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Brooklyn Tugboat Print Booklet
Author: figtree7nts   Posts: 153   Photos: 208   Subscribers: 6   Views: 33600   Responses: 353   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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Fire Fighting Buckets! - Posted: 10th Aug 2018
I completed the fire fighting buckets!
There's 18 of them!
Just had to soften some wire bend to shape!
Next I have to paint them.
But before that break time.....

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Running Light Switches! - Posted: 5th Aug 2018
I didn't want to have to reach into the boat.
To turn on the running lights.
So I put push button switches under the skylight!
I figure one switch for port/starboard.
And one for the forward main deck light and steaming ahead light!

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Lifeboat and Davit Completed! - Posted: 5th Aug 2018
It pays to be patient!
I was putting off working on the Davit and Lifeboat!
But, today I felt inspired. So was able to put together the block and tackle!
Not sure, if I'm going to glue the lifeboat to the boat cradle!
The sky light is removable. For access to the light switches!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 5th Aug 2018
With difficulty Ed, and lots of swearing in as many languages as I could remember 😡
They're made of a silvery metallic thread from the ladies dress making department! Got some funny looks (and some intriguing ones😁) while nosing around in there! They have a tendency to sag when the weather is hot, like now, they are pretty limp right now 🤔
At the top they are knotted and gluper sued to a ring of the same stuff around the stack. The eye bolts in the deck are just made of tinned copper wire glued into the deck.
The eyes were formed around the nose of a small pair of circlip pliers. When the wires sag I can tighten them (up to a point!) by tilting the eye bolts further out.
The little switches are rated 240V 5A or 10A and are for main power, auxiliary power and an ON/OFF/ON for Charge/OFF/Run. Got them from Radio Rim, the predecessor to Conrad, here in Munich. They're still around - the switches I mean 😉
At first I had them in a Ready Ammo Box on the Flak Gun Deck. But that needed a plugged connection under the removable deck.
So I quickly changed that to under the engine room vent as in the pics. The box you can still see between the 20mm's.
Shame about Radio Shack🤔, spent ages in their store in Garden City Mall Roosevelt Field (where Charlie Lindbergh took off from), on Long Island many years ago. Came home with boxes of 'Stuff' 😁
Cheers, Doug 😎
Response by RNinMunich on the 5th Aug 2018
Glad to hear you are apparently fitter now Mark 👍
That would be super, thanks a lot😊
Ciao, Doug 😎
Response by marky on the 6th Aug 2018
going back until i start the radio therapy ,see the consultant on Monday and will get a better idea ,mainly a desk jockey nowadays but have lots of little things need making so as well to use the facilities or ask one of my squad to help out . worst thing is losing my sense of taste and also being tired all the time.the life boats come in halfs but will see if i can get them printed in one piece. Cheers Marky
Fire Monitor! - Posted: 31st Jul 2018
The fire monitor is connected to a water pipe.
But in this case it's a solid piece of aluminum tubing!
Which I had to bend and shape accordingly.
To the Pilot House and Captain's Cabin!
After bending to shape. I then glued miniature washers.
To simulate connection seams!
And there we have it.
Fire monitor and pipe painted the typical Red for Fire!

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Postponed Maiden Voyage! - Posted: 29th Jul 2018
Look as if I'll be postponing Brooklyn's Maiden Voyage.
Still have quite a bit of work to do on her!
I'm also waiting for some .25 miniature rope to arrive in the mail!
I have one last detail to add which is a steam whistle!
But, have to wait on that for now!
I think her Maiden Voyage, will be late sept early oct!😱😲
Special Note! - Posted: 29th Jul 2018
On starting the build of the Brooklyn.
I had purchased 1 bottle of glue! 2oz
It actually take about a bottle and a quarter.
Give or take!
See when I built the Jersey City.
It only took one bottle to put her together!
The Brooklyn is 3.5" longer than the Jersey City.
Hence more glue needed!

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Spotlight Completed! - Posted: 28th Jul 2018
Spotlight is now completed!
I have to solder the port & Starboard Lights!
Anyway that's a small project on it's own!
Unlike Serenity the Brooklyn isn't going to have a working spotlight! It's not in the budget!😲

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Life Boat & Davit! - Posted: 27th Jul 2018
On the life boat, Had to order some black rope!
Dumas uses black string. I didn’t like this so found a ship company in New Jersey. They have different size miniature rope. I had ordered some but didn’t know the size! Luckily was able to send back what they had sent me. And was able to send a sample of some tan rope back and a block that dumas sent made of plastic! I want wooden blocks!
And black miniature rope. It’ll look more realistic in the long run!

Replace the black string.
For black rope it will look more scaled!
I ordered from,
Order .025 this will be the right scale rope!

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Sleepy - Posted: 26th Jul 2018
Must have been sleepy when I ordered them!!!!
Response by cormorant on the 27th Jul 2018
I must have been sleepy (or something?), when I loaded the car with boats, spares, toolbox and it wasn't until I got to the lake that I found I had forgotten the transmitter!
Don't worry Ed, worse things happen at sea.
Response by RNinMunich on the 27th Jul 2018
Response by figtree7nts on the 27th Jul 2018
Makes me feel better! No ordering after 8PM for me😲
Crew Arrived! - Posted: 26th Jul 2018
Who need's a good laugh!
I ordered the wrong scale crew!
But the wife wants me to put then.
On a non scale square rigger I have!
Some ship I found at the thrift store!
Can anyone guess the scale?
Oop's it's Z scale!😲 have to order G scale!

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Response by figtree7nts on the 27th Jul 2018
Morning Doug,

The wife looked at them. Thought they were just right. for a ship we have in the living room! It's not scaled or anything. just one of the novelty thing's! There's a model train store. some 5 miles away from us. we're going to go there and take a look. see if we can find some deckhands for the Brooklyn! If not there's also a hobby shop some 10 miles away. We can go and look there as well!
Response by RNinMunich on the 27th Jul 2018
Afternoon Ed,
I have a similar type of novelty / souvenir shop model on the shelf above my desk. It's the Mayflower. Bought it in Portugal years ago.
Pain in the neck to get the dust off the sails and rigging😡
Happy crew hunting. Lucky to have two such stores within striking distance. Cheers, Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 27th Jul 2018
Hi Doug,

Of all the boats I have. The wife loves that one the most Go figure!

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