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    Building a Scale Model "Springer" push boat
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    πŸ“ Building a Scale Model "Springer" Push Boat (Part 5) Railings
    22 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ LewZ ( Commander)
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    Gradually getting back to this Springer. This part involves building and installing the railings.

    Railings on a Springer are a bit challenging. Many Springer owners know that these boats often collide when in competition with other Springers (water sports, racing). That's the fun part of having a Springer.

    Luckily, with this Springer being at a large scale (1/16), the railings are larger in diameter. With that this leaves room for a little extra support which is detailed in this video (see link). (There is a little overlay error in the beginning titles, so please ignore that. Can't edit a finished video in YouTube and use the same link.)

    Lew
    Florida 🀞, USA




    πŸ’¬ Re: Building a Scale Model "Springer" Push Boat (Part 5) Railings
    11 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ cyril413 ( Leading Seaman)
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    hey Lew, I'm a big springer fan built my 1st on from Zippkit about 5 yrs ago my grandson still playing with it. pic listed on my page.
    yours looks great good job
    CyπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Building a Scale Model "Springer" Push Boat (Part 5) Railings
    21 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Excellent work so far. Very interesting model.😎
    πŸ’¬ Re: Building a Scale Model "Springer" Push Boat (Part 5) Railings
    22 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ BarryS ( Warrant Officer)
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    Lew, that is an excellent job on the railings!
    And a excellent video on your process for building the railings.
    Barry
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    πŸ“ Building a Scale Model "Springer" Push Boat (Part 4)
    2 months ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ LewZ ( Commander)
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    (Sorry for the delay in getting this update out. Was in the hospital and recovered, then trying to catch up with everything.)

    Part 4 involves adding the knees, the 3D printed ABS bulwarks, fitting the hatch, and filling, sanding, and painting the hull. Next update will probably focus on making the railings.

    Lew
    Florida β˜€οΈπŸ˜Ž, USA

    Video link (forgot to reduce the volume on the music soundtrack):


    πŸ’¬ Re: Building a Scale Model "Springer" Push Boat (Part 4)
    2 months ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Len1 ( Midshipman)
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    sorry to hear about your hospital visit. Maybe getting back to building will help your recovery. Len
    πŸ’¬ Re: Building a Scale Model "Springer" Push Boat (Part 4)
    2 months ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking the 'bee's knees' LewπŸ‘
    Glad to see you 'out' and active againπŸ˜€
    Cheers, Doug😎
    πŸ“ Building a Scale Model "Springer" Push Boat (Part 3)
    4 months ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ LewZ ( Commander)
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    Planning, making, and installing a deck, including the two type of access to the inside of the hull.

    Lew
    Florida, USA

    Video link:

    πŸ’¬ Re: Building a Scale Model "Springer" Push Boat (Part 3)
    19 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I love it.
    Very informative video.
    😎
    πŸ“ Starting the physical work on this Springer
    5 months ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ LewZ ( Commander)
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    Already started. Made the coming ring and marking the plywood deck for the cutouts. 3D printed several of the superstructure parts and cemented them together.

    Having a bad issue with my VideoStudio app which I use to create the videos as I go. This last video was created by using ClipChamp which I had to figure out last night.

    At 79 I'm getting a little slow.

    Lew
    Florida, USA

    πŸ“ Building a Scale Model "Springer" Push Boat (Part 2)
    5 months ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ LewZ ( Commander)
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    Part 2 now available:


    πŸ“ Building a Scale Model "Springer" Push Boat (Part 1)
    5 months ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ LewZ ( Commander)
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    Part 1 video now available:


    πŸ’¬ Re: Building a Scale Model "Springer" Push Boat (Part 1)
    5 months ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ BarryS ( Warrant Officer)
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    OK Lew,
    It looks good on the computer screen. It must be time to start cutting out the parts.
    Barry
    πŸ“ Building a Scale Model "Springer" push boat
    5 months ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ LewZ ( Commander)
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    Many of us have seen or heard of the "Springer" push boat (a.k.a., tug, truckable boat, etc.). Most of them are not scale models but still built to the enjoyment of the owner.

    This blog deals with how I build "Springers" to look like a scale model of some real boats. I will deal with some of the issues as well as ideas for searching for you own "scale model Springer".

    Follow this blog as I build my latest "Springer", a US Army Corps of Engineers truckable push boat working at the Little Goose Dam in Washington State where it moves river debris to the "stoplog" gates.

    Lew
    Florida, USA

    Here is the introduction video:


    πŸ’¬ Re: Building a Scale Model "Springer" push boat
    5 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have an SHG Sprinter tug which is a semi scale Springer. It is very maneuverable. It also has a shallow horseshoe attachment which fits on the front for pushing a small ball around. Used to play to play football with several boats on the pool it’s mayhem but great fun
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Building a Scale Model "Springer" push boat
    5 months ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ RodC ( Lieutenant)
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    Starting by building a ZIPPKITS Springer eliminates the drudgery of plank-on-frame of your hobby boat. I'm currently building my 2nd & 3rd. Three cheers for Zippkits !!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    πŸ’¬ Re: Building a Scale Model "Springer" push boat
    5 months ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ BarryS ( Warrant Officer)
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    Springers are really fun boats built for fun playing!
    Barry


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