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    πŸ“ robbe dusseldorf fire boat Wanted
    19 days ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Cornwell model boats. krick has release a new stock last week
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    πŸ“ looking for a source for model figures for my Dusseldorf fire boat
    19 days ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    looking for a source for some model action figure crew members for my Dusseldorf fire boat. in different positions. Scale is 1:24. Preferably in the USA.
    Thank you
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    πŸ“ Updated 06/08/2020
    1 month ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well here is some updates on progress
    https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipNLpqyMENl1RCJdKRv4dBkc...
    https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipNLpqyMENl1RCJdKRv4dBkc_nXpSHH6HinCGKqn
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    πŸ’¬ Re: I'm back!
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    200 is the old tin lead 360 is PB free Non Lead, and last one is silver solder I believe
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    πŸ’¬ Re: connectors for upper cabins (Water/ Electrical)
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I was looking at those wanted to see if others were using them.
    Thank you
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    πŸ’¬ Re: connectors for upper cabins (Water/ Electrical)
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you good idea. I ordered one of these to try from amazon. it would be easier than soldering and would help keeping the leads straight
    https://www.amazon.com/Jienk-Solderless-Connector-Solderfree...
    https://www.amazon.com/Jienk-Solderless-Connector-Solderfree-Accessories/dp/B0825WB7CQ/ref=pd_cart_sspa_dk_ct_pt_sub_1_2/131-1411501-5221205?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0825VTTSP&pd_rd_r=321ce7aa-c1cd-4f34-b06b-3b56c75212e9&pd_rd_w=jlG8L&pd_rd_wg=juPeP&pf_rd_p=9d578973-5f6a-47af-b11d-62ffc4746bd6&pf_rd_r=J60BYSRA3C5YHZBGMXQP&refRID=J60BYSRA3C5YHZBGMXQP&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzRDRNTkhPTkMyTTFGJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwMTY5NjYyMVU5RUVERTlZRE9WRCZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwOTIyNTg4MUw4Mzc0NVRLTDBCOCZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2NhcnRfcGVyY29sYXRlJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ&th=1
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    πŸ“ connectors for upper cabins (Water/ Electrical)
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    How do you make it so you can lift upper cabins off of tugs fire boats, to allow easy access to batteries and other parts of the boat.
    What connectors do you use for upper decks (Water/ Electrical)
    Do you install switches on outside of boat, what do you use where do you get them.
    How do you secure the upper cabin to main deck?
    Thank you in advance
    Such a great group of people
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    πŸ’¬ Re: day 6 question
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Wow thank you
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    πŸ“ day 6 Dusseldorf II discussion
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    After looking at some of the new photo's of the Dusseldorf II
    It Looks like the bow area has increased in size (Length)and the front cabin is smaller (length). The bow steps have moved forward also
    She now only has 2 monitors instead of 3
    Or i'am I seeing things?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: day 6 question
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Now it's working go figure weird
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    πŸ’¬ Re: day 6 question
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    for some reason I can't get it to open?😭
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    πŸ’¬ Re: day 6 question
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Any picture would greatly accepted. Or any helpful tips. I'm thankful this site and all the friendly people are here.
    I haven't totally said no to updating the boat but I don't have the knowledge to do it.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: day 6 question
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Fleet
    Being as this is my 2nd RC boat I think I may have to pass on changing it to new version. I would have to build a new boat, and crane that is articulated put an out board on it. along with I believe moving the monitor forward, anchor system. and building new items on the stern. I don't have a 3 D printer to build new crane. I love the Idea though.
    Besides I,m an Air Force Flight engineer MSgt. and don't know a lot about building fire boats.
    I would love to modify it to new version but I need to modify me 1st (Just too old) trying to figure out all this new electronics.
    There is not many people here in Oregon building boats, they are more interest airplanes here. there is a lot more boat interest in England and Europe.
    Thanks for your input though
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    πŸ’¬ Re: day 6 question
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you so much great photo's. I really appreciate it.
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    πŸ“ day 6 question
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Does anyone know where I can get some photos of the real Dusseldorf fire boat. I'm looking for the details both outside and Inside of the Cabin cockpit I want to build some of the interior of the cabin.
    Thank you
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    πŸ“ Dutchmen
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    thats the one I built also
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    πŸ“ Dutchmen
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    my dutch tug I build while stationed in Netherlands I also build a model of one of their fishing boats
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    πŸ“ Day 6
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well i'm making headway have to read the instructions many times, but getting there. and waiting on electronics, paint, and other needed items to get here, mail order suppliers are overloaded, and taking up to a week just to ship something, ordering from China is taking from 4- 8 weeks. here in USA about 2 weeks. Only ones shipping fast is Cornwall models in England 4 total days and Harbor models here in USA 4 days.
    These scissors are great for cutting ABS plastic and lexon plastic https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z4P9X37/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b...

    the ESC will let me operate both motors at same time one reverse one forward both frwd/revs and control maneuvering with the props
    front monitor is not complete yet just doing a trial fitting before cutting tube, still waiting on my miniature motors for everything coming from China. so can't set deck in-place yet, as with radar search light, and such.
    keeping me from going bonkersπŸ€“πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07Z4P9X37/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    πŸ“ Prop Shaft Support and Water Scoop
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Here is best explanation of a stuffing box Harbor models is in California but I would think Cornwall models would have it. Harbor models makes them and sells them. https://www.harbormodels.com/shaftstuffbox.html
    there are also stuffing box adapters you can buy that clamp around the prop shaft. that can be used being as you have installed your shaft already, also might think of putting a nylon washer at each end of your prop tube to act as a seal
    https://www.ebay.com/i/362483988855?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1...
    https://www.harbormodels.com/shaftstuffbox.html
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    https://www.ebay.com/i/362483988855?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=362483988855&targetid=883564623986&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=1024479&poi=&campaignid=6469750549&mkgroupid=93041470030&rlsatarget=pla-883564623986&abcId=1141176&merchantid=101682329&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxtaInPKj6QIVhobACh0yowLoEAQYAiABEgKT6vD_BwE
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    πŸ“ ACRYLIC PAINT
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    No Halfords here rust-oleum yes in our big box lumber stores Home Depot, Loews, Auto parts stores it gets pricey. Krylon fusion here works on plastic but not to may colors. Rust-oleum is mostly Lacquer. so have to be picky about lacquer and enamel being mixed.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Day 5
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    there is only one pump but some have put bilge pumps in and others have put cooling pumps in for the motors one person used to for the monitors. I have 2 - 6 volt batteries hook in parallel so my battery doesn't wear down when using the monitors. the other batteries are 2 6 volt hooked in series for 12 Volts drive motors.
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    πŸ“ ACRYLIC PAINT
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I'm looking at using ValleJo Premium RC Color paint for my Dusseldorf Fire Boat. ABS hull and deck, my understand is this is a great paint for plastics, They don't make a gloss paint you need to go over the paint with their water based polymer varnish, it is suppose to hold up to RC fuels, with a durable finish. but they say it might not be good for boats in the water. I could go over it with spar varnish but it is yellow.
    what do you guys use on your boat hulls? Krylon has a rattle can for plastics that is pretty good. was thinking of using on hull and not on the upper deck. but color matching the red may be difficult.
    Thank you
    bruce
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    πŸ“ Day 5
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I was having problems getting rudder shafts to stay in place going thru the ABS hull with super epoxy for plastic bonding, also as soon as i put the epoxy on the brass, the Brass turned green with corrosion. so I stiffen up the mounts adding another bracket attached to the lower hull and used a CA thick then bedded the tubes in on both sides of the hull. hopefully this will work.
    Added the Deck support both aft and forward, installed the the ribs for the rubber bumper. I was following tier directions using the spring clamps and that didn't fair to well supports were to thing and clamps kept popping of. I tried the masking tape and it worked great, it sped up the whole process.
    Decided not to us the prop shafts supplied with the kit and ordered stuffing tube prop shafts, hopefully they will be here today, then I can install the motors.
    I could use some suggestions on lay out for the batteries (5) 2 drive, 2 pump, 1 3 volt.. Trying to figure out how to put everything in and still have access to them once the decks are installed. Receivers, switches, etc.
    Thank you guys
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    πŸ“ Day 4
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Instructions are very vague. for this area. one short Paragraph on installing rudders. no dimensions for setting up Motor mounts, Water supply tube, Battery sets (3) Drawing are vague. No materials for building Battery Drive box. No suggestions on receiver, switches, ESC, my geared motors won't fit the mount bracket have to design a new motor mount. Prop shafts supplied require taking out and lubing each time had to order new stuffing box shafts. so waiting on them to arrive so I can install prop shafts and set up motor mounts.
    This whole boat has no dimensions on it so it's going to be fun figuring out where exactly everything mounts. only demesion is how far prop shaft sticks out.
    It's going to be a challenge but looking forward to working on it.
    Will have to work on main deck to see where i can mount the batteries🀞
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    πŸ’¬ Re: day 3
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Krick has no parts and not expecting them to come in after the 15th of may. And they will only let me buy from supplier here in the USA Harbor models ( great supplier) and they can't get any either right now. I got most of my items through Cornwel models. I have been working thru Ebay with a supplier in Germany and ebay process is hard to work through. but think it's all worked out now (i hope).
    Have been noticing the plans and instructions are kind of vague. there are not many dimensions on the plans on where the part sits on the boat. so will see how that goes.
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    πŸ“ day 3
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well it looks like My RO11101 kit is on the way from Germany🀞 got the invoice today. Yahoo 🀞
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Dusseldorf Fire boat.🀞 Started today.
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    in the upper right corner on shipping they have this statement This supply does not ship to the USA.
    I got a letter from Krick the manufacturer saying they will have units by mid may after the 15th. 🀞
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Dusseldorf Fire boat.🀞 Started today.
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have that kit thank you still working with Germany on getting Ro1101 thank you
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    πŸ“ day 2
    2 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Day 2 had other priorities one was to find a easy way to clean top of hull after removing excess ABS with xacto knife.So I purchased a small Block plane from a local big box store ( Lowes) It worked great set it up to remove 1/32". there is a nice clean smooth edge.
    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-3-in-Small-Trimming-Plane/40... hope it's ok to put this here
    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Kobalt-3-in-Small-Trimming-Plane/4062649?cm_mmc=shp-_-c-_-prd-_-tol-_-google-_-lia-_--_-handsaws-_-4062649-_-0&store_code=1558&placeholder=null&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjv-9wumL6QIVKj6tBh1vwwuNEAQYAiABEgJBN_D_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Dusseldorf Fire boat.🀞 Started today.
    3 months ago by bruce1946 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    thank you I tried that one but ebay won't accept shipments to USA on this order
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