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Brooklyn Tugboat Print Booklet
Author: figtree7nts   Posts: 86   Photos: 122   Subscribers: 4   Views: 7680   Responses: 201   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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Main Cabin Bondo'ed! - Posted: 11th Mar 2018
Main Cabin Deck has been bondo'ed!
After I bondo'ed the seam on the main deck.
Had to sand it down. Two hours later presto!
A nice smooth main cabin deck!

I wanted to make it even smoother.
But I ran out of elbow grease!

The main cabin deck is 25" long.
Quite a big seam to sand.
Had to take breaks!
I Did like the karate kid.
"Wax-on Wax-off!"

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Response by RNinMunich on the 12th Mar 2018
"But I ran out of elbow grease!"
Where do I send the bottle??😉
I'm just taking a break too. with a glass of Spanish white 'elbow grease' from Mederano. Castilla 😋 Pics soon of finish on my boat; just removing masking tape to get an impression of her before I finish off the hull.
Which made me think about your greenhouse / pilot house!
Dumas must be nuts making the cladding out of one transparent chunk instead of with separate window inserts! Suppose it means you have to use something like liquid masking tape for the windows 🤔 I use Revell Color Stop when I have no other choice, usually only needed on smaller plastic kits. Looking forward to the pics & vids of 'Brooklyn' 👍 Long time since I was there🤔. Cheers Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 12th Mar 2018
Well enjoy the Spanish White!😉
Painting the pilot house.
Is going to be very interesting to say the least!
Oh, I have to cut out plastic that's used for the Wainscoting.
Then glue the trim around it! Then another edge as well.

Lots of fun to be had.
I haven't been to Brooklyn in 25-30 yrs now
I use to pick up a boat in redhook in brooklyn.
Called the mystique! I believe she now is located here in the Connecticut river! You know when you've worked on a boat.
it doesn't matter where you see her you remember that boat!

Good night Doug, Got to go to bed busy day tomorrow!
Pilot House Completed! - Posted: 10th Mar 2018
Pilot house has now been completed.
I'm going to put the running lights later.
I'll be using extremely thin wire for this!

I inadvertently placed a piece of 1/4" spruce.
To support the gluing of the outer cover of the pilot house.
Didn't realize you could see it, Oops!
Hope I don't get 100 points taken away by the Model Police.....😲

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Response by RNinMunich on the 12th Mar 2018
Oooops! 🤔 Don't tell me you glued them in???
If the MPs getcha plead insanity or 'Diminished Responsibility due to building a Dumas kit'! 😉 Don't worry, we'll stand bail for you 😁
Smoke Stack Completed! - Posted: 9th Mar 2018
I have completed the smoke stack!
It seems a bit tall for a smoke stack!
I know the steam Tugs had Very tall stacks.
But this one is about 10 1/4" inches tall!
And that's measuring from the Ash Deflector!
Other wise it's 11 1/2" inches over all....

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Response by RNinMunich on the 9th Mar 2018
Looking good Ed,👍
I've often wondered at the height of the stacks I've seen in old photos of steam tugs, so I don't think yours is over-tall. It's a pretty big model isn't it?
I guess they wanted to keep the smoke clear of the work deck.
Re 'getting wet': you could try sealing the tube with diluted white waterproof PVA wood glue? Or even with EzeKote from Deluxe Materials?
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 9th Mar 2018
Hi Doug,

Yes, She's 39 1/2" not including the pudding (Tugs Beard).
When completed she'll weigh in at about 10-12lbs give or take!
I guess as long as the Smoke Stack. Doesn't get wet I shouldn't have a problem, Right! If it does There's plenty of Paper towel holder rolls around....😜
Response by figtree7nts on the 9th Mar 2018
OK, I just finish a roll of paper towel in the kitchen!
How ironic is it, I think I have a replacement smoke stack! 😉
The Smoke Stack - Posted: 8th Mar 2018
Partly completed smoke stack.
No, your not seeing things!
Dumas has used what looks like a Paper tower holder spool!
As the smoke stack for the Tug Brooklyn!
No I'm not kidding, Really a paper towel spool.
Only it has a wax finish to the outer surface!

Then they made the pop rivet band out of clear plastic.
Had to use 200 watts of light to see the cuting lines.
But I was able to cut in some what of a straight line!
You can see I placed them about 2" apart!
After you paint the smoke stack.
The bands will come out as part of the details!

Got to give a thanks to RNinMunich!
Doug the white bands you see on the smoke stack.
Those were what I needed the measurements for!
Thanks Again!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 9th Mar 2018
Hi Ed, Now I'm happy😊 As requested photos of the result.
Sorry for hijacking your thread😭
I'll post the rest of the details in my Sea Scout blog, got a lotta updating to do there! Using this technique for a few more cycles I think one could get close to the Riva finish.
Anyway, I think my boat is now waterproof and it's nearly 4am here, soooo time for some Sack Time! Cheers Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 9th Mar 2018
I don't mind you hijacking my thread!
I must say it, the finish is.
Brilliant, Excellent, What a shine!
It reminds me of when I worked on the W.O.Decker.
The in side of the pilot house was all.
Bright wood, you know finished just like that.
Once a year I had to strip it and refinish it.
Lot of work but it was fun!
Response by RNinMunich on the 9th Mar 2018
Thanks Ed, appreciate it! High praise indeed from a professional who did such work on the grand scale 😊
Will continue this topic in my Sea Scout refit blog😉 tomorrow, I'm bushed as I didn't finish the deck until about 03:30 🤔
Good night from Munich, Doug 😎
A blizzard of a Day! - Posted: 8th Mar 2018
It’s a snow day there’s a blizzard going on!
I'm waiting for my glues to arrive!
Just test fitting everything. Yes I know the smoke stack is too tall.
It hasn’t been cut. to the length it has to be. as I said just test fitting!
Oh, if you look on the very top of the smoke stack.
Is a car panel plug or cap of some kind. Which I found on one of my daily walks. Thought I could use it for the top of the stack and it fits to the tee! makes for a better looking top of the stack!
Gives it a more tapered look!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 8th Mar 2018
Mornin' Ed, just saw the blizzards on the TV news here, and on my T-Online headlines-
😲 Hope you're well stocked up on groceries and beer😉
Keep warm, cheers Doug 😎
PS Stack is good, like 'Ol' Smokey' 😁
BTW: like the recycled 'funnel cap'👍 Reminds me of the saying amongst ship modellers here, translated: "ship modellers never throw anything away that won't start to stink in a few weeks" 😉
Response by figtree7nts on the 8th Mar 2018
Morning Doug!
There's snow all over the place!
Now I've got to go dig the truck out of the snow! 😡
But, I will take my time! Don't won't anything to go wrong with the ticker..... 👍
Rudder servo in place! - Posted: 6th Mar 2018
I placed the rudder servo forward of the gear box.
The folks at dumas wanted it placed.
Against the coaming that runs along the opening of the hull!
I found this angle troubling! The servo would be on a 180 degree angle. Which would be hard to get to. What if I don't have a screw driver. that's small enough to get to the screws!
So, the servo has been placed next to the gear box!
On a 90 degree angle which makes it extremely accessible.

I have also placed the receiver.
On the coaming using double sided tape.
I placed the aerial on a piece of wood.
I placed on a 90 degree angle!

On my last Tug I put the receiver.
On the motor mount floor.
And the aerial against the coaming!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 7th Mar 2018
Of COURSE I do, wouldn't buy such big sheets otherwise!😁😉
There's nothing like a good belt 😲
"Seriously though folks"!
Can happen depending on what shoes I'm wearing, where I'm working and how fast I rip off a big sheet.

Hmm! Who's pulling whose chain here ? 😊
Response by marky on the 7th Mar 2018
Hi Doug ,

this is getting very Kenneth Williams ,Frankie Howard .OOOh AAAh Missus .

Cheers Marky
Response by RNinMunich on the 7th Mar 2018
"Carry On Peeling" !
(No! Not you Hattie😲)
Pilot House! - Posted: 5th Mar 2018
Test fitting the pilot house outer walls.
Made out of 1/32" clear ABS plastic.
Dumas tells you that you need to remove the outer protective film. that's on both sides of the clear ABS plastic.
Sheet that's used to cover the pilot house.
This was tricky as there was nothing to grab on to.
So, I sanded a bit of the corner of the sheet.
Just to scuff up the film, Used my exacto knife to pull on the film. did the same for the other side!

But currently waiting for some glue to arrive from Cornwall Model Boats.

You ever order one type of glue and forget to order the other?
I did now have to place another order for some Zap-a-Gap Medium!

The Tug Brooklyn is taking more glue than the Tug Jersey City!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 5th Mar 2018
Good progress👍
Sounds familiar with the clear ABS. Or Perspex as we know it.
Tell me about it with the ordering🤔 I just used a 10% discount coupon and then realised I had forgotten some connectors 😡
Response by figtree7nts on the 6th Mar 2018
Perspex, Now I know what it's called!
Dumas should have made the part out of white ABS!
Now I have to get liquid tape.
To tape up the window frames!
Response by RNinMunich on the 6th Mar 2018
Must admit I was wondering if 'the Captain' had turned his wheelhouse into a Greenhouse to grow tomatoes😁
Pilot House Top! - Posted: 4th Mar 2018
Pilot house top cut out and trimmed!
The pilot house top fits over the pilot house.
With about 1/4" space around the pilot house.
I decided to place 1/4" pieces.
Of wood to guide the position of the pilot house top!
Just a bit more sanding of the pilot house awning.
Should look great after that!

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Pilot House and Captain's Cabin - Posted: 3rd Mar 2018
Pilot house and captain's cabin framework is completed.

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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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