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NEWBIES - START HERE ! / Re: steam drifter / herring drifter
« Last post by Toby on Today at 09:20:57 »
Found these but. ......
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NEWBIES - START HERE ! / Re: steam drifter / herring drifter
« Last post by Toby on Today at 09:11:12 »
Cutting out a rudder. It measures 66mm front to back.  Is this too big for it would equate to 6ft 6". I see in a photo of a full size rudder wreck that the rudder was made up from planks and on a model I have seen a photo showing view of the rudder  with 5 planks.

I have cut the shape from a piece of plastic/aluminum sandwich sheet which is 3.5mm thick. I was thinking then of adding lolipop sticks (2mm thick) to both sides for the effect.

How many and how wide and thick were the planks for the rudder generally for such boats and were they originally held together in some way in addition to the metal brackets from the rudder axle. Also although on models the rudder is painted 'red'  in keeping with the hull was this the case in reality?


The lollipop sticks are 10mm wide so that equates to 10" planks. Too small or to big?

Any thoughts,  anyone.
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Club Events / Re: Towing Day - Marigny Normandy
« Last post by mike_victoriabc on Yesterday at 15:05:00 »
Great group of models - the small boom boat - what is the origin of that one?
Some large unique ones as well.
Thanks for posting.
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Club Events / Re: Towing Day - Marigny Normandy
« Last post by model tugman on August 13, 2017, 08:09:06 »
Well done it looks like you all had a very good day 👍👍👍👍
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Club Events / Towing Day - Marigny Normandy
« Last post by mengam on August 13, 2017, 07:33:20 »
Hello

Two or three times a year we are a dozen French modelers and tug lovers to get together for what we call a Towing Day (in fact two days each time)

This summer it was at Marigny in Normandy.

Some pictures here.

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipOuWoaUmujQVq2C67WH5ui7u0Gs7gfA_Y6Mj2bJTqORYi0UWAbhh-jLInnwZrluoA?hl=fr&key=U25TQmpFcC1lUHBRRmRUWlJfMXpjTUw1a2lzc0R3

Mengam
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Wanted / Re: Damen 3111 IVE GOT ONE!! best place for fittings
« Last post by Shaunbindon on August 12, 2017, 10:09:50 »
Hello there sorry it might be a bit miss leading I haven't got many fittings, so looking for 1/50th fittings should be a bit more clear on that.

Regards Shaun
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Wanted / Damen 3111 IVE GOT ONE!! best place for fittings
« Last post by Shaunbindon on August 12, 2017, 10:05:24 »
Hello everyone, I've eventually got a damen 3111 Jan merbeeck model, I want to get the ASD units working 360 degrees but there are a few parts missing I'm wondering were the best place to find some replacement parts.
I'll probably be doing the svitzer Laura, so any 1/50th svitzer logos or anything like that would be handy as well.

Kind regards Shaun
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Barges & Other Non-Tug Vessels / Re: Pilot Boat
« Last post by thamestug on August 12, 2017, 09:58:14 »
its pencilled in Geo.
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Barges & Other Non-Tug Vessels / Re: Pilot Boat
« Last post by model tugman on August 12, 2017, 09:07:17 »
Are you coming out to play on Sunday Pete?
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NEWBIES - START HERE ! / Re: steam drifter / herring drifter
« Last post by Toby on August 12, 2017, 04:57:28 »
Working on the drifter. Sorted out some paint cracking problems and faults with planks.

Can anyone tell me whether these boats would have had red paint as in red or would it be effectively the red oxide colour I need to put on.

Will sort some pictures shortly.

Still want details for deck and superstructure. ....photos or photos of drawings would be a help of anyone can oblige.  My line drawing does not state details.


Also anyone know if and where the would be wash ports in the bulwarks.  Surely there would be some outlet for water somewhere?


Toby
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