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Bart

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Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« on: February 04, 2013, 02:04:03 PM »

Can anyone help me, my wife bought me the Tyne Class tug Joffre for Christmas which I'm delighted with, however this is a first for me. I have a few questions that I would like answering before taking the plunge and starting the biuld. I'm quite nervous in case I make a mess of it. I can read plans so there is no problem there but the ones furnished with the kit are quite vague and lack essential information. I was wondering if there is anyone out there who has built this model, or for any general advice.


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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2013, 03:51:52 PM »

Hi Bart


Lucky you  :-)) I don't know the kit myself, but there is a 1/48 plan of the Joffre available here that might help if you are not satisfied with the one included in the kit.

cheers, Kaspar
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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 01:44:55 PM »

Hi Kaspar


Thanks for that, I might give it a go. I've been plucking up enough courage to start my build soon I have everything I need now so I have no excuse.


All the best


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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 01:51:41 PM »

Good luck!
By the way, did you know, Joffre was one of the tugs who joined RMS Olympic, Titanics sister to the scrapyard in 1935...


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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 02:00:21 PM »

Hi Bart..........I built one many years ago, and as you say, the plans were the usual Caldercraft "Not to Scale" jobbies, and only give a vague idea as to the possitioning of the fittings.......but like many I persevered, and that is probably why you'll never ever see two Joffre's  exactly the same at an exibition.
 
If there are scale plans available, they probably won't match up to the kit anyway in exactitude.
 
My own personal memory of the build was that the wheel house had some small vageries to it, but with a little adaptation it went together ok........in fact the model as a whole is a nice little model to build and will give lots of pleasure both in building and sailing later on.
 
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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2013, 02:05:07 PM »

There is a plan available here: http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/product/17047/joffre-mm1240-tug-plan Don't know if its any better than the one from the kit, but I would guess so.
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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2013, 02:09:46 PM »

Good luck!
By the way, did you know, Joffre was one of the tugs who joined RMS Olympic, Titanics sister to the scrapyard in 1935...


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she also ran aground somewhere of Start Point in Devon in the 1930's and was aground for some time before being salvaged and put back into service.
 
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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2013, 02:14:24 PM »

when talking about her, I start to feel like building one myself...  O0
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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2013, 02:16:57 PM »

Hi Kaspar


Go for it, we can compare notes


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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2013, 02:26:22 PM »

Hi Kaspar
[size=78%]Go for it, we can compare notes[/size]



 :-))  I think about it! I will post my decision here.
Cheers, Kaspar
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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2013, 02:29:09 PM »

when talking about her, I start to feel like building one myself...  O0

must admit I enjoyed it, but think I would like to build one next size up at 1:32 scale but I do have plans for this one which I think is dilectable..
 
called Romsey   http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/775/title/romsey/cat/516
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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2013, 06:39:44 PM »

Bart

  I've got the same kit. Maybe I should pull it out and build it and do a build thread on it at the same time.
I see there is a build thread on this forum:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1344986

John
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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2013, 08:52:17 PM »

Bart,
 If you look on here some one called marinaru did a great build of the Joffre I Have the kit to along with a few other tyne tugs not sure to might need the help from Martin as I think it was before the melt down but its worth finding as he made a great job of it.
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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2013, 09:17:34 PM »

You might want to check out this web site on Tyne tugs too:

http://www.tynetugs.co.uk/joffre1916.html

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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2013, 10:05:04 PM »

Hi John


Thanks I'll give it a try tomorrow.


Regards


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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2013, 12:17:43 AM »

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=27506.msg271222#msg271222

Also HS93 did some very nice Joffre work in brass.

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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2013, 03:29:48 AM »

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=27506.msg271222#msg271222

Also HS93 did some very nice Joffre work in brass.

Dave

Dave

 It looks like its the same guy doing the same thread in RC groups and Here.
Real nice model though

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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2013, 11:18:36 AM »

Bart

  I've got the same kit. Maybe I should pull it out and build it and do a build thread on it at the same time.
I see there is a build thread on this forum:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1344986

John
Yes please John! (Oldiron) it would be a treat to follow  O0         Regards, Tony. :-))
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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2013, 11:43:31 AM »

Hi John
Sounds like a great idea, I'm hoping to start my build at the weekend, I keep putting it off, because it's my first build and I'm nervous. So, if you started building yours it would be of great benefit to me. I would be interested to see whether or not my concerns are shared by another person, so go for it


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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2013, 03:09:48 PM »

Don't forget the build log Ian :-))  with plenty of pics if you can  %)
             Take it one step at a time,  enjoy the build,  and I know there are so many folk on here that can put you right with suggestions and advice - "don't panic Mr Mannering"!!
                                    Regards, Tony.
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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2013, 06:15:09 PM »

OK, I'll get going on it next week. I'm busy this weekend. It give me a good excuse to get it out and start it.

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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2013, 06:47:48 PM »

It was not planned to start another build as I have two other unfinished projects...
But then I like the idea of building a kit the same time as some other mayhem members, so I think I check if there is a kit available at Cornwall modelboats tonight  :D
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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2013, 03:06:44 PM »

Hi TonyI've made up my mind I'm starting tomorrow, so nobody try and stop me I've got all my tools out and I'm staring at the boat and I think I have it frightened. It looks good sitting there in it's cradle, hope it still looks good when I've finished with it
Tony what's the log you mentioned?


Cheers


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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2013, 04:17:15 PM »

Hi TonyI've made up my mind I'm starting tomorrow, so nobody try and stop me I've got all my tools out and I'm staring at the boat and I think I have it frightened. It looks good sitting there in it's cradle, hope it still looks good when I've finished with it
Tony what's the log you mentioned?


Cheers


Ian

  I'm going to be starting the build thread on the Joffre, perhaps this weekend. I got my kit out last night and reviewed it. It does look onerous, but its not if you break it down into a step by step process. There are a pile of excellent castings in it.
 It'll be good to have several interested builders putting in their comments and process's as we go along.

John
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Re: Building the 'Joffre' Tyne Class tug
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2013, 06:22:54 PM »

Hi Ian, well not one you'd put on the fire! {-)  Hopefully you will be posting your build sequence on here with lots of step by step pics - warts an' all - (we ALL have those along the way) As John put it "threads of your build"  as in a 'logbook'.  I'm sure everyone will be wishing you well and looking forward as to how your getting on.
                                Kind regards, Tony.
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