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Author Topic: Strongbow type tug  (Read 33051 times)

Offline Paddlemex

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #210 on: August 29, 2020, 04:36:15 AM »

Great to see that you liked my side buffers, Robert. If you make some show us how they came out.

The Morangie Castle is seaworthy now. The life boat has received some oars and can save lives.

Jurgen

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Sailing again
« Reply #211 on: September 03, 2020, 03:53:06 AM »

This weekend we had the first gathering at our pond under "new normal" conditions. Only a few daring (or unreasonable ??  ::)) attended. Anyway, we kept our distance, used masks and had fun.

The Morangie Castle sailed again very nice. I also have a few minutes of video which I still have to edit. That will take a couple of days.

Jurgen

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #212 on: September 03, 2020, 07:15:25 AM »
I am not a fan of 'white' painted superstructure, but the subduded effect you have achieved is excellent Jurgen

........don't need sunglasses  :sunglasses to view the model in bright sunlight

Looking forward to the video......enjoy sailing your Morangie Castle at every chance

Derek :beer
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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #213 on: September 03, 2020, 11:59:07 AM »
Looks great Jurgen  :clap :clap :beer :beer

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #214 on: September 03, 2020, 06:47:45 PM »
Really ecellent! It`s a pity, that it will not possible to take the model in the aircraft to Germany, when you will visit your family, Jurgen. This is a built of really museum quality, also the presentation on water.

Thomas

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #215 on: September 05, 2020, 04:20:30 AM »

Thanks to all for your kind words. but modesty aside  8) yes she looks great on the water.

Thomas: possible yes, but very expensive  :( , so no, I will not take her with me.

Video until next week.

Jurgen

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #216 on: September 09, 2020, 06:03:01 AM »

Finally I edited the video of last week's sailing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OgKsNayzhM

Enjoy.

Jurgen

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #217 on: September 09, 2020, 11:40:55 AM »
Look great Jurgen well done. :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #218 on: September 10, 2020, 10:39:24 AM »

Thanks Damien  :)

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #219 on: October 10, 2020, 03:41:35 AM »

Not much to do anymore on the Morangie Castle so I am moving on to other projects. However, some details still remain.
I have added a small bridge over the engine room's bull's eye windows. When working on the tow hook sooner or later someone would have stepped on the bull's eyes so to avoid any damage .
The pictures show the before and after situation.

I am also trying to find a way to connect the position lights on the removable wheel housings to the battery. I don't want a male-female connector solution, that's so common  :sunglasses
Instead I tried magnets. Put 2 magnets on the removable wheelhouse and another pair on the fixed deck and let the magnetic force pull the contacts together.
I have some 2mm dia. 1mm thick neodyme magnets and somewhere I read that if you place the magnets in a shallow metal dish, add a little water (not cover the magnet!) you may solder a wire to the magnet without damaging the magnetic properties.
Well it didn't work for me. Three out of four magnets lost their magnetism and the one that remained magnetic lost the wire when I pulled a bit harder.
Then after some  :thinking I came up with the brilliant idea to use a 2mm ID brass tube, solder the wire to the brass and then press fit the magnet to the tube. That worked OK, but for some reason the electrical contact is not reliable.
So here is still some research to do. I may add a little spring somewhere to further push the contacts together but then I may not need the magnets ?

Jurgen
 

 

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