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Update on the Tug Brooklyn! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
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.....

Update on the Tug Brooklyn! by Tug_Hercules Seaman   Posted: 1 month ago
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.)

Jersey City by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 37" Jersey City Single Propellor (4 Blade 70mm) Geared to a MFATorpedo500 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 10Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Tazer12 50amp ESC - Comments: Dumas Kit.It still needs lights installed and sound.

Carol Moran by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 9/10] 18" Carol Moran Single Propellor (3 Blade) Direct Drive to a kv893 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through unknown ESC - Comments: Dumas kit.Runs great but the torque is trmendous.Have to offset the torque.

Dumas 12 Volt Motor! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I really like how sturdy the motor is! Well made, One of the best motors I've purchased!

Dumas 12 Volt Motor! by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
These motors are very dependable.I've never had any problem with them.

Motor Mounted! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug, I believe I got my money's worth! I'm going to email Doug at Dumas and ask him. If he's done those analysis! He He!!! 😁

Motor Mounted! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Sorry Ed, I was pullin' your leg a little 😉 Date of Manufacture and 'On Time' or 'Operating Hours' are terms I remember from my time working on naval ships and other MIL STD equipment! But your question is nevertheless relevant to brushed motors in models👍Basically I wouldn't expect a max current of 2A to stress the brushes of your motor very much. And for that price I would expect that the commutator would be well machined thus minimising the brush wear as it switches from one segment to the next. I trust that you got the quality that you paid for😉 Therefore you should get many hundreds of hours of use out of your brushes! Simply check now n again how much 'meat' they have left and if the commutator shows signs of wear, burning or grooves from the brushes. Or do you want me to do a MIL-HDBK-217F Reliability and MTBF Analysis? 😲 He He, ask Dumas if they did one, that'll throw 'em 😁 Cheers Doug 😎

Motor Mounted! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I received the motor yesterday. The Dumas plans give instructions. For when the motor was mounted differently. Than how the motor mounts now. So, if you are going to buy the Dumas motor. Don't put the wood mount. That are called for in the instruction! I was thinking of getting a sound system. But, The motor and gears make a unique sound. Kind of like what a steam engine. Might have sounded like back then! I like the clanking of the gears! 👍 I must say the Dumas motor is a hefty. And well worth the money. Look forward to many years of service! 👍 Oh, it even comes with a date of manufacture!

Dumas 12 Volt Motor! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I know I could have gotten a cheaper motor. But the Dumas motor is what I'm going with! I ordered it yesterday Friday. It's a very expensive purchase for the model! $82.00 😤, so will be ordering the paints in two weeks time. Maybe go to the hobby shop to look at the paints first hand!

Main Mast! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Main mast in place. Dumas has the mast being held by small staple you have to make! I guess if your going to make the mast removable ok! But I'm going to put wires on my mast! So the mast has to be a bit more stable and more secure in it's place. So, I made a support base using 1/8" ABS. Which I laminated to give it more gluing surface. This I then glued to the cabin! I put angles to keep the piece from moving port or starboard. This made the mast feel solid! Eventually I'll start painting her! But for now I'll keep working on her! The mast is suppose to have one light suspended above the deck. But I’m going to run wires to power one light aloft. I believe it’s the steaming ahead light….

Bollard Hieght! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
The bollard height on the Brooklyn. Is off by about 1/8" towards the bow. And a little over 1/8" towards the stern! If you use the recommended height. Given the bollards don't have enough to bite on. So I compensated by adding 1/8" to the bollards! Now by adding the thickness the bollards needed. The bollards are in their right height.... I've seen this inaccuracies on prier Brooklyn's built! If you take a look at the picture of the Brooklyn. You can see that person followed the Dumas instructions. Which gives the bollards incorrect height! My bollards will be at the correct height required! 👍

Bridge/Cockpit/Flight Deck construction by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
so, having been at work all weekend, today saw a day off and a few hours to start building the foreward cockpit bridge thingy. There will be quite a bit of shape changing mods to this part as we build, simply because the Dumas kit is of the 44ft Coastguard cutter and the Waveney class Lifeboat has quite a few differences. Changes to make include the windows, the rear walls to be extended to take acount of extra windows at back of cab, forward sloping front piece, engine intakes on both sides, and changes to the roof. Still waiting on a reference book on "Waveneys" from ebay, should have been here by now! that will give me the change to start super detailing the exterior decs, cabins ect.

Cabin Sides Glued in Place! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Yes, the Jersey City is a smooth sailing tug! I have mine low in the water. She grabs the water and doesn't lean as much! If she was at the water line dumas recommends she'll lean port or Starboard! Do you have the Brooklyn?

Fascis Board and Molding! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
The engine room floor is in place. using Resin it's not going any where! It's ok I'll make do! I believe that Dumas used the motor mount floor design from their fiberglass hull. So it fits very high in the plastic hull design! No worries it will work! It better!!!!!!😡😊