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    Smit Nederland Tugboat
    1 Photo ยท 20 Likes ยท 26 Comments
    Boat Length
    34" (86.36 cm)
    Boat Weight
    6kg (212 oz)
    Motor Type
    Brushed
    Drive Type
    Geared
    Props
    Twin
    Max Amps
    5A
    Battery Type
    Lead Acid
    Battery mAh
    5Ah (5,000 mAh)
    Prop Type
    3 Blade
    Prop Size
    45mm
    Run Time
    1+ hrs
    Model Speed
    7mph (11kph)
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts
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    This is my Smit Nederland Tugboat I started building her about 3 years ago!

    I completed her about 3 weeks ago after taking some time away from the hobby!

    She has twin screw dual independent throttles!

    She also has 2 smokers that are variable with increase in speed!

    And she also has working running lights!

    And a working radar!

    She was a very good build!

    I'd like to say Thank you, to Martin555 for helping me with her mast lights!

    Ed-

    PS, the figures are all 3D printed and hand painted!

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    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,

    Thank you, it's good to be back!

    And building a nice big boat!

    Cheers,

    Ed-
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    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Albert90,

    I see what you mean about the lights!

    As I was building the Mast, I didn't have any reference to her lights!

    Someday I'll fix that mistake!

    But, for now all I can say is Oop's! LOL!

    Thanks for noticing!

    Cheers,

    Ed-
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    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง marky ( Commodore)
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    Really nice build Ed , glad to see you back all the best .
    Cheers Marky๐Ÿ‘
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    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Albert90 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello Ed, Iโ€™m also building this tug.
    I think one thing with the lights is wrong. the white red white light at the rear of the mast means: limited maneuverability, and is red white red. But very good looking built model,๐Ÿ‘
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    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ed And Peter,
    I think the red LED draws more current, so if the same value resister is used in both cases then the Green will be brighter than the Red.

    I am not an electrical wizard so maybe other members could explain the reason why this could be happening.

    Martin.
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    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ MouldBuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Ed.
    Red never seems as bright. What is the supply voltage.
    Peter.๐Ÿ˜Š
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    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,

    It's 5 volts for all my LEDs with a resister that was supplied by the Manufacturer!

    I haven't a clue as to its rating! LOL!

    But I believe I did it correctly because I haven't blown myself up! TeHe๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘

    But these LEDs are bright!

    My port is a bit dimmer than my starboard side!

    Cheers,

    Ed-
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    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ MouldBuilder ( Vice Admiral)
    โœง 51 Views ยท 2 Likes
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    What voltage is being supplied and what value is the resistor?๐Ÿค”
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    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,

    I know it looks really bright!

    Not sure why that is though?

    I'll take a look to see if it's too bright maybe I can place a higher who Resister?

    Maybe?

    Cheers,

    Ed-
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    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ MouldBuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thanks Ed. I will take a look and see what I can find.
    ๐Ÿ‘

    Just noticed, that starboard LED is really bright.๐Ÿ˜
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    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Martin,

    Thank you, Sir! ๐Ÿ‘

    I thought about the Smit not having figures and the ones they sell just don't look right!

    So, I thought Hey, I have a 3D printer!

    That was the answer!

    I am glad to be back!

    Thank you all,

    Cheers, Ed-
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    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Ed,
    Firstly, I would like to say it is good to see you back on this site and I am sure many other members are glad to see you too.

    Secondly, It is great to see you finished the Smit.
    You have done a fantastic job on her and to add the figures is the icing on the cake.

    Well done.

    Martin.
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    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Thanks, JB

    It's good to be back!

    Cheers,

    Ed-
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    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Len,

    You're Welcome!

    You can find all sorts of figures on Thingy Verse!

    This is where I source all my figures!

    It does take time in printing and also painting the figures!

    But it's a lot of fun!

    Cheers,

    Ed-
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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nicley done. Thanks for the info on Thingy Verse.๐Ÿ‘
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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,

    It's sure feels good to be back!

    Thank you all,

    JB, Peter and Cash!

    Peter, I got the files from thingy verse!

    Then I had to scale them to fit the Smit Nederland!

    I'll be doing the same for my Happy Hunter Build!

    Peter, when you go to Thingy Verse just do a search for male figures and female figures!

    And choose from what pops up under the search!

    Cheers,

    Ed-
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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ MouldBuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Ed.
    The figures look very interesting. Where did to get the files for the printer.
    Peter.๐Ÿ˜Š
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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great job Ed, nice to see you back๐Ÿ‘

    JB
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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I have a 59 century coronado, a hydro v outboard runabout, and a Robert E Lee river boat. That's it for my plastic nothing fantastic. Dave
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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Cashrc ( Commodore)
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    Ed, she turned out very, very nice. I remember when you started on her. Glad to see you back sir!!
    Sooooโ€ฆ.you have an idea for another project? Anyway, if and when you put her in the water take some pics please..
    Cash
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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi River Rat,

    I'll take some more picture in the morning!

    I'll post them then!

    Hey, plastic kits aren't hard to work with at all!

    What kits do you have?

    Ed-
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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ River Rat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Beautiful tug, how about some more pictures...we love eye candy. I have a few plastic model boats. I have never done a plastic rc. It's on my list now. Dave
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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Hhager2,

    Yah, it's about 34.1/2" long and about 11.1/2" wide!

    She's got a bathtub shape hull!

    She should be a nice tug to float!

    Sorry, to read you lost yours in a fire!

    For my smokers I ran rubber tubes up the smokestacks!

    Each stack has its own smoker giving a better realism!

    I had thought about the Creole Queen but once I saw her size.

    Let's just say the wife put an end to that build! LOL!

    I really like working with plastic it's my forte!

    I tried working with wood kits years ago!

    It wasn't a good experience-------

    Ed-
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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Is this the one that is very big? If so I built that boat but never had it run in water. We had a house fire that year and it was a blob of plastic. I have looked gir that boat a few times to but. I gave up so I have my creole Queen river boat to build. I only had one smoker n a T pipe to both stacks. Engines had one Esc. Loved working on the plastic. I did white body n red bottom with black above waterline. It had a lot of detail. Good luck n have fun floating it.
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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,

    Thank you,

    Belated Happy New Year to you and the Family!๐Ÿ‘

    I finally completed her!

    And I'm currently working on the Happy Hunter!

    Now that's a project I was patiently waiting to start!

    And I'm happy to be back!

    Ed-๐Ÿ‘
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    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ MouldBuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Ed.
    Great to see her finished. You really did a super job of the build.
    Peter.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š



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