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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #925 on: February 18, 2008, 12:30:05 AM »

Toesupwa migth have built a sub springer, but that is not how they were designed.

Red Oktober hits the pool....  :o

1/ Its way too quick with a 19 turn HOT car motor in it.
2/ Its WAY WAY too noisey...
3/ Needs a housebrick to bring it down to the waterline
4/ The water just 'peels' of the shaped bow.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #926 on: February 18, 2008, 07:07:05 AM »

Black,smooth with a froth....should have called it Guiness. Pure genius............ imaginative artistry.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #927 on: February 18, 2008, 04:30:47 PM »

I think thats brilliance.

Well done Toesupwa.

Now you have to make a submerging one!  ::)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #928 on: February 18, 2008, 05:03:27 PM »


An early contender for Springer of the year!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #929 on: February 18, 2008, 06:06:06 PM »

He will have to bring it across the pond to receive the award!  {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #930 on: February 19, 2008, 04:42:55 AM »

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

OK...  :P
If i can show pics sometime during the year of RO at a British event.. with a 'known' British Springer, would that suffice?..  ;)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #931 on: February 19, 2008, 07:50:50 AM »

Methinks Toes has a cunning plan...be aware no cardboard replicas or Photoshop trickery . Huh who`d  believe Red Oktober at a UK event. I think he is homesick and looking for an excuse to visit the old country. {-)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #932 on: February 19, 2008, 04:35:47 PM »

Would a paddle springer be a British springer.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #933 on: February 19, 2008, 05:39:42 PM »

Would a paddle springer be a British springer.

If it was built in Britain, then yes... it would
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #934 on: February 19, 2008, 05:53:33 PM »

Paddle boats aren`t an exclusive British thing. Easiest would be a stern-wheeler and that might take us back to the  USA, home of the Springer,with all the great rivers like the Mississippi and the Ohio. Great opportunity for showboat with lights and music :)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #935 on: February 19, 2008, 05:56:12 PM »

Would a paddle springer be a British springer.

If it was built in Britain, then yes... it would
....and pray tell, what would a Russian submarine built in the USA by a Brit be ? ::)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #936 on: February 19, 2008, 10:09:17 PM »

Would a paddle springer be a British springer.

If it was built in Britain, then yes... it would
....and pray tell, what would a Russian submarine built in the USA by a Brit be ? ::)

A Springer!... yeeeesh.. keep up Arrow!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #937 on: February 20, 2008, 08:34:23 AM »

Ahummm......yeeeeeees..... er        Mmmmm right :-\ :kiss:  I know the answer... I just didnt understand the question ...or. Ach i`m away back to bed. >:( :( >>:-( :embarrassed: :-\ :'(
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #938 on: February 20, 2008, 10:49:46 AM »

Is a Thames barge springer British enough then? >>:-(
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #939 on: February 20, 2008, 02:02:08 PM »

Show us a picture and we`ll tell you.... no build it anyway. Springers are a sort of Formula Libre above the waterline.  Didnt think Thames barges(lighters) had engines but plenty of Thames workboats would be suitable candidates.  It is only the hull that is regulated, above the deck can be anything you like, doesnt have to be scale. Read the first dozen posts in this thread.  Attached pics of a Springer and barge. Clyde not Thames but you get the idea.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #940 on: February 20, 2008, 11:22:47 PM »

Thinking of building a barge after comleting the Springer, something for it to play with, about 4' too big? No no!!

Andy. O0 ;)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #941 on: February 21, 2008, 07:23:48 AM »

Would be interesting at 4ft Andy and certainly needs to be bigger than the one shown above.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #942 on: February 21, 2008, 12:37:45 PM »

Oh sod it, it'd only be for fun, might even get the lads to bring their tugs out to the lake.

Andy. ;)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #943 on: February 24, 2008, 07:17:06 PM »

Made a mega cock up with the paint one reacted against the other, and on advice from two gentlemen one off here I stipped her back too bear wood, now instead of putting a nice shinney coat on I have to start all over again. :'( :'( :'(

Andy. :)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #944 on: February 25, 2008, 01:30:39 PM »

    ...Hi Guys...

...Mr Andy...We have a mould at our club for making a flat top barge in GRP...

I cant remember the full dimensions at present but i could get them for you if you wish...Its approx  40" long by 14 " beam x 7" high...

We could mould you one ( For a Wee Fee of course) & bring it down to the Ellesmere Port Show in March...

The Wirral Club had a wee loan of the mould so they could make barges for a Rhine Pusher Tug...

Get in touch if you are interested...

...All The Best...Norry...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #945 on: February 25, 2008, 03:20:27 PM »

I notice in the Model Boats magazine, Dave Brumstead is doing a build series on the Springer Tug!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #946 on: February 25, 2008, 08:35:53 PM »

Norry thanks for the other, I'm going to have a bash building one myself I'msure my friend who is also buiding a Springer will like too get involved, I would appriciate any measurments and help in getting it started, which won't be untill the delayed launch of my Springer >:(

All the best and thanks, Andy.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #947 on: February 26, 2008, 12:06:41 AM »

I keep thinking...


steam powered Springer...




hmmmm.....


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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #948 on: February 26, 2008, 08:54:12 AM »

Hi Willit
Due to our lovely administrator throwing down the gauntlet, having seen seen my high speed steam straight runners, I am half way through building my steam springer. It has a flat twin single acting steam plant, copper boiler fired from a vaporising petrol blowlamp. Its a bit of a squeeze into the the hull, but it does go in. I will have it at the Mayhem weekend, but meanwhileI will post a few pics to show progress 
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #949 on: February 26, 2008, 09:45:15 AM »

And the next logical step is..... an ic engined springer!

Any takers?  ;D
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