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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Working vessels R&D: => Topic started by: JaS on October 31, 2014, 08:29:23 am

Title: Billing boats Smit Nederland question
Post by: JaS on October 31, 2014, 08:29:23 am
Hello


I wonder if the Billing Smit Nederland in kit form comes with fittings or has these be purchased separately?


Best R
Jack
Title: Re: Billing boats Smit Nederland question
Post by: Peter Fitness on October 31, 2014, 09:56:58 pm
I was given a part finished kit of Smit Nederland and it came complete with fittings. Looking at the illustrations in the instructions I am sure  that they were included with the kit. In my experience Billing kits come with all necessary fittings.


Peter.
Title: Re: Billing boats Smit Nederland question
Post by: JaS on October 31, 2014, 09:58:36 pm
Thank you Peter!


Br
Jack
Title: Re: Billing boats Smit Nederland question
Post by: cos918 on October 31, 2014, 10:25:13 pm
yes and no
older kits had the fittings sold separately new kit had them included but then the whole kit was a higher price

john
Title: Re: Billing boats Smit Nederland question
Post by: Capt Podge on October 31, 2014, 10:33:03 pm
Bought my "neddy" in 1997 - circa 245 - fittings kit was extra, can't remember how much that was now. :o
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: Billing boats Smit Nederland question
Post by: JaS on November 01, 2014, 04:58:10 am
Thanks Guys, got a reply from the hobby shop, this one include the fittings... :-)


Best R
Jack
Title: Re: Billing boats Smit Nederland question
Post by: JaS on November 01, 2014, 10:06:33 am
Hello again!

Another question in this topic,..I saw a picture of what i think was an older version of this kit, when older=without fittings if I understand it right, it also seemed that the wooden parts were to be cut out of the wooden sheets, the newer version has the fittings but what about the wooden parts, are they die cut or laser or have they to be cut out completely with a saw?

Br
Jack
Title: Re: Billing boats Smit Nederland question
Post by: Capt Podge on November 01, 2014, 09:19:15 pm
Most of the wooden parts were, I think, laser cut - just needed cutting from the sheets and the edges cleaned up. There were some wooden parts, such as the mooring bollards, that needed to be cut to size from stock dowel (supplied with the kit).
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
 
 
Title: Re: Billing boats Smit Nederland question
Post by: Martin [Admin] on November 01, 2014, 09:39:00 pm
 
A Few pictures of mine...
Title: Re: Billing boats Smit Nederland question
Post by: cos918 on November 02, 2014, 09:06:53 am
Old Billings kits had the parts printed on the wood and you would have to cut them out . New kits moved to Die cutting

john
Title: Re: Billing boats Smit Nederland question
Post by: JaS on November 02, 2014, 11:32:46 am
Much appreciated guys, thanks very much for the info.


Br
Jack
Title: Re: Billing boats Smit Nederland question
Post by: Buster22 on November 02, 2014, 02:47:12 pm
Martin can you tell me how thick the wood is for the deck
Title: Re: Billing boats Smit Nederland question
Post by: irishcarguy on November 27, 2014, 07:26:09 am
HI Buster I checked mine & it is 3 MM. I think Martin can confirm that, Mick B.
Title: Re: Billing boats Smit Nederland question
Post by: mermod on November 27, 2014, 10:56:03 am
Keep an eye on the fit of your deck, a few of the first kits we sold when they went from die cut to laser cut were about 10mm longer than they should have been and required a bit of a trim, not hard to do but it can be a bit off putting for a newcomer.

Phill
Title: Re: Billing boats Smit Nederland question
Post by: Buster22 on November 27, 2014, 05:33:02 pm
Thanks guys I had to trim mine down to it was too long