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Brooklyn Tugboat Print Booklet
Author: figtree7nts   Posts: 127   Photos: 175   Subscribers: 5   Views: 13804   Responses: 280   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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Forward Ladder! - Posted: 17th Aug 2018
Forward ladder is now in place!
I also placed a Deckhand.
Looking down the ladder!

Special Note:
When I was laying the deck.
I laid it off center accidently!😡
So, the ladder is off center by about a 1/4"!😲

Lesson learned when laying the deck.
Use slow curing glue. in case you have to move the deck around. and position it in place!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 17th Aug 2018
She's looking really good Ed 👍
All 'Shipshape and Brooklyn fashion' 😉
Response by Donnieboy on the 18th Aug 2018
Excellent job.I see one of my crew deserted the Jersey City for the Brooklin.You must be paying better.
Response by figtree7nts on the 18th Aug 2018
Thanks, I think he's trying to make Skipper!😁

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Skylight Windows! - Posted: 17th Aug 2018
The Skylight windows are now painted and completed!
Dumas should have done a better job.
At designing the skylight on the Brooklyn!
Dumas could have precut the windows.
Which would have looked great!
I would have cutout the Skylight windows.
But was unable to! So, just painted the window frames!

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Response by cormorant on the 17th Aug 2018
She's certainly looking good and you have an eye for detail. Well done Ed!

Steve
Response by figtree7nts on the 18th Aug 2018
Thanks Steve,

I'm trying to do the best I can!👍

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One Bottle of Thinner! - Posted: 15th Aug 2018
Had to order a small bottle of Testers Thinner.
See, I used spray cans to paint the superstructure of the Brooklyn! So there was some area's that need to be tidied up a bit! So my idea is to spray some of the leftover paint. Into a small cup and use one of my small brushes. To paint over some area's that have over spray! So, I need a way to clean my brush! Hence the Thinner...…….!

Now, I can finish the build of the Brooklyn!

Tommorrow, I plan on working on her running lights!
For this I must give credit where it is do, Thanks to RNinMunich Doug, for you hard work and dedication, Thanks again Doug!
I printed out the diograms you sent me. They are a lot of help!

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Response by RNinMunich on the 15th Aug 2018
Mon plaisir my friend 😉
Have an illuminating time, looking forward to the vid of the first night run 👍
Cheers, Doug 😎
Response by figtree7nts on the 17th Aug 2018
Hi Doug,

I have a few more fiddly things to do!
I figure 1st of sept for a launch date!👍

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Fire Fighting Buckets Completed! - Posted: 10th Aug 2018
Each bucket is now painted red.
Along with their silver handles!
I painted the tops of the buckets light tan.
To simulate sand being in them!
Best as I could, I couldn't get the handles.
To look the way their suppose to look!

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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

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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!😱😲

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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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