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Jun 25, 2010, 10:44 AM
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With all this talk of the Springer push tugs. I decided to build one, but not for class competition.
I found a nice little 25 ft twin engine. So I think that it would make a great 1/12 scale tug.
Will you be using the 'Springer' hull design scaled up to 25" or producing drawings to match the 'real' pusher tug in the pic?..
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Jun 25, 2010, 11:25 AM
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I was going to use the Springer hull design, BUT my scale side took over. Attached is a jpeg of the auto-cad drawing I did. I removed the dimension lines to make it a bit clearer. I was running out of large ply sheets (24x48), my new supply should be in the middle of next week. Thats when the build will start. the hull will be 1/8 light ply and the cabin and pilot house will be sheet styren. it will have all LED lighting.
There is not much tug racing in the Jersey area. Right now I only have 4 tugs, all are bow tugs. www.jsgill.net
Jun 25, 2010, 07:53 PM
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I was going to use the Springer hull design, BUT my scale side took over.
So it's not going to be a Springer?...

I was looking forward to another overpowered Springer... oh well...
Jun 26, 2010, 01:53 AM
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Lil Joe, real Life Springer?
Jun 26, 2010, 03:42 AM
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Well, it was finally time for a new one...
What do you think you will get if you add the ingredients in the following pics?

The top will be a classic springer... who am I kidding??? No way, not yet...
It will be inspired from the Riva line of boats, meaning planking, staining, lacquer, shiny brass...
Jun 26, 2010, 07:51 AM
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AAAAAAAARGHHHHHHH!! I could have finished today, but I finished my propane!! It will have to wait till Monday now....
Jun 26, 2010, 12:57 PM
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Hey CornelP,

Any issues with water in the motors in any of your builds yet?
Jun 26, 2010, 01:15 PM
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having seen 'turbo springers' and various sizes and I had a thought....has anyone ever made a springer that 'flew?'
Foo
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Jun 26, 2010, 03:40 PM
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Not really Umi, the small brushed motors are sealed, but I have a larger one and a brushless completely exposed. just normal TLC and you're ok. A bit of WD40 after a run and usually some oil on the bearings later.
Foo... I have a couple of drafts done...
Jun 26, 2010, 09:39 PM
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ADAGIO (slow dancin' man)


G'day all;

We're getting there - our "NEW WEBSITE" is on line and growing slowly, at

http://logancity-marinemodellers.110mb.com/

The new Clubhouse is in the final approval phase.

It all sounds like a pretty good plan to me.

Brian Byrne
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Jun 29, 2010, 09:36 AM
GILL
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Well I started building yesterday. It is not going to be a Springer but ONE POWERFUL PUSH TUG. I took a couple of pic's. The cabin structure is all most complete, I also shot a picture of the motors a 975 that will give me about 11,000 at 8.4 volts this will be spinning a 50mm 5 blade prop.
Love the Styren, this is only 4 hours work.

I am going to approach my club about the one design Springer class. Personally I think it would be a blast to see what these guys would come up with for the above decks..
Jun 29, 2010, 10:32 AM
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I like the idea of using styrene, looks very clean and it's waterproof. What kind of glue are you using to attach the hard wood bracing, Gill RC?
Anyhow, there is a little more progress on my springer.
Jun 29, 2010, 12:58 PM
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The whole build will be with CA. wood-wood regular CA, wood-plastic CA for plastic.
When my new wood supply comes in I'll start a build thread. One thing I have learned over the years, when I glue wood the plastic (Styren) I always use a little acetone first, then the CA. The exception is ABS plastic then use the regular CA. Or if you are going to use epoxy on ABS then you do the glueing wait a week flex the plastic and use thin CA to glue the epoxy to the ABS. Using these methods I have boats that are over 30 years old and no loose joints.
I don't worry about water proof glues. Our models spend only a short time in the water. If I were building a fuill size , then I would use "water proof"
Jun 29, 2010, 02:05 PM
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Thanks Gill, for the advice on the adhesives, I've done a good bit of scratchbuilding with styrene, using Tenax and Plastruct Weldene, or even ShooGoo to join different plastics, but never incorporated any wood before.
Jun 29, 2010, 02:54 PM
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I have used good old testors model cement to glue styrene to wood with good result, Note that this is the tube stuff that 'melts' the plastic not the bottle stuff that evaporates in a hurry.
Foo


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