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Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
« on: March 08, 2016, 12:23:50 PM »

has anyone thought of, cannot see any references on here, of paddle drive for a springer.
I guess it's not strictly 8 inches wide anymore ( could be almost square !)
Quick thoughts are using Graupner paddles with independent drives from a 1/16 tank.
Ok, shoot me down before I start building. ( I need a break from the current scale big one)
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Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2016, 12:35:59 PM »


   Hi Rob, yes I thought about that a couple of weeks ago- - - are you a mind reader by chance? I haven't started on it yet, still trying to get my submarine version finished, so it'll be a race to produce the paddler version then!!

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Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2016, 12:39:59 PM »

Nice one Trevor, not mind reading I promise you. . . . The idea came about after a good dose of Woods rum !
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Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2016, 01:12:39 PM »

I think there was "Waverly" springer but I cant remember if it was paddle driven.  A Yankee stern-wheeler might be a better option.  I had thought about but then went off " on another track"  hint %)
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Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2016, 01:21:04 PM »

 
   
 Hmmmm. I feel a challenge coming on, you'll have to cut out the Woods and start cutting wood now Rob! A stern wheeler is a cool idea Arrow, just the last bit of fitting out on the sub first,

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Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2016, 01:39:47 PM »

You may have some fun finding any Graupner paddle-wheels these days... 8)
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Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2016, 02:29:48 PM »

Twas me that built the Wavespringerly


Here is the build blog .......................

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,14320.msg137208.html#msg137208

Here's my little film of it's construction, alongside my  model of the Waverly paddle steamer.   :}



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXmaVt8wcOY

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Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2016, 03:24:38 PM »

You could build it into an American "alligator warping tug". like the one called billy shoepack in the old kids TV series Tugs.
I had a 4ft long monster a few years ago but it was too unwieldy to transport.
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Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2016, 03:44:06 PM »


 Thanks for the link to your build of the Wavespringerly  Ken, looks good, still sailing?

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Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2016, 06:52:47 PM »


Nice one Trevor, not mind reading I promise you. . . . The idea came about after a good dose of Woods rum !


That,s when i get my best idea,s :-))
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Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2016, 08:59:49 PM »

Thanks for the link to your build of the Wavespringerly  Ken, looks good, still sailing?

    Trevor

Thanks Trevor.

Haven't been on the water for a while as age is catching up with me.  I spend most days making things in the workshop as I like to keep busy.   :-))

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Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2016, 11:30:49 AM »

Thank you all for your comments/ ideas/ links.
All food for thought.

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