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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #175 on: November 21, 2015, 08:35:03 PM »

Thank you Duncan - will pass this to him :-))
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #176 on: November 21, 2015, 08:45:45 PM »

Indeed Bob.  No ideas about flat ply then?
  Norman,  What is the problem with flat ply ?   Local model shop should have good birch  1/8" and 1/4" ply, expensive.  I usually use old drawer sides, solid 1/2" wood. Springer bottom from 1/16th" from model shop.  Recycled other stuff to counter the expensive model shop stuff. Luckily I  have a stack of blue foam from another project that will keep me going for a while.
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #177 on: November 22, 2015, 09:26:02 PM »

Carlisle , good going.  Forecast for morn is good all the way north.  Very cold, light wind , mostly clear sky. Will be nice after Blair Atholl but new dualling roadwork's in places after that. Yellow Vultures (average speed cameras) and plain unmarked dark Volvos sitting in laybys ) on A9 to Inverness.  Ice on un-salted side roads.   Hope he stays overnight Inverness or there about, final leg next day.  Happy motoring :-))

Can I just pop this in Norman - sorry to have nicked so much of your thread ;)

The lad made it to Melness in a few minutes under 7 hours from Carlisle. The AA quoted 6hrs 30mins so he did not too bad.
To quote him - ''bl***y freezing cold but roads clear all the way until the single track from Lairg to here (as I expected). The gritter had been out but the grit had only worked in the tyre tracks...leaving snow in the middle and all the passing places,  had to drop down to 20mph for most of it.  Otherwise a very scenic journey,  never done the M80/A9 before and it can best be described as Alpine rather than Highland.  Cairngorms were stunning with lots of snow,  funnily enough it wasn't as deadly cold as the Lakes last night!'

I can sleep tonight now! :-))
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #178 on: November 22, 2015, 09:48:08 PM »

Good news safe arrival, a warming dram is in order I think....for medicinal purposes you understand.  Back on track Norman.
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #179 on: November 22, 2015, 10:19:44 PM »

Can anyone beat this? I expect you think you can!  {-)  Last OT Norman - promise!
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #180 on: November 22, 2015, 10:33:48 PM »

I always wanted to travel up to the Highlands in the winter as can be beautiful and your son's picture proves it.

Pitlochrie (sic) is especially pretty.

How is Springer#2 going Norman?
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #181 on: December 01, 2015, 10:30:57 PM »

Coming along quite nicely with first primer coat on today. Still head-scratching about upper-works: work-like or humorous, hm.? Might call it 'JERRY' though. {-)

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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #182 on: December 02, 2015, 11:42:56 AM »

I'm building a Springer at the moment - mainly from the odds and sods bin.

I'm going to name mine Spaniel (probably not very original!)

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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #183 on: December 02, 2015, 02:51:07 PM »

Great build log Norman! :-)) and lots of fun viewing all these different springers, and to join in the fun here's my "RAF rescue" springer. not a scratch build I'm afraid, I  was going to make one but then an unwanted Aeronaut Ramborator kit came up for sale very cheap so I thought why not? ]
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« Reply #184 on: December 02, 2015, 03:59:10 PM »

Nice one Peachy :-))  Like your avatar pic too :-))   I always thought that the Ramborator`s bulwarks were at the wrong end, maybe you could fill the gap between the knees to prevent deck-washing.
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #185 on: December 02, 2015, 04:21:30 PM »

Coming along quite nicely with first primer coat on today. Still head-scratching about upper-works: work-like or humorous, hm.? Might call it 'JERRY' though. {-)



Done that, Mines called Gerry and my 2nd one is Guzunder, the older members will know what one of them is.

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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #186 on: December 02, 2015, 04:22:29 PM »

I know what you mean Arrow5, there's a few things in the kit that don't make sense but then this is a German version of an American boat..... %%
Glad you like my 500, it won 3 races last season at my local club and I'm hoping she bags me the cup next year!
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #187 on: December 02, 2015, 04:37:54 PM »

Mine was called out on a "shout" today at the
Lake to rescue  a Trafalgar class Submarine with
a loose propshaft.
Springers and submarines have problems as they
have round hulls and the Springer tries to ride up
on the submarine hull which is awash.
Managed to grip it at the sail and rescue was ok
much to the relief of Glenn the owner.
Wind was gusting to 40 Mms at the time.


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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #188 on: December 02, 2015, 06:23:59 PM »

Guzunder...a chanty in parts of Scotland, a po in other parts. {-)    Oh oh  :oThis thread is in jepordy methinks <*<
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #189 on: December 02, 2015, 08:29:15 PM »

Or even 'ZEBEDEE'! Well, he is a springer!   :-))
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #190 on: December 02, 2015, 10:17:38 PM »

That is a very smart looking  RAF springer.
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #191 on: December 02, 2015, 10:46:49 PM »

Cheers Perkasaman, here's a stern shot.... Next job lights!
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #192 on: December 02, 2015, 11:16:49 PM »

T'is great to see this thread 'Spring' to life:O)

I saw a ten inch long ceramic Spaniel ornament on Ebay the other day and thought of it as a humerous superstructure for a Springer but was unsure about its effect on GofG.
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #193 on: December 03, 2015, 12:31:32 AM »

Excellent crisp detail work. Lights will really set it off at dusk.
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #194 on: December 03, 2015, 10:23:10 AM »

How is Springer#2 going Norman?

Sorry Ian (?) - I did answer but I started a new thread about it.  Which reminds me I forgot to explain why Springer #2 is called Pumpkin.  In Russian ...  %)
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #195 on: December 03, 2015, 10:47:13 AM »

...and the answer is ?
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #196 on: December 03, 2015, 11:12:59 AM »

Which reminds me I forgot to explain why Springer #2 is called Pumpkin.  In Russian ...  %)

Would that be . . . . болван  boob, blockhead, doodle, dummy, loggerhead ?

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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #197 on: December 03, 2015, 11:52:08 AM »

Yep, I Googled it too but wonder if this is a clue as to what shape Norman`s Springer is going to look like {:-{
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #198 on: December 03, 2015, 01:24:49 PM »

Would that be . . . . болван  boob, blockhead, doodle, dummy, loggerhead ?

(info via google translate)

Richard

Nah - pumpkin in Russian is unpronounceable AFAIC but it's spelled like wot I wrote it on the good ship Pumpkin, as pictured on the thread below this one.  This is all to do with The Lady Wife wanting the bottom of her boat to be orange rather than red on account of she's always been into pumpkins.  She's also learning Russian, so ... my first (and hopefully last) bit of Cyrillic signwriting.
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #199 on: December 03, 2015, 09:55:24 PM »

Norman - you may be welcome here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oO_SYiPUvxo    O0

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