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Billing's website
« on: May 23, 2020, 12:31:34 pm »

Has anyone managed to visit Billing Boats' website recently? I have been trying for the last few days and just get a '403 forbidden' message. Used to work perfectly.


I'd be interested to know if it's just picking on me or whether its a widespread problem.
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Re: Billing's website
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2020, 12:42:41 pm »

It's Down for everyone use this for testing https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2020, 12:43:53 pm »

Thank you, didn't know there was a way to check!
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Re: Billing's website
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2020, 03:22:33 pm »

Looking for anything in particular Dave?
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Re: Billing's website
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 03:30:14 pm »

Just a mixture of curiosity, looking for inspiration, and any references to the Boulogne Etaples that has just ground to a halt until further supplies arrive by post.
Of course, as I am not a complete beginner, I have several other projects I can work on in the mean time!
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Re: Billing's website
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2020, 03:34:39 pm »

I don't think there was much information of any value when the site was up  {-)


Probably get more info on sellers websites and eBay


I look in this search for bargains
https://www.ebay.co.uk/b/Billing-Boats-RC-Boat-Watercraft-Models-Kits/87480/bn_7027722075


I got a brand new nordkap for £150 delivered just because the box had a hole in it  {-)
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 03:35:53 pm »

Quite a close match to the search I am doing on eBay right now!
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 03:41:12 pm »

Just tried your first link - someone's selling a Billings Kadet kit for 140 quid! I built one with my daughter when she was 5 or 6, and last year it re-emerged when she was clearing some junk out of her old room at her mum's house, so it is now sitting on a shelf behind me waiting for a good clean and fresh radio so we can sail it together when she's back in the country (living abroad at the moment).


I'm fairly sure I paid less than £20 for the kit from Harrow Model Shop back then. It is over 25 years ago, though.
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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2020, 03:42:47 pm »

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« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2020, 03:46:04 pm »

That's not cheap, especially with the postage from Germany.


Look at the stuff people also viewed - all those packs of Billing's fittings. I remember when just about every model had a rack of those, now you're lucky to find a model shop at all!


(I am one of the fortunate few, though, as I have Howes less than half an hour away)
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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2020, 03:47:31 pm »

Me too, Leeds model shop 15minutes  O0
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