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marinaru_ro

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Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« on: November 26, 2010, 03:04:20 PM »

  Hello Gents,
About three months ago i have bought this kit from Caldercraft. After opening the box i have decided to try some "minor" modifications, but what it came out so far...I'll wait for your opinons :-)...I have made some research on the net but unfortunately the only informations about Joffre are some pictures i have found.
It is not finished yet but i hope you will like it.
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George











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marinaru_ro

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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2010, 03:08:34 PM »

More pictures













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marinaru_ro

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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2010, 03:12:19 PM »

And the last set of pics.

















And this is it so far...
Regards
George
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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2010, 03:16:28 PM »

 Hy Marinru
Thats a really nice job your doing there, I think I would change the colour below the waterline, looks a bit pink to me, but that may just be your camera.
Nice build
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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2010, 03:19:47 PM »

Very nice build i like your mods to the kit well worth the effort, what have you used for decking?

Peter
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marinaru_ro

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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2010, 03:24:32 PM »

Hello guys and thank you!
 The colour below the waterline is a little bit more pink as i belive it should be but i have used the Salmon Pink from RAL colours code.
For the decks i have used cherry strips and for the cabin plum strips "painted" with burned thin oil.
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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2010, 03:25:36 PM »

I know nothing about the original kit but that is a spendid build - have you made many alterations ??
Geoff
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marinaru_ro

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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2010, 03:32:02 PM »

 I can tell you the original kit had a fiberglass plain hull, and i have begin the build with that styrene riveted plates. Same thing on the cabin wich are scratchbuilt after the plans from the book by Phil Thomas - British Steam Tugs-. The decks on the kit where screen printed on plywood. I have replaced them with strips of cherry. In fact from the original kit i have used so far only the hull and some white metal parts.
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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2010, 04:02:15 PM »

Very nice build. I like the riveted hull plate.

John
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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2010, 04:02:48 PM »

Thanks for that

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DieselDo

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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2010, 04:34:54 PM »

Marin,
One small concern I have is that all the freeing ports are closed so the water on the deck cant escape.

Bob
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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2010, 04:56:43 PM »

A great looking model brings back a lot of memory's I built one a number of years back.
An old back issue of model boats had an article on the original if you can source it.
I can also confirm that I had to retro fit ports to allow water to escape the deck.
Mark
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marinaru_ro

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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2010, 07:46:14 PM »

Thank you for watching gents, and you are perfectly right about the closed freeing ports. I will manage that in the near future, by cutting the holes in the bordage.
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George
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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2010, 08:52:02 PM »

Love the hull riviting, could you explain a bit more on how you did it i.e what thickness styrene, which glue you used, how did you form the rivits and did you have a plan to work from?
regards Les
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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2010, 10:12:08 PM »

Hi, great work. I have the same question: how did you make the rivet detail on the hull etc.?
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marinaru_ro

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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2010, 08:11:12 PM »

 Thank you for your comments guys, for the hull plating i have used 0.25mm thick styrene sheet glued on the fiberglass hull using Moment Power glue. The rivets are done using a riveting tool before glueing the plates.
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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2010, 10:23:43 PM »

George,
 Could you show us a picture of your rivetting tool please
                            Regards Sentry.
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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2010, 12:03:38 AM »

  How did you get the hull plating to the right shape and curve without plating diagrams?  Was it more of a trial and error job?

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marinaru_ro

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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #18 on: December 04, 2010, 07:54:55 AM »

  Hello Sirs,
The riveting tool is  homemade, as you can see in the pictures. For the hull plating diagram i have used the plans for the HS class tug, as the hull is about the same shape. This week i have made some other pieces for the Joffre and also add the lead inside the hull.







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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2010, 10:09:32 AM »

  Hello Sirs,
The riveting tool is  homemade, as you can see in the pictures. For the hull plating diagram i have used the plans for the HS class tug, as the hull is about the same shape. This week i have made some other pieces for the Joffre and also add the lead inside the hull.


Hi where did you get the plan for the HS class tug, I have been after info on them for some time, love the riviting by the way, nice and small just how they should be.

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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2010, 10:50:44 AM »

Lovely work George! Thanks for sharing.
I don't normally do kits, but this one is tempting.
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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2010, 11:00:11 AM »

Absolutely great plating & riveting work marinaru_ro :-)) .....but as mentioned....the PINK under water is a colour of a self polishing copolymer ...not sure if it was or is used on vessels as you suggest...apart from that ,,,,,, O0....Derek
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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2010, 11:22:12 PM »

Superb build !!
      Not much more to say !!
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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2011, 07:56:31 PM »

Very nice ship and a cornucopia of ideas for me at the right time.  :-))

I built the Joffre 1/2 year later. The maiden trip was on last weekend:
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ9HIUWoBh0

Best greetings from Germany

Walter
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Re: Caldercraft JOFFRE build
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2011, 06:11:53 PM »

Walter an outstanding build well done. :}
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