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Model Slipway Yorkshireman v Billing Smit Nederland tug
« on: November 21, 2015, 01:54:18 PM »

I had my heart set on a Model Slipway Yorkshireman and was about to order, I have been offered the Billing Smit Nederland kit at a very very good price.
I would be grateful for any comments and comparisons between the two before finally making up my mind
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Re: Model Slipway Yorkshireman v Billing Smit Nederland tug
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2015, 02:10:45 PM »

I've not had any experience with the Yorkshireman - the Billings Smit Nederland is very definitely an experienced builders kit, so I guess it's down to whether you feel comfortable with it.
 
There are a couple of threads currently running on here with regards to the Smit Nederland, including my own, so I'm somewhat biased. %)
 
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Re: Model Slipway Yorkshireman v Billing Smit Nederland tug
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2015, 02:19:46 PM »

Thanks Ray.
Can you enlarge on experience needed for the Nederland.
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Re: Model Slipway Yorkshireman v Billing Smit Nederland tug
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2015, 02:38:33 PM »

Reg, the term "experienced" is used by the model kit suppliers to indicate the degree of difficulty involved to complete their models to a reasonable standard.
 
There were no build instructions with mine (good plans though) and I made a lot of mistakes on the way, finally completing the model after 5 years!
Of course, I had very little time available to me then, working away from home a lot.
 
As you will see on my thread, I'm rebuilding that same model and hoping to achieve a better standard this time around. :-)
 
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Re: Model Slipway Yorkshireman v Billing Smit Nederland tug
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2015, 03:09:37 PM »

The kit of Yorkshireman is accompanied with a very good note, an impossible to make a mistake, and the manufacturer of the kit is very available.
I would be you I would choose Yorkshireman
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Re: Model Slipway Yorkshireman v Billing Smit Nederland tug
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2015, 04:03:10 PM »

When in doubt get BOTH
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Re: Model Slipway Yorkshireman v Billing Smit Nederland tug
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2015, 04:24:17 PM »

Many thanks.
Apparently the newer versions come with a detailed instruction booklet showing every step of the construction.

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Re: Model Slipway Yorkshireman v Billing Smit Nederland tug
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2015, 04:35:24 PM »

Many thanks.
Apparently the newer versions come with a detailed instruction booklet showing every step of the construction.



Maybe the manufactures are receiving / reacting to some feedback then...
 
Whatever you decide - Enjoy!
 
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Re: Model Slipway Yorkshireman v Billing Smit Nederland tug
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2015, 12:00:37 PM »

HI Shad


I have built both kits, they do need a bit of nows to build but common sence and a look twice if it dont fit helps, anouther thing, Neddy is a slim hull and yorkie is a tubby hull, motors batteries etc size and weight, all need consideration.


If the Neddy is a lot cheaper then go fot that, Plastic hull or Glass hull, how clumsy are you, strong youkie??????


Hope this helps


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Re: Model Slipway Yorkshireman v Billing Smit Nederland tug
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2015, 12:05:22 PM »

Sorry Shad


Got carried away, (some think it shoud be permanent!!!!) mixed the neddy and the Rotterdam in hull description. Have built the Rotter as well, Needy is a slightly smaller tug if a car boot size limit is needed, also the neddy should come out slightly lighter, espesialy if you go for batteries instead of lead balast, (take out the batteries)


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Re: Model Slipway Yorkshireman v Billing Smit Nederland tug
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2015, 12:33:54 PM »

     From experience with a Yorkshireman they are top heavy and difficult to get the ballast right even then dodgy in windy conditions. I would go for the Smit. Hope this helps.
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Re: Model Slipway Yorkshireman v Billing Smit Nederland tug
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2015, 01:28:22 PM »

Many thanks for all your replies it's been very helpful
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Re: Model Slipway Yorkshireman v Billing Smit Nederland tug
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2015, 02:28:33 PM »

Hello Reg - PM sent. :-))
 
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