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Billings Waveney Class LifeBoat by Bruno Apprentice   Posted: 5 days ago
Appreciate your postings very much. Just getting started on mine and this will help me in getting more confidence as I am new to the hobby. Bruno

Banckert by liamduck Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 25" Banckert Single Propellor (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive to a 555 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through BDESC-S10E (10Amps) ESC - Comments: Built from a Billings kit I bought at Bury Metro open day. This is quite an old kit and needed careful handling due to it's age. I needed to reinforce the hull in places. Quite a reasonably easy kit to build, despite Billings (as usual) not providing any instructions, jus drawings to guide the builder.

PROGRESS by brokey2 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 31" PROGRESS Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 15mins Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 30mm) Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 4Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Built in the 70's from a Billings kit

Michael by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
(Billings kit Carol Moran) I filmed it tonight with my cell phone. Added some deck details and will be towing an old Tugboat as seen in photo.

Billings Samson by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Much better than the hull of the ancient Billing fish cutter Gina 2 I've just started to restore and convert. Took the deck out last night to reveal the awful hull planking 🤔 Good luck, will watch with interest 👍 Cheers, Doug 😎

Billings Samson by Gascoigne Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
The hull looks in good shape from the photo. Have fun with the restoration though. Plenty of scope...Could be steam powered? All the best. Brian

Getting busy in the port! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Didn't know you were into cloning Graham 😉 Know the feeling, my workshop is also overflowing so Graf Spee now resides on a glass shelf above the dining table and the PTB in the bookshelf 😁 BTW: the fishing boat I inherited from my aunt, and thought was from Kent cos we all hail from East Kent, most of us from Folkestone (my H class destroyer HMS Hotspur absolved her Sea Trials on Radnor Park pond around 1966) turned out to be a Billings kit of a Danish fish cutter based in Ebsjerg Denmark! No idea how Aunty got hold of it😉 Good luck with fleabay👍 Cheers,Doug 😎

aft pictures by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Ian, managed to find the original Billings Boats drawing and the build manual here http://www.billingboats.com/2/13/boats/the-expert/P-bb437-no... Have fun, nice subject 👍 bit fiddly for me though 😲 Cheers Doug

Billings Samson by Dave Kershaw Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Just acquired this from my brother, it's in need of complete re build and RC install Dave

I want my workshop back! by aanside Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
I already mentioned in another thread ("Any Clues") that three boats have been dumped in my workshop to see if I can find a buyer for any of them. 1) Caldercraft "Joffre" Tug, already built but in grave need of TLC with the propshaft tight and the rudder shaft too tight to move. The vessel is filthy dirty. 2) Billings "Le Pourquoi-pas", hull assembled with decks, remainder of kit & fittings look to be complete 3) Billings "Smit Nederland" Nr 528 - unstarted kit but does not have detail fittings I can post any of these boats and would appreciate a sensible offer for any of them - I do need the space to get on with my own work. Please PM me for any further information Regards Barry

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Frodo and Richard, Herewith the 19th epistle from the Munich detachment to the ....!? Problems are only challenges waiting for an elegant solution! Billings just wanted to keep costs down, you have the tips soooooo - Go go go Guys 👍 😎

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by Frodo31 Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Richard, it does seem really odd , especially if you look at the plans for the planking which seem to indicate planks are long enough. Anyway who know maybe a bad set of wood, but sure will work!

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks Richard, that's fine👍 "1Amp delta peak" so no high current, excellent. Will charge the 3700 compact in about 4 hours from flat. BTW: don't let the pack go below 1.1V per cell, they don't like it and get lazy! Go go go😉 Doug 😎

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by Richard7 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Doug....I've attached a photo of the charger, its a Sprint NX84 purchased from Cornwall Model Boats... Richard

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Richard, if the charger was good for the original battery and both are NiMH it will be good for the new one as well. One thing bothers me slightly: what does 'Sprint' charger mean? Just a name or does it only do fast charging at high current? Which is not recommended as it shortens the battery life. 😆 Which charger is it? All the best, Doug 😎