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Bismark by Wingcoax Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
With the size my workshop will turn out to be, That is a very tempting idea😆 Part will be for the restoration of my Billings sea Queen, and part for my other hobby of model aircraft, I have a number of repair jobs due to the haulage company when we moved here to Portugal.

Billings Smith Rotterdam - bow thruster by theshipscat Seaman   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi, Anybody ever added a working bow thruster to the Billings Smit Rotterdam kit? - decision time is looming!😭

Older Billings Models by Ray Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
I have a Zwart Zee tug kit wooden, complete with all boxed brass fitings ,untouched,got it off an old workmate for a tenner years ago when he gave up modeling.its sat in the loft for years as life and other projects took priority.

Older Billings Models by jelley_baby Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi I was unaware that the Samson and Polar Trawler had the same hull, I have had a Polar Trawler for several years, purchased as a project from that auction site “E” something and it sails really well, so if the Samon is the same Hull it should be a very good model. Somewhere on the site I have posted some articles about the Polar’s rebuild. Will try to find the links if I can.

Older Billings Models by Oxford-Dave Apprentice   Posted: 1 month ago
Thank you, I wasn't aware that the Samson I have shares a hull with the Polar - I bought one of those recently as well, but haven't had a chance to start sorting it out yet.

Debbie 1 by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 5/10] 20"/1000g Debbie 1 Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 35mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Traxxass XL-1 (5Amps) ESC - Comments: This Billings model was probably one of the first R/C models I ever built the speed control is a Traxxas XL-1 2 Channel am Airtronics transmitter . I took it down to a pond at Confederation Park to test it with my girl friend turned it on but the rudder was hard over & I didn't see that the boat started going in a nice circle until it screwed itself under .I jumped in and there was only 3 feet of water & 4 feet of mud . My girlfriend ,now my wife thought I was crazy but after 42 years she still thinks I'm crazy .

Older Billings Models by Tica Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
That is a BB Samson II, using the same ABS hull as Sea Star and Polar and as you state from the late 80's- beginning of the 90's. DMI and BB were competitors in the 60-80's and the wooden model names are often mixed up, between them. This at least in Denmark.

Older Billings Models by Oxford-Dave Apprentice   Posted: 1 month ago
The DMI Samson in the pictures above is not the same model as the Billing's Samson - I got half way through building one in the early 90s before a move meant it to had to go. I recently found a finished on one eBay and am currently refurbishing it. Looks like this:

Older Billings Models by DodgyGeezer Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
@Richard7 ".... Your chat reminded me of my early school days (late 50’s) when l used to spend my paper round money of the “Keilcraft boat kits” (May have got the kit name wrong), the boat l recall was called the Mermaid, does anyone out there remember these early kits?..." At least one person does. http://eezebilt.tk/index.html Look for http://eezebilt.tk/Mermaid.html Or http://eezebilt.tk/Range.html Or http://eezebilt.tk/mermaidpics.html They are actually going from strength to strength, with 10 new EeZeBilt plans issued over the last several years as a fan homage to the original 7....

Older Billings Models by Puddle-pirate Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
I recently purchased a Billings Sea King on Ebay. Not certain if I'm going to build it or not. Frankly my workshop doesn't have room for a scroll saw. This kit doesn't contain die-cut parts so a power scroll saw is a given. If I decide to sell it I'll post details. Happy New Year.

North Rock by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 8/10] 24"/1700g North Rock Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 45mins Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 20mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Got a lot of info on the Billings D.M.I. Samson tug from the members . the thing is I saw a drawing of the North Rock tug boat & thought I would rebuild the Samson & build the North Rock tug .Researched original after I painted her & found out the it was white superstructure & black hull to late

Older Billings Models by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Thank's again used google translator . I'll post a photo of the North Rock - was DMI Samson about 30 years ago & I'll have to put it up on my Harbor page

Older Billings Models by Tica Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
👍 BTW it is not German but Norwegian Use Google translate it's not perfect but give you an idea about it

Older Billings Models by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Wow that's the tug . It was a fairly simple kit so over the years I change it to look like North Rock tug Alexander towing Company Thank you very much . P/S the write up is in German I think so I can't read it but photos are great .

Older Billings Models by Tica Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Happy new year to you to I would believe that the Samson is DMI Samson http://www.radiostyrt.no/forum/modellb%C3%A5ter/byggeprosjek... The yacht could be BB Neptun (I have a complete kit and a copy of the drawing on stock), Sea Star or Sea King both is with ABS hull. It could also be DMI admiral. But I don't recall any DMI / BB yachts that was to be painted yellow. Regards Carsten