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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1100 on: June 28, 2008, 11:29:44 PM »

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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.

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

See if you can get a real sub Captain to sign RO Norry!...  O0

If they arrest you with RO under your arm, just tell them a Ex Brit in the USA built it and sent it to you in Scotland...  {-) That makes it believable..

I wonder if this is a first, a Russian Sub in a British sub base...  ::)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1101 on: June 29, 2008, 10:47:32 AM »

Ah Rosyth,  the Scottish Murmansk, all the subs there are decommissioned awaiting disposal sometime in the next 5000 years.   My LHS when I need paint for RO5 ;)  5 gallon drums not Humbrol tinlets.  Hope Norry gets a shot of Red under the Forth Rail Bridge that icon of British Victorian engineering. No longer painted continously due to recent high tech coating process that is supposed to last 20years, we`ll see !  I think Faslane Base is better bet for active sub skippers. Last time I was there had pint with the real live Commander James Bond, RN. Which explains why the landlord said "here comes 007"when he saw him coming in the door. Maybe it was a tale for the "towerist", me  >:(!  I must look up the Naval Personnel List someday :-\  First Russian sub in a UK naval base ?  Well the one on the Thames may well have been to Chatham Naval Dockyard at some time but it was the Soviet fishing fleet that was the problem. The factory ships in Loch Broom at Ullapool and their dozens of "Klondykers" played a lot of games with the Polaris subs from USS Hunley based on the .....wait for it, the Holy Loch, during the cold war.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1102 on: June 29, 2008, 09:07:36 PM »

     ...Hi Guys...

Here is a piccy of Wee Johnny sailing "RED OKTOBER" around Glasgow South Ship Modelling Society,s Pond at Queens Park in Glasgow...

Their Sailfest was taking place at the time as part of the Southside Festival in Glasgow...

As you can see from his attire we travelled over to the South Side straight after Johnny,s Saturday Morning Football Match...

...Best Regards...Norry & Wee Johnny...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1103 on: June 30, 2008, 05:06:12 AM »

Excellent Norry... and a superb piece of Cataining Wee Johnny!..
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1104 on: June 30, 2008, 10:01:25 AM »

I've had a few ideas for Springers...

A lifeboat Springer.
A crane / recovery barge Springer
A fishing trawler Springer
An aircraft carrier Springer.....

..... I got to drink less on the weekends!  O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1105 on: June 30, 2008, 11:15:23 AM »

What period aircraft carrier Martin ? O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1106 on: June 30, 2008, 11:38:25 AM »

Ah! A another new Springer!  O0
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1107 on: June 30, 2008, 11:57:27 AM »

Yes Martin................I saw a pic of a battered old springer on Mayhem many moons ago and was so impressed I just had to copy it and build my own. They do say that copying is the sincerest form of flattery though.
Cheers,
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(Hope I have done this photo uploading thing right)
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« Reply #1108 on: June 30, 2008, 12:18:18 PM »

VERRRY NICE O0, loads of character there. Getting back to the origins of real working working river craft. I like it. 8)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1109 on: June 30, 2008, 12:19:29 PM »

And just what are you expecting to be pushing around with those things on the from Ian?!?!?  :o

Martin  ;)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1110 on: June 30, 2008, 01:03:59 PM »

Nice Job Ian, I like it, and with those tree trunks on the front, Springer football will be a doddle !!!!!!!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1111 on: June 30, 2008, 10:00:45 PM »

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And just what are you expecting to be pushing around with those things on the from Ian?!?!? 
I guess pretty much anything that gets in my way Martin............. O0!

Thanks for the +ve comments guys. As a matter of interest it's planked with English Oak from a friend's joiner's shop and the 'tree trunks' are oak too. Well, the wood was lying around and he didn't want those little bits so I thought...........why not use 'em?

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Ian.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1112 on: July 01, 2008, 04:10:31 PM »

Looks good!
Where did you find the two figures?
That would certainly give a good push to a ball as well!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1113 on: July 01, 2008, 10:46:54 PM »

Hi Mike.
The figures are G scale railway trackside workers. There are quite a lot of figures and stuff you can use with a little imagination in G scale. I think they are about 1:22.5 scale which is near enough to the 1:24 that I was aiming for. I found them here http://www.gaugemaster.co.uk/index.html
service was good too but the figures are a little pricey. Having said that, they are the best I've seen to date.
Cheers,
Ian.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1114 on: July 02, 2008, 10:10:56 PM »

             ...Hi Guys...

Here is Wee Johnny,s DAMEN Springer "TIBER" (named after my home village football team) undergoing pond trials after having a 12 volt Marx Decaperm Motor fitted...
A tad deep in the Stern but i should be able to shift the batteries forward a wee bit to rectify this...

A wee Bit of Football Training took place also...


...Best Regards...Wee Johnny & Norry...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1115 on: July 07, 2008, 10:24:09 PM »


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...


Did you get arrested Norry?  ;D ... is that why there are no pics?...  :-\
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1116 on: July 08, 2008, 12:17:35 AM »

    No, No, No, Not At all, Not At All,

"RED OKTOBER" was at Rosyth Naval Base as a guest of The Glasgow South Model Ship Society...

I was at Glasgow Richmond M.B.C. at a meeting...The invite did include me & Wee Johnny but i had a Committee Meeting to attend...

There are some pictures on their Website of the event including one of "R.O." on display amongst the Warships...

I am helping the guys out at The 2nd Annual National Glagow Warship Day on Saturday & Sunday so I will probably get the pictures then..."" R.O." is also being displayed & sailed at this event...

I will post some pictures of this event later...

I will P.M. you, Ralph with details of other planned visits to events...

...All The Best...Norry & wee Johnny...

P.S. Here is a picture taken from G.S.S.M.S. Website Event Report...
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1117 on: July 14, 2008, 09:12:12 PM »

Has anyone noticed that Walkers Crisps have have got the Springer bug in the latest T,V, advert. DAVE
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1118 on: July 16, 2008, 07:25:20 PM »

Please enlighten us biggles i have not seen the new ad yet
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1119 on: July 23, 2008, 01:11:38 PM »



..... Has anyone got the time .... and inclination to knock me up a Springer hull or two..... Please ?!?!   :)
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« Reply #1120 on: July 23, 2008, 03:51:45 PM »

Contact Norry, he`ll do you a couple of fibreglass ones.
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« Reply #1121 on: July 23, 2008, 05:04:16 PM »

Wouldn't mind a couple of fibre glass ones myself---hint hint norry
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« Reply #1122 on: July 23, 2008, 05:39:00 PM »

Last I heard Norry had computer troubles. Are you there Norry ?
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« Reply #1123 on: July 23, 2008, 10:13:55 PM »

Know that one, just had to bin one of my laptops, some virus zapped my bi-os
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1124 on: July 23, 2008, 10:16:17 PM »

PM you Phil....
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