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Title: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: awvs on January 07, 2009, 07:42:58 PM
Hello everybody,
I finally finished my "Amsterdam." Actually, I am still waiting for the sound module (RAM82) and I have to add more ballast. The later has to wait until spring because all the lakes are frozen in my area. Nevertheless, I took some pictures to show you my new tug. I still haven't made up my mind about the next build.

Best
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: westcoaster on January 07, 2009, 09:06:37 PM
Hi Wilhelm,
Well done, you have made a excellent job of your Amsterdam. I'm sure she will sail well once your ponds thaw out in the spring.
Best Wishes
Douglas
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: catengineman on January 07, 2009, 09:11:56 PM
 :-))

Fantastic

 :-))

There is the bath when the good lady is not around {-)

R,
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: oldiron on January 07, 2009, 09:38:27 PM
 Beautiful work. The best looking Amsterdam I've seen. :-))

John
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: hama on January 07, 2009, 10:17:31 PM
Totally agree, fantastic!
Hama
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 07, 2009, 11:29:05 PM
Beautiful work. The best looking Amsterdam I've seen.

I couldn't agree more, it puts my miserable effort to shame  :(( Great work, Wilhelm.  :-))

Peter.
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: ggeorge on January 08, 2009, 02:29:54 AM
A great looking model of the Amsterdam. Our lakes are also frozen at this time. I notice from your e-mail it is .ca.  Oldiron and myself are both about an 120 kl. north east of Toronto. Where are you located in Canada.

 G.George
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: awvs on January 08, 2009, 02:41:59 AM
Hello
and thanks for all the nice comments. I am glad you like the model.

Regards
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: awvs on January 08, 2009, 02:50:49 AM
Hi ggeorge,

as a matter of fact I live not to far away from you guys, about 120 km west-north-west of Toronto, in the little town of Mount Forest (half way between OwenSound and Guelph). Anyway, great to hear from fellow Canadians. You can contact me also via email.
Best
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 08, 2009, 07:33:52 AM
Nicely done, one of the best I've seen.  :-))
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: djrobbo on January 08, 2009, 10:30:15 PM
Very nice...excellent job.............if it handles the same as mine you will have no control on direction in reverse ....i am rebuilding mine with a steerable kort nozzle...


            extremely nice job...well done

                    regards..bob.
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: awvs on January 08, 2009, 11:11:01 PM
Hi Bob
and thanks for the information. I did equip the Amsterdam with a bow thruster, hopefully this will give some additional control. You can see the thruster in my post "Amsterdam tug status." Nevertheless I will research it a little more and look forward to hear about your experience with the steerable kort nozzle.

Best
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: HULLTOM on January 25, 2009, 01:06:13 PM
Thats an exellent model!! The detail is amazing :)
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: awvs on January 25, 2009, 04:37:24 PM
Thanks HULLTOM,
in the meantime I did add the sound module (sounds great), two small Wijsmuller logos on the superstructure and two extra lights for the aft deck. That's it for now!

Thanks again for your nice comment.
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: oldiron on January 25, 2009, 05:00:15 PM
Thanks HULLTOM,
in the meantime I did add the sound module (sounds great), two small Wijsmuller logos on the superstructure and two extra lights for the aft deck. That's it for now!

Thanks again for your nice comment.
Wilhelm

Wilhelm

  Where did you get the Wijsmuller logos? I've been looking for some for my Amsterdam.

John
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: awvs on January 25, 2009, 07:24:36 PM
Hello John,
I copied the logo from the internet and made multiple printouts onto thin photo paper. Cut them out with a sharp knife and rounded the edges with fine sand paper. I took clear packaging tape and stuck the logos face down on the tape. I left an edge of about two mm all around the logo and mounted it. That's it. I think it looks okay. If you don't have a copy of the logo I can email it.

Best
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: tugnut on February 01, 2009, 07:14:53 PM
You should be very proud of that she looks a great model O0 O0

 John b
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: awvs on February 01, 2009, 09:33:04 PM
Thanks tugnut, very much appreciated

Best
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: djrobbo on February 01, 2009, 10:11:57 PM
Got to rebuild mine now whether i wanted to or not.......large speaker cab fell on it and totalled the top structures.......not much left but matchwood <:( <:( <:(

         hey ho ..another job to do  !

               
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: awvs on February 01, 2009, 10:42:46 PM
Hi Bob,
sorry to hear that, but ...... happens. Good luck rebuilding the superstructure. Do you still have the plans? If not, I can make a copy and send them to you.

I did have a little problem with my sound module and the water pump. Everytime I started the pump the sound module came on. Apparently the Graupner pump creates a lot of noise the RAM 82 did not like. I tried different setups for the noise suppresion but no success. Finally, using shielded cable for the module input did the trick. Small problem compare what happened to your Amsterdam.

Best
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: oldiron on February 02, 2009, 02:39:30 AM
Wilhelm:

  thanks for the tip on the logo, it looks really good. I'll try it.

John
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: djrobbo on February 02, 2009, 02:34:10 PM
Thanks for the offer willhelm , much appreciated........fortunately i still have the coloured build manual and the parts list with shapes etc........its in disgrace at the moment so dont know when i'll start the rebuild.....got about six other models on the blocks at the moment........one of which is a large paddle steamer the "jeannie deans" which is plank on frame...........never done that before , could be interesting {-) {-) {-).....

                                       regards...bob.
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: tugs46 on February 02, 2009, 04:45:21 PM
...Wow...

Fantastic build there Wilhelm :-))
Love the detail on the aft deck, and everywhere else :-)) :-))


Mike
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: saxon on February 02, 2009, 09:14:37 PM
Really lovely Tug always fancied building one . Seeing her has put it back in my mind . But will have to wait just got a Maggie M for a good price . it's been in a fellas loft for the past 10 years . Hope i can do as good a job of it . Will have a lot to live up to seeing this standard of build .
 :-))
john
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: awvs on February 03, 2009, 12:33:44 AM
Thanks for the nice comments guys.
John, I wish you good luck with your Maggie M, it is a beautiful model.  I still haven't made a decision on my next build. The "Gry Maritha" would be high on my list but Slipway doesn't make it anymore. There is a store in the US who has one, but they want additional money for it because it is the last one.

Best
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: Mal X on November 18, 2009, 04:57:40 PM
that model is stunning and quite beautiful too, i also had Amsterdam years ago, i think this tug is too hard to resist, but needs better and more fittings from Westbourne models.

i was after Ayton Cross, but i'm not sure now.
 
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: awvs on November 21, 2009, 11:04:49 PM
Hi Mal X,
I don't whether you gonna built a new one or upgrade your old model. I wish you good luck and hope you will post some pictures with all the better fittings from Westbourne. ;)
Regards
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: TugFan on December 04, 2009, 03:14:39 AM
Very very nice build. How do you keep from breaking off parts in transport?  <:(
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: awvs on December 04, 2009, 03:37:27 AM
Hi TugFan,
I am fortunate to have a small lake right behind my house otherwise I do have a mini van with enough cargo space. If you have an ongoing problem breaking the relings you should rebuilt them with brass stanchions. :-)) :-))
Good luck.

Regards
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Tug "Amsterdam"
Post by: lucifer on January 31, 2010, 07:57:45 PM
Beautiful work makes me wish I hadn't sold mine :-(