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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1525 on: August 31, 2009, 06:49:36 PM »

Watch this space as soon as I can :-)).
One will be a break van. (Of sorts)!
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« Reply #1526 on: August 31, 2009, 06:52:24 PM »

Delightful!  :-))
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« Reply #1527 on: August 31, 2009, 07:34:27 PM »

Thank you for the comments folks :-))

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1528 on: September 01, 2009, 10:56:46 AM »


That is absolutely fantastic, Ron. Well done you.

I shall have to scrap my 'Flying Scots Spring" now. It doesn't come up to your standards.  ok2

Cheers

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1529 on: September 01, 2009, 03:14:05 PM »

I was at the Egham Royal show this weekend showing a few boats, and they put a pool in (just for me, well I was the only one palaying on it)
So a little barge pushing.....
(Didn't help having the beer tent next door)   ;)
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1530 on: September 01, 2009, 03:40:03 PM »

Excellent, best place for the beer tent, next the pool. :-))
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1531 on: September 01, 2009, 04:19:38 PM »

Looking good Phil !!!  :-))
Got to make my Grandson a Springer now. Still he ain't born yet (due last week) so got a bit of time to work out what short of top it will have.  Seen some real nice JCB tractors and stuff in the Toy ( Boys) shop. Maybe??
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1532 on: September 01, 2009, 04:55:37 PM »

Car boot sales and charity shops yeild some potential top material for Springers. This is part of a broken bulldozer or digger.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1533 on: September 03, 2009, 09:01:47 AM »

It was very nice day yesterday on the Cromarty Firth so I decided to take trip on a real Springer.  Here she is in her new blue livery ...the Cromarty Rose.  Two car ferry from Cromarty to Nigg.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1534 on: September 03, 2009, 11:15:42 AM »

I like the look of that one arrow ,
would make an interesting model not only in the ferry form but also in naval colours as a landing craft.
lot's of options open like working ramp for when you do want to dive .
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« Reply #1535 on: September 03, 2009, 11:44:00 AM »

Does it get the big wave over the front like a real springer? If so is that a new type of car wash {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

It would make a good model though, especialy if you got the ramp to work and a car drive off it, now there's a thought. No get back to work you fool %% %% %% %% %%


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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1536 on: September 03, 2009, 12:40:03 PM »

Ching, doubt if you`d get a bow-wave from speed.  She is not a fast lady, more of a maiden aunt, stately would be apt.  Dont see her in military service either, more of a modern day Vital Spark perhaps. The deck turntable wasnt working yesterday and vehicles had to reverse ashore , bit ticky for some ,wet steel, seaweeded concrete etc. BMWs seemed to be the worst !   More details and some local history on www.cromarty-ferry.co.uk  Good place for dolphin watching.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1537 on: September 09, 2009, 04:13:30 PM »

Some pictures of mine, which finally got some color.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1538 on: September 09, 2009, 09:40:09 PM »

Rainer, nice boat. Is the stern out of the water or is that an optical illusion.  Maybe needs some ballast.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1539 on: September 09, 2009, 11:54:42 PM »

nice to see springer tugs, ive not seen any at the lake where i sail, new brighton on the wirral
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1540 on: September 10, 2009, 07:41:57 AM »

Rainer, nice boat. Is the stern out of the water or is that an optical illusion.  Maybe needs some ballast.
Thanks, you're right on the first Picture. The center of gravity was to far forward, it almost got an u-boat :p After moving some weight to the aft it was just right.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1541 on: September 10, 2009, 05:51:29 PM »

A springer turning into a u-boat, that sounds right to me. Depending on the throttle used they all try to dive, the first one I built when using full throttle would have about 25mm water washing across the decks and getting deeper. Moving the batteries towards the rear helps a bit but not a lot.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1542 on: October 19, 2009, 05:40:51 PM »

here is my police springer has flashing light and siren..

when i can upload pics.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1544 on: October 19, 2009, 07:09:52 PM »

picture of jabbas police springer well done jabba
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1545 on: October 19, 2009, 09:07:40 PM »

Great looking springer there jabba O0 O0
Ihave just got two hulls and have started to build my springer tugs.

Regards John
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1546 on: October 20, 2009, 01:02:21 PM »

Nice work...a brace of Springers {-)  Thats the way to do it  O0
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jabba

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« Reply #1547 on: October 20, 2009, 06:09:28 PM »

Nice builds tugnut,
   love the second one.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1548 on: October 24, 2009, 07:06:07 PM »

One done read for work
Some pictures on the lake.

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #1549 on: October 24, 2009, 07:49:37 PM »

Brilliant combination :-))   I was going to say "just needs a couple of crew members" when I spotted the skiver on the beanbag {-)  Nice touch.  We need more barges for Springers >>:-(
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