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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Springer Tugs => Topic started by: portside II on March 11, 2009, 09:56:36 pm

Title: Humber work boats sringer
Post by: portside II on March 11, 2009, 09:56:36 pm
on Saturday we attended the hobbies exibition  at the local leasure center in Goole .
This is a good time to show your wears and to see what others are doing besides boats , any ways whilst there i was offered this for a very reasonable price . so been a Yorkshireman i offered a price lower , which was accepted . Now i dont know if it's a real tug or just a representation but i like it , what do you think ?.
Oh not sure if the crew are on the right boat , or maybe ready to repell boarders
daz
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/darran77/little%20shove/P1010373.jpg)
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/darran77/little%20shove/P1010375-1.jpg)
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/darran77/little%20shove/P1010376-1.jpg)
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/darran77/little%20shove/P1010380.jpg)
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/darran77/little%20shove/P1010378.jpg)
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/darran77/little%20shove/P1010382.jpg)
Title: Re: Humber work boats sringer
Post by: Arrow5 on March 11, 2009, 10:41:42 pm
 You got a bargain there no matter what you paid.   Great detail, even inside the wheelhouse. Crew look OK to me. Nice buy.
Title: Re: Humber work boats sringer
Post by: toesupwa on March 12, 2009, 12:48:11 am
Nice boat... and probably worth what you paid for it...  :}

Whats inside it?.. motor?... running gear?.. How big is it?... 18" x 8"?

It might be a Springer, the shape looks like it could be... though I'm not sure what the 'purists' will think of the twin props and rudders..  >:-o
Title: Re: Humber work boats sringer
Post by: Arrow5 on March 12, 2009, 12:52:24 am
I notice a slight "flat" on the base of the hull. Springerish and nice.
Title: Re: Humber work boats sringer
Post by: barryfoote on March 12, 2009, 08:19:31 am
Definitely not a Springer for the purists, but a beautiful model none the less.. :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Humber work boats sringer
Post by: SteamboatPhil on March 12, 2009, 12:02:07 pm
I agree it's got great little bits of detail dotted around---
Have you tried it out yet ? :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Humber work boats sringer
Post by: Arrow5 on March 12, 2009, 07:42:12 pm
Aha ! I thought I recognised the tank on the upper deck. It came from a childs "farm tractor" toy set fertiliser spray trailer. I put to another use G-guage railway weed killer wagon.  For those that might have missed it on another thread here is a handy start for a Springer wheelhouse from Lidl , only 1.95 for two. Some surgery and clear windows and you have the traditional "pagoda". Easy to glue as they are made of polystyrene. 
Title: Re: Humber work boats sringer
Post by: portside II on March 13, 2009, 12:34:11 am
Still waiting to get it wet , i had to replace the two servos strange thing they were both twitching like mad , at first i thought it was my end but they still twitch out of the boat . Under the lid she has a bob's board esc and some lead the twin props are driven by a pair of early metro fan motors and on bench trials with the bob's esc they work well on the recomended 12v . As for size well she is bigger than a standard springer so could be a super springer model (sizes to follow) and the detail is realy good , right down to the rivets around the portholes and the leavers on the hiab , hopefully i will have it on the water this saturday and get some photos .
daz
Title: Re: Humber work boats sringer
Post by: portside II on March 14, 2009, 05:23:25 pm
Well things change  fast in the model world , well they did with the little shove .
Bought it last saturday ,fitted a pair of new servos in ,gave it its water trials today and sold it .
One of the members saw me putting it through its paces on a choppy pond , a bit gusty too and asked to buy with radio  ready to go ,
what could i do ,with a shed full of models i have to reduce . So i have the last few photos of it in my hands and she sails well despite the gusty wind .
daz
Title: Re: Humber work boats sringer
Post by: portside II on March 14, 2009, 05:42:02 pm
Ah finally loaded  the pics
daz
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/darran77/little%20shove/P1010398.jpg)
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/darran77/little%20shove/P1010399.jpg)
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/darran77/little%20shove/P1010400.jpg)
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/darran77/little%20shove/P1010401.jpg)
(http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u176/darran77/little%20shove/P1010397.jpg)
Title: Re: Humber work boats sringer
Post by: Andy K on March 14, 2009, 08:50:57 pm
That looks really good on the water.
I would have liked to see if she would tow.

Andy