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LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by pittsfieldpete Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
Hello, Doug: Out of curiosity, did you remove the molded-on plastic ladder rungs from inside of the mast to gain more space for wires? Seeing your finished mast has shown me that it’s best to keep the original nav light locations. Having all 6 lights on the main mast will make it look too cluttered. With all of the lights switched on it’ll look like a light saber is jutting out of the pilot house roof. Do you know if there are standards governing the horizontal spacing of navigation lights? There should be, otherwise I’d think the lights could tend to overlap & look like one big light, especially in fog. BTW, the cables you added to the mast antennas look great. The smooth curve of the cables & the weather boots at the antenna connections add a lot of realism. Well done!👍🏻 Speaking of details, do you know if tugboats carry anchors? If so, what type? As far as I know the US Coast Guard requires every powered vessel to have at least one anchor. I see no reason why tugboats would be exempt from this rule. I’m glad you mentioned using a Tamiya sanding sponge as a means of removing the factory-applied lettering. There’s a model railroad technique I’ve used successfully where an ordinary pencil eraser & window cleaner are used to remove lettering. I’m sure it would work on my boat but I might not live long enough to get it finished. Shortly after I got the boat I ordered a cloth American flag & scale Plimsoll markings from BECC. Sadly BECC has gone out of business. Another good supplier goes around the bowl & down the hole. Sad. Regarding the winch again, your comments tell me that I may have misled you into thinking that my boat has a winch. It doesn’t, but I did say I’m planning to scratchbuild one. In fact, I’m going to sketch one out right after I post this message. Thanks, Pete

"IMARA" by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Very nice Tug, I love Tugboats!👍

tugboat keel by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Yep see addition to last post😁

tugboat keel by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
'Voiht Schneider' I assume John.😎

tugboat keel by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
V.S. units?🤔 Oops previous -post wasn't showing👍

tugboat keel by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
http://voith.com/corp-en/drives-transmissions/voith-schneide... Try the above link for the drive system there is some software available to simulate it operation.

tugboat keel by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
DIESEL TUG TIRRICK Plans by Sarik Hobbies, Schneider powered tug1:50th scale. Model is 740mm loa & 230mm beam and intended for power by model VS units. Unusual hull form but no model construction data. Featured in: MM NOVEMBER 1994 https://www.sarikhobbies.com/product/diesel-tug-tirrick/

tugboat keel by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Frames! Or bulkheads when they are solid across the hull Mr Green.😉 Cheers, Doug 😎

tugboat keel by green72west Petty Officer   Posted: 23 days ago
I call them ribs!!!! what are the hull shaped [ribs] that form across the keel called. ship plan terms????. I am a novice at model making. Attempting to build tugboat the [tirrick] 1/50th scale in wood!!!!. i would appreciate an answer please. Thankyou r.s. 31/8/18.

Tugboat Brooklyn! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
We should live so long Ed 😉 I may have the machines necessary to make a steam engine, but I sure don't have the expertise necessary🤔, like Hammer 👍 for instance does have! Anyone out there making mini marine diesels???? Cheers, Doug 😎

Tugboat Brooklyn! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Eventually, I'll work my way up to Live Steam!

Tugboat Brooklyn! by lesliebreame Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
very nice but if you got into live steam you could have smoke and a steam whistle for free !!!

Fun Run by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
The Dumas kit (Carol Moran) mine is named Michael after my grandson. It sailed at a scale speed today. The Bunker and Ellis "Lobster Yacht" a Midwest kit, seen here towing a harbour tender. Harbour tender and Tugboat built by me. Dannieboy built the Lobster Yacht with added touches by Ron.

Tugboat Brooklyn! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I had to test Tugboat Brooklyn's Smoke Generator! The next thing to get is a steam Whistle!

Sorting Resisters by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Today I spent 2 hours sorting resisters! It was a very boring task. But one that had to be done. I found what Resister I'm going to use. I don't want the running lights on the Brooklyn. To be bright so I will be using 270 Ohm Resisters. On all the running lights. This will help keep them not too bright! Remember the Brooklyn is a 1910 Tugboat. I don't think running lights were bright back then!