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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #375 on: June 11, 2007, 09:07:21 AM »

No-can-do Norrie, I`m off to Whitehaven Maritime Festival in Cumbria this week-end with RO5. Be sure and post pics of the Greenock do.  Re Loch Insh , it isn't really a regatta as such. The Cairngorm Model Flying Club are having our 22nd annual seaplane splash-in that weekend (8th-9th Sept) and we would like to incorporate model boats. We thought the Springer phenomena would be entertaining for public. However all type of model boats would be welcolme. We also thought about making it a Springer only event just to be unique.  The Tarlair boys and girls came one year with a great selection of their models. If you feel like mucking in and giving us novices a hand to organise something please get in touch.  Tugging,docking and polo match was about the only thing we have thought of so far. The little lagoon pictured in other post is available plus the open loch to the south ,away from flying area. Maybe we can get togther soon and have a natter about possibilities. Spread the word in model boating circles and let us have feed-back. Plenty of caravan & camping sites, B&Bs, Bunkhouses,Hotels,and the Loch Insh facilities are great with bar, restuarant and accomodation.  Springers only would be our first choice just to keep it from intruding into the established boat event calendar. Fun is our aim. Good Luck at Greenock.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #376 on: June 11, 2007, 07:15:50 PM »

I had a thought today, one I may follow up.  How about a paddle Springer, with the full paddleboxes on the sides?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #377 on: June 11, 2007, 08:49:55 PM »

..or a Mississippi type stern wheeler with freewheeling paddle-wheel.
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« Reply #378 on: June 11, 2007, 11:17:17 PM »

..or a Mississippi type stern wheeler with freewheeling paddle-wheel.

I did consider that actually but with an actual wheel!  But I think a side wheeler would be better.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #379 on: June 13, 2007, 11:38:57 AM »


Another Springer on the slipway, Seaway Guardian

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #380 on: June 13, 2007, 05:46:22 PM »

Very nice build Peter. Keep the high stuff light. Any pics of the prototype?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #381 on: June 14, 2007, 04:45:00 AM »

Yeah Peter, like Arrow said, nice build... and keep the topsides light.. or the Springer 'roll' will be evident!..  :o

Scoot is coming along nicely.. although there is still loooooots of bits to make and add..
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #382 on: June 14, 2007, 06:56:02 AM »

Verrrry nice Toes, (dull that chain :o.) Is she based on a real one ?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #383 on: June 14, 2007, 07:30:19 AM »

Verrrry nice Toes,... Is she based on a real one ?

Thanks Arrow..  ;)

The 'design' is based on the full sized Scout owned by Crowley out of San Pedro (LA) harbour.. I was on Scout a few weeks back taking pics as i am about to start a twin Voith Scout.. and Scoot is a 'practice' run..  :P

 :-\ :-\ :-\ about the chain...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #384 on: June 14, 2007, 05:11:33 PM »

Oh yes The Scout , I`d forgotten you had mentioned it before, sorry.  So has Mrs toes checked her trinket-box for chains recently ? I`m trying to persuade my wife to invest in dull grey or black items of jewelry, even rust colour I believe is fashionable....pass it on ;)
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« Reply #385 on: June 14, 2007, 05:40:02 PM »

So has Mrs toes checked her trinket-box for chains recently ? I`m trying to persuade my wife to invest in dull grey or black items of jewelry, even rust colour I believe is fashionable....pass it on ;)

Try finding a 'beading' (its what the ladies dooo) store.. its a goldmine for those small chains and little 'items'
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #386 on: June 15, 2007, 11:27:49 PM »

    ...Hi Guys...

A wee picture & update on my Spriger Build...

I hope to have it finished for the Tug-In at Greenock on Sunday...

It will be named "TIBER 65" after the Amateur Football team that I am involved with...

The Football Boots (door springy things) can be screwed on when required them removed again for Barge Pushing...

I hope you like it...All The Best...Norry...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #387 on: June 16, 2007, 07:51:37 AM »

Some serious deck fittings there Norry. Towing very much in mind then?  Looking good. Stick-on windows ?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #388 on: June 18, 2007, 08:52:34 AM »

The Greenock "Tug-In" was a blast and four intruder Springers were seen to be getting up to antics of a less serious nature.  Norry was busy so his lad Johnny took the Springer out to do some tugging of his own, a very good he was.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #389 on: June 18, 2007, 10:43:29 AM »

                       ...Hi Arrow5...

I,m glad you enjoyed yourself yesterday at the Tug-In. It was a fantatic day, Way beyond our expectations...I assume you had a safe journey home...

As you say in your last message " Norry was busy" Too busy to take any pictures...

Would it be possible to have a copy of your pictures on a CD so that i can make up an event folder for Myself & The Greenock Model Boat Club, who as stand in hosts for the day were also fantastic...

...A Good Day Was Had By All Who Attended...

                    ...Best Regards...Norry...


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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #390 on: June 18, 2007, 11:03:54 AM »

No probs Norry. I`ll get a disc burned with about 60 shots of the goings-on and you can name names and so on. The tugs were VERY impressive and very nice bunch of guys and gals. The crack was good and somebody bought me lunch.  I enjoyed the day .....but I wish I`d known about the "weed end" of the dam !!!!!  Dont forget Loch Insh in Sept, maybe we can repay your hospitality.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #391 on: June 18, 2007, 11:14:19 AM »

Oh yes.... there were four Springers and an impromptu game of footy ensued. Wee Johnny scored a goal against the "big boy", not saying who but I hope he was embarrassed ;D  I just kept out of it ( no reverse or throttle,borrowed radio, weed on the prop excuses excuses)
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« Reply #392 on: June 18, 2007, 11:28:10 AM »

....and proof. Goooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaal !!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #393 on: June 18, 2007, 12:29:58 PM »

.....footballer takes up teaching instead. :o   Young member of public has a go.....
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« Reply #394 on: June 18, 2007, 12:33:18 PM »

...and so does  mum.  ( Note the Arrow fleet at her feet.)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #395 on: June 18, 2007, 08:37:10 PM »


     Just co's I've had a bath Dad I'ts not time for Bed is it.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #396 on: June 18, 2007, 09:18:38 PM »

Of course we should point out the fact the wee fella got a much better score than his daddy did !  ;D
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« Reply #397 on: June 19, 2007, 06:53:42 AM »

Of course we should point out the fact the wee fella got a much better score than his daddy did !  ;D
    Aha, but we want to know ..was he pushed or did he fall in ? I think it wis the big yin that he hammered in the football game.  Wee johnny, ahead of his faithers footsteps already !
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #398 on: June 20, 2007, 09:21:09 AM »


Here an interesting site  - loads of photos of Springers big and small....

http://www.towboatgallery.com/The_Towboat_Gallery.php

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« Reply #399 on: June 20, 2007, 01:01:58 PM »

I have just started to build a 1 2/4 scale pusher tug (springer shape). I found a drawing on the internet at a company who builds them but they never sent me any details so I just photocopied the jpeg up and down until I got the scale dimensions. I will post some pictures soon, daughter has gone to Spain and borrowed my digital camera >:( >:(
The original drawing of this boat said it only had a draught of 5 feet, scale 2.5 inches this will definitely ship water at any speed.


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