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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Springer Tugs => Topic started by: red110kev on November 28, 2016, 08:05:25 PM

Title: Another new one
Post by: red110kev on November 28, 2016, 08:05:25 PM
Totally scratch built.
Made up as I went along out of scrap bits.
Took about 3 months on and off.
Operates on 2.4GHz and 27MHz (switchable).
Flashing amber lights.  Navigation lights.  Home made 'smoke' unit.
Hope you like the pics.

Kev.
Title: Re: Another new one
Post by: dirkske on December 05, 2016, 09:14:47 PM
Best one, to my liking, I've seen so far.
Title: Re: Another new one
Post by: john44 on December 06, 2016, 09:42:14 AM
Very nice model Kev :-))


John
Title: Re: Another new one
Post by: Tug-Kenny on December 06, 2016, 10:12:54 AM

We haven't seen much on the Springer front lately so this is pleasant surprise.   :-))

it looks a super build Kev.  Perhaps you could put up some more pictures enlarged to about 150K each so we can study and appreciate the details better.

Cheers

ken
Title: Re: Another new one
Post by: red110kev on December 08, 2016, 08:31:15 AM
Thanks for the compliments chaps.
Just got to fine tune the ballast now as I also have a fitting for a waterproof camera to go where the front bollard is.
I was going to remove the pics and post some bigger ones but can I heck as like find out how to modify the post!..... I'll post some bigger pictures later on.
Title: Re: Another new one
Post by: dave301bounty on December 08, 2016, 07:28:49 PM
amazing what can be done with an active mind ,,well done ,good for you .
Title: Re: Another new one
Post by: red110kev on December 08, 2016, 07:54:42 PM
Here are some bigger pictures (in no particular order).

Hope you like.
Title: Re: Another new one
Post by: red110kev on December 08, 2016, 07:56:07 PM
...and a few more.
Title: Re: Another new one
Post by: derekwarner on December 08, 2016, 08:18:02 PM
Well Kev......

I love those 3 Soda Stream accumulator bottles :-) and the copper plated/painted electronic components at the stern :-)) ............................and the 2.4 Ghz wire wound towing hoops :kiss:

This vessel would make a 'brilliant' talking point at any twilight steaming session... {-)

Derek
Title: Re: Another new one
Post by: tugnut on December 08, 2016, 08:26:40 PM
LOVE IT  :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Another new one
Post by: ballastanksian on December 08, 2016, 08:54:07 PM
She has so much character! I like the boiler very much.
Title: Re: Another new one
Post by: Arrow5 on December 09, 2016, 03:12:53 PM
Gorgeous steam-punkish, wait till Ensign Pulver spots those aspidistras {-)
Title: Re: Another new one
Post by: Nemo on December 10, 2016, 09:27:55 PM
Duncan - it was Mister Roberts who threw it overboard! {-)

Kev, great Springer! I am still scratching my head over my 2017 Springer crazy design! It was going to be based on Muckle Flugga light, but I'm not sure any more.
Title: Re: Another new one
Post by: radiojoe on December 06, 2017, 10:00:52 AM

Nice one Kev, such a lot detail on that Springer and a lot of imagination gone onto her, love the Yorkshire fittings vents,   :-))


Joe