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Brooklyn Tugboat Print Booklet
Author: figtree7nts   Posts: 73   Photos: 105   Subscribers: 4   Views: 6356   Responses: 182   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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Tamiya Tape! - Posted: 21st May 2018
I've placed an order for some Tamiya tape.
As Doug, RNinMunich recommended!
Trying to cleanup the waterline on the Brooklyn!

Oh, Had to order a new battery pack. for my wireless Dremel also!


Does anyone know of a good electronics place one can order resisters from?

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Finally a Waterline! - Posted: 8th May 2018
Brooklyn now has a waterline!
You can't see it in the picture.
but my masking tape bled in some area's.
Just a few minor correction needed!

I'm thinking of putting white pin striping!
On the waterline. what do you think?

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Response by Donnieboy on the 8th May 2018
I have used white pinstriping before.Plus I have used other colours too.Make sure to stick it down good.I first used my fingers then after the tape is on to my liking I used a burnishing stick.One thing I forgot to mention is start your tape at the halfway point on the stern then go around the bow and meet back at the stern.The pinstriping I have used is either the car striping or the one that is used for the model airplanes.
Response by RNinMunich on the 8th May 2018
Go for it Ed 👍
BTW: recommend Tamiya modelling masking tape to avoid bleeding.
Gives a good sharp edge.

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Smoke Generator! - Posted: 24th Apr 2018
Received my smoke generator in today's post.
Haven't had the opportunity to test it yet!
Also need 5/8" brass tubing. To run up the stack!
I had ordered some 5/8" plastic tubing.
But I don't like it. It's all curved up don't like at all!

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Red Oxide Primer! - Posted: 21st Apr 2018
I went to the local autoparts store.
Looking for ruby red primer!
I was lucky to find Red Oxide Primer.
Tomorrow if it's not windy.
I'll paint the top half of the hull!

This time I hope. I paint the right part of the hull!

Oh, I had gotten a can of flat black.
But it turned out to be kind of like a satin black.
It had a bit of a shine to it! I didn't like it!
Not what I wanted. But I found what I was looking for.
A nice looking Black with NO shine to it at all!

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Response by marky on the 22nd Apr 2018
I still have some Craig and Rose red oxide primer (Forth bridge red). Craig and Rose were the company who made the paint for the iconic Forth rail bridge ,you have to thin it down a lot to spray. Cheers Marky

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Steam Generator! - Posted: 21st Apr 2018
I had a steam generator. that Steve "Cormorant" was so kind to help me obtain! After looking it over. I decided against using it. Because it was gravity fed! And I didn't want to run into a problem. With the lack of air flow. So I decided to order the only Steam Generator. I've seen here in the states!
It's by Harbor Models in California!

Here is a YouTube example of it working!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQT5-g9wm7s&feature=youtu.be


Thanks, for everything Steve! 👍

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Response by Donnieboy on the 21st Apr 2018
Nice steam generator.Looks like it will work to your satisfaction.It will look great on the water.
Response by figtree7nts on the 21st Apr 2018
Thanks, Donnieboy!
Yes, I believe it'll make the Tug Brooklyn.
Look very realistic, especially from a distance!

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Wrong Side! - Posted: 15th Apr 2018
Well this is embarrassing!
I paint the wrong side. :(
Talk about a newbie mistake....!
I'm not even going to put that picture up!....... :( 😡😡😡

OK, here's the picture!
If you look closely.
I was suppose to paint the top half.
Where the over spray is.
Oop's........!😲😤😭

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Response by Donnieboy on the 15th Apr 2018
As was said,nice finish.We do make mistakes.As they say we learn by our mistakes.Back to the drawing board.
Response by figtree7nts on the 16th Apr 2018
Talk about being confused!
I think I'll hand paint It...!
Response by RNinMunich on the 16th Apr 2018
Aha! That explains it! 😉
You were using your feet !! 😲😁

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Painted Hull! - Posted: 15th Apr 2018
I painted the bottom half of the hull!
Will paint the top half tomorrow.
Weather permitting!

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Update on the Tug Brooklyn! - Posted: 9th Apr 2018
OK, After having technical problem with my computer and repairing such problems.
I can now continue with my build!
I made a tugs beard for the Brooklyn.
This I made 2 yrs before I ever knew I would get the Tug!
Who knew it would come in handy.
I have assembled the sand buckets stands!
For fire fighting.
I also assembled the galley smoke stack as well.
Behind the galley smoke stack you can see.
The fire fighting hose reel and it's stand!
If you look down at the cabin doors.
You can see the wooden hinges.
I glued one at a time!

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Response by figtree7nts on the 11th Apr 2018
Thanks, Guys!
I'm slowly trying to do a good job building her!
Next is the paint job. Which I plan on taking my time with.
Lights will be placed soon as well.....
Response by Tug_Hercules on the 12th Apr 2018
Great Build; Tug Brooklyn has always been my favourite.

For the brass Portholes/Port Lights that You used on the Deck Cabin; where they the ones supplied by Dumas, or bought elsewhere? (They look good.)
Response by figtree7nts on the 12th Apr 2018
Hi Tug_Hercules

Yes, the Tug Brooklyn is turning out really nice!
As for the port lights, They where supplied by Dumas!
I know there are even better looking ones available.
But the Tug Brooklyn has 26 port lights. That would be very expensive to upgrade them though.....

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Handrails! - Posted: 28th Mar 2018
Hand rails temperately placed!
Am thinking of painting the handrails black or a dark green!
Haven't decided which green to contrast the light green
Main cabin and pilot house will be painted a light green!
I have decided to paint the superstructure.
Beige green #90! by hombrol. and maybe light green #120 for contrast!

The original Brooklyn was a dark green. the whole entire boat was dark green. No details what so ever.

My Brooklyn is going to be painted different.
But, I will use green as her primary colors!

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Response by Donnieboy on the 28th Mar 2018
Check to see if Hunter green or Olive green will work.Just a thought.Hope you find one that will work with your colour scheme.
Response by RNinMunich on the 28th Mar 2018
Evenin Ed,
The light green #90 upperworks plus black hull or even the Royal Blue I used on the Sea Scout, with white trim, e.g. gunwales and boot topping, would look great and business like👍
Black funnel (sorry smokestack!) with two broad rings one #90 and one white could look kinda nice - like a company colour-logo?
Cheers Doug 😎
PS goin' back to 'the shop' to carry on with the aft deck hatch on my Sea Scout, just fixed in 4 neodymium magnets to fix the forward end. 'SNAP' mind your fingers! Now have to fix two 4mm nuts at the aft edge to screw it down (to keep the wet stuff out😉) using two chrome tank filler caps drilled and threaded to take 4mm studs.
All go folks! Ciao for now, leaving the site port open for the foghorn!
Doug 😎

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Main Cabin Doors! - Posted: 27th Mar 2018
The main cabin door are in place now.
They are made up of .10 thick ABS plastic!
Cut to the dimensions called for.
There are approximately 10 doors.
And a simple push pin use as a door knob!

Next, I will measure the hand rails!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 29th Mar 2018
Hallo Ed,
Soooo ... with the 'pedal to the metal and belching smoke & steam' 😁 you'll be drawing around 3.2A from your main battery. I assume it is an SLA of 2.5AHr. So at full bore it will last 2.5/3.2 hours, about 47 minutes, from a fully charged battery. A little less if RX and servos etc are also supplied by this battery. Is the 2A for the motor under load (in the wet stuff) or OFF Load?? Makes a big difference🤔
See if you can fit a pair of the 6V 4AH or 5AH in if you want more time + ballast. The 5AH would double the run time to around 1 1/2 hours.
The 7AH version would give you about 2 hours full ahead!
Or go easier on the gas 😁 Cheers Doug 😎
PS hope the migraine 😡 has gone 😊
Response by figtree7nts on the 29th Mar 2018
Yes, Thanks the migraine has past!
The 2 amps are with no load!
I'm thinking of getting a 12 volt 5 amp battery!
I use separate power for the receiver and servos!
Response by RNinMunich on the 29th Mar 2018
Evenin', Glad to hear the migraine's gone👍
OK. Sounds good. With the 5AH batt you'd should get a whole afternoon in, with some slow speed manoeuvring as well - not always Full Ahead 😉
Be interesting to see the On Load current draw, do you have a Wattmeter?
Cheers Doug 😎

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