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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Springer Tugs => Topic started by: rob on March 08, 2016, 12:23:50 PM

Title: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
Post by: rob 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)
Title: Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
Post by: Crossie 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!!

     Trevor
Title: Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
Post by: rob 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 !
Title: Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
Post by: Arrow5 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 %)
Title: Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
Post by: Crossie 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,

           Trevor
Title: Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
Post by: inertia on March 08, 2016, 01:39:47 PM
You may have some fun finding any Graupner paddle-wheels these days... 8)
DM
Title: Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
Post by: Netleyned on March 08, 2016, 01:45:36 PM
Any Good?


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/model-ship-paddle-wheels-/152006378516?hash=item2364494414:g:YNkAAOSwvgdW3KxS


Ned
Title: Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
Post by: Tug-Kenny 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

Cheers

ken



Title: Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
Post by: chipmonk 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.
Cheers Chris M
Title: Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
Post by: Crossie on March 08, 2016, 03:44:06 PM

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

    Trevor
Title: Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
Post by: tugnut 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 :-))
Title: Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
Post by: Tug-Kenny 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.   :-))

cheers

ken
Title: Re: Another fantasy build. . . Perfect for a Springer, but
Post by: rob on March 12, 2016, 11:30:49 AM
Thank you all for your comments/ ideas/ links.
All food for thought.