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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/02/2017 :  09:08:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, that cute little boat tugs at the heartstrings :)


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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/02/2017 :  2:26:18 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ted, cool your jets sheís leaving the dock right now.

Kembo, glad to have you along and thanks.

Carl, you are jumping way ahead to the sea plane. Just wait your time.

Thanks Mike. Carl looking for pointers, thatís a good one. The last time I built a plastic model was . . . I forget.

Ed, I guess Kevin corrected himself by now.

Thanks Jerry.

Wes, please now I have to live up to that.

Mike, thanks.

Thanks Dave, yes it will be on display but where is TBD.

Bill youíre getting all melancholy on me.



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/02/2017 :  2:31:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The best way to describe my wiring technique is:
The little wire connected to the big wire and the big wire connected to the really big wire.

I use a prewired 7-19V LED to power the copper strips where I solder on the 3V LEDs. That takes care of stepping down the voltage. Then I solder the prewired 7-19V contacts to a pair of strips that I connect the power source to. The red/black wires are prewired and registered amber LEDs Iím using in the pilot house and under the hatch.



Dave ordered 4 woven rope fenders from Thachweave Products. They are about an inch long and 3/8Ē in diameter. Unbelievable! Then thereís the obligatory tires to be hung over the side.



Here we are steaming along port side to you. Red running light, mast head light and stern light. this shows the lights in the pilot house and under deck also.



Now weíre steaming along starboard side. The green light just isnít real bright.



And the head-on shot.






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Carl B
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Posted - 11/02/2017 :  3:02:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work on the lights!

Man, that's some fancy drilling!



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Ensign
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Posted - 11/02/2017 :  3:19:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, your added lighting makes this already incredible looking tug, look even more brilliant!

Greg Shinnie



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Cowboybilly
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Posted - 11/02/2017 :  4:12:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
wunderfull, i like it so much fine work


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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/02/2017 :  4:56:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's really cool looking Frank. Great job.

Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 11/02/2017 :  5:24:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work, Frank! I like the "blow through here and the music goes round and round and it comes out here" wiring style, too. Very ... musical.

Pete
in Michigan



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Tyson Rayles
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Posted - 11/02/2017 :  6:55:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote





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Bill Gill
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Posted - 11/02/2017 :  8:58:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, Can't be all melancholy when she lights up like that :) Looks good!!


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Dave D
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Posted - 11/03/2017 :  03:51:30 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Dave D's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Das Goot!



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/03/2017 :  10:22:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Carl, thank Mr. Forstner for that.

Greg, brilliant . . . Iíll drink to that.

Frank and Jerry, thanks .

Pete, thatís some analogy.

Thanks Mike.

Bill, I canít remember how many fights I made to end up with only 5. Thatís one idea Iím going to forget about. Thereís only 4 hand made parts to a light but, trying to keep them square was a . . .

Dave, ja.



Edited by - Frank Palmer on 11/03/2017 10:24:31 AM

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quartergauger48
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Posted - 11/03/2017 :  12:27:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frank, from here on out it's all ahead 1/3rd and steady as she goes'..
Beautiful'...



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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 11/03/2017 :  3:26:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ted, thanks so much. Yeah I wouldn't want to go more than 1/3rd because she might blow a gasket.


I worked on the fenders and tires today. The tires were made from some sort of plastic like delrin. Yuch, I donít like to mess with it. I drilled holes in the tires to run chain through them and the delrin wants to ravel up and you have to cut it away.

I gave the fenders 2 coatings of 50/50 white glue and water to stiffen them up. This also made the fuzz stand up which I lightly sanded off. Then I gave them an A/I wash, tan and green dry brush. While they were wet I shaped them to conform to the shape of the hull.

I tried to think of some way to hang the tires. I went on line and I saw loads of tugs with a hole in the hull and chains run through the tires. Problem solved.










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TRAINS1941
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Posted - 11/03/2017 :  4:16:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well that's dam right pleasing to the eye!!

As usual a great job Frank.


Jerry

"And in the end, itís not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." A. Lincoln

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