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Damen 1907 side buffers
« on: January 23, 2021, 10:30:12 pm »

The GA drawings on the current Damen product sheet
 show a rounded "shoulder" on the perimeter.  The GA drawing on that PDF shows the shoulder plus tyres on the side. The web description shows several photos - the two "recent deliveries" show tugs without the rounded shoulder and with rows of tyres.
So, is the built-in rounded shoulder/buffer a revised Damen design to replace tyres? Or an option?  As I am working from the PDF linked above for the GA drawings for my scratch build, I expect to add the rounded shoulder, but if so would the tyres be redundant (I mean for scale accuracy)?

PS.  I see on the product specification "D-fendering around hull".  So I guess this is the newer design.  I wonder if showing tyres also on the drawing is a mistake?
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Re: Damen 1907 side buffers
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2021, 07:01:35 am »

Iíve driven a few Damen tugs. Usually fitted with D- fendering. It doesnít  like up and down scuffing and is expensive and not a diy job so most are fitted with worn out aircraft tires with chains and a chain plate. Judging by the state of some of the tires when we get them some aircraft operators go a bit too close to the wire for my liking!

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