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Aurigarius

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Re: Aurigarius Springer Kit ?!?
« Reply #75 on: January 23, 2010, 10:56:47 AM »

Hi Phil,

they are available and ready for 'shipping' ;) already.
As I don't wart to spam this forum with adverts just drop me a PM and I give you the details.
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Flying Sparks

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Re: Aurigarius Springer Kit ?!?
« Reply #76 on: January 23, 2010, 11:20:41 AM »

PM sent  :-))
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Re: Aurigarius Springer Kit ?!?
« Reply #77 on: January 23, 2010, 04:14:17 PM »

Hi Phil,

they are available and ready for 'shipping' ;) already.
As I don't wart to spam this forum with adverts just drop me a PM and I give you the details.

For understanding the "spirit of Mayhem" and contributing to the forum first,
 please feel free to post any details of your Springer kits, prices, conditions, etc.

    
     (Don't abuse the privilege. Martin )   ;)  
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Aurigarius

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Re: Aurigarius Springer Kit ?!?
« Reply #78 on: January 25, 2010, 11:13:37 PM »

ok, thanks a lot, Martin. I will post more details, when I have the English shop ready.

For the time being - here's another Version: The Springer-Ferry
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Aurigarius

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« Reply #79 on: January 27, 2010, 10:09:56 PM »

And here it is where it belongs...

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Re: Aurigarius Springer Kit ?!?
« Reply #80 on: January 27, 2010, 10:28:36 PM »

now that looks nice and sits well on the water, top marks  :-)) .
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« Reply #81 on: January 28, 2010, 03:19:42 PM »

Very nice, are the "salon" windows glazed ?
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« Reply #82 on: January 28, 2010, 03:32:15 PM »

not yet. But they will be, of course.
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« Reply #83 on: January 28, 2010, 10:26:33 PM »

I have to say (again---- alright) this is a great idea. Although it is quite simple to make a springer from scratch, to give a youngster "a kit of parts" and a tube of glue (cyno if you are really brave) they can build their own boat in a very short time. More to the point they can see it happining before their eye's. These days they all seem to want it "NOW". This is a great start for them, and a great learing curve. I have bought a couple of GRP hulls from our very own Norry just to speed up some of my springer builds  :-)) (oh the dark springer side has got me) I had a lot of intrest at the recent London Model Engineer Exhibition with my springer collection and could have sold the kit many times over.........to beginners and long established modelers alike, so it just shows you.

Are you allowed an advert Aurigarius, or some details as I'm exhibiting soon at the North west Show, and I know I'm going to get asked again  O0
(go on Duncan you know you want to build one  {-) {-)
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Aurigarius

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« Reply #84 on: January 28, 2010, 10:48:20 PM »

Phil I want to put all the versions we have now on a pictured list, together with a shop-link, which I could send you as a PDF-File. If you would like to hand that to everyone interested at your exhibition, that would be fabulous. Maybe you'd even like to take one or two examples with you.
Wen now even have quite some kits in stock.

If I only would have a little more time to make the English shop-version...I hope I can to it this weekend.
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« Reply #85 on: January 29, 2010, 12:54:28 AM »

give a youngster "a kit of parts" and a tube of glue (cyno if you are really brave)

You need to be brave to give Phil cyano  ;) {-) ;D

I think the kit's a fantastic idea, just a thought though, how are you sticking adhesive to the burn marks? Cut laser ply is notoriously difficult to glue...
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Aurigarius

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« Reply #86 on: January 29, 2010, 07:44:56 AM »

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how are you sticking adhesive to the burn marks? Cut laser ply is notoriously difficult to glue...

Yes, we learned that also  :embarrassed:
But only when using cyano
You can sand the surface a bit, which makes it easier. But it's best to use white glue like Ponal.
I use that and it works great without sanding - so far...
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« Reply #87 on: January 29, 2010, 08:26:09 AM »

builds  :-))

Are you allowed an advert Aurigarius, or some details as I'm exhibiting soon at the North west Show, and I know I'm going to get asked again  O0
(go on Duncan you know you want to build one  {-) {-)
       No not me Phil, I`ve still got a few old drawers from the dump...er re-cycleing depot, to get through yet.  As for glue I`d only use 5 minute epoxy......and I`d still fill as much space as possible with polystyrene foam blocks. Tell us more about North West Show...that`ll be NW England of course. %)
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Re: Aurigarius Springer Kit ?!?
« Reply #88 on: January 29, 2010, 12:52:45 PM »

I will PM you Aurigarius as some leaflets would be great.

Its the "A Model World" show at Temple Park, John Reid Road, South Sheilds, Tyne & Wear
10th & 11th April

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Re: Aurigarius Springer Kit ?!?
« Reply #89 on: January 29, 2010, 01:19:02 PM »

Hi Phil,

they are available and ready for 'shipping' ;) already.


I think you are on to a good thing. If I were you I would also think of approaching some of the traders who advertise on here.

If you do this you may need to revue you pricing policy, to allow traders to make money, and you not undercutting them. You also have to remember to allow for shiping and any customs duty.

Are you also considering doing a complete kit, with motors, prop etc. (but perhaps not RC Tx Rx). This would be a one box solution for new modellers.

Perhaps even consider a base pack plus choice of superstructures, including novelty superstructures (e.g. aircraft carrier, battleship, Sherman tank).
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Aurigarius

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« Reply #90 on: January 30, 2010, 12:22:18 PM »

We have thought about these things. But if we'd do that, we would have to approach the whole project in a completely different manner.
We are prepared to talk to interested traders and I am sure we will can make them an interesting offer. But in times of online-shops and trouble-free online banking, Paypal and stuff, it doesn't matter so much were a shop is located these days.

We are far from having an industrial mass-product. It is a project from two guys who put in a lot of ideas, effort, work and love. We think we are on a good way. But it's not like a 'Graupner-Kit' and was never intended to be like that.

We are on the nuremberg-toy fair next week and we will talk to some manufacturers about all those things we need to make this into a complete kit. We will see where we end up.

For the time being we are very happy with all the great feedback (and orders) we receive from you guys here. Feedback from the U.K. is stronger as from our own country at the moment. We never thought it could be like that. It is great fun.

Thanks a lot to all of you so far!  :-))
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« Reply #91 on: January 30, 2010, 03:38:33 PM »

You don't need to consider mass production.

There are other small manufactureres, who sell direct to public, but also sell to other model shops as well.

There are lots of small model shops who are also family businesses.
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« Reply #92 on: January 30, 2010, 07:31:37 PM »

Aurigarius

Let me know how I can order one, the kits look superb.

Brian
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Aurigarius

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« Reply #93 on: February 01, 2010, 08:19:56 AM »

Brian you've got a PM  ok2
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« Reply #94 on: February 01, 2010, 02:31:53 PM »

Aurigarius, would you PM me about obtaining a kit.
Thanks
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Aurigarius

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« Reply #95 on: February 01, 2010, 03:33:54 PM »

*Done*  ok2
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Re: Aurigarius Springer Kit ?!?
« Reply #96 on: February 01, 2010, 05:44:30 PM »

Hy Guys
Recieved my Springer on Saturday , it was a bit late in the posting due to slow maIL but there you go,. I had a quick look at it last night, there are a lot of parts, all nicely cut with the CNC, although I will probably have to sand the burnt edges before I let the nipper and the glue get at it. There were no instructions in the kit, maybe a bit daunting for a youngster or a beginer, but I e,mailed Aurigarus and he very quickly sent me a link to the build. I think it,s a nice little kit, timber quality is good, you could sit down at the table and put it together while you watch the tele in the warm, it,s that easy. Any one thinking of getting one, I would say go for it. I dont Know Aurigarius, but he seems a decent guy, all in all a proper job.
check this link
                          http://www.jutech.net/uploads/Springer-instruction.pdf
Cheers
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Aurigarius

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« Reply #97 on: February 03, 2010, 06:08:02 PM »

Hi Bosun, thanks for your kind words and your patience.
All the boats we send out now have the instructions ready with it.
I'd love to see some pics, when it's ready. ;)
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« Reply #98 on: February 03, 2010, 07:12:11 PM »

Hi there Aurigarius, would you PM me about obtaining a kit please
Many Thanks
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Aurigarius

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« Reply #99 on: February 03, 2010, 08:23:16 PM »

Done!

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