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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1075 on: May 19, 2008, 12:48:47 PM »

Found this on YouTube.... who is gonna be the first one to implement on their Springer!  ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhtB5fRDSV4&feature=related
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1076 on: May 28, 2008, 04:53:14 PM »


An early contender for Springer of the year!

In reference to Red Oktober's launch..

He will have to bring it across the pond to receive the award!  {-)

In reference to Martin's comments..


I think this qualifies for the award...  :P
Ladies and Gentlemen, the Toesup boat Werks is pleased to announce the Red Oktober world tour.
Over last weekend, Red Oktober appeared at the Richmond MBC open day in sunny Glasgow.
Pictures courtesy of Norry... and NO, they are not Photoshop'd..

I think this may be a first for Springers, the first one to cross the Atlantic.  O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1077 on: May 28, 2008, 05:21:55 PM »

...Hi Ralph...

It certainly was Sunny Glasgow on Sunday & by the end of the day it wasn,t just OKTOBER that was RED...We all got Sunburnt...

Next stop is Largs M.B.C. Open Day This Sunday...This venue is right on the banks of the Clyde, So I might just get a picture of "RED OKTOBER" with a Brittish Submarine passing by in the background...

Ellesmere Port, Birchwood, The Wirral, Balne Moor, Blackpool are all on the list of shows that we will be visiting this season so plenty of photo opperchancities to be had...

What do you think of Wee Johnnies DAMEN Springer then....

...All The Best...Norry...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1078 on: May 28, 2008, 06:02:12 PM »

Ach zo mien freu......sorry ???,   As so my friend, methinks the man in the reindeer coat might just be interested in a close look at zis foreign object. I trust it is under ze lock and key at all times ? Time to release the photo-pidgeon. Regards from the SUNNY NORTH {-) {-) {-) {-) ;D  Oh aye , Wee Johnny`s tug is jist fine.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1079 on: May 28, 2008, 06:17:33 PM »

Interesting angle shot of the Johnny springer, makes the guy in the background look like he is standing in the Bridge area.

Which day do you think you will be at Birchwood ?.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1080 on: May 28, 2008, 10:19:51 PM »

...Hi The Long Build...

If our Mad Squad do the same as Last Year it will be Ellesmere Port on the Sunday Morning & Birchwood on the Sunday Afternoon...

Six of us travelled down last year in my Ford Galaxy & it was a laugh a minute or mile whatever was quickest...We had an absolutely brilliant day filled with fun & we bought a tug for one of our new Tug-Towing Skippers at Birchwood...

I might do a full day at both venues this year...

I will certainly let everyone know of ours & "RED OKTOBER,S" plans...

...All The Best...Norry...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1081 on: May 29, 2008, 07:56:42 PM »

Evening all - been a while since I have been here. Quick Springer question to some of you more experienced Springer operatives.

I built one to use as a recovery boat for when the engines stop on the main money pits. Martin is to blame for that!!

So I built one. All fitted out and working OK, it seems to have a bit of an issue with shipping water over the decks when under way, is this normal or is mine shy of freeboard? It is ballasted so there is about an inch of freeboard. If I go really slow it is not too bad.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1082 on: May 29, 2008, 08:02:28 PM »

Nothing to worry about there Glenn, perfectly normal springer behavior.........as long as no wet stuff is getting inside. O0 O0

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1083 on: May 29, 2008, 09:16:52 PM »

Glenn
If you do not get water 25mm deep on your deck at full speed, it ain't a springer. Seriously Mark is right that is normal for a springer, you can help it a little bit by moving the batteries towards the stern, but they are known for this. That is why you should build them with a large coaming inside the superstructure, mine have a 25mm coaming. Saying that at Wicksteed I managed to get two wet inside, one by leaving the water cooling pipe off after fitting the batteries, and another got swamped by the bad weather. >:( >:(

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1084 on: May 30, 2008, 12:03:45 AM »

"Martin is to blame for that!!" Yes I am Spartacus!

Most Springers I've seen ship gallons of water over the front deck, some fit a raised bow, some shift the c of g backwards but all have high combings!... Ching devils Springer runs with it's bows permanently under water!

After it's first outing, I fitted a 1" coming to keep the water out.
Mine Springer still ships water like a reversed bilge pump but that's due to a bad prop shaft..... dodgy rudder.... bad build!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1085 on: June 01, 2008, 02:48:26 AM »

Thanks all, seems like mine is trimmed to perfection then!

Now, to fit a deck coaming.

Glenn
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1086 on: June 01, 2008, 08:53:31 AM »

Only 20 days to Bridlington's big Springer Weekend!............. O0 O0 O0 O0 O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1087 on: June 01, 2008, 11:08:08 AM »

Yep got the tent all dried out after Wicksteed , Tattershall tea drinkers will be there all being well  :D
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1088 on: June 01, 2008, 11:41:00 AM »

Milk no sugar please Gandalf  O0

Springer building at this very moment :D
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1089 on: June 01, 2008, 11:17:35 PM »

...Hi Guys...

"RED OKTOBER" continued her World Tour of Scottish Model Boat Clubs by attending the Fun Day at Largs M.B.C. on the shores of the Firth of Clyde...

Picture 1...Here she is seen being introduced to the Committee...

Picture 2...The Town of Largs in the background, The Ore Cranes at Hunterston can be seen also as well as the Entrance to the Largs Channel into the Clyde...

...All The Best...Norry...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1090 on: June 02, 2008, 10:49:45 PM »

...Hi Guys...

"RED OKTOBER" continued her World Tour of Scottish Model Boat Clubs by attending the Fun Day at Largs M.B.C. on the shores of the Firth of Clyde...


It seems that the assembled crowd of Springer Captains on this forum are so 'gob smacked' that we managed to get a Springer accross the Atlantic, that they have all been rendered SPEECHLESS...  {-) O0 ;D

Nice one Norry!  {-)

PS Martin, do you need my addy to send my 'prize'?  ;)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1091 on: June 02, 2008, 11:02:33 PM »

well, I have to say that my awe has been well and truly struck!  O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1092 on: June 03, 2008, 08:05:23 AM »

Well Norry, if you are still around you are more than welcome at Bridlington on 20/21st June for our Springer  event.
Cheers,
Ian.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1093 on: June 15, 2008, 10:08:59 PM »

   ...Hi Guys...

"RED OKTOBER" finally took to the water this afternoon at Glasgow Richmond Pond under the command of Wee Johhny...

Here are a couple of pictures...I Hope You Like Them Ralph...

Thats her ready for the Scottish Tug-In next Sunday...Then its down to The Wirral on 6th July for her first visit to Englandshire...

...All The Best...Norry & Wee Johnny...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1094 on: June 16, 2008, 12:11:44 AM »

   ...Hi Guys...

"RED OKTOBER" finally took to the water this afternoon at Glasgow Richmond Pond under the command of Wee Johhny...

...All The Best...Norry & Wee Johnny...

Thats EXCELLENT Norry... and Wee Johnny   :D ;D :D
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« Reply #1095 on: June 22, 2008, 10:28:34 PM »

My but that wee black thing would look nice on a green Highland loch ::)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1096 on: June 23, 2008, 10:33:23 PM »

Well, we had our springer weekend and the Club 500's as well. We all did very well (as young Mr Grace would say) worked hard to make it an enjoyable weekend and we were not disappointed. It would  have been nice to see a few more springers there but this was just a first attempt at staging the event. Andy McCue from Scoonie Hobbies was there and so was the Ship Finder General (Tony Coupe) who both enjoyed the fun and the trading. If you want to have a look at some pics then try this link................http://www.fastelectricsrfun.co.uk/scalescene/photos/event.news/springer.500event08/2dayevent08.htm

Cheers and roll on next year.
Ian.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1097 on: June 27, 2008, 10:31:48 PM »

What i want to know Norry is will Red Oktober be visiting the Mayhemers Weekend in Wales during her WORLD TOUR


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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1098 on: June 28, 2008, 06:14:00 AM »

Toesup Boat Werks evening update...

Um...

Um...

Ummmmm...

WW hit the domestic test tank facility... with upgraded (a pair of Graupner Speed 700BB's) motors..

I think the pics speak for themselves..  :o
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1099 on: June 28, 2008, 11:14:27 PM »

     ...Hi Guys...

Stavros...We have been thinking of coming down for the Mayhemmers Weekend in Wales...Fuel costs are a bit of a concern at present...However West Kirby is still planned for next weekend...
Thats if we can fit it into a very busy schedule..."RED OKTOBER" attended the Glasgow South Ship Modellers Society Sail Fest this afternoon...(pictures to follow)

Tomorrow "RED OKTOBER" is off to visit Rosyth Naval Dockyard on the Firth of Forth as part of Glasgow South S.M.S.,s exhibition for the Royal Navy...( more pictures to follow)...Maybe R.O. will get to meet a real submarine...

Ralph...what happens if The Royal Navy arrest R.O. as an imposter and dont let her out again...He. He. He.  I hope you are impressed Ralphy Boy...

...All The Best From Bonnie Scotland...Norry & Wee Johnny...
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