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oldiron

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Re: Amsterdam Tug Model
« Reply #30 on: August 09, 2010, 03:32:13 »
Thanks John.  I see the lifting boom seems to have been replaced with a towing (?) winch of around 7 - 8 ft. diam.  I think I like that config better.

  You'll notice she also lost her lifeboats in favour of the life canisters

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« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2010, 12:47:16 »
No I hadn't but that has to be good!  Any idea how close to the end this shot was taken?  I am guessing pretty near because of the big winch.

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« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2010, 13:27:10 »
No I hadn't but that has to be good!  Any idea how close to the end this shot was taken?  I am guessing pretty near because of the big winch.

  I don't know for sure, but I'll bet you're right.

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« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2010, 21:26:35 »
Hi guys, new here. "Toot" don't be put off by what falls off, when I got my "Amsterdam" it had the same problem "dropsie", seemed like every time I looked at it any thing made of white metal would fall off.
 I decided to repaint it and rename it to the "Tenace" a French Navy tug.
It is a work in progress, with still a bit to do on the old girl.
I found that if a fitting falls off that I want to keep, I drill a 1mm hole in its base and fix a piece of wire in the hole, then drill a hole where I want it to go and secure it with with glue, so far so good. Works for me.






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Toot

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Re: Amsterdam Tug Model
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2010, 21:56:45 »
Hey!  That looks nice.  You give me hope that life might return after all to the old girl! :-[

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« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2010, 22:02:13 »
  :( I'm getting quite a gallery here on the Amsterdam.  Is there some point in uploading them as a gallery?  If so - where?

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Re: Amsterdam Tug Model
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2010, 22:10:35 »
hey Toot,
I've got an Amsterdam in Wellington. I'm a real magpie so I may still have the plans and instructions booklet. I'll have a look tonight, otherwise I can always take some photos of whatever details you need. The detail parts are not very complicated so you could probably remake them pretty easily.
My Amsterdam superstructure is a bit high and has caught the wind here a few times on the harbour and capsized. Tends to fry the ESCs and motor not to mention ruin the afternoon. Very embarassing.
Oztruck's French navy is a good alternative colour scheme. The Malabar was previously stationed at Muroa Atoll.
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Re: Amsterdam Tug Model
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2010, 22:53:01 »
  :( I'm getting quite a gallery here on the Amsterdam.  Is there some point in uploading them as a gallery?  If so - where?


Toot,

You can post a specific Gallery and put it in "Modern Tugs". Entitle it something like "Model Tug Photos of Amsterdam". In your main text, stress it is only a gallery and not for comment. You can upload only 3 images per post so let me know when you have finished it.

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« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2010, 23:07:43 »
I had the chance to buy one of these kits recently but was unsure so passed on it.  Seeing all these pics has me wondering if it was the right decision...

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« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2010, 23:11:18 »
I know that OZTRUCK has the manual for the amsterdam as I gave it to him.Hey OZTRUCK why dont you show everyone your PINK version!!!!!!!LOL ;D

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Re: Amsterdam Tug Model
« Reply #40 on: August 11, 2010, 00:43:04 »
Hey OZTRUCK why dont you show everyone your PINK version!!!!!!!LOL ;D

Sounds interesting.......

Regards, Dan.
Photos / Information, I nearly have them all !

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« Reply #41 on: August 11, 2010, 01:16:29 »
 Here are some shots of the French Navy version of the tug. There were only three of this design built, aas I understand it. One civilian, Amsterdam, and two for the French navy.
  Amsterdam was originally built as Hamburg, but was sold to Weismuller (sp?) early in its carrier..

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« Reply #42 on: August 11, 2010, 01:19:14 »
Here is the shot of Hamburg (Amsterdam)
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« Reply #43 on: August 11, 2010, 01:24:36 »
When it comes fastening fittings, particularly things like boolards, I usually make them from brass. I also make them so a pin projects down from the bottom of the fitting. A hole is drilled into the deck and the fitting attached with a good quality bonding agent such as epoxy.
  This way I have no fear of them being knocked off and , in many cases such as bollards, I can actually use them if I have to..

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Re: Amsterdam Tug Model
« Reply #44 on: August 11, 2010, 01:40:19 »
Crikey!  I go off to SSME club meeting and come home to a veritable mass of info.  Thanks guys. Now you have me wondering if I should do a refit for the Fench navy.  Mururoa would be kinda topical here in NZ if anyone remembers Rainbow Warrior.  Malaba you said?
Thanks for the info on a gallery.  Anyone else interested in such a project?  Take a while since I've been given so many.