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Anteo 2 Tug by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Dick, I have a few tugs and the largest at 49" uses a geared 540 running from a 12v 7ah sla battery giving a good 90mins running time. This model weighs in at 15 kilos ready to sail. I also have a caldercraft model tug Joffre. Which is about 30" long and runs using a 6v monoperm motor and gearbox. 6v 4.5ah sla battery giving about 1 hour run time. Weight is 5kilos ready to sail. Hope this helps. Cheers Colin.

17-28 Torbay Severn Lifeboat by Weedman Seaman   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi Donnieboy, Nice video. Given me inspiration to make some of my own, never really gave it a thought until now. Hi Lesfac, What you said is correct. If you are intending to race around as fast as you can, even entering races at meets within your Club, then brushless motors are the best. I myself use both types. Brushless for speed in my Offshore, Catamaran, Rigger and all Vee shaped hulls but in my Dumas American Beauty Mississippi River Towboat (Jesus, that's a mouthful)and Joffre Tyne Tug then I use standard motors because they are not designed to race around but plod along. I also have a Southampton Tug which together with the Joffre are and will be used for their intended purposes. I am right now waiting for anyone to give me some advice on how to dismatel the Southampton so I can upgrade the RC equipment together with the batteries. I will however continue to use standard motors all be it, of a higher power for a Tugs daily job.

I want my workshop back! by aanside Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
The Joffre is the single screw version. Don't worrk about shipping from Scotland, I have spent years sending high value electronics by carriers and have only ever had a problem once and that is because the courier threw it (and was seen doing it!!)

I want my workshop back! by Fred Commander   Posted: 9 months ago
I would love to have the Joffre if she is the twin screw one, But I think you are in Scotland if you are then sending it via some carriers would cost also it may get damage. Good luck with the sales. Fred

I want my workshop back! by aanside Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
I already mentioned in another thread ("Any Clues") that three boats have been dumped in my workshop to see if I can find a buyer for any of them. 1) Caldercraft "Joffre" Tug, already built but in grave need of TLC with the propshaft tight and the rudder shaft too tight to move. The vessel is filthy dirty. 2) Billings "Le Pourquoi-pas", hull assembled with decks, remainder of kit & fittings look to be complete 3) Billings "Smit Nederland" Nr 528 - unstarted kit but does not have detail fittings I can post any of these boats and would appreciate a sensible offer for any of them - I do need the space to get on with my own work. Please PM me for any further information Regards Barry

Any clues? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
Some info and pics of the original here Colin. style='background-color:yellow;'>joffre1916.html Bon chance mon ami, Doug 😎

Any clues? by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
Hi Barry, what's the deal on Joffre. It sounds an interesting project. Thanks Colin.

Any clues? by aanside Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
The vessels mentioned in my last post have now been dumped in my workshop so they are available if anybody is interested. Le Pourquoi-pas has been started (hull & deck) looks as if most fittings are there but the workmanship leaves something to be desired. Joffre is in need of a lot of work - it is built but filthy dirty and needs a lot of work plus the prop shaft is on the edge of being seized and rudder shaft is so stiff I daren't move it The Smit Nederland kit is complete and untouched BUT does not have the detail fittings. If anybody is interested please contact me direct regards Barry

Joffre plans by thepirate Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Picked up a Caldercraft Joffre kit cheap, not in a box ,everything looks complete apart from the outline plans. Does anyone have a spare set or where can I get them from? Thanks.

Any clues? by aanside Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 months ago
I am inclined to thinking it might be a barge. It is broad in girth (like me) and fairly short bow to stern but has a hole for a bowsprit. The guy it came from has gone the way of all good sailors (off to Thailand to find a wife 😁) but his other boats are a Joffre Tug and a Smit Nederland tug (plus Pourquoi Pas from Billings) - all to appear, apparently, on Fleabay. The hull I have is a fibreglass moulding so presumably comes from a commercial source but I doubt it is a "kit" like the others. Workmanship on the capping rail and deck is a bit ropey so it will need a lot of tlc. If I can find a suitable plan to give me some thoughts it will become the next on the stocks once my Battle Class destroyer is finished.

Caldercraft by soapbox Apprentice   Posted: 4 years ago
Caldercraft "Joffre" tug sold

Springer by Spitfire99 Commander   Posted: 4 years ago
[Score: 10/10] Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 90mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a Speedo 500 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Metro is 15 amp (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Caldercraft Joffre - Tyne Tug 1:48 Scale The Joffre was built In 1916 by the Androssan Dry Dock & Shipping Co. She was owned throughout her career by Lawson-Batey Tugs Ltd. of Newcastle on Tyne. Specifically built for the coastal towing business her gross tonnage was 260, with an engine power of 1,140 I.h.p. this was quite a high power for ships of her day. Fitted with two sets of towing hooks, an unusual feature for tugs of her size, the after one was used for towing lighters on the river Tyne. Scale: 1:48 Length: 775mm Beam 190mm

Caldercraft 'JOFFRE' by Quarryman1 Seaman   Posted: 4 years ago
[Score: 9/10] 30"/8600g Caldercraft 'JOFFRE' Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive to a 540 type (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Electrolize J3 (5Amps) ESC - Comments: A steam tugboat purchased from Caldercraft about 15 years ago and completed building In 2010. Goes very well and fitted with Graupner smoke module.

The Katra a Thames craft tug by modeltugman Admiral   Posted: 6 years ago
I was asked by an old friend of mine who Is a total J P Knight 's tug fan If I could make the katra on an old JOFFRE TUG HULL on checking the size of the hull It worked out to exactly 1/24th scale 1/2" to the foot for the Katra , so here we go on a little build blog for her, the first pictures are the real thing, the one of her all In gray was taken during the war when they neede a small tug for work In Invergordon Scotland , so they sent Katra.

joffre by jefferyHolmes Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
[Score: 9/10] 30" joffre Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a model motors direct 555 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 6Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Built from a calder craft kit of a period tyne tug