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mdlbt.com/38209
Brooklyn Tugboat Print Booklet
Author: figtree7nts   Posts: 77   Photos: 110   Subscribers: 4   Views: 6684   Responses: 189   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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mdlbt.com/39255
Engine Room Deck! - Posted: 28th Feb 2018
The engine room deck has been placed!
I'm going to be using the dumas recommended motor.
12volt 5000rpm this should be enough power for this big tug!

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mdlbt.com/39195
Main Cabin Test Fit! - Posted: 27th Feb 2018
Main cabin test fit around the coaming.
I now realize why they used 1/8" ply.
It's to conserve topside weight!
The cabin sides are made of 1/16" ABS plastic.

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mdlbt.com/39178
Main Cabin Aft! - Posted: 26th Feb 2018
The back of the main cabin is completed using.
1/2" thick slab of Balsa wood!
which is extremely easy to work with.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 26th Feb 2018
Evenin' Ed, Your build coming on well👍
You reckon 1/8th ply is flimsy?? 😉
I built the superstructure of my 1/72 scale HMS Hotspur H class destroyer with 1/2mm ply. Now that IS flimsy, seemed like a good idea at the time, ca 25 years ago 🤔 I had to reinforce all corners with a 3mm square frame to be able to glue it at all. 😲 Cheers Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 27th Feb 2018
Hi Doug,

I had to use epoxy on the cabin frame work.
Because the Medium CA just wasn't enough!
Thank goodness I had some Epoxy left from my last project!
1/2mm thickness, what's it like working with that kind of thickness?

mdlbt.com/39175
Main Cabin Structure! - Posted: 26th Feb 2018
Main cabin structure assembled!
It's mainly made of 1/8" ply.
And is very flimsy!
I used 30 min Epoxy for the joints.
The aft of the cabin is made of 1/2" Balsa.
Which the ends are rounded off!
Unlike the Dumas Jersey City the Brooklyn has Camber.
Which looks realistic!

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mdlbt.com/39150
All seams on Caprail filled! - Posted: 25th Feb 2018
I have filled all the seams on the Caprail!
And have sanded down the Caprail as well!
Will make for a nice even finish...

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mdlbt.com/39129
Polyurethane the Fantail? - Posted: 24th Feb 2018
Should I Polyurethane or Varnish the fantail or leave it Natural?
How should I finish it off?
Can someone please advice?

On one tug I worked on 30 yrs ago the fantail was painted!
I didn't like the way the fantail looked painted and all.
I know the fantail on this kind of tug gets a lot of abuse.
But maybe natural looking wood.
Would be more appealing!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 26th Feb 2018
Natural with some darkened scuffed / used marks Ed 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 27th Feb 2018
Thanks, Now all I have to do.
Is figure out how to scuff it up.
And weather it as well!

mdlbt.com/39128
Hull 85% Complete - Posted: 24th Feb 2018
Just have to Bondo (P38) the caprail seams.
And round off the rubrails at the bow!
A bit more sanding to do.
And the Hull will be complete.
Next the main cabin!
Then the Pilot House, are we their yet?
The main cabin and pilot house.
Will be a challenge!

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mdlbt.com/39111
Fantail Completed! - Posted: 24th Feb 2018
Fantail is now completed.
It's actually removable.
To gain access to the rudder post and linkage!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 24th Feb 2018
Well Bondoed that Man !! 👍😉
Response by figtree7nts on the 24th Feb 2018
Thanks, Doug
It took a bit of elbow grease.
But all I wanted to cover was the seam!
Not bad for a hour of sanding though...😉

mdlbt.com/39105
Rubrails in place! - Posted: 24th Feb 2018
The rubrails are know in place!
1/8" square plastic rods are glued.
on to the rubrail padding.
On the fiberglass hull this was molded on the hull!
The hull becomes very rigged.
After you put the rubrail padding.
Then put the rubrail on.
Make the hull quite sound!👍

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mdlbt.com/39099
The Hull! - Posted: 24th Feb 2018
The Hull is starting to take shape!

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