Many know that i am building the Fotiy Krylov.
But i wanted to sail with a vessel by the club.
so i decided to buy a tug the Southampton.
I didn't like the accommodation and wheel house.
I had recieved a drawing of the tug Zeeland who had sailed by Wijsmuller
the drawing was i/50 and the hull was just the same.
So as a Wijsmuller fan i decided to make the Zeeland.
Here some pictures of making the conversion
first i copied the drawing and cut it out .
placed it on the hull
When i saw it fit a cut it out of plastic.
I had help of Svitzer where the Zeeland now part of is.
I was a day onboard of the ship so i had the possibility to make many detail pictures.
In the mean time i had open the hull and disconnected the motors from eachother.
Put 2 navy speedcontrollers in so each motor is working at a speedcontroller.
Further i put in a waterpump for the portable fire-unit which can be placed at the towingdeck.
By a modelcarshop i buy a hiab crane.
the mast is painted wijsmuller blue.
Here she sails.
The real one has propellors who can turning 360 degrees. But in my vessel there is not much space for placing
Schottels so i am keeping the propellorschaft.
The vessel is turning like the real one.
Here is my hell beater fire-unit.
It is made of the frame of a tankcontainer. I cut out the tank. and placed 2 small engines in it.
Put them together so it likes a big engine hahaha.
Than i placed at the top a fire unit. The pump is under deck and had a connection at the end of the towing deck.
further i had orderd small parts for the wheelhouse.
Here the Zeeland in my garden
So i had now a tug to sail with and in the mean time a am building further to the Fotiy Krylov.