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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
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!!!😊
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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
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!
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
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
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?
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!
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!😎
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!
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!👍
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!