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    Plans for Billings African Queen
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    redpmg
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    Apologies - should have engaged mind and checked before writing - had a good look at a few completed ones in the past and noted the shortage of a few bits including the gas bottles and in one instance the case of Gin......
    Brings to mind reading about someone complaining that the kit should be wooden hulled like the original - then someone pointing out it was a metal hull...........
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    RNinMunich
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    "pity that Billings never included the gas cylinders "
    But they did Red, in pieces.
    Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    redpmg
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    Great restoration - very nicely done - pity that Billings never included the gas cylinders so that you have to scratchbuild them.......
    There was a video of the Queen sailing up the Thames at one time - good viewing - seems to have disappeared now though.
    Only a few pictures now - and they seem to have replaced the engine.....
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    ModelHover
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    Many thanks for the kind words. I thoroughly enjoyed working on it.
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    ModelHover
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    Yes some weathering is called for but after I have enjoyed the "as new" look for a while. Thanks again for your help.
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    RNinMunich
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    Wow!! Fabulous, and so quick๐Ÿ˜ฎ BRAVO ZULU that man! ๐Ÿ‘
    Very glad I was able to help in a small way๐Ÿ˜Š
    Can't wait to see her puffing about with Humpty Gokart at the helm and KH pontificating in the stern๐Ÿ˜ BTW are you going to duplicate the torpedo as well?
    All the best for your steam engine search๐Ÿคž
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS She's MUCH too tidy for Charlie's boat!!
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Martin555
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    Very nice Mike,
    Very well made.
    I love the tool box, and the tape around the pipe work.

    Martin555.
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    If it looks right it probably is.
    ModelHover
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    Hi Doug,
    Whilst I wait for a suitable steam plant to be sourced I have restored the African Queen to it's original Billings electric version using the plans you kindly posted on here. I am awaiting a Union Flag, two figures (Charlie Allnut and Rose Sayer) plus making the oxygen and hydrogen bottles. A little light weathering and she is ready for her maiden voyage.
    Mike
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    RNinMunich
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    Mon plaisir! No great magic Mike, it's still a current Billing Boats kit ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Don't forget the Refit Blog please.๐Ÿ‘
    We'd all very much like to know how it goes and if you find and install a suitable steam plant๐Ÿคž
    Bon chance mon ami!
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    ModelHover
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    Hi Doug,

    You are a star. Many thanks. I need them to restore a Billings African Queen that has seen better days.
    Cheers Mike
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