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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1125 on: July 23, 2008, 10:27:17 PM »

Just ordered a hull off Norry, he said he would like to make more (money goes to his boat club)

Martin I will PM you his phone number and you can see what he is up to.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1126 on: July 27, 2008, 12:47:14 PM »

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1127 on: July 29, 2008, 01:59:58 AM »

Where did the plans and specs for the springers go? A bloke at our club wanted the plans but couldnt find them on here.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1129 on: July 29, 2008, 07:39:52 AM »

Thanks Martin, but there is no reference to the prop size? Mind you, I have just come in from nightshift so I may not be seeing it!

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1130 on: July 29, 2008, 08:17:48 AM »


I think we said up to 40mm... I don't think a 540/550/Speed 600 motor will turn anything more than that!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1131 on: July 29, 2008, 04:57:13 PM »

Oops Diger springer has a 75mm prop  :embarrassed:
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1132 on: July 29, 2008, 10:12:59 PM »

Oops Diger springer has a 75mm prop  :embarrassed:
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1133 on: July 30, 2008, 12:31:04 AM »

A johnson on  reduction gears , not sure on the ratio , its one of those robbie type black plastic case with white plastic gears ,little one on the motor.
 found it UNIVERSAL mini gearbox 2:1  from Graupner.
https://shop.graupner.de/webuerp/servlet/AA?wgr=881
should be ok  8) .
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1134 on: July 30, 2008, 01:47:26 AM »

Whew, thought it was direct drive :embarrassed:
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1135 on: August 01, 2008, 10:25:53 AM »

Hi, I know what you mean about the hairs  {-)

I only did a little with steam and the then Chief instructing me said "you don't want to touch this!" as HE put his hand on it and removed most of the skin... I used to hate purging the winches and getting him complain I had dumped too much ? then not enough ? but when we went ashore and fired up his plough horses and traction engine I loved every minute Oh apart from setting the plough wires up  {-) and carrying the coal yes black smelly slime covered real coal
Eggs bacon sausages done on the shovel were the best and tea Mmmmmmm
Norman said "the kettles on all the time lad so never ask just make the tea"

Just sat through some emotions here happy memories of those times and sadness to know that Norman and his steamers are all gone. No children no will now nothing left.

R,  Keep up the great work.
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1136 on: August 09, 2008, 06:02:09 AM »

I want to thank the original poster of this thread O0, I had the very same question but was to chicken to ask it . Now that I know what one is and know that there is at least some one else in the PDX (Portland Oregon) area that has one and she launches with authority and distance!! I think that I will build one! :D Now how do figure out if a paddle wheel is OK?

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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1137 on: August 09, 2008, 09:38:48 AM »

It will have to be a sternwheeler Andre. The water follows (almost) the hull bottom when at speed(?) leaving your side wheels high and dry. Thinking about it I suppose that will be a self governing speed limiter.
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1138 on: August 09, 2008, 02:13:24 PM »

Now that I know what one is and know that there is at least some one else in the PDX (Portland Oregon) area that has one.....

There is more than one in the Portland / Vancouver area...  ;)
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1139 on: August 09, 2008, 08:35:55 PM »


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There is more than one in the Portland / Vancouver area...  ;)

Ah, that is good to know, the only reason was that I recognized the casting pond where the Springer was tossed for distance. :o,
Andre ;)
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1140 on: August 11, 2008, 05:08:59 AM »

I want to thank the original poster of this thread O0, I had the very same question but was to chicken to ask it . Now that I know what one is and know that there is at least some one else in the PDX (Portland Oregon) area that has one and she launches with authority and distance!! I think that I will build one! :D Now how do figure out if a paddle wheel is OK?

Andre

Hello Andre!! I am too "new to boating" and the desire to make a Springer and live in Portland also...

I was just at the Crawfish festival and got a chance to see some great Springers in action --Toesupwa and Umi and Captnlee( ?) were there !! Very fun to see 'toes "Mustrang Sally " and other boats in action!! what a treat!!! I am sure working on drawings for my first Springer...I am thinking of following Arrows' style and having one hull and a few tops to change as my mood changes.

 I am a live steam boater and need a rescue boat from time to time!! and a towel too
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1141 on: August 12, 2008, 06:02:42 AM »

It is one thing to  be ignorant and keep everybody guessing, and another thing to open ones mouth and remove all doubt,  :embarrassed: so here it goes. What was the Crawfish Festival and when was it? I got a feeling I know where it was, Taulatin Commons.  Did I miss the one big model boating event in Portland this year?  ??? >>:- ??? >>:-( :embarrassed:. Oh well such is life.

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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1142 on: August 12, 2008, 02:00:03 PM »

Did I miss the one big model boating event in Portland this year?  ??? >>:- ??? >>:-( :embarrassed:.

Errrrrr.... yup..
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=878288
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1143 on: August 12, 2008, 02:06:31 PM »

More trophies for team Toes

The Toesup Boat Werks competed in the Crawfish Festival run at Portland, Oregon (USA) on Saturday.

Scoot did rather well.. 1st in Navigation and 1st in Salvage...  O0

Mrs Toes also received an award...  ::) with Templeton..
She (and I  O0 ) are rather proud...
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Re: What's a Springer?
« Reply #1144 on: August 12, 2008, 02:14:26 PM »

Now that is what I call a fun event. Well done the organisers. O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1145 on: August 12, 2008, 02:17:19 PM »

Well done the Toes`es.  Perchance any video of Corrigan underway, direction optional ::)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1146 on: August 12, 2008, 06:53:52 PM »

Forgive me Toes ,but when someone is a menace either to navigation or anything else  in english its not good.
 MENACE (noun)
  The noun MENACE has 2 senses:

1. something that is a source of danger
2. a threat or the act of threatening

MENACE (verb)
  The verb MENACE has 3 senses:

1. pose a threat to; present a danger to
2. express a threat either by an utterance or a gesture
3. act in a threatening manner

Or does it mean something other over the pond  :)
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« Reply #1147 on: August 12, 2008, 10:37:42 PM »

Forgive me Toes ,but when someone is a menace either to navigation or anything else  in english its not good.
 MENACE (noun)
  The noun MENACE has 2 senses:

1. something that is a source of danger
2. a threat or the act of threatening


1/ She wasnt particularly good at the navigation course  :embarrassed:
2/ She is also a pirate re-enactor... ;D
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1148 on: August 12, 2008, 10:41:00 PM »

Perchance any video of Corrigan underway, direction optional ::)

Will see what can be arranged...
We have the Foss Cup this weekend in Seattle.... http://nwrcsm.freeyellow.com/FossCupA.pdf

By the way, Mr Toes himself was chastised for producing a wake in the harbour at the Crawfish event.... with a SPRINGER  {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1149 on: August 12, 2008, 10:47:45 PM »

Ahh just a bit confused with you both being proud af your achievements.
and some footage of the disturbance caused by your wake  O0
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