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Offline Dennis

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Maersk Trein
« on: 08 February 2020, 20:49:41 »
Hello everyone, I have begun my next build the Maersk Trein. Its tha largest model I have attempted. So here goes!! ::DD
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Re: Maersk Trein
« Reply #1 on: 09 February 2020, 09:07:40 »
Hi Dennis,

Glad to see you back with a new challenge. I will follow your build with great interest. You will need help to get her into the pond later ;D

Cheers,

Arno

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Re: Maersk Trein
« Reply #2 on: 09 February 2020, 17:24:04 »
Hey Arno happy to hear from you. I am definitely going to need a bigger van to get this thing to the water for sure... ::DD

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Re: Maersk Trein
« Reply #3 on: 09 February 2020, 18:19:38 »
After installing the shaft and motor into position I have installed the deck beam supports and two stringers along the bottom of the hull. I did these out of hard wood for added strength as opposed balsa. I have also install two main bulk head walls for added strength and to help pull the twist out of the hull. which is common in fiberglass hull. All in all it is coming along.

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Re: Maersk Trein
« Reply #4 on: 09 February 2020, 18:21:04 »
More pics of the support frames and bulkheads.

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Re: Maersk Trein
« Reply #5 on: 15 February 2020, 21:27:42 »
Working on the electronics compartment I began by installing a raised floor to keep things high and dry. Also have a center cut out where later all the wires will feed through to keep things as neat as possible. Next primed it out and start the sanding. I also located my cut out under the superstructure and installed the deck supports for that and double the support for the transom.

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Re: Maersk Trein
« Reply #6 on: 21 February 2020, 05:06:59 »
Its know time to turn my attention to the thrusters. On this hull just like the real ship it will have a bow and stern thrusters. For the bow thruster I wanted to move it as far forward as possible so I ended up grinding a little on the inside of the hull to allow enough room for the flange were the motor attaches to the top of the tube. Tight fit but got it in. On the stern thruster it was a little tricky due to the prop shaft  but manage to fit it. The stern thruster is just slightly higher than the bow thruster but should do ok. After fitting I glued them in using epoxy for strength and waterproofing, sanded smooth and primed. Having both should make handling very interesting around the docks.

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Re: Maersk Trein
« Reply #7 on: 21 February 2020, 20:35:59 »
Your build looks very neat and crisp, Dennis! The stern thruster should be ok, it is sitting far enough under the water line from what we can see on the photo :)

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Re: Maersk Trein
« Reply #8 on: 22 February 2020, 19:10:36 »
Thanks Arno, I was worried that I did not have it the same distance as the front thruster. But I think you are correct should be low enough below the water line. Cant wait to see how it does at the pond!!!