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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #200 on: August 31, 2021, 12:52:27 pm »

 

Topic Split:  Billing Boats - what next?


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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #201 on: September 04, 2021, 04:50:23 pm »

Thanks Martin.


Not much doing with other things going on.


Anchor chain eyelets



These pulleys are no longer made in this fashion and some of the fixing points were badly soldered off centre.



Looking at other builders pictures I decided to follow suit and solder the lower lifting pulleys to the mast. This negated the need for resoldering the fixing eyes on two of the six.






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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #202 on: September 17, 2021, 01:21:57 am »

Andy how is the build going I miss our  daily dose of progress with this build  trust you are all well and safe ,look forward to the next sets of installments  regards tassie48
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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #203 on: September 17, 2021, 04:55:26 am »

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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #204 on: September 17, 2021, 08:39:44 am »

I'm having a break nothing more than that  :-))


Good kit find but no fittings. It will be costly for someone  %%




Actually I'm taking an interest in old stationary engines
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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #205 on: September 17, 2021, 08:54:01 am »

Did you note it has $75 postage!
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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #206 on: September 17, 2021, 06:55:22 pm »

Andy how is the build going I miss our  daily dose of progress with this build  trust you are all well and safe ,look forward to the next sets of installments  regards tassie48

Just chilling and having time out.




Fitted the flag to Hoga



Giving Boulogne a Captain.



Tomorrow I drive to Bourne to collect my first stationary engine a Petter A1 1951/52 and I'll be making a trolley for it.
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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #207 on: September 19, 2021, 11:56:08 am »

Are you fitting it into one of your tugs  {-)

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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #208 on: September 21, 2021, 08:52:45 am »

It might make good ballast for your new bigger than big one at aprox 85kg  {-)
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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #209 on: October 13, 2021, 08:10:50 pm »

Hi. I am building the Mercantic model. I bought this kit in 1964 and it is only now that I have time to build. I have finished  the hull and am working on the bridge. The photographs of your build which I have only recently discovered, will be of great help to me from now on. There is an item in the extras kit for the Mercantic that I am puzzled about. Is part number 115 and consists of a brass strip with two holes. It has been suggested to me that they may be the base of the bollards (part no 135) but the bollards do not fit the holes. I cannot find any reference to part no 115 in the drawings. Any help appreciated.
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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #210 on: October 13, 2021, 08:23:29 pm »

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If the number of brass strips is half the number of bollards then yes they are the bollard bases. Some of mine were missing so I bought a full set of replacements from Cornwall model boats but without their bases because even today they are poorly made and ill fitting,
so I made my own.
Should be 8 strips and 16 bollards
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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #211 on: October 13, 2021, 08:27:13 pm »

115 it is
From experience I know the early bollards have larger diameter peg than todays. Todays bases are so badly made and the holes are too close together hence making them myself.
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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #212 on: October 21, 2021, 11:17:15 am »

just read this entire thread - very informative and inspirational. I will be joining the queue waiting for the kit to be reissued.


I liked your references to Wyre Piddle. When my family was moving from Oxford to Manchester about 50 years ago, we would pass through there on the way north while house hunting. My dad would always say 'Wyre Piddle? Why not?'. Made me & my sister laugh, anyway.
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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #213 on: October 21, 2021, 12:38:32 pm »

Thank you Dave. Wyre Piddle and Pershore are to blame for me buying a stationary engine.
The rest from boats will be more rewarding when I re start.


Enjoy your Boulogne kit  O0
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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #214 on: October 21, 2021, 03:51:13 pm »

Thanks - the Boulogne E is on its way down south from Scotland as I type. Won't be able to jump straight into the build as I need to get my room sorted out and get the bench back in - had to take it all to the garage (no attached to the house, in a separate block, no electricity) while I got the room upstairs sorted out. At least the the pending arrival of the kit is giving me the motivation required to get everything ready again.



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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #215 on: November 15, 2021, 01:47:27 pm »

Hi. I am building the Mercantic model. I bought this kit in 1964 and it is only now that I have time to build. I have finished  the hull and am working on the bridge. The photographs of your build which I have only recently discovered, will be of great help to me from now on. There is an item in the extras kit for the Mercantic that I am puzzled about. Is part number 115 and consists of a brass strip with two holes. It has been suggested to me that they may be the base of the bollards (part no 135) but the bollards do not fit the holes. I cannot find any reference to part no 115 in the drawings. Any help appreciated.












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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #216 on: November 18, 2021, 10:38:59 pm »

Hi Andy,


Any news on the Mercantic?  Knowing your enviable and stalwart approach on other builds it might be finished now?


Hope all else is well or good enough,


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Re: Billing Boats Nr 424 Mercantic cargo vessel.
« Reply #217 on: November 18, 2021, 10:42:26 pm »

Hi Rich
No modelling at all lately other than preparing another model for sale.
Any other spare time after my mothers needs is spent on my new hobby



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