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Willit

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #975 on: March 02, 2008, 09:46:25 AM »

thanks all for pointing out the flaws in the Dickie RC.

Hopefully the new RC will work a bit better and we can have the mass-tug gathering we dream of!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #976 on: March 03, 2008, 02:44:35 PM »

Hey Willit, see FuntimeFrankie`s look-alike?  When are you coming north of the border and to where?
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« Reply #977 on: March 03, 2008, 07:01:48 PM »

Hey Willit, see FuntimeFrankie`s look-alike?  When are you coming north of the border and to where?

I think I did see that one.  I endeavoured to make mine look different  ;D

We're coming on the sleeper train to Fort William then on the Jacobite train to Mallaig.  Dates are still hazy!
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« Reply #978 on: March 03, 2008, 07:35:43 PM »

Hey Willit, see FuntimeFrankie`s look-alike?  When are you coming north of the border and to where?
Mine first appeared in April '07 (post 149)
But's it's had a new hull and supersructure since then..... ;)

the motor prop shaft etc are the same {-)
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« Reply #979 on: March 03, 2008, 08:09:46 PM »

Yep Frankie these students just copy everything these days ::).  Willit is it a special rail excusion to Malliag ? Dont forget to call it MAHL-ig not mahl-AIG. Locals will appreciate that O0 
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Willit

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« Reply #980 on: March 03, 2008, 08:45:08 PM »

Yep Frankie these students just copy everything these days ::).  Willit is it a special rail excusion to Malliag ? Dont forget to call it MAHL-ig not mahl-AIG. Locals will appreciate that O0 

you know the regular steam service up there?

well its now called the Jacobite and runs throughout the year.

I went a long time ago with the parents when British Rail was still around.  Was a good trip.

And yes I will admit I was influenced by Frankies boat, but only because it looked so nice!  I added a little bit more detail just to set them aside.  I'd be interested in sitting it next to it to see if the superstructure is a similar size.

Eventually it will have more detail put on but at the mo the main task is getting it running well.
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #981 on: March 03, 2008, 09:19:13 PM »

This is what influenced mine O0
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« Reply #982 on: March 03, 2008, 09:24:30 PM »

Yes I know the "Hogwarts Express".  I also see the Strathspey Railway to "Glenbogle" (Monarch of the Glen TV series) out of my front window every day. Sometimes celeb locos.Your Springer will look nice with that detail in pic, thanks for posting it.
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Willit

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« Reply #983 on: March 03, 2008, 11:48:45 PM »

it will indeed look very good Frankie!

when I did mine I went on the net, found lots of pics of Bantams and picked a detail I liked from each one.  the end doors were a must, had a lot of fun making them!  The only reason I did the plated up window was at the time I had run out of black paint and wanted a quick fix!  {-)

I've got to get a few bits still, mainly a vent, spot lamp and klaxon horn to go on.  Not a lot, but enough to make it look more boat like.  Too much and it will keep losing bits at the pondside! 

These detail bits are very much required.  The last time the Bantam Springer was a'crusin, someone said,

"look at that boat, it looks like a floating train"

and for once.....I had to agree!
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #984 on: March 05, 2008, 11:37:08 AM »

....and from our agent in a northern climate some details emerging of the Visby stealth tug "Stringer" for the Swedish Navy.
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Big Ada

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« Reply #985 on: March 05, 2008, 04:36:34 PM »

Hi Arrow5,
Is that big mauve thing underneath a Voith Snider unit?.
It looks good anyway.

Len    ;)
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« Reply #986 on: March 05, 2008, 05:22:30 PM »

Ada, nope not top secret drive system but part of the Lady Muriel`s birthday prezzy, a tin of "Quality Sreet" choccies. I did think of getting her a new blade for her bushman`s saw but why pamper them O0
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« Reply #987 on: March 05, 2008, 09:29:52 PM »

We did the Jacobite trip in 2006, I can enthusiastically recommend it, I would say it entails some spectacular views but then that's the norm in the Highlands so it goes without saying. The Cullen Skink served at the restaurant by Mallaig harbour is not to be missed  O0







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« Reply #988 on: March 05, 2008, 10:19:45 PM »

That resteraunt in Mallaig is EXCELLENT I allways call in there for some nosh when I am working up in the area.Now I hear you all ask and say but you from Wales correct but boss has estate the other side of Loch Morar  thats why


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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #989 on: March 11, 2008, 07:12:54 PM »

Cor it's quiet on the springer front everyone must be building for the Mayhem bash


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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #990 on: March 11, 2008, 08:44:59 PM »

Sorry Stavros , won't be traveling to the Mayhem bash but on the point of building.... it is still too blooming cold and windy to be out in the workshop.

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« Reply #991 on: March 11, 2008, 10:54:02 PM »

Cor it's quiet on the springer front everyone must be building for the Mayhem bash


Stavros
    OK , just for you Stav., I`ve switched off the elctronic cloacking device and shot a pic of "Stringer" stealth tug while she was having another coat of invisible paint applied. I see I`ve caught my reflection in the mirror. :embarrassed:
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #992 on: March 12, 2008, 09:13:42 PM »

Cor Arrow I don't remember  you being that good looking  {-)
the Stringer certainly looks good
cheers

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« Reply #993 on: March 13, 2008, 11:26:33 AM »

If you liked that Big Boy here is one with my full make-up on :o  BTW when are we going to see the northern-most UK Springer fleet ?
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« Reply #994 on: March 15, 2008, 05:40:23 PM »

Have you seen the vac formed springer on e-bay. Very light weight, now I'm thinking high speed springer racing  (club 500 springers) Right back to the steam springer (pics soon)
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Willit

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #995 on: March 15, 2008, 07:25:59 PM »

Have you seen the vac formed springer on e-bay. Very light weight, now I'm thinking high speed springer racing  (club 500 springers) Right back to the steam springer (pics soon)

lets not get back onto that highly controversial vac form hull!  :D
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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #996 on: March 15, 2008, 08:53:39 PM »

I am with Willit on this one, the vac form hull was flogged to death some time ago.

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« Reply #997 on: March 16, 2008, 06:46:43 PM »

Sorry chaps missed the posting-shall remain tight lipped
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Willit

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Re: Springer Tugs
« Reply #998 on: March 19, 2008, 06:09:21 PM »

I have fitted my water cooling pipes to the motor of my Springer but I did not get the performence I was expecting.  I have seen a youtube clip of one of our members (forgive me I cannot remember which one) Springers and the water is flowing out of it when the boat is running against the bank.  Mine apparently will only put water into the coil when the boats underway, by which time the boat has crashed into the end of the bath, so I can't see whats happening!

is this normal?
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« Reply #999 on: March 19, 2008, 07:44:13 PM »

Yes, get a bigger bath  O0
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