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    Frederick Mistral (aka "Duna)
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ
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    Here is my partial build model of the Frederick Mistral. The kit was made by Anfora and for some reason they call it "Duna".

    What stopped me from continuing was the rudder control. This was via a chain that ran on both sides of the deck just inside the gunwale. This ran from the pilot house back to a cam like arm on the rudder post. there were a series of pulleys along the inside of the gunwale to keep the chain in place.

    My problem was that I could not find a small chain that could withstand the tension.

    I made a lot of corrections/modifications to it following photos of the real tug. This included many new/replacement parts that I had 3D printed by Shapeways. They are shown in the last three photos.

    This is an interest tug *(the historic original is still floating on the Danube River) and I wish I could finish it.

    Lew

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Frederick Mistral (aka "Duna)
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you. I thought about many alternatives but have not come up with a good one. The deck is already on the boat and there's very little space back where the rudder is. I think the only alternative I have is trying to make the trip chain run much freer.

    Lew
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Frederick Mistral (aka "Duna)
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ LewZ ( Warrant Officer)
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    You are right about the name. Back several years ago I did a lot of research on the Frederick Mistral and put most of it on my website.

    Lew
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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ RedCatcher ( Recruit)
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    Very nice printed parts. Can you not use a different system to give rudder control? Beautiful model. kb
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Frederick Mistral (aka "Duna)
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ MouldBuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    I am not sure if this is relevant but โ€˜Dunaโ€™ is the Hungarian name for the Danube.
    Peter.



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