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Bart

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« on: February 07, 2013, 02:53:38 PM »

Hi Everyone My name is Ian Barter and I live just a few miles south of Newcastle upon Tyne, in a place called Birtley, although I've built models on and off most of my life,  I have never taken on a large project, like the one I'm about to start, so I'm a novice. My wife Jane bought me a tug boat called Joffre just before christmas, which I'm itching to start. My kids bought me the various components to turn the boat into a radio controlled model, I am for some reason quite nervous about starting the build and would love someone to give me some advice, any advice. so any old salty sea dog out there wants to contact me, I'll be all ears. If I make a success of this build it will give me something to do with my time, as I have had to retire from work early because of ill health and as a consequence sit at home pulling my hair out, thinking what I can do with my time. I've worked with my hands all my life and find it frustrating that I can no longer do any strenuous work. I would appreciate any help please!!!!!.


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Ian


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Re: Model boats
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 03:59:43 PM »

Ian,
Isnt that the Caldercraft kit.
They used to have good instructions.
But if not start at the back end with shaft, prop and rudder.

Bob

PS Your location in your profile would help
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Re: Model boats
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 04:11:01 PM »

Hi Bob
yes it is the kit from Caldercraft, with a fibre glass hull, the instructions don't have any dimensions on them so I suppose I'll just have to scale them off, however I think because I'm not used to looking at this type of instruction booklet/drawing I'm probably expecting more. I tried to put my location on my profile but it didn't come up. I live just south of Newcastle upon Tyne in a place called Birtley. I'll have another try.


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Ian
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Re: Model boats
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 08:20:53 PM »

Hi Ian, I am not a million miles away from you and I own the same tug boat and have another in restoration so I can try and help you if you get stuck.
 This forum is a great place to be and the folks here are always a great help.

 Enjoy the build!  :-))
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Re: Model boats
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2013, 11:47:20 PM »

I'll enjoy seeing you build the Joffre and I'll be interested to see any information on the actual tug.

Dave
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Re: Model boats
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 11:08:56 AM »

Bart

 Did you ever start to build that Joffre you mentioned above? If so, how're you making out?

John
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Re: Model boats
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 11:12:47 AM »

Hi John
Yes I did make a start however I have not done much for a few weeks due to ill health, when I get going again I'll take some photographs and post them on the site.


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Ian
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