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Old 01-06-2020, 04:00 PM   #31
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railandsail;

Here's some photos of my N-scale car float. I made it from a scrap piece of 1x4 lumber. The tug is a commercial model with added details.

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Sweet, nice work, I like .

Whats the button control?
Edit, never mind I missed the picture saying LIGHTS

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It would be nice to add a smoke unit somehow to the tug?
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Old 01-06-2020, 04:50 PM   #32
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I still say that the foot print of your tug looks too big.
See traction's picture? The tug only takes up around half of the float.
I agree, a bit too big. But if you take a look at that photo I posted previously with the 'white tug footprint next to the full length carfloat, its only just over half its length.
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:16 PM   #33
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Yeah it looks OK now along side the whole thing.
Maybe it was this one I was thinking about?

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What is this going to be? A cruise ship?


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Old 01-06-2020, 06:16 PM   #34
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relatively small island freighter
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Old 01-06-2020, 11:52 PM   #35
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West Smoke unit?

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Sweet, nice work, I like .

Whats the button control?
Edit, never mind I missed the picture saying LIGHTS

Edit again,
It would be nice to add a smoke unit somehow to the tug?
Big Ed;

I don't have any experience with smoke units, (not many of them in N-scale as far as I know.)
The tug, including it's funnel (sailor talk for smoke stack) is plastic. I think a hot smoke unit would melt the plastic. So, I think I'll stick with the painted cotton "smoke."

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Old 01-13-2020, 03:30 PM   #36
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Car floats were used during the American Civil War. Most were made by lashing river or canal barges/boats together.
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:25 AM   #37
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Big Ed;

I don't have any experience with smoke units, (not many of them in N-scale as far as I know.)
The tug, including it's funnel (sailor talk for smoke stack) is plastic. I think a hot smoke unit would melt the plastic. So, I think I'll stick with the painted cotton "smoke."

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We called them stacks in the navy, unless they had antennae attached, then they were macks, (mast and stack).
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Old 01-22-2020, 01:18 PM   #38
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You might look into the "Seattle & North Coast" They (and the Milwaukee Road before them) barged railcars from Seattle to and from the paper mills in Port Townsend, WA.

This link has an pic of the Port Townsend dock on a glorious day on the Salish Sea: http://railfan.com/railroads-and-the-sea/
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