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Mister Darby
« on: July 28, 2016, 09:06:54 PM »

Howdy folks, hope all is well with everyone. I recently visited Harbor Models website and it appears they have added new products and one of them is the Mister Darby. Just wondering if anyone has done this kit and if so what is your opinion on it? It is rather large and probably needs large 12v motors and either steerable kort nozzles or multiple rudders. Just wanting to get a new model together for winter while I head back to school and need something to preoccupy my time.




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Re: Mister Darby
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 05:46:23 PM »

If the kit of the Mr Darby is the same size as one of our club members, please be aware that you will need a truss as the amount of ballast needed  to take it down to the w/line is a LOT. It is something to think about before you either buy or build, good luck, nemesis
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Re: Mister Darby
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 09:11:08 PM »

it isn't that new....    i bought my Mr. Darby hull in the summer of 1983.   what is new (and already several years old) is that Dumas no longer makes this, so Harbor Models took it over.

there is an entire thread devoted to this model on rcgroups.com


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1868550
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Re: Mister Darby
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2016, 07:20:04 PM »

When I had a Mr. Darby I would put the model in the water without any batteries inside of it or any additional weight. This makes handling of the model much easier for one person. I would then place all weights and batteries inside of the model then. Work easier not harder on large models. I do the same with a 1/96 scale Nimitz class carrier that is 11 1/2 feet long, it still takes two people to put her in the water just based on the overall size. Once in the water I then put all of the weights and batteries inside of that model.

Make the model as portable as possible when you can.

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Re: Mister Darby
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2016, 01:10:31 AM »

Thanks for the advice guys, definitely looking into this one seriously got alot of ideas on modeling an engine room in her and all sorts of little details but im not quiet sure what I want to do specifically, I know she was a tug but what was her job specifically in real life? She almost looks too beefy to be a harbor tug.


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Re: Mister Darby
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2016, 03:30:31 AM »

I know she was a tug but what was her job specifically in real life? She almost looks too beefy to be a harbor tug.


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she was not a harbor tug, she was an ocean going tugboat.
primarily used to move things around in oil fields.


for more info:
http://tugboatinformation.com/tug.cfm?id=2083
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Re: Mister Darby
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2016, 09:23:38 AM »

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Re: Mister Darby
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2016, 02:45:27 PM »

That is an excellent example Martin, very well done! Are you the builder? Tsenecal thanks for the information on her, some excellent history too about the companies she was moved to as acquisitions and the like were made.


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