maybe a pilot boat......
Response by captaindoug1 on the 16th Nov 2018
My Brooklin weight in at 23 pounds and I have pulled a 250 pound barge with it and I think it would pull 33 with no problems
Running Lights Completed! - Posted: 25th Aug 2018
Running Lights are now in place!
Brooklyn is complete except for the bollard.
Which aren't glued in place yet!
Because the caprail needs to be ground down!
In certain area's!
So, the bollards can be placed against the bulwark!

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Response by figtree7nts on the 26th Aug 2018
Thanks Doug,
Thanks Donnieboy,

She was a lot of fun assembling!
I had a good time with the build!

Donnieboy, Tell your friend to keep an eye on.
Gluing the deck to the main cabin.
Make sure it in it proper position.
Before gluing it down!
Or the ladder leading down from the main deck.
will come out off center!

That's my only advice!

PS. Maiden Voyage Soon!

Cheers, Ed
Response by mturpin013 on the 5th Sep 2018
Well done Ed, it really does look fabulous and as the others, I look forward to the maiden voyage.
Response by figtree7nts on the 6th Sep 2018
Thanks Mturpin013,

I'm looking forward to her maiden voyage as well!
In a few weeks from now!

Cheers, Ed
Brooklyn is almost Completed! - Posted: 23rd Aug 2018
After being recommended not to drill holes in the Captains cabin.👍
By Doug (RNinMunich) I decided not to damage my model.
By drilling holes in the Captains cabin!
Thanks, for the advice Doug much appreciated!

So, will figure out a different way to put.
My steam whistle.....

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Response by RNinMunich on the 23rd Aug 2018
We'll get there in the end Ed 👍
Would have been a shame to spoil your craftsmanship!
Cheers, Doug 😎
Guywires in Place! - Posted: 23rd Aug 2018
I've placed 4 guywires in place!
There are 6 guywires in total.
But I'm not placing the last 2 until.
I place the steam whistle speaker in the Captains cabin!
I'm going to use the Captains cabin.
As part of the speaker for the steam whistle!
It should work out OK, Fingers crossed!

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Forward Ladder! - Posted: 17th Aug 2018
Forward ladder is now in place!
I also placed a Deckhand.
Looking down the ladder!

Special Note:
When I was laying the deck.
I laid it off center accidently!😡
So, the ladder is off center by about a 1/4"!😲

Lesson learned when laying the deck.
Use slow curing glue. in case you have to move the deck around. and position it in place!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 17th Aug 2018
She's looking really good Ed 👍
All 'Shipshape and Brooklyn fashion' 😉
Response by Donnieboy on the 18th Aug 2018
Excellent job.I see one of my crew deserted the Jersey City for the Brooklin.You must be paying better.
Response by figtree7nts on the 18th Aug 2018
Thanks, I think he's trying to make Skipper!😁
Skylight Windows! - Posted: 17th Aug 2018
The Skylight windows are now painted and completed!
Dumas should have done a better job.
At designing the skylight on the Brooklyn!
Dumas could have precut the windows.
Which would have looked great!
I would have cutout the Skylight windows.
But was unable to! So, just painted the window frames!

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Response by cormorant on the 17th Aug 2018
She's certainly looking good and you have an eye for detail. Well done Ed!

Response by figtree7nts on the 18th Aug 2018
Thanks Steve,

I'm trying to do the best I can!👍
One Bottle of Thinner! - Posted: 15th Aug 2018
Had to order a small bottle of Testers Thinner.
See, I used spray cans to paint the superstructure of the Brooklyn! So there was some area's that need to be tidied up a bit! So my idea is to spray some of the leftover paint. Into a small cup and use one of my small brushes. To paint over some area's that have over spray! So, I need a way to clean my brush! Hence the Thinner...…….!

Now, I can finish the build of the Brooklyn!

Tommorrow, I plan on working on her running lights!
For this I must give credit where it is do, Thanks to RNinMunich Doug, for you hard work and dedication, Thanks again Doug!
I printed out the diograms you sent me. They are a lot of help!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 15th Aug 2018
Mon plaisir my friend 😉
Have an illuminating time, looking forward to the vid of the first night run 👍
Cheers, Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 17th Aug 2018
Hi Doug,

I have a few more fiddly things to do!
I figure 1st of sept for a launch date!👍
Fire Fighting Buckets Completed! - Posted: 10th Aug 2018
Each bucket is now painted red.
Along with their silver handles!
I painted the tops of the buckets light tan.
To simulate sand being in them!
Best as I could, I couldn't get the handles.
To look the way their suppose to look!

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