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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?
Nope, more of a RIRI 😁 On the lake here in Munich I once saw a Powerboat at speed collide with a beautifully built tug. About 3m offshore, right under my nose! Was very glad my destroyer was in dry-dock on the table at the time😉 The speedboat survived but the tug just exploded in a shower of bits & pieces 😭 A 'heated discussion' ensued!😡 I gave my name and address as witness but never heard anything so I assume they 'settled Out of Court'! How did this 'er incident happen? Cheers Doug 😎
All port lights are in place, all 26 of them! The aft cabin port lights are optional. I decided to put them. as it adds detail to the cabin. On most tugs of that era they had port lights aft. Brooklyn is a representation of a 1910 steam tug. They were dark green in color. But I want a light green. 30 years ago, when I worked in New York Harbor. I remember having to spray paint a GM6110 Diesel Engine. The green was a light green, Kind of light in shade. I believe the name of the color is Alpine Green! So, I won't be painting my tug yet. until I find the right shade of green that I want! The dark green makes the tug look menasing! Now if you look at the third picture on the right. That's the shade. I wouldn't mind painting her! If anybody can Identify that shade of green. Please let me know who might have it. Or where can I purchase it from....
it is not at Coate water but at a place called Tadpole pond (or lake) which is North Swindon, click on the map on the first post and it will show the location, I am hoping Penfold 63 will repost and confirm everything soon as the date is fast approaching, I have managed to get the Lloydsman tug ready for the event, but it won@t be winning any races 😆
Hi Doug, Yes, She's 39 1/2" not including the pudding (Tugs Beard). When completed she'll weigh in at about 10-12lbs give or take! I guess as long as the Smoke Stack. Doesn't get wet I shouldn't have a problem, Right! If it does There's plenty of Paper towel holder rolls around....😜
Looking good Ed,👍 I've often wondered at the height of the stacks I've seen in old photos of steam tugs, so I don't think yours is over-tall. It's a pretty big model isn't it? I guess they wanted to keep the smoke clear of the work deck. Re 'getting wet': you could try sealing the tube with diluted white waterproof PVA wood glue? Or even with EzeKote from Deluxe Materials? Cheers Doug 😎
I have completed the smoke stack! It seems a bit tall for a smoke stack! I know the steam Tugs had Very tall stacks. But this one is about 10 1/4" inches tall! And that's measuring from the Ash Deflector! Other wise it's 11 1/2" inches over all....