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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1575 on: November 30, 2009, 03:18:30 PM »

Well , water polo/ rugby/ just about any way I can get the ball is the game plan.  Re Llanberis this yaer.  :D :D
Still got to fit the pusher bars on the front which will not take long then it's ready for the off.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1576 on: November 30, 2009, 03:24:28 PM »

Wot No comments on my new springer then??????

  We couldn't see the underside... we thought there was a still a Real Springer under there..... somewhere!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1577 on: November 30, 2009, 08:20:31 PM »

Bill , the "pusher bars" are called knees.  You are into fast electrics, how do you like this Springer ?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u00w3znH9uc
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1578 on: November 30, 2009, 08:25:57 PM »

Thats mental %% %%but GREAT O0 O0.FAST ELECTRI
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1579 on: November 30, 2009, 08:26:56 PM »

Nice one Arrow  :-))
Bill,Oscar looks good
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1580 on: November 30, 2009, 08:45:05 PM »

You are into fast electrics, how do you like this Springer ?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u00w3znH9uc

Whoooooly....  :o :o :o
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1581 on: November 30, 2009, 08:50:23 PM »

toesupwa boat werks going into overdrive now  {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1582 on: November 30, 2009, 09:37:08 PM »

Bill , the "pusher bars" are called knees.  You are into fast electrics, how do you like this Springer ?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u00w3znH9uc
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Blow me dose that go.  {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) I don't think i have ever seen one go like that.  My Gas Springer can go at a fair pace just before it dives, But not that fast. Hells bells
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1583 on: December 01, 2009, 09:18:37 AM »

BillD, why no video of the big gas Springer going flat out (ish) ? You`ve got to beat that leccy one.   Who is the owner/builder of the Sprint-Springer ?
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1584 on: December 01, 2009, 04:25:34 PM »

BillD, why no video of the big gas Springer going flat out (ish) ? You`ve got to beat that leccy one.   Who is the owner/builder of the Sprint-Springer ?

Alas No video . Unless Ghost or someone eles got some video footage when i ran it at Llanberis.  However there is loads of my OMRA D class boat on you tube. Type in "D203" and you will find it all.
I still haven't worked out how he did get that springer so fast without the normal dive dive dive routine. It must be the angle of dangle of the drive set up. Reel cool me thinks.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1585 on: December 01, 2009, 04:51:14 PM »


 I might have a clip somewhere, from Llanberis, I'll have a look...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1586 on: December 01, 2009, 05:10:46 PM »

Alas No video . Unless Ghost or someone eles got some video footage when i ran it at Llanberis.  However there is loads of my OMRA D class boat on you tube. Type in "D203" and you will find it all.
I still haven't worked out how he did get that springer so fast without the normal dive dive dive routine. It must be the angle of dangle of the drive set up. Reel cool me thinks.
...or a ton of bricks in the stern.   I have found out that it is from Slovakia.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1587 on: December 04, 2009, 07:21:40 AM »

By the way, the Toesup Boat Werks crew are currently residing in Great Britain... and have managed to get yet another Springer across the Atlantic... :P

There should be pics to upload.. as soon as i figure out my Mothers MAC...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1588 on: December 04, 2009, 02:16:56 PM »

a rescue mission for the other one?
We wish you a good trip!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1589 on: December 04, 2009, 07:52:17 PM »

Looks like i will have to find a biger motor for my fire tug :o

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1590 on: December 05, 2009, 04:36:55 AM »



Hey guys,

Thought you might like to see the barge I finally finished to go with my springer (I was working out of town for the last 4 months). I used 4 "G" scale wooden cattle cars. The barge is 48"X14" and is made of 1" pine, the deck is 1/16" LEXAN polycarbonate, the rails and ties are styrene. One of the cars has a loop tape of cows mooing, and another car has a small bag of manure for the complete effect. The deck is removable in one piece; I was thinking of making a few other types of barges (fuel, lumber, etc.), and just change the decks around.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1591 on: December 05, 2009, 08:12:14 AM »

Great work Mark....dont know about the bag of manure though.  I think thats just a load of bu...... oh never mind.
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« Reply #1592 on: December 05, 2009, 11:49:29 AM »

HI Mark,
Great Barge, I had the same idea and have different loads to my barge, now lets see if I can get them on here.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1593 on: December 05, 2009, 03:46:05 PM »

Great springers and barges :-)) :-)).

Regards john
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1594 on: December 05, 2009, 04:34:16 PM »

Excellent work Mark , a realy good effect . The only thing i can see a problem with the view from the springer wheel house ,
there isn't one . We have a full sized springer , all be it with a rounded bow that pushes lighters on the canal's and rivers . When fully laden there is no problem with the view , but when running light the wheel house is on hydraullics and is raised , will post some pics soon.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1595 on: December 08, 2009, 05:19:20 PM »

As prommised some pic's ,ok it's not a springer more like the back end of a barge but you get the idea.









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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1596 on: December 08, 2009, 05:25:11 PM »

I think that you will find that the big Rhine pusher tugs have elevating wheelhouses.  I have seen photos of them with barges loaded with (I believe) 2 decks of cars, like a multi-storey car park.  :-))

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1597 on: December 08, 2009, 11:34:52 PM »

By the way, the Toesup Boat Werks crew are currently residing in Great Britain... and have managed to get yet another Springer across the Atlantic... :P

There should be pics to upload.. as soon as i figure out my Mothers MAC...

Here are a few pics showing the highlights / adventures of Wee Scoot in Europe.  O0

1/ Wee Scoot and a Virgin.... Atlantic stewardess at 35,000ft...
2/ Wee Scoot at the Eurostar terminal...
3/ Wee Scoot in Brussels...

More soon...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1598 on: December 09, 2009, 12:47:08 AM »

how do you know she was  ;) ;)  ;)  :embarrassed: .
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1599 on: December 09, 2009, 02:46:21 AM »

A couple of nice builds on that last page.
Love the Rail barge... Great work...


Here are two springers and their Christmas barges...  :-)
The snowman and tree are animated, and dance back and forth....
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