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kappie

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Southampton tugboat conversion
« on: July 19, 2012, 11:20:10 AM »

Hello members.

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.

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Re: Southampton tugboat conversion
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 02:23:01 PM »


What a blinking clever idea for the mock-up!  :-))
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Re: Southampton tugboat conversion
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 05:39:52 PM »

Thanks for the compliment mr Martrin-Admin.

I thought YEAH we make conversions for the Dickie Workboat why not for the Southampton.
The Hull is good.

and because i wanted to sail quick i let the hull te hull.

maybe i will do an other one and try than also a conversion for the hull
The place is to small for a schottel but not for a kort nozzle.
the propellor will than in the middle of a "pipe" and every "pipe" at a chanel
than you can also sidewards like the real one with schottels  the manoeuvrability is than much bigger.

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Re: Southampton tugboat conversion
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 11:12:17 PM »

certainly different and looks good  :-))
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Re: Southampton tugboat conversion
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 11:55:51 AM »

For my "southapton" i wanted something to tow.

I saw by shopping a plastic box for under your bed for putting things in.

I had a crane and a box for some cake.

I had some stickerfolie black and red what i put on the box.

and this is what i made of it.





my cake box



with white sticker folie









The wheelhouse will also be made in scale 1:100 so it can be towed by the Fotiy Krylov.


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Re: Southampton tugboat conversion
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012, 08:46:44 PM »


Very ingenious.  Will you have to load it down to cover the buoyancy ?


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Re: Southampton tugboat conversion
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2012, 05:01:40 PM »

Yes,

I put one big road-stone in the back and in the front a big accu. I will put lights in the crane.
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Re: Southampton tugboat conversion
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2012, 09:13:14 AM »

Here dome photoes of last weekend sailing.







standby by a fishtrawler.
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Re: Southampton tugboat conversion
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2012, 05:12:34 PM »

looks good on the water there mate  :-))
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Re: Southampton tugboat conversion
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2012, 08:39:28 AM »

thanks stormbringer,

Yesterday everything is made ready for the openday of our club for tomorrow.

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Re: Southampton tugboat conversion
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2012, 12:38:53 PM »

good luck with the club opening  :-))
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Re: Southampton tugboat conversion
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2012, 10:48:49 PM »

Very nice modifications.  :-))
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