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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1750 on: November 08, 2011, 08:50:10 PM »

Not the best paint job but OK for eyeball scale. The grabbing ropes are brass "bristles" from a brush. The "Kort" is a drinking straw section.  Yes I`ve been thinking about a ferry myself, not a Springer version.  I like  "Gotland" for a serious model so I can change the logo to "Scotland".  Springer ferry would have to be a colourful Baltic livery. :-))
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« Reply #1751 on: November 08, 2011, 08:55:00 PM »

Sorry Duncan

I thought you were asking us to guess what the crane was made from  %%

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1752 on: November 08, 2011, 09:03:25 PM »

Yes thats correct, it is a cigarette lighter {-)  Been thinking about a Springalinga , art deco streamliner too {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1753 on: December 17, 2011, 03:55:08 PM »

I'm trying one
Work in progress

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1754 on: December 17, 2011, 04:38:44 PM »

Very nice of you to wrap the push knees in bubble wrap to protect everyone elses paint  ;)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1755 on: December 18, 2011, 11:25:13 AM »

No bubblewrap just masling tape  {-) {-)

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1756 on: December 18, 2011, 05:01:13 PM »

masling tape 

Sounds like Ned's hit the Sherry early.  O0 {-)

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1757 on: December 22, 2011, 05:31:25 PM »

No Shelly.
As an ex RN Tiff there are only two drinks
Pussers Rum and any decent Real Ale  :-)) :-))

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1758 on: February 01, 2012, 02:08:45 PM »

Look what german distributor Aeronaut just announced on the toy-fair:


http://www.aero-naut.de/produkte/schiffsmodellbau/schiffsmodelle/kommerzielle-schifffahrt/ramborator.html

I don't know anything about prices and availability and the page is all in German, but I can tell you it is according to the international rules.
I am at the Aeronaut-booth in Nuremberg on sunday and hope to get more details then.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1759 on: February 01, 2012, 02:26:28 PM »

the page is all in German,

Hi Auriarius

There is a button (top right Union Jack) for the English pages.

I think you once had a Springer Kit thread? Did you ever resolve the idea?

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1760 on: February 01, 2012, 03:12:48 PM »

Nice looker  :-))   Nice Price ??

Heres one I made earlier  ;D ;D

Just painted wheelhouse this afternoon thats why the windows are masked off.
Not long to launch now

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1761 on: February 01, 2012, 04:27:01 PM »

Look what german distributor Aeronaut just announced on the toy-fair:


http://www.aero-naut.de/produkte/schiffsmodellbau/schiffsmodelle/kommerzielle-schifffahrt/ramborator.html

I don't know anything about prices and availability and the page is all in German, but I can tell you it is according to the international rules.
I am at the Aeronaut-booth in Nuremberg on sunday and hope to get more details then.
   Very interesting Aurigarius.  Be sure to tell the company about Mr Springer and about the Pacific North West model boat club. I wonder if they know that there isn't a real "Springer" but plenty of full-size  truckable pushboats on American AND European rivers.  As far as the design travelling as far as England and Germany,Holland Belgium France Denmark and be sure to inform them of the Japanese and Australian ones, heck there are even a few north of the English border in Scotland (not part of England if they ask.)  Refer them to MacSpringer`s channel on Youtube.  Do they want WORLDWIDE publicity for their kit ? Red Oktober needs sponsorship, Hope you and the other nameless- shameless Dortmund gate-crasher are well 8) , regards Duncan. ok2
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1762 on: February 01, 2012, 05:33:19 PM »


  I don't believe it!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1763 on: February 01, 2012, 07:50:40 PM »

They have put the bulwarks at the wrong end IMHO :o
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« Reply #1764 on: February 01, 2012, 09:06:52 PM »

Duncan, I'll see Aero-Naut on the toy-fair on sunday. I will check out what they know about the "worldwide springer-movement"  :}
I hope the kit will be available for the Dortmund fair in April. We will have a booth there and like to sell loads of them.  ok2
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1765 on: February 01, 2012, 09:08:33 PM »

I think you once had a Springer Kit thread? Did you ever resolve the idea?

Dave

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see my post here:
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=21827.msg350455#msg350455
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1766 on: February 03, 2012, 02:24:31 PM »

Just a quick pic of my springer engineroom under construction.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1767 on: February 03, 2012, 03:03:26 PM »

Ned have you made space for the batteries to be moved back ? You DONT want a nose-heavy trim on a Springer. You've made a very tidy job. The  :-))midship bollards are clever.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1768 on: February 03, 2012, 03:15:49 PM »

She is floating with a slight bows up.
I had to weight the bow as she was
really down by the stern on first float
test.
The batteries can come aft about 2 inches
but then she looks like she is on the plane.
All being well she could get her bottom wet on Sunday
but we are expecting heavy snow  Sat night here on the
East Coast so we will have to see.

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« Reply #1769 on: February 03, 2012, 04:17:06 PM »

Strange , engine and batteries forward and nose up {:-{   Get her out in the snow. We are hoping for some on Cairngorm ski slopes, bit bare so far this year >:-o :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1770 on: February 03, 2012, 09:32:17 PM »

Nice and tidy Ned , better not show my bucket 'n' scarper internals  :embarrassed: .
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1771 on: February 04, 2012, 01:28:24 PM »

Arrow5 just to show the bows up attitude floating in a baby's bath!
If she tries to bury her nose I can move the batteries or add a bit of
lead aft.

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« Reply #1772 on: February 04, 2012, 01:33:32 PM »

Yep that looks like the correct angle-of-dangle to straighten out when she moves :-))   BTW did the baby enjoy it too? %)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1773 on: February 26, 2012, 05:33:22 PM »

Hey Ho
The pond today batteries moved slightly aft
and she goes ok.
Ten mins into her maiden voyage and a fast electric
has rudder probs and there we were with our first rescue.

Sorry no pics

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1774 on: April 17, 2012, 04:22:26 PM »

Hi all
I now have added a springer to my fleet i made a start on the 1st of April just over two week's down to detailing it now
Few picture's
Hull is made from 6mm ply deck is ply the rest is plastic card
Next's few day's will put some fender round the hull

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