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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Springer Tugs => Topic started by: bbdave on April 28, 2008, 08:44:48 PM

Title: Time to bite the bullet (Springer build)
Post by: bbdave on April 28, 2008, 08:44:48 PM
A few weeks ago Bob (Youngat 65) gave me some strange shaped pieces of wood finaly took them out of the car today to figure out what they were.

Any ideas??  ::)
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p127/bbdave/springer/de76a82d.jpg)


So out with the glue and screws and this is what i got so far. yes Bob they are set squares apparently if i put them there it goes straight!! the marvells of modern science  O0

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p127/bbdave/springer/5e31253b.jpg)
Title: Re: Time to bite the bullet (Springer build)
Post by: SteamboatPhil on April 28, 2008, 10:08:33 PM
Welcome bbdave, you have now been hooked, and as I have found out, one, just is not enough. I am currently finishing my 3rd (a semi flash steam version would you belive)
Remember a springer is for life, not just the Mayhem Weekend !!
Title: Re: Time to bite the bullet (Springer build)
Post by: bbdave on April 28, 2008, 10:42:59 PM
That sounds very interesting Phil would like to see that. i don't think i'll have this ready for the mayhem weekend i'd need to buy motor esc propshaft etc. mr brown has put pay to that kind of expenditure at the moment but i'm sure i can find enough wood and bits to do the hull and superstructure.
Title: Re: Time to bite the bullet (Springer build)
Post by: toesupwa on April 28, 2008, 10:48:00 PM

So out with the glue and screws and this is what i got so far.


Looking good so far... though, i HAVE to ask, what are the screws for?.  :o
Title: Re: Time to bite the bullet (Springer build)
Post by: Arrow5 on April 28, 2008, 10:49:40 PM
Oh good ...another Sprub ::)  Looks like we have opposition Toes.
Title: Re: Time to bite the bullet (Springer build)
Post by: djrobbo on April 29, 2008, 02:54:02 PM
he..he..dont forget that sprub hunter........hms springclean will be waiting for you {-) {-) {-) {-)

       now where did i put that drawing of how to make depth charges work  ??? ::)

         regards all.......bob.
Title: Re: Time to bite the bullet (Springer build)
Post by: Arrow5 on April 29, 2008, 03:52:37 PM
35mm film plastic canister with pin-holes and two AlkaSeltzer tabs should do it.
Title: Re: Time to bite the bullet (Springer build)
Post by: bbdave on April 29, 2008, 04:56:21 PM


screws were just to hold things while the glue set they're out now :).
Title: Re: Time to bite the bullet (Springer build)
Post by: djrobbo on April 29, 2008, 07:38:26 PM
Alka seltzers eh !!........wonder if action does a sound chip of a burp ????

          I'll try that and see what happens {-)

                    regards.....bob.
Title: Re: Time to bite the bullet (Springer build)
Post by: bbdave on May 01, 2008, 05:12:46 PM
I got busy last night and skinned the hull

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p127/bbdave/springer/P1000489.jpg)

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p127/bbdave/springer/P1000490.jpg)

Starting to look like an umm errr boat of some description not sure of the topsides yet any sugestions??
Title: Re: Time to bite the bullet (Springer build)
Post by: Arrow5 on May 01, 2008, 05:29:41 PM
See if the WTC from that thing in the background will fit and realy amaze us {-) Surely an unterseeboote "Schpringer" is your challenge.
Title: Re: Time to bite the bullet (Springer build)
Post by: toesupwa on May 01, 2008, 06:39:29 PM
Starting to look like an umm errr boat of some description not sure of the topsides yet any sugestions??

On the 'other' site, there was a list of suggestions... take your pick... or go your own way..  :o

The Aircraft Carrier Springer.
The Police Springer (For those football matches that get out of hand)
The Paddlewheel Springer.. both side wheeler and rear wheeler.
The Sailing Springer.. someone has to try it!..
The Trireme Springer.
The Steam Springer... (there are rumours of this currently being produced in Scotland)
The Junk Springer
The Cruise Liner Springer
The Fishing Boat Springer
The Ironclad Springer
The F1 Springer....
The Warship Springer (been done... but there are other possibilities)
The Torpedo Boat Springer
The Barrel Back Springer
The Airboat Springer..
Title: Re: Time to bite the bullet (Springer build)
Post by: bbdave on May 01, 2008, 06:45:52 PM
See if the WTC from that thing in the background will fit and realy amaze us {-) Surely an unterseeboote "Schpringer" is your challenge.

hmm i think it would need a bigger tank than that but saying that i do still have the kit tower and deck  ::)  thought about a sailing. plenty to go at tho O0