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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #200 on: December 04, 2015, 07:16:38 AM »

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

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The Lady Wife's had that bookmarked for a while now, Bob  :-)
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #201 on: December 06, 2015, 05:56:57 PM »

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!)Richard

Richard, re 'odds and sods' -hope you don't mind me suggesting an alternative - 'MONGREL' !  ;)
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #202 on: December 06, 2015, 06:27:46 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. {-)

Still coming - but slowly.

Upperworks are decided on the humorous side to amuse the children.
Have a guess as to the eventual subject? %%  Hint - will be smoking!
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #203 on: December 06, 2015, 06:57:02 PM »

I heard the fat controller had made him quit the habit!  {-)
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #204 on: December 06, 2015, 10:12:48 PM »

Another "Spruffer" then :}  ?
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« Reply #205 on: December 06, 2015, 11:09:32 PM »

I heard the fat controller had made him quit the habit!  {-)

 :-)) yep! I gave you one clue too many! %)

I cracked on this evening and got some more bits on without any further injury! :}
No need for any more clues now the 'wheels' are on.
Aye Duncan, a real chuff-chuff - I hope! 'Thomas The Tank-Tug'. I am building from a Toys-R-Us advert!
I am intending to revert to my 'One hull, many decks Springer' idea that I gave away to a Cub-Scout Pack some years ago.
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PS: Watch this space!! More to come.   ok2

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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #206 on: December 11, 2015, 02:21:36 PM »

:-)) yep! I gave you one clue too many! %)

I cracked on this evening and got some more bits on without any further injury! :}
No need for any more clues now the 'wheels' are on.
Aye Duncan, a real chuff-chuff - I hope! 'Thomas The Tank-Tug'. I am building from a Toys-R-Us advert!
I am intending to revert to my 'One hull, many decks Springer' idea that I gave away to a Cub-Scout Pack some years ago.
Bob.
PS: Watch this space!! More to come.   ok2

This afternoon, Tom took to the water. First time afloat after one tank ballasting, and I was very surprised at the results. No 'nose-diving'  and very nimble, turning in its own length thanks to Duncan's 'fish-tail' rudder confidence.  I ran it on 2x6v  in parallel. Shown is Tom in his element. Also my 'guess-plan' from an advertisement! {-)
Video, of sorts, to follow.
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #207 on: December 11, 2015, 02:34:42 PM »

Brilliant.. :-))
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #208 on: December 11, 2015, 02:57:01 PM »

Toot! Toot! What a very helpful little springer :-))
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #209 on: December 11, 2015, 03:00:14 PM »

Where is the smoke ?   You promised smoke ... we want smoke we want SMOKE !     You`ll be hearing from the Fat Controller in the morning  >>:-(
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« Reply #210 on: December 11, 2015, 03:13:23 PM »

Where is the smoke ?   You promised smoke ... we want smoke we want SMOKE !     You`ll be hearing from the Fat Controller in the morning  >>:-(

I hear from her all day and every day!! %)
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #211 on: December 11, 2015, 03:44:00 PM »

Oh oh, does She read this?   There will be trouble ahead !!!!  You have a PM
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #212 on: December 11, 2015, 10:41:29 PM »

Lovely work Mr Nemo! Is there anything that has not been mounted on a Springer hull?
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #213 on: December 11, 2015, 11:10:26 PM »

Well, I did think about the House of Commons once, but the problems of windage put me off!  :((
My next build will be a barge/coal-truck for Tom to tow. 
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #214 on: December 11, 2015, 11:43:05 PM »

It's got to be troublesome giggling trucks!
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #215 on: December 11, 2015, 11:46:23 PM »

 :-))
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #216 on: December 12, 2015, 08:58:23 AM »

Well, I did think about the House of Commons once, but the problems of windage put me off!  :((
My next build will be a barge/coal-truck for Tom to tow.
   What :o  only one  wagon?   Its a train man , a couple and a guards van at least ! 
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #217 on: December 12, 2015, 10:09:24 AM »

There are definitly parallels. Both Locos and Tugs can and do tow more than one container in line. It would be a challenge to control, but maybe it would make a good advenced competition towing multiple barges about a course?
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« Reply #218 on: December 12, 2015, 12:43:48 PM »

:-))

That's exactly it! Will have to build my own though  :-)) But one will have to be enough on a 50 metre long and crowded pond. Anyway, the shed is bursting with boats now!
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #219 on: December 12, 2015, 01:56:42 PM »

You will have to do weed killer wagon if you visit a certain party`s lake %)    BTW shouldn`t this be in the Springer Thread ?  Poor old Norman hasn't had word in edgeways for ages >>:-(
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #220 on: December 14, 2015, 08:58:22 PM »

'Jerry's' New Livery - after much discussion! Video coming as promised.
Now for the coal-wagon.Wooooowooooooooo
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #221 on: December 15, 2015, 12:04:03 PM »

Nice, well out of copyright %).  A guard`s van next ?
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« Reply #222 on: December 15, 2015, 07:09:04 PM »

Nice, well out of copyright %).  A guard`s van next ?

NO - an open wagon-barge. :-))  Epoxy is cooking as I write. 
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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #223 on: December 17, 2015, 06:58:32 AM »

Hey Nemo (sorry Norman :embarrassed: )


I noticed the dates you posted the pics and on the 7th Dec Tom was just a gray box and on the 11th there he was painted and sailing merrily along :o ...... Are you really such a fast builder  {-) .


Nice looking boats er trains er springers er what are they? Whatever they are it looks exactly like Thomas, well done! U2





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Re: Norman's Springer
« Reply #224 on: December 17, 2015, 03:03:18 PM »

Nemos Springer - not Normans - thanks Norman!

Thanks U2. Yes - no point in hanging about! :-))  Retirement is grrrreat! O0

The video will be published this evening with any luck as I am struggling with Youtube uploads..
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