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toesupwa

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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2008, 03:27:15 PM »

Alright, I beg your pardon, there had to be one and very nice to. But it still doesn't change my opinion in general.  >>:-(

I dont particularly like warships or fast noisy smelly boats, so i dont often look at their threads. But i dont decry the skill and workmanship that goes in to the building of these type of models... i also (however) appreciate that there is a different skill level involved, probably over and above the skills that i have.

A basic Springer hull has been 'converted' in to a wide variety of different looking models by modellers accross the globe and has bought together modellers of all different ages and skill levels. The current RC Groups thread on the Springer stands at close to 300 pages, 242,350 views and 4,500 replies. Obviously its not a popular vessel.  :-\

If you dont like Springers DickyD, then you can always change the channel..   :-X

... or ...

You could always build one, and show us all how it should be done...  :P
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2008, 04:30:00 PM »

 :-X :'(
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2008, 05:12:46 PM »

I have been running straight running boats since I could dip my toes in the pond. Never had much to do this new radio control thingy-----then last year for the first Mayhem weekend, I thought !!!!well lets build one, which I did in 4 days.
Now I'm hooked, I have since built battleship springer, nearly finished a steam springer, and I'm also in the process of building one that will run reverse way round (backwards ! Mark sic long story)
Might even need a "spring clean" soon
So have a go DicKD, you might even surprise yourself----I did
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2008, 06:13:38 PM »

A last chime in ....I am a new member here and understand that this forum was / is based on scale model making and it's appreciation.

Now I have to step in here, I don't believe it says anywhere that we are a scale model boat forum.  We remain open to all forms of model boating and welcome all types from Omra to Scale to Sail to Steam to Plastic and, yes, of course Springers.

Don't be put off by thinking we are only scale, everyone is welcome.
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2008, 06:30:35 PM »

and I'm also in the process of building one that will run reverse way round (backwards ! Mark sic long story)


Is this to be the 2nd model in the Regnirps class?... something similar to WW Douglas Corrigan?
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2008, 07:56:12 PM »

Hi guys...i have been building model boats since the sixties and enjoy all areas of the hobby.....personally i have made a couple of springers and i think they are a great way to let off steam and have fun ! Personally i wouldn't like to play football or tag with my sun tug or my hms intrepid or my type 21 frigate......i dont particularly like sail boats but i wouldn't try to get them off the forum..........there's room for all  !

          As they say whatever floats your boat !

                   regards.bob.
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2008, 08:34:29 PM »

You lot amaze me, I'll bet if I was to say the weather today was rubbish there are those amongst you who would take it personally.
I DIDN'T put down people who make springers.
I DIDN'T put down the fun people have with them.
I DIDN'T put down individual postings.
I DIDN'T pick on any one person.

What I did say was , could we not have something else on here rather than springer this and springer that all the time.

I am expressing my opinion on the forum, not marching into Poland, or anywhere else for that matter. >>:-(
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2008, 08:47:11 PM »

Oooh Dicky, you are awful!
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2008, 09:03:32 PM »

Oooh Dicky, you are awful!
Come on you, whats that bl**dy ship called  >>:-(
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2008, 09:08:03 PM »

Wrong topic Richard! But you lot are too clever so I had to toss that one in...

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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2008, 09:08:48 PM »

Actually Richard if you check the new postings you will find there are subjects that are not Springer related in any way.
Also in case you missed it this thread was a question from a member asking what a Springer was, and you effectively high jacked it with your disparaging remarks.

Martin started this forum for discussion on all types of model boating not just the ones you like.

Perhaps if you have nothing constructive to say about Springers, then saying nothing is your best option.


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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2008, 09:12:02 PM »

Sorry Brian, not going to bite. :-X
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2008, 09:20:54 PM »

That will be a first.

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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2008, 09:25:34 PM »

Ooh that hurts :'(
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2008, 12:01:18 AM »

Oh well, I'm in trouble I am in the middle of building a Springer with a barbecue on the back.. :D


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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #40 on: August 01, 2008, 08:47:55 AM »

Funny that,half of this lot think thats what my steam springer will end up being (bring sausages Brian !)
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #41 on: August 01, 2008, 08:58:01 AM »

It may well be just that  {-) BBQ fish is nice as well

I am not into steam (it hurts , well it did when I worked with it) are you lining the springer with flame retardent materials?
I have seen that sort of burners and they can make short work of wood!
Though I think you know what you are doing ;D

Watching your threads with eager eyes, and resisting as much as I can to build a springer.

R,
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #42 on: August 01, 2008, 09:47:07 AM »

Resistance is useless---build
I don't usualy line the boats as the idea is to keep the flame (from the vaporising petrol blowlamp) firing under the boiler through the coils underneath. The boiler is lagged and then has a stainless steel casing over the top (still gets bl**dy hot though) Mind you there are a few scorch marks on a couple of my boats (and the hairs on the back of my hand are a thing of the past during the boating season)
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