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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > Billings Kongeskibet Dannebrog #410
Billings Kongeskibet Dannebrog #410
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AllenA
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Forum Posts: 96
7th Jan 2018 11:39  
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Also, at the boot sale, I picked up this Billings model from the 1960s for £7. Again requiring considerable restoration but she has beautiful lines and is fundamentally solid. I have emailed Billings for any plans, drawings and instructions but based on my previous experience I am not holding my breath. So if any one has pictures, plans, instructions which might help I would be happy to purchase them.


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jarvo
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Forum Posts: 551
7th Jan 2018 11:59  
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Hi Allen, go on the Billings website, they have posted a lot of plans etc for download
Mark


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AllenA
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Forum Posts: 96
7th Jan 2018 12:13  
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Hi Mark, Went through discontinued model plans without luck. The trouble is that it's almost 60 years old now. I am a little disappointed with Billings. They have produced so many models and they could provide a great database to modellers and make some money. Thanks for the response I guess I will have to be a bit inventive. Allen

SelwynWilliams
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Forum Posts: 40
25th Jan 2018 20:05  
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£7? How do you do it? Lovely steam yacht. One very similar to that one came into Weymouth harbour in the 60s and we cleaned the barnacles off her hull, trying to remember what it was called. The Channel Island steamers made a hell of a noise when we were underneath her.

AllenA
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Forum Posts: 96
25th Jan 2018 20:11  
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Just luck at he moment as some of the local dealers know that I will buy most boats at the right price. In the middle of restoring the 1960s 70s Graupner HF 408 at present then I will probably start on the Dannebrog. Good sailing Selwyn.

AllenA
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Forum Posts: 96
25th Jan 2018 21:00  
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Hi Selwyn. I'm about 8 miles west of Cardiff and I usually go to a couple of Boot sales each week. If you look at my posts I've been very lucky of late.

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2305
25th Jan 2018 21:19  
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Hi Allen, she is the Danish Royal Yacht!
HDMY Dannebrog A540 - IMO 4537661
Info and photo here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMY_Dannebrog_(A540)
Loads more pics here
http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=2078616
Now fitted with INMARSAT and SATTV/SATCOM so you need to make some radomes! (Kinder Surprise Eggs?!)😉
And two 30/40ft (10 or 12 metre?) HF whips at the aft end of the deck house, with antenna tuning units in the orange cylinders at the bottom mounting!
NAV and surface search radars on the foremast.
On the outboard ends of the yardarms there are two VHF IMM (International Maritime Mobile) Band antennas, Usual length 1 to 1.5 metre.
At the mast heads looks like two GPS antennas.
Two of everything for redundancy. After all it's the Kings Yachet!😉
Pic samples attached. Lovely ship 👍 Jealous 😲😉
Oh woe! Where is Britannia??? 😲
Cheers Doug 😎


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2305
25th Jan 2018 21:35  
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PS funny coincidence just occurred to me!
Boot in German = Boat in English!
If I asked here where is the nearest Stiefel (Boot - English) sale is I'd either get some odd looks or be directed to the nearest Clarks shop or equivalent! 😉 Happy restoring, cheers Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!