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marinaru_ro

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Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« on: November 24, 2009, 08:10:09 AM »

 Hello gents.
After finishing my US Army tugs i have decided to try my hand on another one, this time a romanian tug, the Zimbrul class (Zimbrul in romanian means Bison). I am having almost the full set of shipyard drawings for this tug and i was on the real ship this summer in Constanta port, at the Black Sea. It is a very powerfull and maneouvrable ship with twin props in Kort and twin ALCO diesels of 3300HP each.(props are having a diameter of 3.8m! with variable pitch).
 The tug will be completly scratch, from plywood, styrene and brass.

I will post some pictures from the beginning until where i am now.
First the real ship...

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marinaru_ro

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Re: Romanian High-poer tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 08:12:37 AM »

The model...scale 1:45
Lenght 820mm
Beam 230mm

For powering the model i am using two Pro 480 motors with belt drive 1:8 gear ratio as the props will have 78mm in diam.










For the Kort duse i have done a brass mold at the lathe and then cover it with fiberglass for obtaining two identical korts.
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marinaru_ro

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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 08:19:43 AM »

And finally the stage where i am now.



Best regards
George
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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 09:00:06 AM »

Looking really good George, some excellent work. :-))
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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 09:11:16 AM »

Hi George,
               Excellent work.  :-)) I like he kort's. what are they made out of?

Keep up the good work.
Daz
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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009, 10:54:54 AM »

Very nice work ! Clean and crisp. Keep up the posts.

John
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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2009, 01:00:53 PM »

Beautiful workmanship, it's going to be an awsome model when it's finished  O0 O0 O0

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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2009, 02:39:37 PM »

Hi George,
               Excellent work.  :-)) I like he kort's. what are they made out of?

Keep up the good work.
Daz
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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2009, 04:02:18 PM »

To what extent are the size and model.which power is being used engine
Can you give information about the technical features.

good work. :-))
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marinaru_ro

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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2009, 06:56:27 PM »

  Thank you all for kind remarks! and for watching this thread. It's going to be a long build, as the real tug have very much details and i just want to put these details on the model also.

shıp110 -  The scale for the model is 1:45 with overall lenght of 820mm. real ship is 36.80m lenght including the rubber guard around it.
Some technical specs - Power 2X3300 HP
                              - 2X3.80m diameter props with variable pitch
                              -  bollard pull 107Tons
                              - maxiumum speed without tow aprox 13.9 nd
daz  -  For the Kort Nozzles i have used a brass mold made at the lathe respecting the inside wing shape of the original Kort nozzle of the tug. On this mold i have applied fiberglass. First inside, after completly dried i have take it of the brass mold, then outside in the same procedure. I had then two halfs of a nozzle wich i have glued togheter using epoxy. Then primed and sanded. The rudders are made from styrene.




bryan young- what Fray-Bentos is? I didn't understood what you have said.

Best regards
George
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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2009, 01:20:50 PM »

 Thank you all for kind remarks! and for watching this thread. It's going to be a long build, as the real tug have very much details and i just want to put these details on the model also.

shıp110 -  The scale for the model is 1:45 with overall lenght of 820mm. real ship is 36.80m lenght including the rubber guard around it.
Some technical specs - Power 2X3300 HP
                              - 2X3.80m diameter props with variable pitch
                              -  bollard pull 107Tons
                              - maxiumum speed without tow aprox 13.9 nd
daz  -  For the Kort Nozzles i have used a brass mold made at the lathe respecting the inside wing shape of the original Kort nozzle of the tug. On this mold i have applied fiberglass. First inside, after completly dried i have take it of the brass mold, then outside in the same procedure. I had then two halfs of a nozzle wich i have glued togheter using epoxy. Then primed and sanded. The rudders are made from styrene.




bryan young- what Fray-Bentos is? I didn't understood what you have said.

Best regards
George
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marinaru_ro

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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2010, 08:09:27 AM »

  Hello gents! I have managed to do some more work on this tug and now i would like to show you some pictures of the progress. I have painted the superstructure and also made the props for the kort.
Best regards
George
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marinaru_ro

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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2010, 08:15:23 AM »

pics
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marinaru_ro

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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2010, 08:25:55 AM »

props finished
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hama

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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2010, 12:23:14 PM »

That is just amazing, I wish I had your skills. Keep the pictures coming!
Hama
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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2010, 06:10:22 PM »

Those props are masterful. What thickness of wood are you using?
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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2010, 07:53:25 PM »

Looking great. Love the prop worke
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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2010, 07:59:09 PM »

Lets try this again with propper spelling. Looking great. Love the prop work. I must remember to proof read before I press post.
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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2010, 08:04:06 PM »

Hi George,
beautiful work and great looking model.
Regards

Wilhelm
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marinaru_ro

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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2010, 10:39:47 PM »

 Thank you all for kind remarks! I'm glad you like it and please correct me if i'll go wrong with something as this is my first "modern" tug i'm doing.
Best regards
George
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marinaru_ro

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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2010, 09:27:30 AM »

 I have done these days some work in styrene to made the bollards, anchor winch and something that on the shipyard drwings is called SOMAR (used to guide the towing cable when the distance between tug and tow is more than 200Metres).
Best regards and thanks for watching.
George
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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2010, 03:25:15 PM »

Lets try this again with propper spelling. Looking great. Love the prop work. I must remember to proof read before I press post.
Proper with two ps ggeorge, what happened to the proof reading ? ok2
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marinaru_ro

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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2010, 07:46:03 AM »

More progress...
 Hello!
i Have done some brass work these days, have made the forward mast, towing capstan and two of the towing arches. Also i have completed the details inside the cabin, i will take some night pictures after finishing the electrical connections because the control panels are lighted.
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marinaru_ro

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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2010, 08:06:41 AM »

Hello!
i have made some progress these days, mainly at the lights. Still have to add more but i hope you like it.
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marinaru_ro

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Re: Romanian High-power tug ZIMBRUL
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2010, 09:11:18 AM »

Hello
 I have made the working fire-fighting monitors these days and also painted the mast.
I hope you like the results

Best regards
George
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