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Footski

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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2008, 01:47:20 »
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Let the fun begin...
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #46 on: September 27, 2008, 07:01:43 »
the happy hunter has grooves molded in the hull where the korts
and rudder post go  :) i wish this did >:( :(
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2008, 18:25:11 »
well there almost there

i had to cut LARGE holes to let everything hang loose
now i patch up the holes
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2008, 22:43:26 »
That really is going to be a cracker....
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #49 on: September 29, 2008, 16:28:22 »
Hi Bigford

BY chance do you have a copy of the enlarge drawings/ templates that you are useing to share with others? I think that I would like to build a model of this in 1/48 scale here in the US.

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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #50 on: December 17, 2011, 16:17:19 »
Bigford....where did you go??




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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #51 on: May 07, 2017, 15:34:12 »
9.5 years to plank a hull has to be some kind of record!
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #52 on: May 09, 2017, 13:52:40 »
Took her outside to blow off the dust
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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #53 on: March 20, 2018, 09:34:59 »
Hi Bigford,

Any updates on the Rotterdam build??

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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #54 on: March 20, 2018, 22:23:31 »
Other member might have noted that there is a Smit London listed on Ebay.uk for restoration.

Looks an Ok build with two decapherm motors of the like.

If I could I would put a bit in but the collections a little difficult from here.

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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #55 on: March 21, 2018, 12:52:21 »
Vanya,

That looks like Billings smit Nederland 1/75 Scale.

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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #56 on: March 21, 2018, 23:47:18 »
I expect most of them are Billings kitset builds. Wonder how many Billings made? Thousands I expect.

Well they are pretty well all gone now, no Smit Rotterdams, Londons or New Yorks.

Great vessels.

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Re: smit rotterdam
« Reply #57 on: March 22, 2018, 03:19:46 »
Donít forget the Singapore
Slightly more bollard pull than the two sister ships
And with Anchor handling ability too.

I guess if they had been multipurpose vessels
Like todayís AHT then know doubt they would still be operational.
But Alas they where not.

They where True Ocean Going and salvage Tugs
Built specifically for the task.
A piece of Maritime history
True Legends.