Well this is embarrassing! I paint the wrong side. :( Talk about a newbie mistake....! I'm not even going to put that picture up!....... :( 😡😡😡 OK, here's the picture! If you look closely. I was suppose to paint the top half. Where the over spray is. Oop's........!😲😤😭
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.....
OK, After having technical problem with my computer and repairing such problems. I can now continue with my build! I made a tugs beard for the Brooklyn. This I made 2 yrs before I ever knew I would get the Tug! Who knew it would come in handy. I have assembled the sand buckets stands! For fire fighting. I also assembled the galley smoke stack as well. Behind the galley smoke stack you can see. The fire fighting hose reel and it's stand! If you look down at the cabin doors. You can see the wooden hinges. I glued one at a time!
Afternoon Doug, Question my steam generator will draw 1.2 amps at 12 volts and the main motor will draw 2.0 amps at 12 volts. But my main batteries are 12 volts 2.5 amps! Is this ok or do I have to get a different battery? For the Brooklyn to be a big model she has a small engine room
I'm thinking of using separate power. for the Running lights as well as the Deck lights! I going to stay away from the main drive batteries. Their going to be used for the main motor and steam generator....
The packs of LED's I received are marked White LED's C10! No other indications guess their Standard, I don't know! I can't tell if the Brooklyn had a stern light! The picture I have is dark because of the dark green. The mast show no stern light! Here's a picture of the original Brooklyn....
I remember when I could do detailed work. Like that not any more! Eyes just don't do that any more!😡 Running light will be port starboard and one steaming ahead light top of main mast! for a total of three lights on that circuit! Deck lights will be 6 white lights going around the main cabin. I figure I'm going to use 3 Volts for each circuit! What do you recommend for the resister values? Since they are LED's I figured 3 volts should be OK right! The LED's are the 3mm clear type! Thanks!
Hand rails temperately placed! Am thinking of painting the handrails black or a dark green! Haven't decided which green to contrast the light green Main cabin and pilot house will be painted a light green! I have decided to paint the superstructure. Beige green #90! by hombrol. and maybe light green #120 for contrast! The original Brooklyn was a dark green. the whole entire boat was dark green. No details what so ever. My Brooklyn is going to be painted different. But, I will use green as her primary colors!
Well, I fall apart after 21:00 can't even stay up for taps! Real good early riser! Some times I'm up at 03:00.... And the better half an I have a real good accord. She leaves me alone while I'm working on my model! We get together for dinner, I'm always in the Galley, mess cranking.....!
Doug, You want to know what my secret is to a quick build? Revile is at 05:00 every day! and I work on her until 21:00! So, in actuality I'm taking a long time to build her.... Oh, I do take break! Quite a lot of breaks!!! 😁
Come to think of it, I don't know! WHAT? All I know is the motor. runs on 12 volts. will draw about 2 amp max! The armature and brushes can be purchased if needed! I've got a question! How often should the brushes be replaced? Or when should they be replaced? I forgot to mention. I'll probably run the boat once or twice a season!
The main cabin door are in place now. They are made up of .10 thick ABS plastic! Cut to the dimensions called for. There are approximately 10 doors. And a simple push pin use as a door knob! Next, I will measure the hand rails!
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!
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!
I've placed the Union jack and the Flag staff. In place just to see what they'll look like! Yes, I know eventually I have to start painting the model! The base of the union jack is made of white metal. Drilling it was a challenge! Cut my finger in the process! It's a bit sore. Good thing I got a tetnus shot six month's ago!