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Old Mar 13, 2012, 07:36 PM
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Bitchin' tug. Beautiful job too.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:19 PM
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Thanks,

Finally caught up with the pictures. Cabin detail started yesterday. Have the floor and some wood details in. Still need electronics, wires, table, charts, chair, etc.....
Also did a breakaway mast out of resin. Hope to have spreader and navigation lights wired up there. Still waiting on the tiny brass door hinges so I can get the structure painted...

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Old Mar 13, 2012, 09:39 PM
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nice! ... you need any other shots of similar log shovers... lemme know I watch em scoot around from my living room window... log barge dumps in the bay by my house
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 11:16 PM
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Nice job Darrin!
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 11:42 PM
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Nice build.
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 12:31 AM
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NICE WORK!!! But you always do nice work. CB
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 08:50 AM
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great progress, its looking really sharp, i wasn't expeting the rails and ladder to be aluminium looking like that, its really sharp!
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 10:15 AM
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Reckless,

Thanks for the offer. Any photos you can get of similar tugs would be appreciated...
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 10:42 AM
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Are your motors "Astroflight"?
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Motors are the large Pittman's painted CAT yellow. I believe they are 3700 RPM at 12 volts. Just try to stop them with your finger.... I know a couple other guys could give you actual specs.
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 04:21 PM
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Oh, okay. The brush holders threw me, as they look like the ones on my Astroflight motors.
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Old Mar 14, 2012, 11:58 PM
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I really like that. It looks really sharp. I'm needing to build a tug one of these days.
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Old Mar 17, 2012, 10:22 PM
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Lots of work on the wheelhouse this week. Went with a dull, muted mustard color for the accent. It's from a railroad company and works great with the theme. Railings, wheels and door hinges are done. I also have the "smoke BBQ" in place behind the pilot house. Open up the hinged blue plex lid, put some incense in, light it and activate the smoke fan for a light, realistic exhaust. Already tried it out and it is very convincing.

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Old Mar 19, 2012, 09:16 PM
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Some more progress...Made the mast which is ready for LED's, started on the upper station and added grip tape, build a new pivoting mast base. Threw in the crew and some props for fun. I'm really enjoying this 1:12 scale stuff.


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Old Mar 19, 2012, 10:44 PM
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looking good and like the color combo. Great adeptation for a Bandera hull as well!
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