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Billing Boats Smit Rotterdam B478

(2 customer reviews)

£325.00

Smit Rotterdam was built in 1975 for Smit International BV in Holland, and was at the time of its completion the largest and most powerful tugboat in the world.With a tonnage of 2,273 tons, a length of 75 m, a 22,000 HP engine and a top speed of 16.5 knots. The ship is built with bulb stern and stern nozzle; inboard equipment includes the most modern gear for navigation, steering and radio communication.

Size: 900mm long, 500mm high, 200mm wide

Wood hull.

DUE TO DIFFICULTY IN OBTAINING BILLINGS KITS WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO COMPLETE YOUR ORDER PLEASE PHONE IF NECESARRY TO COMFIRM CURRENT SITUATION.

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Smit Rotterdam was built in 1975 for Smit International BV in Holland, and was at the time of its completion the largest and most powerful tugboat in the world.With a tonnage of 2,273 tons, a length of 75 m, a 22,000 HP engine and a top speed of 16.5 knots. The ship is built with bulb stern and stern nozzle; inboard equipment includes the most modern gear for navigation, steering and radio communication.

Size: 900mm long, 500mm high, 200mm wide

Wood hull.

DUE TO DIFFICULTY IN OBTAINING BILLINGS KITS WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO COMPLETE YOUR ORDER PLEASE PHONE IF NECESARRY TO COMFIRM CURRENT SITUATION.

2 reviews for Billing Boats Smit Rotterdam B478

  1. Andrew Bright

    My wife bought me this kit as she knew I was very keen to build it despite poor reviews. I am about three quarters through the build now, this would have gone very smoothly except for the extremely poor quality of the wood and ply supplied. I have spent a huge amount of time repairing plywood parts which delaminate at the slightest touch of a file or sandpaper when removing unwanted nibs. Further, a large number of wooden planking strips, for the hull, had such wide grain they splintered or broke during bending. I tried both steam and a plank bender. While the kit was supplied with a generous amount of planks to compensate for losses, it would have been better to improve quality of timber supplied. There have been many comments about the lack of instructions, a problem I have not had provided you study Each page and several pages ahead before undertaking anything. Lovely model when made but as frustrating as hell.

    Many people have commented on the lack of instruction.

  2. onur

    hi ı am writing from turkey ı bought this kit in england ı nearly finished ı am triying to find a way to remote control ı have 2 piecess mfa 6:1 electric motors

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