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Mar 08, 2015, 03:20 PM
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Good Value ...


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Not bad! Hull only or is there more in the kit?
Yes ~ !

Decks, full wheel house, bitts, bollards, tires, lights, anti roll chines, brass and wood stock, sealed stuffing box ( perfect fit for the integral liner ), prop ( to be replaced with British brass ), plans, life rings, cast rudder with integrated brass shaft, deck hardware, decals, rope, window "glass" and window frames !!!

All sharp, clean cut material ( laser cut ? )

A good value to be Sure.
Last edited by Tim B.; Aug 11, 2016 at 02:54 PM.
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Mar 08, 2015, 03:29 PM
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That's really cool! It looks like the styrene pieces and glazing are CNC milled...good stuff...
Mar 08, 2015, 03:31 PM
If you cant find it Build it!
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Looks like a nice kit.
Mar 09, 2015, 12:14 AM
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Very nice.

Mark
Mar 09, 2015, 09:37 AM
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Nice Kit Tim. Looking forward to your spin on this one. I know you have the talent to tackle the brass work. Jump in the water is fine.

Never mind the burnt fingers!
Mar 09, 2015, 10:23 AM
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Looks like quite a learning curve to be good at it, I bet it takes alot of practice to learn how to get temp.'s just right to avoid making a mess ...
Mar 09, 2015, 04:19 PM
r/c ships and workboats
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That's really cool! It looks like the styrene pieces and glazing are CNC milled...good stuff...
I agree, really nice looking stuff.
Mar 09, 2015, 09:03 PM
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What Luck !


A viewer in France saw this build and pointed out the video he shot whilst visiting Hamburg:

Mooring Tug I in Hamburg (1 min 39 sec)
Mar 09, 2015, 09:06 PM
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A viewer in France saw this build and pointed out the video he shot whilst visiting Hamburg
Nice! A video is worth 1,001 words...
Mar 10, 2015, 09:34 AM
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Nice.

Are they always orange? Or have you found examples in other colors. You do find the most colorful boats to build!
Mar 10, 2015, 10:36 AM
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I have been able to find 4 of this particular boat, all are this orange and white scheme...

Here are three in one picture.
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Mar 10, 2015, 10:39 AM
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Maybe it's a Port Authority thing, when "Hamburg Tugs" is googled, we see Many Tugs ( and ships ! ) in this color scheme in that port ........
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Mar 10, 2015, 10:55 AM
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Orange is the new black, or is that a show?

Either way this is going to look great.
Mar 10, 2015, 11:25 AM
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The orange and white is a good combo ~

have to start looking for a paint source of just the right shades .......
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Mar 10, 2015, 04:11 PM
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While it's possible to braze brass tubing together most people would opt for Silver Bearing Solder , like Sta-Brite . It's 5 times stronger than tin/lead solder and melts at a lower temperature . The flux is pretty corrosive so you have to clean up with soap and water after the pcs. cool off.

Jim


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