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figtree7nts

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Member No. 3723
Registered 10th Apr 2016
Last Online 21st Feb 2019
City Hartford
Country United States
Boats in Harbour 8
Sailing Locations 2
Forum Posts 520
Photos Posted 465
Likes Received 864
Likes Given 1504
1,313 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Worcester Model Boat Club
Since: 6th May 2017
South Bavaria Scale Model Boat Builders
Since: 22nd Jun 2017
Harbour
Brooklyn
Type: Tug Boat
Alpha Boat
Type: Other
San Pedro
Type: Tug Boat
+5 More
Fleet Admiral!
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
Top Ranking Member!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 64
Forum Thread 5 80
Forum Post 2 1040
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 20
Photos Response 3 318
Video Post 15 120
Video Response 3 306
Build Blog 20 80
Blog Post 5 1225
Blog Response 3 954
Sailor 8 16
Guestbook Post 8 8
Liked Posts 1 1504
Received Likes 2 1728
7463 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Richardson/Southampton Smoke Generator by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 hours ago
Hi Pete, About RNinMunich (Doug). He was having Computer problems a while back. And was off line for a bit! And is busy as of late! I will email him and tell him you asked about him. And send your Regards! Ed

Richardson/Southampton Smoke Generator by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 hours ago
Morning Pete, I'm so glad you found out where to put smoking liquid. 👍 Especially where to put it! when you have the Tug smoking make a video! We would all like to see her smoking! Now all she needs is her lights! But that's a different project.... PS. When you use the smoker. Don't let it dry out. You'll burn the coil! Just keep track of it! And have fun!!!😊

Tug Brooklyn! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 hours ago
Nick, Said not enough smoke! Send it back for repairs! I personally think the heating element is bad! We shall see ….

Tug Brooklyn! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 hours ago
Thanks Marky, Yes it does! I finally have everything working the way it's suppose to!👍

Tug Brooklyn! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 hours ago
Tug Brooklyn Steam Engine Sound along with Steam Whistle Sound! Sorry about the shaky camera. Trying to do too much at one time!

FREDERICK SPASHETT by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 hours ago
Very nice Video!👍 Water a bit choppy!

Richardson/Southampton Smoke Generator by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi Pete, Feel better that's for sure! Maybe after that you'll be able to. Do some work on your tug! Pete, It looks as if you would. Put the smoke liquid down part "A"! Pete, Your going to have to find that plug! But, I believe where the plug goes. That's where you put the smoking Liquid! Don't you have the instructions to the model? Maybe you can get in contact. With Hobby Engine see if they'll send you a copy! Regards, Ed The smoker bottle come with a dropper. I would just put one or two dropper. Full of liquid see if that works! Pete, When you call Nick at Harbor Models. Tell him Ed from Connecticut sent you!

Richardson/Southampton Smoke Generator by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Pete, Is it possible for you to take a picture. And show us the location of the plug! Why don't you call Harbor Models in California? Their number is 626-963-4591 The guys name is Nick! He sells Smoker Liquid! And he's very helpful! Ask him if you can use it for you tug! Regards, Ed

Smoker Update! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Today I had to decide whether to send the smoker. I purchased almost two weeks ago! Which I am because it doesn't smoke like it's contra part! So, I called Harbor Models Spoke with Nick. I told him how it wasn't really smoking! He agreed so come this Friday morning. I'll be shipping it out to be looked at! Now the 12 volt smoker works like a charm! A very good unit I might say!

Final Entry! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Captain's Log: Final Entry! Tug Brooklyn is totally completed. Along with sound effect and Running Lights! I'm looking forward to a Maiden Voyage in the spring! On to the next project!!! Well, anyway some where out there is my next Project! In the Spring I will Post her Maiden Voyage! End Last Entry........👍 PS. Next Build a 1/25 scale Tug Douglas Greg!

Being Sociable. by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
I would have loved to put a steam plant in Tug Brooklyn. But, one is cost the other would be. The Brooklyn is all Plastic! Now really have you looked at the prices! Talk about sticker shock! And for that reason. I use electric motors! But for those fortunate to be able to get steam engines. Enjoy!

Tug Brooklyn by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Tug Brooklyn Steam Engine Sound Generator Test! With her Running Lights on! I couldn't use her Steam Whistle!😤 I only had one 9 volt battery!😭 Anyway here goes nothing!

Ram48 Sound Generator - Cont! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Captain's Log: Today I installed the RAM48! It works OK for a Sound Generator! Take a look at the Video Gallery. For a Test of the Steam Engine Sound Generator! Or take a look here! https://youtu.be/LHcmt44yMvI

RAM48 Sound Generator! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Captain's Log: Tug Brooklyn is a 1910 Steam Tug. So, Why not have it sound like a Steam Tugboat! I ordered the RAM48 Steam engine sound generator. All I have to do is install it! The RAM48 doesn't go connected to the motor. Like other RAM sound Generators! The RAM48 uses a Magnet that is glued to the shaft! Or in my case the universal coupler! I didn't think it was right to glue the magnet to the shaft. What if the shaft has to be taken out for maintenance! Anyway the RAM48 works with a magnet and sensor chip! To make the Chuff and Hiss sound! OK, after you let the magnet dry over night! You then have to carefully. Place the sensor chip about 1/8". Away from the magnet! Since Tug Brooklyn is made of Plastic. I can use a scrap piece of Plastic. To hold the sensor chip in place! Well, that's it for now. I'll update this post. As I work on setting up the sensor chip connection!

Bustler by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi Marky, Looks very good. Can't wait to see the start of the build blog!

Build Finalized by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Very nice, good details!👍 Great scratch build!👍👍

San Pedro by Harbor Models! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Oh, I forgot to mention. This will be my first attempt. At a fiber glass model! So, I will be learning and building. At the same time! There will be a lot of questions. Asked of the MBW members....!

San Pedro by Harbor Models! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Thanks Joe, I have thought of building a sail boat. Or even a sail barge. like what your currently working on. But, I don't have the tools or the space required! As a matter of fact. My next build will have to be my last! As I only have space in my hobby room. For one last model! Maybe two if I squeeze thing's! And I have elected the Tug San Pedro to be the last build! I'm also interested to see how she works. Using a Z Drive at her bow. Should prove to be very maneuverable! When I worked on tugs in New York harbor. I never got the chance to use a Z Drive! It should be a lot of fun! Cheers, Ed

Engine Room Refit Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi Michael, As requested here is a picture. Showing the smoker! Which is forward of the motor! As you can see there is a piece of wood. Which runs straight up. This I use to keep the smoke stack supported! It's just a piece of rubber hose. So, I had to put a piece of 1/4"x 1/8" dowel. To support the hose else it would flop down! All my switches are on her port side! And for now the smoker switch. Will be out of place. Until I get some thinner gauge wire! To do a better wire run. And make it look neater! Cheers, Ed

San Pedro by Harbor Models! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
This is a model by Harbor Models! I'm contemplating building her! She'll keep me busy for a few month's! The model will be: Scale: 1:32 Length: 35" Beam: 10" Weight: TBD For now it's just an Idea! What do you think?

Engine Room Refit Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Sorry about that Michael, I wasn't ignoring you! I was away from the computer! I will take pictures tomorrow and details I'm not happy with the setup. The smoker came with 2" pigtails! Not enough wire so had to solder. Heavy gauge wire to the pigtails! This is all I had at the time! It came out sloppy! I will have to redo. Once I get thinner gauge wire! But, after all was soldered it all worked! And NO magic smoke! Except for the smoker...….. Brand new replacement motor. Worked a charm!

Engine Room Refit Completed! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Captain's Log: Tug Brooklyn is now a 6 volt Model! There’s actually no difference except for the voltage drop. I have tested the new 6 volt motor and her new 6 volt smoker. All is a go! Patiently waiting for Spring!😎

Engine Room Refit! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
Captain's Log: I have decided to use 6 volts. For the main motor and smoker! I have ordered the main motor. And have received it. Waiting to order the smoker I have removed the main motor and smoker. Both of which are 12 volts! I have put them to the side. As I already have a buyer. For both the main motor and smoker! I'll be ordering the smoker this coming Friday. I should then receive it by Monday afternoon!

6 Volts of Course of Course! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Hi Joe, Thanks, took me sometime to figure it out. Think she'll run just right. With this configuration and weight! Cingers Frossed...…... Ed

6 Volts of Course of Course! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Captain's Log: The right battery for the job! I found a battery that volts and amp's are just right! The most important thing the right weight! The battery weigh's in at 3 lbs. 1 ounce. Which is just right for the Brooklyn! Give or take a once or two.... But, can be adjusted to trim the water line! The battery is a 6 volt 8.5 amp battery. Which will power Brooklyn for 2.5 hours. Or 1.6 hours with her smoking unit on! Brooklyn will run on 5.2 amps with the smoker. Or 4.0 amps with out the smoker! Unfortunately you live and learn. I tried using the batteries from. Serenity, she's 12 volts 2.5 amps! This was no good, not enough power! Also the 12 batteries weigh too much! So, A 6 volt battery was the way to go! Next is replacing the motor and smoker! Am expecting the motor this morning! Will soon order the smoker! And again she will be completed. For a spring launching!👍

Progress on the cabin by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Great job, Take your time!👍

Cabin structure by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
It's coming along nicely! I remember when. I put together the Robbe Neptun. Some 30-35 years ago. The instruction where in German! I just went by the pictures which were few! Take your time!

Holy SMOKE !! Video, Tin Can Madness by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Great success Joe, What are you using for fuel?

6 Volts of Course! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Captain's Log: Well I found a 6 volt 8.5 amp Battery. For my Brooklyn to use! Just have to order her main motor and a new smoker! Both of which will be at 6 volts! Now, If I've done my math right! And all I use is her main motor. I would end up with about 2.5 hours of run time! But, If I use her main motor and smoke. I will end up with a little over 1.5 hours of run time! I was lucky in that I have a buyer. For her old 12 volt motor and 12 volt smoker! They have about an hour of use! Not exactly what I call used. But, Have to sell as used equipment!

Cracked Battery! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I know what you meant! Cheers, Ed