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Re: Zwarte Zee 1:50 scale
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2013, 04:23:25 »
The big Smit tugs from the late 50's to the mid 60's were some of the best looking ocean tugs ever, IMHO. My personal favourite is the Elbe, now back to her former glory after years of hard work by her restorers.

Some great photos of a couple of great models here,  many thanks for sharing them.  :)  My only reservation is the colour scheme. I much preferred the original, all-black hull with coloured stripe, and the black-blue-black banded funnel.
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Re: Zwarte Zee 1:50 scale
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2013, 12:31:44 »
I would stick to electric, use a car fan heater motor, or one of MMM larger motors, you won't want a gear box, they are noisy. A decent brushless would be nice, I have often thought of using one, lots of torque for a boat like this.
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Re: Zwarte Zee 1:50 scale
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2013, 04:44:20 »
Got hold of a nice size 12v motor out of an electric  golf club trolley >:D
Also bought a 40A speed control with a 200A burst!
Ran the motor on the bench and got 2700rpm without load.
Got all the parts to build a smoker unit!
Also ordered a Robbe diesel sound unit and fog horn unit! :)
Now the long wait for it to arrive then the assembly can start!  ::)
Want to start the build once I have everything on the table so that I can plan the layout properly! >:D
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Re: Zwarte Zee 1:50 scale
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2013, 01:13:07 »
So, motor is in and reary to be connected :)
Put her in the pool yesterday to see how much balast she needs to sit properly in the water :o
Does anyone know where her waterline should be?
From a couple of photos of the full size Tug it looks to be on the green line painted on the hull ;)
Any advice or tips? ???
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Re: Zwarte Zee 1:50 scale
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2013, 01:28:03 »
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Re: Zwarte Zee 1:50 scale
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2013, 06:54:30 »
Very nice work.  Would like to see some video if possible during sea trials.  Job well done!

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Re: Zwarte Zee 1:50 scale
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2013, 21:39:22 »
HI OLSCUZBUT ; Give me a email when you are passing through ? Just had a pond party last week , ready for an other one .    GLEN & SUE     [mr. & mrs  puffin]         

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Re: Zwarte Zee 1:50 scale
« Reply #22 on: September 26, 2016, 01:25:21 »
Been busy with other projects so I have not posted anything an a while!
I did my first bollard pull and night sail with the Zwarte Zee the weekend, she pulled 4.2kg on the scale!

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