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Brooklyn Tugboat Print Booklet
Author: figtree7nts   Posts: 100   Photos: 144   Subscribers: 4   Views: 9818   Responses: 230   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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The crew of the Brooklyn! - Posted: 17th Jul 2018
Introducing the new crew of the Brooklyn!
I tried finding engineer type figures.
But didn't find any.
So I saw these guys thought why not!
Ok, so there in foul weather gear.
There could be foul weather coming!

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Fire Hydrants in place! - Posted: 16th Jul 2018
The Fire Hydrants are now in place!
Along with the post to drape the fire hoses on.
Have to make the hoses.
Their made of plastic lace about 2mm wide!
Next step the Fire hoses!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 16th Jul 2018
She's looking really really good Ed 👍👍
Just one question!
Does the Cap'n use a periscope to see where he's goin' ? 😉😁
Cheers, Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 16th Jul 2018
Evening Doug,

No sir no periscope! Just been really lazy about painting the window frames. I think it'll take me about a week or so to tape and paint each individual window frame.😲 Oh, each window is taped. so for now might have to put a periscope!😜

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Fire Hydrants! - Posted: 16th Jul 2018
Amazing what miniature washers and push pins.
Can be turned into fire hydrants! The Brooklyn has four of them 2 port 2 starboard!
your also suppose to use a plastic bead. But drilling the beads proved futile. As they would brake in half!

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Handrails Painted! - Posted: 4th Jul 2018
Handrails painted and temporary in place!
Does anyone know where I can order a miniature US flag?
I prefer it to be made of cotton!

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Response by kmbcsecretary on the 4th Jul 2018
For flags I've always used Mike Alsop scale flags and ensigns but he uses silk to make the flags.
But unlike some supplies he can do the flags date specific as he does them by hand .
Tel: 01476 573331 email: scaleflags@outlook.com
Ron
Response by RNinMunich on the 4th Jul 2018
Evenin' Ed, I'd go for silk too. Much finer weave for scale realism, sharper clearer colours and don't rot like cotton 😉
Guess you'll be on the wet stuff with Brooklyn soon 👍
Cheers, Doug
Response by figtree7nts on the 4th Jul 2018
Thanks, for the info on the flags!👍

Doug, I still give it another 2 or 3 weeks maybe even 4 weeks!
Before, I can even start thinking about a maiden voyage....

Still got some work to do in the engine room!😲
But, I want to finish painting her.
Before I go back to the engine room!

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Handrails Painted! - Posted: 4th Jul 2018
Handrails are now painted!
Decided to paint all her handrails black.
It'll give a good contrast to the colors.
I've chosen for the Brooklyn!

Next will be her main cabin deck!
Huh, got to wait for the paint.....😤

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Handrails made up! - Posted: 3rd Jul 2018
Handrail are now made up.
Will probably spray them tomorrow morning!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 4th Jul 2018
Very neat Ed 👍
but how are you going to spray them without over-spraying the cabin and details you have already so carefully painted !!?? 😲
BTW: small tip for photography 😉
Try not to photograph against a bright background. The auto exposure of the camera will adjust to the bright background (like your backlit window) and makes the foreground darker and obscures the detail we all want to see 🤔 Cheers, Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 4th Jul 2018
Hi Doug,

I made the handrails detachable.
And they come apart in two pieces!

An idea I got from someone else building the Brooklyn!

I'll try to take a better picture today.
So, the details can show up!

Oh, currently waiting for some paint I ordered to arrive!
Response by RNinMunich on the 4th Jul 2018
Clever idea👍

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Mast and Flagstaffs Completed! - Posted: 2nd Jul 2018
Main mast and flag staffs are now completed!
The kit comes with a sticky back plastic looking flag.
I'm using it for now! Will order a more realistic flag in the near future!

Fire fighting ports on smoke stack.
Have been painted red to give them contrast!

You'll notice the white band on the pilothouse roof.
That'll be used for when I tape up. for painting of the roof.
the roof of the fiddly deck with also be painted as well!
Oh, the Captain's cabin will need painting also.....

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I just had to get it! - Posted: 30th Jun 2018
Went to the local Walmart today with the wife.
She needed some things for the kitchen!
Look what I found at the check out!
Now can't I use this to solder?👍
Some joints on the hand rails to the Brooklyn!
I do have a soldering iron and a pencil torch.
But, I think this butane torch lighter.
Might be better for some soldering joints!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 30th Jun 2018
Good buy Ed, very similar to mine👍
Maybe a bit heavy for handrails an such, I use a 50 or 25W electric iron with a 1/4" or 1/8" bit respectively.
The torch I use for heavier things like brass oilers to brass shaft tubes.
Practice makes perfect! Try it on some scrap bits. Have fun, Doug 😎
PS you may find the Missus nicking it to caramelise brown sugar!😊
Response by captaindoug1 on the 30th Jun 2018
Re light switch, on my Brooklin I use a push on push off switch or you can go to Hansen Hobbies and check out there Pico Electronic receiver switch that you can use to turn lights on or off from your receiver

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Main Cabin almost Completed! - Posted: 26th Jun 2018
Today I worked on the main cabin.
I put the port lights in place.
The mast is completed as well!

The port and starboard lights need to be assembled!
My good friend Cormorant.
Had sent me some LED's awhile back.
I'm going to use a red and green LED.
as they are brighter than the one I have!

Oh, I had ordered some slide switches from radio shack.
They sent me gigantic switches!
Not what I want to use for the LED circuit I'm making!

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Response by captaindoug1 on the 27th Jun 2018
looking good, my Brooklin that I built 25 years ago has pulled a 250 pound barge using a 4 blade brass prop. Keep up the build
Response by figtree7nts on the 27th Jun 2018
Thanks, Captaindoug1👍

Your Brooklyn sounds like a real power house!

I'm looking forward to my Brooklyn's maiden voyage!
In about a month or so!

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One light done! - Posted: 24th Jun 2018
One light done!
Decided to work on the forward main cabin light.
I'm using tiny wires for this. Don't know what gauge it is!
It's about the point of a pencil. A very sharp pencil!
I still have three more lights to do.
But taking my time on them!

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